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Skip Frye Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a classic ad that I’ve seen floating around the internet in various places. It’s too bad it’s not a higher quality scan, but oh well, it’s still worth featuring. Here’s a late 60s Gordon & Smith ad featuring two unusual Skip Fry designs: the Baby Gun and the…

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Marc Andreini Boards from “Here Now: Past & Present”

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you who might have missed it, earlier this year we premiered the first ever original Shred Sledz film, “Here Now: Past & Present.” Filmed and edited by Kyle Buthman and starring Darshan Gooch, “Here Now” featured two boards shaped by Marc Andreini: a vintage “365” model, which is…

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Clyde Aikau for Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an amazing 1990 Local Motion ad featuring Clyde Aikau. I found this pic on eBay. I’m personally not down with dicing up old surf mags to sell individual ads in the hopes of turning a maybe $100 profit, so enjoy this thing for free. I love the swagger that just…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Modern 80s Radness & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Everyone else wants to talk about Elon Musk buying Twitter; I’m just here to share some rad content I’ve seen on my feed over the past month. If you’re looking for a surfboard themed respite from people arguing about billionaires, well, you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling for more….

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Yet Another Vintage Liddle

Greetings, Shredderz! Another day, another displacement hull that commands a premium, despite (or because of?) all the dings and repairs. I am neither a hull head nor a person who complains loudly about them; it doesn’t seem like there are that many of us in the middle ground. But I can appreciate just…

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California Gold: Colors. Lines. Shapes.

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ long running California Gold Vintage Surf Auction has another set of boards for sale, which you can view here. This collection is titled “Colors. Lines. Shapes.” and as you might expect, it’s got some collectible sleds up for grabs. Here are some favorites from the collection and some overall…

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“The Color of Winter” by Rob Machado and Pat Stacy

When was the last time you’d say you watched a beautiful surf film? Pat Stacy and Rob Machado’s “The Color of Winter” is beautiful. I don’t use that word lightly. It’s not just the visuals, either, though I could write a thousand Instagram captions on the subject. About two thirds of the way…

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1979 O’Neill Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an excellent O’Neill wetsuits ad from 1979. The ad features a stunning Bob Barbour photo of a duck dive that looks like a spot somewhere in Santa Cruz. As much as I love O’Neill, I wish I had a huge, high res version of the duck dive photo…

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Clipz Hawaii Edition: Mason Ho & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some recent surf edits that caught my fancy, either filmed in Hawaii or starring people from surfing’s birthplace. Keep scrolling for more. Mason Ho and mutant slabs are a match made in heaven. Here’s Mase hunting down some cold water tubes in Scotland. Is it possible that John John…

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