The Archive

Natural Curves Petacalco Gun

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post covers a bunch of topics near and dear to my heart: surf history, craftsmanship, board design, and travel, all expressed in the form of a single surfboard. Pictured here is a beautiful 70s Natural Curves surfboard shaped by Santa Cruz shaper Steve Coletta. This particular surfboard, however, was actually…

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1 Hour 41 Minutes of Zero Aerial Surfing

One could argue that there has never been a better time to be a fan of surfing. There is a limitless supply of surf content flowing through platforms like YouTube and Instagram. This is the future we dreamed of when the only portal into the world of surfing was the monthly delivery of…

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Sagas of Shred

Freely Freakin’ with Tom Morey & George Greenough

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday night here in California, and that means the Shred Sledz Editorial Team (i.e., me) is working overtime to find another great vintage surf ad to share with the internet. Today we’re revisiting one of the many surf inventions to spring from the incredible imagination of Tom Morey: the W.A.V.E….

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Casters Go Faster, Aipa Swing Twin & Dolphins

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the best parts of writing this blog is seeing all the boards and stories that get sent in from folks. Shred Sledz would have some seriously slim pickins if it weren’t for the submissions I receive on a regular basis. If you have a picture of a rad board…

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Sagas of Shred

Free and Easy

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually the Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Technically speaking, today’s entry isn’t an ad, per se, but I think it’s a wonderful piece of art from surf history. Pictured here is a movie poster for “Free and Easy”, a MacGillivray / Freeman movie…

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Bryce Young: Lacerating Laybacks

Greetings, Shredderz! As the holiday weekend draws to a close, enjoy some clips of Bryce Young. There’s no rhyme or reason behind this post; I just went down a YouTube rabbit hole and figured you might enjoy it, too. I am somewhat curious as to what Bryce has been up to lately. As…

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Impeccable Classic Yater Spoon

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another classic for you, courtesy of Jason Burnett, the man behind Edinburgh-based Jay Surfboards. Check out Jay Surfboards on Instagram here. The Yater Spoon is one of a handful of classic 60s noseriders that is still going strong today. The board you see here is a somewhat newer…

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Happy Frye-Day!

Photo of Skip Frye and his quiver by Shawn Parkin. The photo is an outtake from “The Caretaker of Intangible Ingredients”, which was originally published in The Surfer’s Journal. TSJ also published a post that goes behind the scenes of the shoot, which has a bunch more awesome Skip photos. Have an excellent…

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Price Checks

It’s Called “The Ugly”

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got another smash hit from venerable Los Angeles label Con Surfboards. I originally found the ad on uglyboards.com. For starters, I love the graphic design in the ad. A lot of these 60s ads are striking in their simplicity, and while I’m generally not…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Stussy Yard Sale, John Elwell & More

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for some social media selections from the past month or so. Pat Curren as captured by John Elwell, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. I don’t know much about Elwell, but upon reading Richard Kenvin’s excellent tribute, it’s clear that Elwell had a huge impact on surfing…

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