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1960s Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Sagas of Shred, where we publish a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got a rad minimalist ad from venerable San Diego-based label Gordon & Smith Surfboards. I love the design of the ad itself, which still looks fresh today. The ad…

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Slides of March: Bertlemann, Town & Country & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Against all odds, springtime is here. Doesn’t it finally feel like there’s a light at the end of this miserable tunnel? Thank god for surfing, which has been one of the few things providing regular doses of sanity over the past year. There’s a cautious sense of hope afoot, at least…

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“Sway” feat. Josh Kerr & Album Surf

By all accounts Josh Kerr lives a charmed life. After a solid run competing at the sport’s highest level, he has since moved on to traveling the world with his family in tow, selling beer companies, and setting up shop in the Mentawais for months on end. Perhaps worst of all, Kerr comes…

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Five Fantastic Skip Frye Surfboards

Happy Fryeday, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a smorgasboard of Skip Frye surfboards for your viewing pleasure. Here’s the backstory behind this quixotic mini-quiver of Skips. All the boards featured below were posted to Craigslist a few months ago by the same seller. As he explained in the listings, he was selling the boards…

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60s Clark Foam & Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a doubleheader for Sagas of Shred: a full page of vintage surf ads, featuring one spot for Clark Foam, and the other for Bing Surfboards. Bing has had some great ads over the years, and it’s cool to see the label still going strong today. Bing Copeland has…

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70s Yater Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a stick from my personal stash. Featured here is a 1970s Renny Yater single fin, hand shaped by the man himself. First things first: you can tell it’s Renny hand shape thanks to the signature on the deck, right below the classic logo. (Note: I believe later versions…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

John Peck Penetrator, Mike Hynson Hy-II and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring a handful of sweet sledz. Per Grab Bag rules, all of the boards you see below are still listed for sale at the time the blog post was published. We’ve got some cool ones today, including some modern-ish reissues of…

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W.A.V.E. Set Fin Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another killer W.A.V.E. Set fin ad for your viewing pleasure. This one is from January 1970, and I nabbed the image from the excellent stash of vintage fin ads over at The Finbox, which I can’t recommend enough. I love the design of the ad. It has some…

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Clipz

Mommy and Daddy, How Do Surfboards Get Made?

Greetings, Shredderz! The Clipz series here on the blog usually collects videos featuring some rad surfing, often on vintage and/or alternative shapes. This time around we’ve got something a bit different for you. Here are some videos that feature talented craftsmen building surfboards. Dave Parmenter is a one man surfing encyclopedia. So when…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Missile

It sounds strange, but this blog owes its existence to Craigslist. I started writing Shred Sledz because it was impossible to find information online about the shapers and surfboards I was interested in. I realized Craigslist consistently had great pictures of interesting surfboards, but what made it inconvenient was the fact photos disappeared…

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