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It’s Called “The Ugly”

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got another smash hit from venerable Los Angeles label Con Surfboards. I originally found the ad on uglyboards.com. For starters, I love the graphic design in the ad. A lot of these 60s ads are striking in their simplicity, and while I’m generally not…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction Recap

Greetings, Shredderz! Another installment of the California Gold Vintage Surf Auction is in the books, and here are some thoughts on how everything went. You can still view all of the auction lots here, and I also wrote a previous post featuring some of my favorite boards in the auction. First, classic 60s…

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Fins, Baby, Fins!

Greetings, Shredderz! I love vintage surfboard fins. This has more to do with aesthetics than anything else, but there’s no disputing that vintage fins can be gorgeous. Many vintage fins are sold on eBay, which means there’s great data about the prices they command. While top notch examples can still fetch staggering prices,…

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1975 Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real deal 1975 Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt that recently sold on eBay. Of course, the Lopez Bolt is perhaps the single most famous and/or collectible vintage surfboard out there. Most of the Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt surfboards I’ve seen have been restored, or are newer reproductions; so-called…

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California Gold 2020 Final Recap

Greetings, Shredderz! The 2020 edition of the California Gold Vintage Surf Auction closed over the weekend, and we finally get to see how much people were willing to pay for a wide selection of top shelf vintage sticks. Keep in mind that the prices below don’t even cover the 15% buyers’ premium, or,…

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More Vintage Surfboard Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! The last time I wrote a Price Checks entry on vintage fins, I couldn’t believe that a single piece had crossed the $300 mark. Since that entry there have been a few more entries into the $300 club. Keep scrolling for more. 6.5″ Vintage Fin w/Broken Tab (eBay): $365 Yes, it’s…

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Vintage Surfboard Fins Part II: Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! I love vintage surfboard fins, especially those with multi colored layups, and by the looks of things, I’m definitely not the only person who feels this way. Last month I wrote a post about the vintage surfboard fin market. Since then, prices seem to have only inched further upwards. See below…

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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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Vintage Surfboard Fins: Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! We are back with another Price Checks installment. This time around we’re taking another look at the market for vintage surfboard fins. I recently wrote up a selection of vintage fins that ended up fetching some pretty eye-popping prices on eBay. A few choice fins traded hands on eBay this past…

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Seventies Skip Frye Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Happy #fryeday to all you fine folks out there. Today we’re putting the spotlight on two Seventies Skip Frye sticks that are currently listed for sale on Craigslist. Without any further ado… 7’2″ Skip Frye Egg (Craigslist Orange County) The Skip Frye egg you see above is listed at $2,950. It…

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