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February in April

Greetings, Shredderz! I suspect I’m not the only one who’s spending more time indoors than I would like. Here are some surf videos to help pass the hours other than drooling over the spooky temptation of empty Malibu. Many Classic Moments Here is an excerpt from “Many Classic Moments”, a 1978 surf film…

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Timeout: Buttons and Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening, which means it’s time for a fresh scan of a vintage surf ad. The latest Sagas of Shred entry features Button in an ad for Local Motion Surfboards. The ad originally ran in the October 1983 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 24, No 10). I featured a different…

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Buttons for Local Motion: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! We don’t have much for you today, just a sweet Local Motion ad nabbed from the pages of the April 1983 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 24, No 4). As you can see, the advertisement features none other than Montgomery Ernest Thomas Kaluhiokalani, better known as Buttons (RIP), posing alongside a…

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Astrodeck Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! As promised, we have another episode of Sagas of Shred, which features various bits of surf history from over the years. We have written about old Astrodeck ads before, but hey, you gotta keep drawing from the well until it’s dry! Today’s installment is an Astrodeck ad from the 1980s that…

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How to Tell if Ben Aipa Shaped Your Sting

First, the good news: there is an Aipa sting for sale on eBay, whose pictures I have included here. The board is in decent shape, and right now the current bid is a tidy $82.01. Before I go get to the bad news, I’d like to give some background on Ben Aipa, who…

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Buttons and Owl: Two Hawaiian Counter Culture Icons

This board represents a timeless combination of two of the better-known figures in Hawaiian surf history: 70s pro surfer Buttons Kaluhiokalani, and legendary shaper Owl Chapman. Found on Craigslist in San Diego, this board is a 7′ single fin shaped by Chapman (see his signature on the stringer in the 3rd picture) intended as…

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Donald Takayama for Buttons

Here at Shred Sledz HQ, we dream of finding rad vintage boards at equally rad prices. Sadly, not everyone shares in this dream – especially the second part. It’s a shame, because this board is super rad, but the price is a bit outrageous ($2,500!). It is a Donald Takayama surfboard shaped for Hawaiian…

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