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Brock Little for HIC

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring the late, great legendary Hawaiian hellman Brock Little. I love the simplicity of this ad, which ran in the May 1991 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 27, No 5). It’s an ad for Hawaiian Island Creations. All it features is…

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Clipz

Think Bing: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some of the finer surf videos I’ve enjoyed lately. “Think Bing” is a neat video series Bing Surfboards produced last year to commemorate the storied brand’s sixty year anniversary. It’s a multi-part series, so make sure you check out Part II and Part III, which can all be found…

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Think Bing
Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: February Funk

Greetings, Shredderz! Here in California winter is coming to a close. As always, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. You want to talk about power surfing, how’s this combo: a sweet Ben Aipa twin fin shaped for none other than Aussie lead foot extraordinaire…

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Stussy Single Fin
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Dogtown Double Up Featuring Nathan Pratt

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have not one but two ads featuring Seventies LA fixture Nathan Pratt. Both ads also feature legendary South Bay labels of yesteryear. First up we have a Body Glove advert from the June 1979 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 20, No 6). Look, I…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: MTB & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for a selection of sticks that are currently listed for sale somewhere across the World Wide Web. Eighties MTB Thruster (eBay) I’ve been on a bit of an MTB kick lately (more on that later). Here’s a classic Eighties MTB…

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A Special PSA from Tom Curren

Greetings, Shredderz! Today on Sagas of Shred we have a special announcement from then-two-time World Champion Tom Curren. The advertisement you see below originally appeared in the June 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 6). I’m not going to spend too much time on the actual message of the ad —…

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Eighties Stussy Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick peek at a cool Stussy thruster that’s currently up for sale on eBay. You can check out the listing here. What you see above is a 6’6″ Stussy thruster that was shaped sometime in the Eighties. The board is a bit more restrained than some other…

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1979 Lightning Bolt Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Here on the blog I’ve been writing a lot about the storied Lightning Bolt brand quite a bit: here’s a cool Rory Russell Model twin fin, and then I also happened to feature not one but two Darrell Beckmeier single fins. So for today’s installment of Sagas of Shred I figured…

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Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Model Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s been a lot of coverage lately on this humble little blog about Lightning Bolt Surfboards — and for good reason, considering Bolt is likely the most famous surfboard label of all time. Today we’re back with even more Bolt coverage, as there’s a sweet Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Model that’s…

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Another Darrell Beckmeier Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a nice follow up to two sweet vintage Bolts I wrote up a little while back. The owner of the Darrell Beckmeier board in the previous post actually reached out and contacted me with pics of another Beckmeier shape he owns. You may recognize the board on the…

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