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Dane Kealoha for T&C Surf Designs

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California and we came prepared with some fresh vintage surf ads for our weekly Sagas of Shred series. Dane Kealoha was a staple of various T&C Surf Designs campaigns over the years, particularly during the Eighties, when he was widely regarded as one of the best…

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Clipz

Flotsam and Jetsam: Chris Ward, Mason Ho and More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another installment of our Clipz series, showcasing some favorite edits. Without any further ado, here are some videos for your viewing pleasure: Chris Ward from 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux Here’s some insane mid-2000s footage of Chris Ward on a MR 1980 Retro Twin model. I don’t know shit…

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Peter Harris Stubbies

Dane Kealoha Surfboard by Glenn Minami

Old surf ads are fun and all, but let’s face it: if you’re reading this blog, you came here for one thing, and that’s the straight dope on vintage surfboards with some heavy hitter pedigree. I think you’ll all agree that today’s stick fits that description. And, if for some reason, a Dane…

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T&C Surf Designs Dane Kealoha Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening in California, which can only mean one thing: more vintage surf ads coming your way, via Sagas of Shred. Today’s entry is another classic from the Eighties, AKA the decade that popularized neon, mullets, stonewashed jeans and countless other instances of poor taste. You know what has aged…

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T&C Surf Designs with Dane Kealoha: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s late on Thursday night, which can only mean one thing: that’s right, it’s time for Sagas of Shred, where we feature a different vintage surf ad every week. Honestly, this ad speaks for itself, so I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum. It originally ran in the January 1986 issue…

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Town & Country Dane Kealoha Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Pictured above is an absolutely classic advertisement from perhaps the greatest Hawaiian surf brand ever: Town & Country Surf Designs. I ran an old T&C Surf Designs ad from 1979 in an earlier installment of Sagas of Shred, which you can see here.  I can say, however, that the T&C ad above,…

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T&C Surf Designs Ad from 1979

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, it is Thursday. Yes, I have another excellent vintage surf ad to share with you all! This humble little T&C Surf Designs promo comes from an issue of Surfer Magazine originally published in 1979. As you can see from the presence of numerous other brands — Rip Curl, Body Glove,…

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Hawaiian Power: Aipa and Dan Kealoha

Do you like neon? How about surfcraft shaped by an undisputed master of the form? What are you feelings on ridiculous 80s paint jobs? (Related to question #1 above). Do old surfboards in impeccable shape titillate you? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above – especially the one about neon –…

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