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Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a striking acid splash Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics Model for your viewing pleasure. Many thanks to Roman for supplying the photos you see in the post. You can find Roman on Instagram here. I’ve written up a few of these 60’s Longboard Classics models before,…

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Wayne Lynch & Rip Curl’s Rubber Revolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got the glorious combination of two of Victoria’s best known exports: Wayne Lynch’s brand of rugged, mysterious cool, and Rip Curl’s neoprene. I featured an earlier Rip Curl ad with Wayne Lynch from 1983, which has an almost identical layout to the one you see above. This time around,…

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John Cherry Surfboards Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a treat for you, courtesy of San Diego craftsman John Cherry. John Cherry shapes standard foam and fiberglass shapes, and he also builds boards entirely out of wood. I haven’t seen a ton of John Cherry Surfboards floating around on Craigslist, etc., but maybe that’s because nobody is…

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Rabbit Kekai, Acid Splash & More: Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of Takayama Tuesday. Here are some unusual Donald Takayama surfboards for your perusing pleasure. 9’0″ Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model This is the only example of a Donald Takayama Rabbit Kekai Model I have ever seen. According to the original Craigslist ad — the board was sold…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Phil Becker Rarities & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. We’ve got a few killer sledz for you today, including a couple of interesting Phil Becker surfboards (RIP). Per Grab Bag rules, all boards are currently listed for sale as of the time the blog post was published. 10’1 Phil Becker…

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1960s Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Sagas of Shred, where we publish a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got a rad minimalist ad from venerable San Diego-based label Gordon & Smith Surfboards. I love the design of the ad itself, which still looks fresh today. The ad…

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Slides of March: Bertlemann, Town & Country & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Against all odds, springtime is here. Doesn’t it finally feel like there’s a light at the end of this miserable tunnel? Thank god for surfing, which has been one of the few things providing regular doses of sanity over the past year. There’s a cautious sense of hope afoot, at least…

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“Sway” feat. Josh Kerr & Album Surf

By all accounts Josh Kerr lives a charmed life. After a solid run competing at the sport’s highest level, he has since moved on to traveling the world with his family in tow, selling beer companies, and setting up shop in the Mentawais for months on end. Perhaps worst of all, Kerr comes…

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Five Fantastic Skip Frye Surfboards

Happy Fryeday, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a smorgasboard of Skip Frye surfboards for your viewing pleasure. Here’s the backstory behind this quixotic mini-quiver of Skips. All the boards featured below were posted to Craigslist a few months ago by the same seller. As he explained in the listings, he was selling the boards…

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60s Clark Foam & Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a doubleheader for Sagas of Shred: a full page of vintage surf ads, featuring one spot for Clark Foam, and the other for Bing Surfboards. Bing has had some great ads over the years, and it’s cool to see the label still going strong today. Bing Copeland has…

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