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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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Sagas of Shred

Occy for Dick Brewer Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features an ad from a pretty unlikely pairing: Mark Occhilupo and Dick Brewer. The ad you see here originally ran in the August 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 8). Earlier today I was on Instagram and I happened to randomly come across a…

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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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Ben Aipa for Greg Noll Surfcenter & More…

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of social media posts from the last month or so. View this post on Instagram Wayne and Larry Bertlemann from an old Surfer Magazine in 1978 @lbertlemann #waynelynch #waynelynchsurfboards A post shared by Wayne Lynch (@waynelynchsurfboards) on May 11, 2015 at 11:05pm PDT I’ve long held…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Rick Surfboards UFO Stubby & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, I’m aware that it is no longer the weekend. I’m not going to let something as trivial as reality get in the way of delivering another dose of some vintage surfboard goodness, however. Keep reading for a selection of boards that are currently listed for sale, including a neat Rick…

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Brewer Hawk Surfboards: Sam Hawk Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a board that I wrote about earlier on Instagram, but I figured was worth a closer look. There are few shapers who can claim to have influenced modern surfboard design as much as Dick Brewer. During the Seventies, Dick Brewer had a number of proteges and collaborators, including Owl…

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