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Bob McTavish Twin Fin + More

Here’s your periodic reminder that Facebook, which often has the feel of a shopping mall that’s clearly a long way off its red hot peak, can still serve up the goods from time to time. The Vintage Surfboard Collectors group remains one of the best resources for pictures and history of beautiful vintage…

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Morey-Pope McTavish V Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another fascinating piece from the Transition Era. Longtime readers of the blog might be aware of my fascination with Tom Morey, and if you don’t, well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Morey was one of surfing’s great inventors, and it is always a pleasure to see examples…

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Sagas of Shred

Morey-Pope McTavish Tracker Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California yet again, which can only mean one thing: another vintage surf ad for your perusing pleasure. This time around we’ve got Sagas of Shred staple Morey-Pope Surfboards, coming in with a colorful ad for the Bob McTavish-designed Tracker model. I first saw this photo published…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: All Aussie Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Per Shred Sledz custom, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the last month or so. For this installment we’re strictly featuring content from the other side of the Pacific. I love Australia and I still dream of living there and spending time learning more about the country’s…

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Original Bob McTavish Keyo Plastic Machine

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Transition Era doozy for you: an original 1967 / 1968 Keyo Plastic Machine, shaped by legendary Aussie shaper Bob McTavish. If you’ve followed the blog at all over the years, you probably know that I have an unending fascination with the Transition Era and the boards it…

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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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Clipz

Mick Fanning & McTavish Bluebird

Greetings, Shredderz! The internet gods have been smiling down on us lately with a lot of quality surfboard content, with no sign of stopping any time soon. Here is a video from FCS that pairs legendary Australian shaper Bob McTavish with countryman and three time world champion Mick Fanning. Fanning takes delivery of…

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Derek Hynd on Dick Brewer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of an anomaly. I pride myself on writing everything that appears on this humble blog, but this post, a word-for-word transcript of a Dick Brewer profile written by Derek Hynd in 1990, is an exception. I decided to transcribe this article for two reasons: first and…

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Dick Brewer

Morey-Pope McTavish Tracker

Greetings, Shredderz! Today I’m delighted to bring you an absolute classic featuring a classic shape from Morey-Pope Surfboards. Morey-Pope, the namesake of its founders Tom Morey and Karl Pope, is to me one of the most fascinating labels in surfboard history. The list of Tom Morey’s inventions is too long and interesting to…

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Keyo Plastic Machine Repro

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick heads up about a beautiful not-quite vintage surfboard that can currently be found for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. There’s currently a Keyo Plastic Machine model for sale in Huntington Beach. You can find the Craigslist listing here. The board is a newer reissue of…

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