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90s Fabric Inlay Donald Takayama

Greetings, Shredderz! If you didn’t already know, consider this official notice: there are few things I love more than a beautiful surfboard with a great story behind it. Here is a 9’6″ x 22 1/2″ Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama with a gorgeous fabric inlay. The pics you see here were originally uploaded…

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Sagas of Shred

“Tales from the Tube” by Rick Griffin

Greetings, Shredderz! The Sagas of Shred series that I publish every Thursday evening usually features surf ads. Lately, though, I’ve taken an interest in old surf movie posters. I guess technically you could consider these ads, although they feel very different from the surfwear campaigns that are usually featured. Rick Griffin is rightfully…

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Happy Birthday Dick Brewer!

Greetings, Shredderz! Please join me in wishing all-time great Dick Brewer a happy 85th birthday. Brewer is one of the most influential surfboard shapers to ever hold a planer, and there is no doubt that the sport would not be the same without his contributions. He is someone whom I have covered more…

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Sagas of Shred

Phil Edwards for Hobie Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! This time around I don’t have pics of another beautiful original Hobie Phil Edwards Model (though if you have one, get in touch.) Instead it’s an old Hobie Surfboards ad featuring Edwards and Hobie Alter, documenting their collaboration. Here’s my favorite line from the ad: “Phil does not go for gimmicks…

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Price Checks

California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Occy’s Famous 1984 Rusty, Transition Era Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a summary of some cool boards that are all currently listed for sale online as of publishing time. We’ve got an eclectic bunch for you today, including a 30 year anniversary reissue of Occy’s famous Rusty shortboard, a late 60s…

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Sagas of Shred

1969 George Greenough Stage IV Fin Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you haven’t yet checked out the incredible archive of vintage surf fin ads available over at The Finbox, you really should. Earlier in this week I wrote up a trio of Sky Surfboards twin fin kneeboards that were based off the tri plane hull design developed by George Greenough, Chris…

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Clipz

Lost Track: Atlantic Comes to a Close

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit bittersweet. Another episode of Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell’s excellent “Lost Track: Atlantic” series dropped earlier this week, but alas, it’s the fourth and final one. This time around Martyn and co make their West Africa, where they stumble upon some empty rights and surf their…

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