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60s Clark Foam & Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a doubleheader for Sagas of Shred: a full page of vintage surf ads, featuring one spot for Clark Foam, and the other for Bing Surfboards. Bing has had some great ads over the years, and it’s cool to see the label still going strong today. Bing Copeland has…

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Dave Parmenter Makaha Missile

It sounds strange, but this blog owes its existence to Craigslist. I started writing Shred Sledz because it was impossible to find information online about the shapers and surfboards I was interested in. I realized Craigslist consistently had great pictures of interesting surfboards, but what made it inconvenient was the fact photos disappeared…

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Custom Marc Andreini Hand Shape: Part I

Is there anything more exciting than finally receiving a brand new, custom shaped surfboard? The question is a little ridiculous, I know — after all, the fun part of owning a surfboard is actually riding the thing — but the point still stands. What surfer doesn’t know the thrill of finally receiving a…

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Sagas of Shred

Clark Foam Ad from the 1960s: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to yet another installment of Sagas of Shred. Every Thursday we feature a different slice of surf history, and today’s entry sheds a light on one of the most accomplished businessmen the surf industry has ever seen: Gordon “Grubby” Clark, the founder and CEO of Clark Foam. Before its abrupt…

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Vintage Donald Takayama Single Fin

Donald Takayama is a Shred Sledz favorite. Before his passing in 2012, Takayama struck up a memorable partnership with Joel Tudor. Takayama’s brand, Hawaiian Pro Designs, continues to produce boards from Takayama’s pioneering designs, but there’s no replacement for a board shaped by the man himself. Pictured below is a vintage Donald Takayama single…

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Wave Tools Lance Collins

Hope all you Shredderz are enjoying the Holidayz. Apologiez (okay, I get it, the z joke is getting old now) for the slowdown in post scheduling, but I’m back in the saddle. Today’s offering is just a quick hit. Up for grabz (last one, I promise) near Torrance is a Lance Collins /…

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Daytona

Here at Shred Sledz HQ, we’re big fans of history. For whatever reason, there are few things I enjoy more than learning about old surfboards and then organizing and presenting all the information I come across. (I humbly submit the recent post on the original Hobie Phil Edwards model, which I think might be…

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