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Sagas of Shred

Tony Alva and Jay Adams for Con Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve long written about my fondness for LA-based label Con Surfboards, one of the classic surf brands of the Sixties, and the namesake of founder Constantine “Con” Colburn. I know I’ve said this about a ton of labels, but the circular red Con Surfboards logo is on the short list of…

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Sagas of Shred

Vintage Con Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the best part of your Thursday: another blast from the past, courtesy of Shred Sledz’s “Sagas of Shred” series. Today we’re featuring a vintage Con Surfboards ad that originally ran in the Dec / January 1963 issue of Surfer Magazine (Volume 4, Number 6). Con Surfboards, of course, is…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Shred Sledz Presents: August 21 Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz, and welcome to the latest installment in the Grab Bag series! Start scrolling for a selection of some of the cooler vintage boards that caught my eye over the past few weeks… David Nuuhiwa 1970s Single Fin (Craigslist) According to the Craigslist posting, this board was made in 1972. It’s a…

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Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Con Surfboards CC Rider: A Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Deep Dive focuses on perhaps my favorite old-school surfboard brand ever: Con Surfboards. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: the Con Surfboards logo is a gorgeous piece of graphic design. It’s classy and timeless, with just the right amount of color to make it pop. Today’s post examines…

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Con Surfboards CC Rider Claude Codgen

Pristine Con Longboard

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ve got a soft spot for Con Surfboards. The logo is so clean and simple. And while it clearly harkens back to an earlier time, it looks modern and appealing today. It’s just a great — and under-appreciated — bit of graphic design. Pictured…

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Con Surfboards Sting: Mint Con-dition 1970s Single Fin

I’ve written before about my love for Con Surfboards. I’ve had some time to think about it…and I stand by everything I’ve said. I don’t know what it is but I just can’t get enough of vintage Con boards. That logo is just so killer! There’s something about the simplicity of the design…

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