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Kelly Slater for Channel Islands

Do we talk enough about Slater and Al Merrick’s longtime partnership? Slater obviously has strong opinions about his equipment, and I would love to hear a more in-depth account of how he and Merrick collaborated over the years, during Kelly’s utterly dominant run in the 90s. I think a lot of us remember…

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The CI Log

Greetings, Shredderz! If, like me, you grew up on a steady diet of late 90s and early 2000s surf magazines, who went out of their way to look down their noses at most longboarders not named Joel Tudor, you are probably shocked to hear that Channel Islands is releasing a longboard model called…

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Clipz

G Skate Demo Tapes: Hawaii feat. the Gudauskas Bros

Greetings, Shredderz! Channel Islands just dropped a scorcher of an edit, which can be viewed in full below. What does it say about the state of the surf industry that the single largest (and I would argue most influential) board manufacturer continues to look beyond the thruster for its signature models? The video…

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Dane Gudauskas CI Surfboards G Skate
Clipz

More Mikey February & Steph’s Silky Style

Greetings, Shredderz! It might be a New Year but absolutely nothing is changing in terms of my desire to keep shining a light on exceptional surf videos. We’ve got a handful this go round, including Mikey February and Steph Gilmore, just to name a few. Keep scrolling for the full monty. I try…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Sunday

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another edition of the Weekend Grab Bag for your perusing pleasure. All of the boards featured below are currently listed for sale as of publishing time. There’s an eclectic selection of single fins for sale this Sunday, including offerings from Channel Islands, Wave Tools and more. Keep reading for…

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Clipz

“Let it Simmer” & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s “Clipz” entry admittedly has a familiar feel, as it features the likes of Mikey February and John John Florence, who have been frequent subjects here at Shred Sledz. But hey, I’m also not going to apologize for liking what I like, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I’m…

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Price Checks

California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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