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Dane Kealoha for T&C Surf Designs

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California and we came prepared with some fresh vintage surf ads for our weekly Sagas of Shred series. Dane Kealoha was a staple of various T&C Surf Designs campaigns over the years, particularly during the Eighties, when he was widely regarded as one of the best…

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Morey-Pope John Peck Penetrator Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we are coming with an ad for a famed Sixties surfboard: the Morey-Pope John Peck Penetrator. I wish I could tell you a lot more about Penetrator, but sadly information online isn’t super easy to come by. The John Peck Penetrator was produced by Morey-Pope Surfboards, the famed Ventura-based brainchild…

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Body Glove Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on the road at a landlocked and undisclosed location, which means that instead of the usual fresh scans, this week’s Sagas of Shred is sourced from the deepest reaches of the internet. Featured here is a Body Glove ad from 1970. I actually pulled the pic from the excellent Harbour…

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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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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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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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Channin / Diffenderfer Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features an ad for Channin / Diffenderfer Surfboards. I originally saw this ad on a Mike Diffenderfer Facebook page. I have no idea how “official” the page is, but they do post some great content. Frankly, I have more questions than answers about this ad, so…

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Gotcha Core Force: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve written many — maybe too many — posts expressing my admiration for Gotcha’s boundary pushing ad campaigns during the Eighties and Nineties. The brand, led by the talented and troubled Michael Tomson, had an undeniable swagger and a distinct visual identity during its prime, not to mention a logo designed…

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The Greenough Evolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real gem of a vintage surf ad for you. Previous Sagas of Shred posts have featured questionable art direction, pro surfers in embarrassing outfits, and incredible hairdos, but this time around we’ve got something for the purists. Featured here is an old W.A.V.E. Set fin ad featuring…

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Built for Speed: Archy for T&C

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s late on Thursday evening, which can only mean we’re serving up some more vintage surf advertisement scans for all you night owls. Today we’ve got a T&C Surf Designs ad starring Matt Archbold, with a guest appearance by one of the best bottom turns in the biz. The ad originally…

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