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Occy for Dick Brewer Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features an ad from a pretty unlikely pairing: Mark Occhilupo and Dick Brewer. The ad you see here originally ran in the August 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 8). Earlier today I was on Instagram and I happened to randomly come across a…

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1989 Astrodeck Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad that originally appeared in the September 1989 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 30, No 9). We’ve featured Herbie Fletcher and his projects more than a few times here (and let’s not forget his wife Dibi, who I believe is instrumental in running Astrodeck.) Fletcher has always…

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Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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Rory Russell for Lightning Bolt: It’s a Dog’s Life

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re here with another classic vintage surf ad as part of our weekly Sagas of Shred series. This week we’ve got another hilarious throwback featuring Rory Russell for Lightning Bolt Surfboards. It’s not exactly new territory — check out a very similar Bolt ad I wrote up about two years ago…

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Makes Me Wanna Surf: Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an advertisement for the Blue Hawaii Pottz Twinzer Model. (See here for an earlier entry on the same board.) The Blue Hawaii ad you see above originally ran in the February 1992 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 28, No 2). Potter is most…

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Style Eyes & Santa Cruz

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’re featuring an ad for Style Eyes, a defunct sunglasses company. The ad you see below originally ran in the February 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 2). I see Anthony Ruffo, mean-mugging and holding the yellow Taylor board. I’m pretty sure that’s…

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Hobie Phil Edwards Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve noticed that there have been more posts than usual, well, consider that one of the few benefits to a raging case of cabin fever. Once again my sincere hope is all of you are safe and sound. For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring Phil…

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Reno Abellira: Bold, Distinctive, Progressive

Greetings, Shredderz! First, and most importantly, I hope you and all of your families are safe and sound. It feels a little strange to write corny jokes about an obscure vintage surfwear ad with all of this going on. That said, I figure at least some of the three people who regularly read…

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Occy for Peak Wetsuits

Greetings, Shredderz! Thursdays here at the world’s lowest budget vintage surfboard blog mean one thing: fresh scans of vintage surf ads, as part of the Sagas of Shred series. Mark Occhilupo has been a Sagas of Shred mainstay over the years. Occy’s world title redemption story in 1999 remains one of my favorite…

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Brock Little for HIC

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring the late, great legendary Hawaiian hellman Brock Little. I love the simplicity of this ad, which ran in the May 1991 issue of Surfing Magazine (Vol 27, No 5). It’s an ad for Hawaiian Island Creations. All it features is…

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