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ONZA! feat. Mikey February

Mikey February is a must watch. There are a ton of surfers whose clips I’ll watch, and it kind of ends there. Whether it’s the impeccable music selection in his edits, modeling for Loro Piana, or his Juju Surf Club non-profit, February exhibits a level of taste that goes well beyond the average…

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Kelly Slater’s Heart of Stone

“You know why I was the best competitor ever? Because my heart was stone, and nothing was going to pierce it.” Kelly Slater, 2024 Kelly Slater has surfed his last heat as a full time member of the World Surf League’s Championship Tour, closing the book on the greatest competitive career the sport…

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Board Design with Log Rap

Regardless of how you would categorize Log Rap — Content creator? Media outlet? Neither term seems quite right — their videos are always a must watch. This past week, Log Rap went deep down the board design rabbit hole with a double offering. In the first clip, Tosh Tudor explains his new model,…

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Innocnts Log Studies Vol. 1

Innocnts Log Studies Vol. 1 is one of those ideas that’s so good, that instantly makes so much sense, that it practically seems obvious. I’m assuming anyone reading this is familiar with Stab Magazine’s “Stab in the Dark” video series, which is best described as a blind taste test for surfboards. Here’s the…

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Diff’s Masterpiece + More: CA Gold Rundown

By now you probably know the deal with Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. If you don’t, it’s the leading auction for vintage and collectible surfboards, and it always puts together a selection of sick sleds. See below for my personal favorite boards from the auction. I also recommend checking out all of…

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Far Out East feat. Harrison Roach

“Far Out East” is a surf edit that packs remarkable breadth and depth into its sub ten minute run time. The film ostensibly documents Harrison Roach, Ivah Wilmot and Kota Iida on a surf trip to Hokkaido where they visit Taro Tamai, the founder of Gentemstick, a surf-inspired craft snowboard brand. “Far Out…

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Bob McTavish Twin Fin + More

Here’s your periodic reminder that Facebook, which often has the feel of a shopping mall that’s clearly a long way off its red hot peak, can still serve up the goods from time to time. The Vintage Surfboard Collectors group remains one of the best resources for pictures and history of beautiful vintage…

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An Unusual 70s G&S Skip Frye

Skip Frye has been shaping surfboards since the 60s, but for whatever reason, he doesn’t seem to have made a ton of traditional 70s single fins. I’m guessing Skip and many of his San Diego contemporaries were more focused on eggs and other designs during this time period. That said, every once in…

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