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Happy 30th Birthday Volcom

Greetings, Shredderz! Please join me in wishing a happy 30th birthday to Volcom. It’s been years since I last wore a piece of Volcom clothing, but I will forever love the brand’s incredible heyday during the late 90s and early 2000s. Volcom really captured an attitude and created an unforgettable visual style with…

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Larry Bertlemann & Wayne Lynch for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real doozy for you: a Rip Curl ad from the July 1978 issue of Surfer Magazine featuring Wayne Lynch and Larry Bertlemann. I had seen various scans of this ad floating around online, and it bummed me out that no high quality versions seemed to exist. A…

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More Kanvas by Katin

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of Sagas of Shred, where we feature a different vintage surf ad every Thursday. Today we’ve got another ad from the good folks at Katin, who ran some memorable campaigns over the years. Katin is one of the many heritage brands making a modern comeback, and…

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60s Con Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Con Surfboards ad featuring some of its best known models: the Wing Nose, the Competition and the Competition Wing Nose. There are two other interesting tidbits in the ad. The first is what Con referred to as the “multi-board” feature. I think of it as Con’s version…

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Rick Sharp for Channel Islands Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually Sagas of Shred focuses on vintage surf ads, but tonight we’ve got something slightly different for you. Pictured below is a poster that appeared on a 1980 calendar for the famed Channel Islands Surfboards label. The poster was designed by artist Rick Sharp. I published a Rick Sharp O’Neill ad…

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Wayne Lynch & Rip Curl’s Rubber Revolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got the glorious combination of two of Victoria’s best known exports: Wayne Lynch’s brand of rugged, mysterious cool, and Rip Curl’s neoprene. I featured an earlier Rip Curl ad with Wayne Lynch from 1983, which has an almost identical layout to the one you see above. This time around,…

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1960s Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Sagas of Shred, where we publish a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got a rad minimalist ad from venerable San Diego-based label Gordon & Smith Surfboards. I love the design of the ad itself, which still looks fresh today. The ad…

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60s Clark Foam & Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a doubleheader for Sagas of Shred: a full page of vintage surf ads, featuring one spot for Clark Foam, and the other for Bing Surfboards. Bing has had some great ads over the years, and it’s cool to see the label still going strong today. Bing Copeland has…

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W.A.V.E. Set Fin Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another killer W.A.V.E. Set fin ad for your viewing pleasure. This one is from January 1970, and I nabbed the image from the excellent stash of vintage fin ads over at The Finbox, which I can’t recommend enough. I love the design of the ad. It has some…

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David Nuuhiwa for Hang Ten

Greetings, Shredderz! Bing Copeland recently posted some awesome 60s Hang Ten ads on the Classic Bing Surfboards Facebook Group. Here’s one of my favorites of the bunch, featuring David Nuuhiwa with a beautiful Bing pintail. Not sure the exact year of the ad; I’d guess mid to late 60s sometime.

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