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A Must Watch

This is exactly what I want when I’m looking for a surf edit. It’s a minute long, it’s got a great soundtrack, and the surfing is not only thrilling, it’s unique. Best of all, there’s no fake VHS effect. Here’s Justin Quintal in the Outer Banks, doing some absolutely mind boggling things with…

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Out & About with Ryan Burch

Ryan Burch is one of the most compelling surfer / shapers in the world. He’s surely one of the most versatile, capable of looking equally at ease perched on the nose in mediocre Southern California surf, or charging the hollow barrels of Cloudbreak. His boards look insane, too. And in the utter madness…

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G&S Terry Goldsmith Channel Bottom Twin Fin

For whatever reason, vintage G&S boards have been top of mind lately. I’m consistently blown away by the level of craftsmanship that goes into these boards. Whether it’s the airbrushes, the resin pin lines or everything in between, they exhibit a level of care and know how that, for whatever reason, doesn’t seem…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Palm Springs to Sunset Beach: Social Media Roundup

Love the content; hate the algorithm. If you’re sick of doomscrolling but still want to keep abreast of the latest happenings in surfing, see below for a quick selection of stoke-inducing posts. We’ve got Mason Ho at a new, landlocked wave pool; a 45 year old Diffenderfer stick at Sunset Beach; and a…

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A New Project

I’ve started a new email newsletter that collects the best surf content and puts it into one quick, easy to read update. You can sign up for it here, and you can see the most recent issue here. So why an email newsletter? Here’s my explanation, from the most recent issue: Let me…

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Some G&S Swallow Tail Singles

I’m not sure why, but I have a slight fascination with vintage swallow tail single fins. Part of it has to do with the fact that the swallowtail seems to have been a somewhat unusual choice for single fins in the 70s and early 80s. I also wonder how these boards ride, and…

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John John on Big Waves

John Florence’s edits are a fixture here on Shred Sledz, not just because of his surfing — which is predictably mind blowing — but because of the artistry. For example, check out “ALEGRIA”, which documented a trip to Brazil, and seemed to capture something essential about the spirit of the country in a…

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Randy Rarick on “Home is Here”

Legends aren’t always the nicest people. We’ve all heard the stories: Michael Jordan punching a teammate in the face, Steve Jobs’ withering put downs of subordinates and business partners…the list is endless. I’m happy to say that Randy Rarick is the rare exception to that rule. Rarick was recently profiled by “Home is…

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Jaw Dropping Skip Frye Gypsy

The last time Anthony Do-Hoon Kim sent me photos of one of his Skip Frye boards, it was the Kobe Special, an 11’2″ Eagle (Big Board, not Glider, per Frye’s preferred nomenclature) in Lakers colors. Turns out Anthony has multiple insane Lakers-themed Skips in his quiver, and I’m here for it. Featured here…

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Skip Frye Gypsy
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Midlengthing with Mr. Devon Howard

“Midlengthing” might not be an actual word, but the surfing in this edit is very much real. Katin just released four minutes and change of Devon Howard unleashing his unhurried yet critical approach on some unsuspecting waves. Howard is one of my favorite surfers to watch. It calls to mind a recent Instagram…

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