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Social Media Roundup: Modern 80s Radness & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Everyone else wants to talk about Elon Musk buying Twitter; I’m just here to share some rad content I’ve seen on my feed over the past month. If you’re looking for a surfboard themed respite from people arguing about billionaires, well, you’ve come to the right place. Keep scrolling for more….

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dane Kealoha, A Killer 80s Stussy, MR & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest Social Media Roundup, which features some Instagram highlights from over the past month or so. I’ve really been enjoying photographer John Bilderback’s recent posts. Here’s a sequence of Dane Kealoha. There’s something hypnotic about these shots from photographer Shawn Parkin. To quote one of the comments, “that…

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Sagas of Shred

Dane Kealoha for O’Neill

Greetings, Shredderz! How do I say this delicately…is this the least intimidating that famed Hawaiian power surfer Dane Kealoha has ever looked? This O’Neill ad originally ran in the June 1980 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 21, No 6). I’m used to seeing Kealoha scowling and/or laying into massive turns, so this is…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

1980 Stussy Single Fin, Dane Kealoha & Rick Rasmussen

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Social Media Roundup. Below you’ll find a hand picked selection of some of my favorite Instagram posts from over the past month. Gordinho, AKA Paul Cohen, is a photographer who has been based in Hawaii since the 70s. He has been posting some incredible…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Art Brewer, Dane Kealoha and La Bomba: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the April 2021 installment of the Social Media Roundup. See below for my favorite posts from the past month. God knows I am all too familiar with that awful feeling of having wasted a perfectly good day glued to the phone. More often than not, Instagram is the culprit….

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Sagas of Shred

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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Sagas of Shred

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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