Vintage Hot Buttered Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Although I’ve only written a handful of posts about storied Aussie label Hot Buttered Surfboards, it remains one of my all time favorites. In particular I am drawn to the Seventies Hot Buttered boards, many of which boast incredible outlines and then far out spray jobs by master airbrusher Martyn Worthington….

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Price Checks

More Vintage Surfboard Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! The last time I wrote a Price Checks entry on vintage fins, I couldn’t believe that a single piece had crossed the $300 mark. Since that entry there have been a few more entries into the $300 club. Keep scrolling for more. 6.5″ Vintage Fin w/Broken Tab (eBay): $365 Yes, it’s…

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Clipz

CALIFORNIA SOUL by Tatsuo Takei

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a brief one. If you’re in acute need of a medium-length video featuring a variety of surfers and sleds, look no further. See below for CALIFORNIA SOUL, a new short film by Tatsuo Takei, presented by Nobody Surf. There’s a ton of great stuff in here — too…

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70s Donald Takayama Single Fin for Surfing’s New Image

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a bitchin’ rig from longtime Shred Sledz contributor Steve Wray. Steve has been kind enough to share some choice selections from his quiver over the years. Mostly recently I wrote up a Wave Tools twin fin with a great checkerboard graphic. Steve also has a gorgeous Mike Slingerland-shaped…

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Sagas of Shred

Mark Richards Gordon & Smith Ad from 1981

Greetings, Shredderz! Alas, I do not have a fresh magazine scan for you today, but what I do have is a vintage ad featuring Mark Richards. I believe the ad originally ran in 1981. The ad is actually for Richards’ stateside collaboration with Gordon & Smith, who produced licensed MR designs out of…

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Zephyr by Ben Aipa

No, the title of this post is not a misprint. When I first came across this board I almost fell out of my chair. Ben Aipa shaped boards for Zephyr , the iconic Venice-based label that helped define the gritty Dogtown scene of the Seventies?! I still can’t quite believe that these two…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dog Days of Covid Summer: Rainbow Surfboards, Ekstrom & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a monthly rundown of some notable social media posts I’ve seen. Hope this little morsel of surfboard nerdiness is enough to tide you over for a bit. If you’re looking for psychedelic artwork, you can’t do better than a Seventies Rainbow Surfboards single fin. Rainbow’s origins are inextricably…

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