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Dick Brewer & Buzzy Trent for Hobie Surfboards

Does it get any more classic than this? Dick Brewer and Buzzy Trent, refining a surfboard made for waves guaranteed to terrify you, if not end your life outright. Brewer’s career is endlessly fascinating. His status as one of the greatest shapers ever is not for debate — and he still might be…

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Trunks Talk: Kanvas by Katin

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got another classic ad from the folks over at Katin. The venerable got its start making canvas boat covers in 1954 before switching to produce boardshorts as surfing exploded in popularity throughout Southern California. Katin has run memorable ads over the years, especially those…

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Rick Surfboards Flex Tail Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! For this week’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got a doozy for you. Pictured below is a Rick Surfboards ad from the late Sixties, featuring what looks to be a flex tail displacement hull. I originally found the ad on Pinterest. It’s crazy to think about how the design principles expressed…

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1967 Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an amazing Bing Surfboards ad all the way back from 1967. I found this ad on Pinterest. Link to the original image can be found here. First, I love the hand drawn artwork. I don’t know who the artist is but the result is an ad that grabs…

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Sixties Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Sixties ad for the classic Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. (For perhaps the cleanest ever G&S Skip Frye Model I have ever seen, check out this post from last year.) I’m not sure exactly when the ad appeared, but it was early enough in Surfer Magazine’s…

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Vaya Con Dios, 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! This is the very last post of 2020, and I couldn’t be more excited. Yes, I’m eager to leave this dumpster fire in the rearview, but I’m mainly pumped for the year ahead. I’m always thrilled and even a little surprised that people take the time to read the blog and…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! As always, thank you for reading Shred Sledz. Here’s hoping for bigger things in 2021. Hansen Surfboards ad via the excellent Harbour Surfboards advertising archives.

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G&S Hy-Performance Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad going back all the way to 1967, featuring none other than Mike Hynson for Gordon & Smith. I found the image on a site called The Finbox, which has a stash of ultra high quality scans of vintage fin ads. I can’t recommend the site enough…

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Rip Curl The Search

Greetings, Shredderz! Every Thursday evening I write up a different vintage surf ad as part of the Sagas of Shred series. I hate to be that guy, but I really do love them all. Surf ads from the Sixties and Seventies have a wonderful golden age feel to them, and I’ll forever love…

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Bing Surfboards David Nuuhiwa Lightweight Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you Stateside I hope you are having a very happy Thanksgiving, and if elsewhere I hope you are either receiving or showing some gratitude. 2020 has been a strange year, to say the least, but even in this insanity I find there are so many reasons to give…

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