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Coupla Cool Ones: More 70s Single Fins

Greetings, Shredderz! I love 70s single fins, and there have been a few rad ones floating around online for sale. Here are a few boards that caught my eye, presented in no particular order. Gosh, this is just a gorgeous board. Look at those colors! How great is that red resin pin line,…

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Price Checks

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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Drop Dead Gorgeous Dennis Pang Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an incredible surfboard for you. Pictured here is a 7’4″ Dennis Pang single fin that was shaped in 1979. The board is listed for sale in the Swaylocks Surfshop. All the photos in this post are via the listing. I first posted about this board on Instagram about…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: October 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! Regular readers know the rules: keep scrolling for some of my favorite vintage surfboard-related social media posts from the past month or so. For all my ignorance of Australian surf culture and history, I remain a huge, unabashed fan. And as an American, I’m particularly interested in how Australian and American…

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Sagas of Shred

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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Vintage Board Price Checks Featuring 80s T&C Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a quick check-in on the market for 1980s boards, many of which feature the bright colors and loud graphics that came to define the decade. Trying to find information on fair prices for boards can be a frustrating experience. By referencing some recent eBay sales, including examples of…

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Vintage 80s T&C Surfboards Twin Fin
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Shred Sledz Presents: July 17 Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s been a while since I put one of these together. What better way to stave off the slow and inexorable encroachment of the work week than by perusing some of the cooler vintage sticks to go on sale over the past few days? Here’s a little selection of boards that…

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Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Surf Line Hawaii: Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Greetings, Shredderz, and welcome to the latest Shred Sledz Deep Dive! Today’s Deep Dive features a venerable Hawaiian surf brand that has long deserved a closer look: Surf Line Hawaii. Before I get into the history, though, let’s skip right to the good stuff: pictures of awesome surfboards. First up is a single fin shaped…

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Ben Aipa Surf Line Hawaii Sting