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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dog Days of Covid Summer: Rainbow Surfboards, Ekstrom & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a monthly rundown of some notable social media posts I’ve seen. Hope this little morsel of surfboard nerdiness is enough to tide you over for a bit. If you’re looking for psychedelic artwork, you can’t do better than a Seventies Rainbow Surfboards single fin. Rainbow’s origins are inextricably…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Sagas of Shred

Skindog for Pearson Arrow

Greetings, Shredderz! I remain fascinated with Santa Cruz and its surf scene, which has made its way to the blog many times. I recently featured a killer O’Neill Morning Star model, Mike Croteau remains a blog favorite, and I even picked up a killer Steve Coletta / Natural Curves board last year, just…

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Derek Hynd on Dick Brewer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of an anomaly. I pride myself on writing everything that appears on this humble blog, but this post, a word-for-word transcript of a Dick Brewer profile written by Derek Hynd in 1990, is an exception. I decided to transcribe this article for two reasons: first and…

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Dick Brewer
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Sunday Sledz, featuring Yater & More: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a couple of boards that are all listed for sale online as of the time of publishing. 1969 8’10” Yater Single Fin (Craigslist SF Bay Area) Pictured above is an 8’10” Yater Surfboards single fin that was purportedly shaped during the…

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Sagas of Shred

Young Kelly Slater for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring the undisputed greatest surfer of all time: Robert Kelly Slater. The ad you see below ran in the August 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 8), two years before Slater captured the first of his eleven world titles….

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Con Surfboards Wave Killer Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a, well, killer board for you: a Con Surfboards Wave Killer model twin fin. Wave Killer is the nickname for former Los Angeles pro Allen Sarlo, who is known for his power surfing. Sarlo was a Con Surfboards team rider. I’ve also seen some old ads that feature…

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Clipz

More Mikey February, Gudauskas Bros & Ryan Burch

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another Clipz entry. As the title suggests, keep reading for a selection of surf edits that have caught my eye recently. Mikey February Quiver for Surfer and MR PORTER Feature Today we have not one but two Mikey February edits. The first clip is the latest entry in…

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Mikey February
Sagas of Shred

Dane Kealoha for T&C Surf Designs

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California and we came prepared with some fresh vintage surf ads for our weekly Sagas of Shred series. Dane Kealoha was a staple of various T&C Surf Designs campaigns over the years, particularly during the Eighties, when he was widely regarded as one of the best…

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Rare Channel Islands Custom Logo Seventies Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a rare vintage stick courtesy of a reader named Adam. Adam is the bassist in a band named Iration. You can check out Iration’s music here, and you can also follow Adam on Instagram. The board featured here is a Seventies Channel Islands Surfboards single fin, shaped by…

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