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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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Sagas of Shred

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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Sagas of Shred

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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Sagas of Shred

Dick Brewer for W.A.V.E.

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an incredible vintage surfboard ad featuring some of the most interesting and influential figures in surfing during the Seventies. W.A.V.E. — Water Apparatus & Vehicular Engineering, Inc. — was a line of hollow surfboards produced in the Seventies. I have mostly attributed Tom Morey with having invented the…

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Derek Hynd on Dick Brewer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of an anomaly. I pride myself on writing everything that appears on this humble blog, but this post, a word-for-word transcript of a Dick Brewer profile written by Derek Hynd in 1990, is an exception. I decided to transcribe this article for two reasons: first and…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Summertime Sledz: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Thanks for showing up to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. As always, the boards below are all for sale as of the time the post went live. Today we’ve got a wide-ranging set of vintage boards up for grabs, including a Dick Brewer single fin, a Con Surfboards…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Memorial Day Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you Stateside, I hope you’re all having a wonderful (and safe) Memorial Day. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features surfboards that are all listed for sale as of the time of publishing. Without any further ado here’s a handful of sticks that are up for grabs, including…

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