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Sagas of Shred

Kelly Slater for Channel Islands

Do we talk enough about Slater and Al Merrick’s longtime partnership? Slater obviously has strong opinions about his equipment, and I would love to hear a more in-depth account of how he and Merrick collaborated over the years, during Kelly’s utterly dominant run in the 90s. I think a lot of us remember…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Al Merrick Hand Shape Single Fin Gun + More

Greetings, Shredderz! The Weekend Grab Bag is back with some choice selections from Craigslist and other places where fine surfboards are sold. There are some rad sticks up for grabs, including a very cool Channel Islands single fin and more. More details below: 7’4″ Channel Islands Al Merrick Hand Shape Single Fin Gun…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Tom Curren Quiver, The Green Iguana & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per Shred Sledz custom, here are some surfboard-related highlights from social media over the past month or so. There’s some nice range in this edition, if I do say so myself, spanning from a talented modern board builder to some classic Occy vs Curren vibes. Keep reading for more. Tristan Mausse…

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Sagas of Shred

Al Merrick, Hot & Spicy

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, let’s get this out of the way ASAP: Al Merrick is a legend. And even if that weren’t the case, my first ever surfboard (which you know I still own) was a Channel Islands stick, so I’ve got a natural fondness for the brand beyond its rich history. But for…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Sunday

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another edition of the Weekend Grab Bag for your perusing pleasure. All of the boards featured below are currently listed for sale as of publishing time. There’s an eclectic selection of single fins for sale this Sunday, including offerings from Channel Islands, Wave Tools and more. Keep reading for…

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Price Checks

California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Pulling Tape, Tri Plane Hull Trivia, & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, keep scrolling for some recent social media highlights. Here’s a rad mini edit of Tyler Warren surfing a 5’4″ twin fin shaped by Shawn Stussy. The edit was shot by Isaac Zoller. Warren is a talented surfer and shaper and it’s cool to see whose boards he chooses…

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Rare Channel Islands Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a few unusual Channel Islands Surfboards for your viewing pleasure. Personally, I’d expect to come across more vintage CI boards than actually ends up being the case. It’s surprising given that CI has been one of the world’s largest surfboard manufacturers for years. Here are two unusual Channel…

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