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Lanty Wetsuits: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a doozy for you. (If you enjoy these scans of vintage surf ads, check out the entire Sagas of Shred series when you get a chance.) The ad you see below is for Lanty Wetsuits, a defunct wetsuit brand. At some point in the late Eighties Lanty had…

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Brad Gerlach for O’Neill: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Some of you may recall Brad Gerlach and his incredible head of hair from a few earlier appearances here on the blog. (Not to bite the hand that feeds, but if you do actually remember these previous posts, I’m officially worried that you have too much time on your hands.) This…

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Occy for Peak Wetsuits: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest Sagas of Shred entry, where we share a fresh vintage surf ad every Thursday. Today we’ve got the inimitable Occy starring in an ad for Peak Wetsuits. Technically this is just one half of a two page spread, but it goes without saying that Cronulla’s Finest is…

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Tom Carroll for Quiksilver: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we resume our regularly scheduled scans of vintage surf ads, which is all part of the Sagas of Shred series. This week’s entry focuses on one of the greatest power surfers of all time: two time world champion Tom Carroll, riding for Quiksilver. This ad originally ran in the July…

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Happy Holidays: Bing Surfboards

Happy Holidays to you and yours! This ad comes courtesy of the excellent Classic Bing Surfboards group on Facebook. As a bonus, it was shared there by Bing Copeland himself. Sagas of Shred will be returning to its regularly scheduled scans starting next week. As always, thanks for reading.

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Rick Griffin for Greg Noll Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features something a bit more classy than the usual Eighties neon ridiculousness. What you see here is a Rick Griffin-designed ad for Greg Noll Surfboards. I think this might be the first time I’ve ever posted anything by Rick Griffin to this blog, which comes as…

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Bing David Nuuhiwa Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, it’s Thursday night, and yes, we are here to give you some more vintage surf ad goodness! Sadly, there won’t be any fresh scans of ads for the rest of the year, so I am forced to resort to digging up some goodies available online. Today’s Bing Surfboards David Nuuhiwa…

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Canyon Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It is Thursday evening, so as is customary around these parts, we’re serving up a fresh scan of a vintage surf ad. This time around we have an advertisement that originally appeared in the April 1984 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 25, No 4). But we also have an example of…

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Harbour New Sol: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re here in California it’s the waning hours of Thanksgiving. For those celebrating I hope you had a wonderful day of gratitude, hopefully spent in the company of family, friends and some swell. Today we’ll be pointing you towards one of our favorite sources of vintage surfboard goodness: the Harbour…

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RIP Jake Burton

Today’s Sagas of Shred post is a bit more somber than the usual tongue-in-cheek commentary on Eighties surf advertising. But hopefully this post can be a modest tribute to one of the most influential people in the entire history of board sports. It’s the first post on the blog that doesn’t have to…

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