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Phil Edwards for Hobie Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! This time around I don’t have pics of another beautiful original Hobie Phil Edwards Model (though if you have one, get in touch.) Instead it’s an old Hobie Surfboards ad featuring Edwards and Hobie Alter, documenting their collaboration. Here’s my favorite line from the ad: “Phil does not go for gimmicks…

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Price Checks

California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Occy’s Famous 1984 Rusty, Transition Era Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a summary of some cool boards that are all currently listed for sale online as of publishing time. We’ve got an eclectic bunch for you today, including a 30 year anniversary reissue of Occy’s famous Rusty shortboard, a late 60s…

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1969 George Greenough Stage IV Fin Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you haven’t yet checked out the incredible archive of vintage surf fin ads available over at The Finbox, you really should. Earlier in this week I wrote up a trio of Sky Surfboards twin fin kneeboards that were based off the tri plane hull design developed by George Greenough, Chris…

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Lost Track: Atlantic Comes to a Close

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit bittersweet. Another episode of Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell’s excellent “Lost Track: Atlantic” series dropped earlier this week, but alas, it’s the fourth and final one. This time around Martyn and co make their West Africa, where they stumble upon some empty rights and surf their…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Pulling Tape, Tri Plane Hull Trivia, & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, keep scrolling for some recent social media highlights. Here’s a rad mini edit of Tyler Warren surfing a 5’4″ twin fin shaped by Shawn Stussy. The edit was shot by Isaac Zoller. Warren is a talented surfer and shaper and it’s cool to see whose boards he chooses…

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Reader Submissions: Airbrush Aficionado Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: it’s awesome to hear from folks and to see photos of the boards you send in. I love talking to people about boards and surf history so feel free to drop me a line. I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly…

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Dedication to Innovation

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual Sagas of Shred rules, we’ve got another vintage surf ad for all of you. This one is a stunner of a Body Glove ad from the glory days of 1991. I originally found it on Pinterest here. From left to right: Shane Dorian, Matty Liu, Vinnie De La…

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