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Rick Griffin Poster for “Spinning Boards”

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a poster for Bud Browne’s “Spinning Boards” film that was designed by the one and only Rick Griffin. I recently wrote up Rick Griffin’s equally cool poster for John Severson’s “Pacific Vibrations.” To me, these two posters illustrate Griffin’s range. Griffin might be best known for his psychedelic…

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1967 Harbour Banana Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! As the surf world collectively celebrates the life of Rich Harbour, I thought it was fitting to shed the light on one other chapter of the Harbour Surfboards story: the label’s incredible advertisements. There is an awesome ad archive on the Harbour Surfboards website, and I promise you there’s way more…

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Pacific Vibrations by Rick Griffin

Greetings, Shredderz! As some of you may know, this humble blog’s Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf advertisement every week. I’m not sure if movie posters are technically considered ads, but hey, if I’m not going to get paid for this blog, I guess creative autonomy isn’t a terrible consolation…

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MR and Rory Russell for Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to yet another installment of Sagas of Shred, which features a new vintage surf ad every Thursday. We’ve got a classic for you tonight, courtesy of Lightning Bolt Surfboards, four time World Champion Mark Richards, and Rory “The Dog” Russell. MR and Russell are modeling some Hawaiian shirts for the…

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Freely Freakin’ with Tom Morey & George Greenough

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday night here in California, and that means the Shred Sledz Editorial Team (i.e., me) is working overtime to find another great vintage surf ad to share with the internet. Today we’re revisiting one of the many surf inventions to spring from the incredible imagination of Tom Morey: the W.A.V.E….

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Free and Easy

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually the Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Technically speaking, today’s entry isn’t an ad, per se, but I think it’s a wonderful piece of art from surf history. Pictured here is a movie poster for “Free and Easy”, a MacGillivray / Freeman movie…

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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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Championship Surfing and Rolex

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re switching things up just a bit. I’m not afraid to say it: what you see below is a little classier than the usual Sagas of Shred fare. I stumbled across this old Rolex ad and was surprised at how well they nailed the surf aesthetic. If you read the…

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Slidin’ and Nose Ridin’

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a quick hit for you today: a Challenger Surfboards ad featuring some quality visuals and top shelf copywriting. The ad touts Challenger’s Micro Roller model, which I had never heard before. It looks to be a Transition Era v bottom shape. I have written up other Challenger Micro models…

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