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Drop Dead Gorgeous Dennis Pang Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an incredible surfboard for you. Pictured here is a 7’4″ Dennis Pang single fin that was shaped in 1979. The board is listed for sale in the Swaylocks Surfshop. All the photos in this post are via the listing. I first posted about this board on Instagram about…

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Dick Brewer for W.A.V.E.

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an incredible vintage surfboard ad featuring some of the most interesting and influential figures in surfing during the Seventies. W.A.V.E. — Water Apparatus & Vehicular Engineering, Inc. — was a line of hollow surfboards produced in the Seventies. I have mostly attributed Tom Morey with having invented the…

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Mick Fanning & McTavish Bluebird

Greetings, Shredderz! The internet gods have been smiling down on us lately with a lot of quality surfboard content, with no sign of stopping any time soon. Here is a video from FCS that pairs legendary Australian shaper Bob McTavish with countryman and three time world champion Mick Fanning. Fanning takes delivery of…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag: Rick, Surfboards Hawaii, G&S

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for a selection of sleds currently for sale somewhere online. 9’5″ Rick Longboard (Craigslist San Luis Obispo) God bless all those kind souls who go above and beyond to provide great photos with their Craigslist listings. I’m a huge fan of Rick Surfboards and this is a rad shape…

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1979 Natural Progression Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve had a long fascination with LA-based Natural Progression. Visually, NP struck me as the exact opposite of fellow Seventies Los Angeles label Zephyr. Zephyr Surfboards, despite some of the bright airbrushes on its boards, seemingly embodied the grittiness of Seventies Venice Beach, with an added undercurrent of hostility. My understanding…

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“Lost Track New Zealand” featuring Torren Martyn

Greeting, Shredderz! Today I’m excited to post about “Lost Track New Zealand”, a new full length short film by Ishka Folkwell featuring Torren Martyn, and presented by Need Essentials. I’ve been waiting for this one ever since it was announced, mostly due to Martyn’s incredible surfing on a variety of intriguing Morning of…

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Bing Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another beautiful Bing Bonzer for your perusing pleasure. I have written up numerous Bing Bonzers on this humble little blog, and I’ll continue to do so as long as I keep finding ones to feature. The Bing Bonzer is not only a striking surfboard, it’s a historically significant…

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Sixties Surfboards Variety Pack

Greeting, Shredderz! I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating: Harbour Surfboards’ website has one of the best stashes of vintage surf ads you can find on the internet. The full page you see above originally ran in the Feb / March 1963 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 4, No 1). I know…

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Victoria, Honolua & Imogen by Morgan Maassen

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a four pack of clips from a photographer who I believe is one of the most talented people documenting surfing today. Given this blog mostly focuses on vintage surfboards and surfboard design, I haven’t really had a chance to write much about Morgan Maassen. He is a must…

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