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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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Pulling Tape, Tri Plane Hull Trivia, & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, keep scrolling for some recent social media highlights. Here’s a rad mini edit of Tyler Warren surfing a 5’4″ twin fin shaped by Shawn Stussy. The edit was shot by Isaac Zoller. Warren is a talented surfer and shaper and it’s cool to see whose boards he chooses…

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Clipz

Mid-Length Madness

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve paid attention to surfboard trends lately, you have no doubt noticed that the mid-length is having its moment. What is the difference between a mid-length and an egg, you ask? That’s a great question, and honestly, I’m not sure! What I do know is that while eggs and other…

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Clipz

Mikey February on the CI Twin Pin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got two video clips from stylemaster Mikey February. Channel Islands boasts an incredible roster of team riders, but even in this rarified air, February’s smooth surfing stands out. Here are two videos that CI recently released, showcasing February on the new Twin Pin design during some R&D sessions last…

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Sagas of Shred

Rick Sharp for Channel Islands Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Usually Sagas of Shred focuses on vintage surf ads, but tonight we’ve got something slightly different for you. Pictured below is a poster that appeared on a 1980 calendar for the famed Channel Islands Surfboards label. The poster was designed by artist Rick Sharp. I published a Rick Sharp O’Neill ad…

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Vintage Channel Islands Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a board for you straight from my own humble quiver, with photos taken by yours truly. As much as I love finding gems on Craigslist — especially if there are great photos included — one goal for the upcoming year is to feature more boards that I have…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Clipz

More Mikey February, Gudauskas Bros & Ryan Burch

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another Clipz entry. As the title suggests, keep reading for a selection of surf edits that have caught my eye recently. Mikey February Quiver for Surfer and MR PORTER Feature Today we have not one but two Mikey February edits. The first clip is the latest entry in…

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Mikey February

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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