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Vintage Rick Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an awesome vintage Rick Surfboards ad I found on Pinterest. I’m guessing the ad is probably from the late 60s, maybe early 70s, but the tone and references to the rapidly changing world of surfboard design certainly point to the Transition Era. And as corny as it might be, I…

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Pottz, Derek Ho & Nick Wood for Gotcha

Greetings, Shredderz! For this evening’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got yet another Gotcha ad. I’ve featured more than a few Gotcha spots here on the blog, and for my money, Michael Tomson’s brand ran some of the best marketing campaigns in the history of surfing. Gotcha certainly owes part of its success…

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“More Than One Board”: 1967 Harbour Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Enjoy this awesome 1967 Harbour Surfboards ad, which originally appeared in Surfer Magazine. This one is via the excellent Harbour Surfboards ad archive, which I’ve poached from many times before, and will almost certainly poach from again. I love the design on these ads — it looks like the artwork around…

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Morey-Pope McTavish Tracker Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California yet again, which can only mean one thing: another vintage surf ad for your perusing pleasure. This time around we’ve got Sagas of Shred staple Morey-Pope Surfboards, coming in with a colorful ad for the Bob McTavish-designed Tracker model. I first saw this photo published…

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Porpoise Prints by WRV

Greetings, Shredderz! I grew up in the suburbs of New York City, and as a result, I’ve always had a soft spot for all things related to East Coast surfing. Wave Riding Vehicles, AKA WRV, is definitely one of the most famous East Coast surf labels ever, thanks to their iconic circular porpoise…

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Katin Doggers

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad from the Katin archives. Katin is an OG California label with incredible roots. Thankfully the brand has done a phenomenal job over the years of preserving its history, and I couldn’t be more stoked about it. This 80s Katin ad is a personal favorite. The Katin…

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Hansen Surfboards: No 2 Ways About It

Greetings, Shredderz! I hope you all enjoy this killer 60s Hansen Surfboards ad. I found this one on Pinterest. I don’t know who Timothy Sullivan is but he’s collected a really awesome set of vintage surf ads on his Pinterest, so you should check it out when you get the chance. This ad…

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How Do You Say Bonzer in Aussie?

Greetings, Shredderz! I posted a rad vintage 70s Bonzer earlier today on Instagram — scroll to the bottom to see — and that got me started down a bit of an internet rabbit hole. One of my favorite pieces of surf trivia is the fact that the Bonzer is known as the Bonza…

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