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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Mike Eaton Bing Bonzer, Dolphin Artwork & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for some sticks that, as of the time the blog post was published, were all listed for sale somewhere online. Sunset Surfboards Single Fin (eBay) Sunset Surfboards was an old San Diego-based surfboard label. As is often the case,…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Vintage Bonzer, Energy Surfboards Thruster & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Today we’ve got a couple of sweet sledz for your viewing pleasure: a vintage Campbell Brothers bonzer, a Frank Latta-shaped Energy / Simon Anderson thruster, and a Nectar gun. Keep scrolling for the goods. 7’5″ Campbell Brothers Bonzer 3 (Craigslist Ventura)…

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Vintage Campbell Brothers Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another doozy for you. I’ve been a long admirer of Malcom and Duncan Campbell’s groundbreaking bonzer. The bonzer is one of the earliest tri fin surfboard designs, pre-dating Simon Anderson’s thruster by at least a decade. Yes, the Campbell Brothers and the bonzer are still going strong today,…

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Bonzer Vehicles

Bing Bonzer by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another beautiful Bing Bonzer for your perusing pleasure. I have written up numerous Bing Bonzers on this humble little blog, and I’ll continue to do so as long as I keep finding ones to feature. The Bing Bonzer is not only a striking surfboard, it’s a historically significant…

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Max McDonald EB5: Elevated Wing Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Long time readers of the blog probably know by now there are few things I enjoy more than learning about influential shapers and craftsmen. This is especially true of those who aren’t necessarily household names. Today we have a sweet board shaped by Santa Barbara shaper Max McDonald. I had seen…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Last of the Decade

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope you are all enjoying the last few days of the decade. I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2019 than by checking out some sweet sticks, so without any further ado, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so….

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Mike Eaton Bing Bonzer with Glenn Vitalis Airbrush

Greetings, Shredderz! I think we can all agree that one of life’s great pleasures is the feeling that comes along with finally getting to the bottom of a particularly frustrating mystery. Some of you may remember an Eaton-shaped Bing Bonzer I recently wrote up featuring a stunning airbrush by a mystery artist. Well,…

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Sagas of Shred

1989 Campbell Brothers Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

There’s something to be said about consistency, and the Campbell Brothers have been nothing if not steadfast in their belief about their groundbreaking design. It’s hard to refer to the Bonzer as an “alternative” design these days, given the fact the design counts surfers like Taylor Knox and brands like Channel Islands among…

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Sagas of Shred

Vintage Bing Bonzer Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California, and so I’m obligated to serve up some more vintage surf ads for all you kind folks. Usually, the Sagas of Shred series features ads that I have personally scanned from my stash of Surfer Magazine back issues. Today’s post, however, features an ad that…

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Sagas of Shred

Mike Eaton Surfboards Brochure: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! If you missed yesterday’s post about a special Creative Freedom John Bradbury board, please do check it out. I was thrilled to get these pics from a reader, and equally excited to share it with the rest of you. Today’s post also would not be possible if it weren’t for a…

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