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Rare Channel Islands Custom Logo Seventies Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a rare vintage stick courtesy of a reader named Adam. Adam is the bassist in a band named Iration. You can check out Iration’s music here, and you can also follow Adam on Instagram. The board featured here is a Seventies Channel Islands Surfboards single fin, shaped by…

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“Assorted Rides” with Devon Howard & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some hand selected edits that I think you’ll enjoy. “Assorted Rides” starring Devon Howard This isn’t Devon Howard‘s first appearance on the Clipz series, and it’s not hard to see why. Maybe I’m just old, but I much prefer watching Howard surf compared to a lot of pros. The…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Distancing Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, it’s not every day that health professionals recommend we all stay indoors glued to our phones, and yet here we are. Hope you are all staying healthy and sane during these surreal times. Without any further ado, here are some recent social media selections for a much needed dose of…

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Devon Howard: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Like the rest of the internet, I have lately been blown away by the surfing of Longboard tour commissioner Devon Howard. While Howard is obviously a skilled longboarder, I have really enjoyed watching his silky smooth stylings on some mid-length eggs. Howard collaborated with Channel Islands to develop the new CI…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: 2020 Vision

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the very first Social Media Roundup entry of the new decade. I know you all came here for the pics and not my blathering, so let’s get right to it. Here is Joel Tudor posing with an unusual board: a Donald Takayama-shaped Nat Young model. According to Tudor the…

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Vintage Al Merrick Surfboard

Greetings, Shredderz! The weekend might be coming to a close but we’ve still got some heat for you before Monday rolls around. Yes, what you see here is a gorgeous vintage Al Merrick surfboard. Even better, the board has a beautiful airbrush courtesy of artist Bernie Tsao, and some other cool bells and…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Autumn Advancing

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you may know the drill: keep scrolling for some of my favorite surf and vintage surfboard-related Instagram posts in recent memory. Can you believe the venerable Channel Islands brand has been around for fifty years?! It’s a bit hard to digest. Hint hint, there might be some cool Al…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: March Madness

Aloha, Shredderz! This entry is being written from beautiful Hawaii. More on that later! In the meantime, enjoy a selection of some recent social media posts from the wonderful world of vintage surfboards. View this post on Instagram Don’t really need an excuse to show another cool shot of a really cool guy,…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! The weekend is almost over, and right before the buzzer we’ve got another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep reading for a selection of cool vintage surfboards that are listed for sale online. Channel Islands Al Merrick Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin (eBay) I absolutely love vintage Channel Islands surfboards. Considering…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Santa Barbara Edition

It’s the first Social Media Roundup of 2019, and today we’re focusing on some recent posts that delve into the rich history of Santa Barbara surfing. Alright, enough from me, and onto the pics… View this post on Instagram This is a photo of an early eighties shaping machine – Al Merrick. I…

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