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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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Sagas of Shred

The Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad featuring an all time classic surfboard model: the Campbell Brothers’ tri fin Bonzer, produced in conjunction with Bing Surfboards. I found this Bing Bonzer ad via The Finbox, which has a truly amazing stash of vintage fin ads. Definitely check out the site when you can….

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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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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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