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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Becker, Wardy and Aleutian Juice

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to an off schedule installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here are a few cool boards that are listed for sale as of publishing time. 9’10” 1966 Wardy Beachbreak (Craigslist Los Angeles) Classic 60s logs are unimpeachable in my book. I never felt strongly about Wardy Surfboards until a recent…

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Dave Parmenter + Mike Croteau Guns

Greetings, Shredderz! Do you like to surf big ass waves, and do you have an appreciation for equipment made by highly regarded California shapers? If you check both of those boxes, go no further, as there are two cool boards for sale that you might want to check out. It appears as though…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Ultra Clean Aipa / SNI Sting & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. This beaut comes via @atomichomemodernla. I’ve written up countless Aipa / Surfing’s New Image stings, and the board remains one of my all time favorites. This particular example is in fantastic shape. The…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Gun

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the Dave Parmenter Makaha gun mentioned in the title of this post. This entry is a reprint of a letter Dave Parmenter wrote over twenty years ago. Some quick background: in 1997, the organizers of the Waterman’s Ball fundraiser held an auction featuring a…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Machine

Tom Carroll Surfboard by Dave Parmenter / Aleutian Juice

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a doozy of a board that is currently for sale on Craigslist in Cambria, located on California’s Central Coast. It’s a Tom Carroll surfboard that was shaped for the two-time world champ, but with some interesting additional backstory. The board pictured below was shaped by none other than Dave Parmenter,…

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Aleutian Juice

Earlier today I was perusing some pictures of boards with channels, and I started thinking about how Shred Sledz has yet to feature anything from legendary Central Coast (CA) shaper Dave Parmenter. Parmenter is a former tour competitor and So Cal competitive surf rat who has gracefully transitioned into a career as one…

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