Transition Era Yater Surfboard

Greetings, Shredderz! While I’m an equal opportunity surfboard aficionado, I have to confess I have a soft spot for the great state of California and its craftsmen. I remain amazed at the variety and density of surf culture packed into the roughly 200+ miles of coast between San Diego and Santa Barbara, which…

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Early G&S Skip Frye Model: Before the Wings

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re putting together a short list of the most memorable surfboard logos of all time, there’s no chance you’re leaving off Skip Frye and his famous wings. Frye is also known for his longtime association with Gordon & Smith, where he was a production shaper before becoming a team rider….

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Shred Sledz Book Club

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Shred Sledz Book Club. With the ongoing shelter-in-place mandate in California, some of us have found ourselves with an unexpected amount of free time. To that end I’ve collected some of my favorite written pieces about surfing. Finally, in light of all the crazy…

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Eighties Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! First and foremost, I hope all of you are safe and sound amid all the COVID-19 insanity that is currently going on. Luckily surfing doesn’t seem to be off the menu for most of us. And for some lockdown-approved reading material, we’ve got a particularly cool stick: an Eighties T&C Surf…

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Da Fang by Ben Aipa

Greetings, Shredderz! Luckily for all of us, social distancing is 100% compatible with drooling over sweet vintage sleds on the internet. So even if you’re hunkered down like me, hopefully this post will make self-quarantine a little more enjoyable. Featured here is an absolutely gorgeous Ben Aipa shaped 2+1 produced under the Surf…

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Ben Aipa Da Fang

1966 Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor

Shredderz, I hope by now you think of me as someone who is not usually prone to hyperbole. Yes, there are times when I get excited about certain boards, but it’d be weird if I didn’t, no? So trust me when I say that the Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor Model featured here is…

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Rick Surfboards Dru Harrison Improvisor Logo

Greg Webber Lightning Bolt Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ll be taking a look at a board shaped by Greg Webber. Some of you may remember Webber from his infamous work with Shane Herring in the Nineties, which resulted in a set of blades with almost comical rocker, dubbed banana boards by skeptics. While Herring never captured the world…

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Eighties Stussy Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick peek at a cool Stussy thruster that’s currently up for sale on eBay. You can check out the listing here. What you see above is a 6’6″ Stussy thruster that was shaped sometime in the Eighties. The board is a bit more restrained than some other…

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Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Model Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s been a lot of coverage lately on this humble little blog about Lightning Bolt Surfboards — and for good reason, considering Bolt is likely the most famous surfboard label of all time. Today we’re back with even more Bolt coverage, as there’s a sweet Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Model that’s…

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Another Darrell Beckmeier Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a nice follow up to two sweet vintage Bolts I wrote up a little while back. The owner of the Darrell Beckmeier board in the previous post actually reached out and contacted me with pics of another Beckmeier shape he owns. You may recognize the board on the…

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