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Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings, Shredderz! Happy Thanksgiving to you all. As insane as the world has been this year, there are always many things to be grateful for. Here’s the inimitable Brad Gerlach in an O’Neill ad that ran in Surfing Magazine in 1990. I’ve said it many times, but I don’t think I can say…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: All Aussie Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Per Shred Sledz custom, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the last month or so. For this installment we’re strictly featuring content from the other side of the Pacific. I love Australia and I still dream of living there and spending time learning more about the country’s…

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Clipz

Black Rain, Tosh in Hawaii & John John Down South

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of Clipz. Here are some videos I’ve enjoyed lately: Tosh Tudor is in Hawaii, continuing the family tradition of ripping on a wide variety of shapes. This video has a criminally low 477 views as of publishing time and it deserves a whole lot more. The…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s Liddle Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time for another Weekend Grab Bag. Per usual, every single board below is being offered for sale as of publishing time. Keep scrolling for some pics and words. 6’2″ Donald Takayama Howard Special Mini (Craigslist San Diego) Before Devon Howard developed the CI Mid at Channel Islands Surfboards, the San…

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Sagas of Shred

1980 Sunset Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, it’s late, so I’m going to keep it real brief. Here’s an ad for Sunset Surfboards, a legendary label that has recently been revitalized courtesy of shaper Todd McFarland. Check out Sunset Surfboards on Instagram for more. Not only has the new Sunset Surfboards been launched with the blessing of…

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Takayama Teriyaki Egg

Greetings, Shredderz! Today (November 16) is Donald Takayama’s birthday, and he would have been 78. Given Shred Sledz is a blog about vintage surfboards, I can’t think of a better way to say happy birthday than to feature one of Donald’s shapes. I recently wrote up a Takayama longboard with a Surfer’s Choice…

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RWB1 Feat. Ryan Burch Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a great new edit from Jack Coleman featuring a variety of rippers (Ryan Burch, Eric Snortum, Bryce Young, Stephanie Gilmore, Kobe Hughes, Colin Moran, and Sean Hughes) piloting some Burch sleds. There’s nice variety in the waves, too — the edit was shot in California, Hawaii and Australia. There’s…

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Sagas of Shred

Fins Unlimited Butterfly Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you who don’t know, every Thursday evening I post a vintage surf advertisement as part of the Sagas of Shred series. More times than not I end up posting things that make me smile or capture some element of surf nostalgia. Over the years at Shred Sledz, though,…

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Triple Pinline Delight: Unity Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m guessing that many of you, like me, spend far too much time refreshing Craigslist in the mostly futile search for awesome boards. Every once in a while, just when you think you’re going to scream if you spend another ten seconds looking at the same crappy boards, something appears like…

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