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TUESDAY, SPACE & More

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re jonesing for some quality surf edits with all caps titles, look no further. Welcome to the latest Clipz installment, where I share a handful of surf videos that have caught my attention. Today we’ve got another edit from the good folks at Need Essentials, a John John Florence short…

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By The Brotherhood

Greetings, Shredderz! I love all kinds of surfboards, but I’ll always have a special fondness for the clean curves of Seventies single fins. I’ve featured Russell Surfboards many times on the blog, and it remains one of my favorite labels. Robert Russell Brown started shaping in the Sixties, and by 1967 opened up…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Gun

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the Dave Parmenter Makaha gun mentioned in the title of this post. This entry is a reprint of a letter Dave Parmenter wrote over twenty years ago. Some quick background: in 1997, the organizers of the Waterman’s Ball fundraiser held an auction featuring a…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Machine
Sagas of Shred

Allen Sarlo for Body Glove

Greetings, Shredderz! Of all the great nicknames in surfing, Allen “Wave Killer” Sarlo has to be at the top of the list. Sarlo made his name as a pro in LA, particularly at Malibu, where I understand he can still be found shredding today. Sarlo has been associated with a number of LA…

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Vintage Campbell Brothers Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another doozy for you. I’ve been a long admirer of Malcom and Duncan Campbell’s groundbreaking bonzer. The bonzer is one of the earliest tri fin surfboard designs, pre-dating Simon Anderson’s thruster by at least a decade. Yes, the Campbell Brothers and the bonzer are still going strong today,…

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Bonzer Vehicles
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Takayama Joel Tudor Flow Model & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the lastest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the rules, every board in the blog post is listed for sale somewhere online as of the time of publishing. We’ve got a few neat ones for you with a somewhat unintentional San Diego focus. Keep scrolling for more pics,…

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Tudor Flow Model
Sagas of Shred

Michael Tomson

Sadly, there’s been a lot of confusion around the news, but I believe Michael Tomson, the surfer and co-founder of Gotcha Sportswear, has passed away. I’ve featured Gotcha and More Core Division here on the blog many times before. Gotcha might not be immediately familiar to a lot of people, especially outside surfing,…

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Shane Michael Peterson Fang Tail

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve featured a few interesting Michael Peterson boards lately, including a single fin MP shaped under the Burford label, and another single fin crafted under Goodtime. I’ve probably gone about this somewhat backwards, as most people associate MP with the boards he shaped under his own name. Today we’ve got a…

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RIP Surfer Magazine 1960 – 2020

Damn, this one hurts. For those who missed it, Surfer Magazine laid off the entirety of its staff on Friday. This is certainly the least important reason to mourn the closure of an iconic publication, but if it weren’t for Surfer Magazine you would not be reading these words right now. Yes, Surfer’s…

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Sagas of Shred

Shaun Tomson for O’Neill

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick one for you. Longtime readers may already know this, but every Thursday evening I post a vintage surf ad scanned from my collection of back issues. Pictured above is an O’Neill ad that originally ran in Surfer Magazine sometime in 1980. The ad features Shaun Tomson…

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