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Toots, Indonesia’s Next Great Hope & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some edits I enjoyed recently. There’s a lot of variety here, spanning the bleeding edge of high performance surfing, to some classic throwback longboarding in Waikiki. Keep scrolling for the full rundown: I first heard about Toots via Instagram, and consciously or not, I had made a number of…

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Rare Channel Islands Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a few unusual Channel Islands Surfboards for your viewing pleasure. Personally, I’d expect to come across more vintage CI boards than actually ends up being the case. It’s surprising given that CI has been one of the world’s largest surfboard manufacturers for years. Here are two unusual Channel…

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Sagas of Shred

Max McDonald for Infinity Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the things I love best about vintage surf ads is that they often provide some sort of information or context that is otherwise hard to find. I’ve been fascinated with the career of shaper Max McDonald. There isn’t much available about him online, other than the articles I’ve written,…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Modern Maestros: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another edition of the Social Media Roundup headed straight to the glowing rectangle of your choice. Here at Shred Sledz I mostly write about vintage surfboards and surf history, but really the project is an ode to surfboards and the craftsmen that make them. This go around I’m featuring…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tri Fin Trifecta: Mid-Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a rare mid-week installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. For whatever reason, most of the boards I feature on the blog or Instagram tend to be single and/or twin fins. This time around, though, we’ve got a nice triple dose of three-finned boards, ranging from an 80s Nectar…

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An Exceptional Eighties Stussy Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you who aren’t yet aware, Shred Sledz is very much a pro-Shawn Stussy blog. Surfboards might only be a small part of the Stussy story, but that’s where it all started. As for how it ended, well, Stussy has had an incredible impact on not just fashion but…

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Sagas of Shred

The Graphic Designer Behind Con Surfboards’ Killer Ads

Greetings, Shredderz! As some of you probably know, the Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday. Today we’ve got more of the usual fare, but with some additional history that I’m stoked to share with you all. A little over a year ago I featured what is one…

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Mid-Length Madness

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve paid attention to surfboard trends lately, you have no doubt noticed that the mid-length is having its moment. What is the difference between a mid-length and an egg, you ask? That’s a great question, and honestly, I’m not sure! What I do know is that while eggs and other…

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Price Checks

Donald Takayama Jacobs 60’s Model

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another great Donald Takayama shape from his influential and decades-long career. Shout out to the two people who were kind enough to send me the board featured here. Pictured above is a Donald Takayama Jacobs Surfboards 60’s Model. I believe it was likely shaped in the late 90s…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Diamond Tails, Rainbow Sprays and Star System Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. For those who have better things to do with their lives than stay glued to a low budget surfboard blog, Grab Bag rules stipulate that every board below is listed for sale online as of publishing time. And for those who don’t…

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