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Tony Alva and Jay Adams for Con Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve long written about my fondness for LA-based label Con Surfboards, one of the classic surf brands of the Sixties, and the namesake of founder Constantine “Con” Colburn. I know I’ve said this about a ton of labels, but the circular red Con Surfboards logo is on the short list of…

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Energy Surfboards Simon Anderson Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a special surfboard for you. Featured here is an early Energy Surfboards thruster. Simon Anderson invented the tri fin thruster design in late 1980. It was his victory at Bells Beach in 1981 that announced the arrival of the thruster, which has remained a staple of high performance…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Summertime Sledz: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Thanks for showing up to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. As always, the boards below are all for sale as of the time the post went live. Today we’ve got a wide-ranging set of vintage boards up for grabs, including a Dick Brewer single fin, a Con Surfboards…

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Nineties Hawaiian Pro Designs Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an advertisement that originally ran in the October 1995 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 36, No 10). Few things make me feel older than flipping through magazines from this time and realizing a quarter century has passed, but this is probably not the…

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Custom Steve Lis Fish

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is short but sweet. All we have for you are some pics of a gorgeous, modern Steve Lis fish. Lis is widely created with creating the famous design, which is as popular as ever today. According to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, the Steve Lis fish dates back to 1967….

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Steve Lis Fish
Price Checks

Wave Tools & Schroff: 80s Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick recap of an eventful weekend in Eighties surfboard sales. This Price Checks entry covers what looked to be an eventful weekend in Eighties surfboard sales, including two different Wave Tools boards, and a Schroff Quad Blaster. (Check out this post from earlier this year for some…

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Sagas of Shred

Slipcheck Ad featuring Gary Propper

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Sixties Slipcheck ad for you featuring none other than East Coast legend Gary Propper. Propper was an early pro surfer, and later on in life he dabbled in the entertainment business, first as a manger to comedian Gallagher, and then as one of the driving forces behind…

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T&C Surf Designs Eighties Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got not one but two Eighties T&C Surf Designs surfboards that are currently for sale. Both boards have the outrageous fluoro sprays you’d expect from an Eighties Town & Country board. Both boards are being offered by the same seller. If you’re interested in purchasing the boards, you can…

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T&C Surf Designs

Eighties Stussy for John Gothard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today I’m stoked to give you a closer look at a very special surfboard. Featured here is a Eighties Shawn Stussy surfboard that was shaped for pro surfer and former Stussy team rider John Gothard. John was kind enough to send me the photos you see in this post. Give him…

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Clipz

Vintage Skip Frye Surfing Footage

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a Skip Frye themed edition of the Clipz series. After all, surfboards are meant to be surfed, and while I love documenting Skip’s boards, it’s awesome (and dare I say important) to see them being ridden, too. Keep scrolling for some more videos featuring Skip Frye surfing some…

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Skip Frye Surfing
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