The Archive

Twin Fin Tuesday: Liddle, Aipa & Pavel

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another post highlighting some recent reader submissions. As always, thank you to anyone and everyone that has taken the time to send pics and/or share stories. It’s always cool to hear from folks who are stoked about their boards and the stories behind them. This time around we’ve got…

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Casters Go Faster, Aipa Swing Twin & Dolphins

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the best parts of writing this blog is seeing all the boards and stories that get sent in from folks. Shred Sledz would have some seriously slim pickins if it weren’t for the submissions I receive on a regular basis. If you have a picture of a rad board…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Stussy Yard Sale, John Elwell & More

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for some social media selections from the past month or so. Pat Curren as captured by John Elwell, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. I don’t know much about Elwell, but upon reading Richard Kenvin’s excellent tribute, it’s clear that Elwell had a huge impact on surfing…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Ben Aipa Tributes, Bob McTavish & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest entry in the Social Media Roundup series. Keep reading for some standout social media posts from over the past thirty or so days, including some wonderful tributes to the late, great Ben Aipa. The very first vintage boards I purchased were a pair of Surfing’s New Image…

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80s Ben Aipa T&C Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Given the non-stop swell that has been hammering Hawaii’s North Shore lately, I figured I’d feature this board from one of the unquestioned greats of Hawaiian board building. Pictured here is a killer 1986 Ben Aipa thruster shaped for Town & Country. Many thanks to the man known as Shad for…

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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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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Andreini, Herbie Fletcher & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the standard Weekend Grab Bag rules, here are a few sticks that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a few rad ones, including a gorgeous Marc Andreini longboard, a Seventies Herbie Fletcher single fin, and a couple of other odds and ends. Keep scrolling for…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

MR’s Hawaii Quiver & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, a change on the back end means it is no longer possible to embed Instagram photos into my blog posts. The Social Media Roundup posts will continue, just tweaked slightly. Anyway, the less about blogging backend technology, the better: keep scrolling for some recent Instagram selections, featuring Mark Richards and…

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Ben Aipa Twin Fin for Luke Egan

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, as you have probably noticed, I happen to dig surfboards in general. But if there’s one particular category that always gets my attention, it’s surfboards shaped by notable shapers, custom made with a specific, world class surfer in mind. Whether it’s the blades Al Merrick supplied Tom Curren over the…

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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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