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Bing + Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! As I am sometimes wont to do, I thought I’d point you all in the direction of a couple of sweet sleds that are currently listed for sale. Bonzer aficionado Tim Orr is selling an original 1977 Campbell Brothers Bonzer and a 1968 Bing Surfboards Minigun model. Both boards are located…

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Bright Lights, Big Concave: Eaton Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Here is an insane Eaton Bonzer shaped by Albert “ACE” Elliott, sporting a high viz airbrush that might sear your retinas if you stare long enough. Many thanks to @vintagesurfcluster for the photos. The board is a UEO — Unidentified Eaton Object, which was a staple of Eaton’s model lineups —…

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70s Bing Bonzer Shaped by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a rad 7’6″ Bing Bonzer on Craigslist that was shaped by Mike Eaton, which I thought was worthy of a quick writeup. I’ve written up many Bing Bonzer boards over the years, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! There are a few cool things going on with this…

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1975 Rick Surfboards Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got something of a rare bird: a Bonzer shaped under the Rick Surfboards label. I got these photos via OfferUp, where the board is still listed for sale. According to the listing, the Rick bonzer measures in at 6’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″. The seller claims the…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Jeff Divine, Tom Servais & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s another installment of the not exactly famous Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup. Keep scrolling for more, including Rob Machado’s late 90s competitive heyday, a few dreamy lineup shots, and even a little something to keep the surfboard nerds stoked. I still can’t quite wrap my head around the physics of…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Two Bonzers and a Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for some curated boards currently for sale on Craigslist, including two longer Bonzers and a sweet 70s Russell Surfboards single fin. 7’6″ Gary Hanel Bonzer (Craigslist San Francisco) Here’s a sleek and low key 7’6″ Bonzer shaped by Gary…

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Sagas of Shred

How Do You Say Bonzer in Aussie?

Greetings, Shredderz! I posted a rad vintage 70s Bonzer earlier today on Instagram — scroll to the bottom to see — and that got me started down a bit of an internet rabbit hole. One of my favorite pieces of surf trivia is the fact that the Bonzer is known as the Bonza…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tuesday Night Grab Bag: Haut, DVS & Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got an eclectic mix of boards for you today. By now hopefully you know the drill with the grab bag: all the boards listed below are for sale as of the time the blog post was published. Whether it’s a 1990s interpretation of a 60s classic, from a Northern California…

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A Tribute to Mike Eaton

Greeting, Shredderz! I never had the good fortune of meeting Mike Eaton before his passing, and sadly I have yet to ride one of his surfboards. Nonetheless, it was impossible to miss the outpouring of remembrances to Eaton after his recent death. See below for some photos from Eaton’s long and fruitful career….

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