The Archive

Rare Takayama Sting + More: Shredder Submissions

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time to revisit some submissions from all of you, which is honestly a blog post I look forward to writing every single month. You guys are sitting on some serious heat, which I am pumped to share. Keep reading for more: First up, we have a killer pair of boards…

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Single Fin Submissions

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s two more sweet sledz that got sent in. Thanks as always for passing along some truly epic sticks. Thanks to Sim Middleton for sending in this righteous 1977 Energy Surfboards single fin shaped by the one and only Simon Anderson. I love seeing examples of Simon Anderson’s boards under the…

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Rad Caster with a Better Back Story

Greetings, Shredderz! I might not be great at writing post titles — see above for proof — but I am lucky enough to get sent some really rad vintage surfboards. Featured here is a stunning 1978 Caster single fin hand shaped by Bill Caster himself, and it’s got an awesome (and dare I…

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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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Sagas of Shred

La Jolla Surf Systems: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday again, which means we’re serving up some red hot scans of old surf ads as part of the Sagas of Shred series. Today we’ve got an unlikely all star cast in an ad for La Jolla Surf Systems. The ad originally appeared in the February 1983 issue of Surfer…

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Sagas of Shred

Vintage Olympic Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! In honor of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, today we have an ad from a defunct surfboards label that, had it been founded in today’s day and age, surely would have been sued into oblivion. The vintage Olympic Surfboards ad posted above dates back to 1963, before the IOC transformed into…

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Challenger Surfboards Micro Platypus

The Transition Era of surfboard design was a time period marked by widespread experimentation. Oftentimes, these unorthodox approaches could extend beyond just the design of a surfboard. Pictured below is a Challenger Surfboards Micro Platypus Model. The board is listed for sale on Craigslist in San Diego, currently going for $600. Pics are via…

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Caster Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! I’d love nothing more than to put you on to another 70s single fin, brought to you by a California shaper. Pictured here is a 7′2″ Caster single, apparently shaped in the late 1970s, that is up for grabs on Craigslist in San Diego. It looks to be in pretty good…

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