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Dick Brewer for Country Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Not that anyone has been wondering, but I’m still not quite sure what to say about Dick Brewer in the wake of his recent passing. There is no doubt that he will be remembered as one of the greatest and most influential shapers in the history of the sport. I cannot…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Fantastic Acid Quiver, Bird Goes Deep on Fins + More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Social Media Roundup. We’ve got some primo selections from a month’s worth of mindless Instagram scrolling. Keep reading for more. How insane is this selection of Fantastic Acid surfboards? As Matt Biolos of …Lost pointed out in the comments, it likely took hundreds of…

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French Adventures, Dick Brewer & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some recent surf videos I really liked. Keep reading for more. “Les Champs du Rivage” is directed by French photographer Thomas Lodin, whose work I have admired for a while. “Rivage” follows Mathieu Maréchal as he navigates his way through some empty waves in Central America and Northwest France….

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Happy Birthday Dick Brewer!

Greetings, Shredderz! Please join me in wishing all-time great Dick Brewer a happy 85th birthday. Brewer is one of the most influential surfboard shapers to ever hold a planer, and there is no doubt that the sport would not be the same without his contributions. He is someone whom I have covered more…

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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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Dick Brewer & Buzzy Trent for Hobie Surfboards

Does it get any more classic than this? Dick Brewer and Buzzy Trent, refining a surfboard made for waves guaranteed to terrify you, if not end your life outright. Brewer’s career is endlessly fascinating. His status as one of the greatest shapers ever is not for debate — and he still might be…

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1967 Bing Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an amazing Bing Surfboards ad all the way back from 1967. I found this ad on Pinterest. Link to the original image can be found here. First, I love the hand drawn artwork. I don’t know who the artist is but the result is an ad that grabs…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Dick Brewer Downrail Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the inaugural Weekend Grab Bag of 2021. It might be a New Year but we’re still obsessively refreshing Craigslist in search of some screaming surfboard deals. As always, the boards below are all currently for sale as of publishing time. Today we’ve got a couple of goodies, including a…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

MR’s Hawaii Quiver & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, a change on the back end means it is no longer possible to embed Instagram photos into my blog posts. The Social Media Roundup posts will continue, just tweaked slightly. Anyway, the less about blogging backend technology, the better: keep scrolling for some recent Instagram selections, featuring Mark Richards and…

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