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70s Donald Takayama Single Fin for Surfing’s New Image

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a bitchin’ rig from longtime Shred Sledz contributor Steve Wray. Steve has been kind enough to share some choice selections from his quiver over the years. Mostly recently I wrote up a Wave Tools twin fin with a great checkerboard graphic. Steve also has a gorgeous Mike Slingerland-shaped…

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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Clipz

More Mikey February, Gudauskas Bros & Ryan Burch

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another Clipz entry. As the title suggests, keep reading for a selection of surf edits that have caught my eye recently. Mikey February Quiver for Surfer and MR PORTER Feature Today we have not one but two Mikey February edits. The first clip is the latest entry in…

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Mikey February
Sagas of Shred

Nineties Hawaiian Pro Designs Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an advertisement that originally ran in the October 1995 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 36, No 10). Few things make me feel older than flipping through magazines from this time and realizing a quarter century has passed, but this is probably not the…

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Sagas of Shred

Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: 2020 Vision

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the very first Social Media Roundup entry of the new decade. I know you all came here for the pics and not my blathering, so let’s get right to it. Here is Joel Tudor posing with an unusual board: a Donald Takayama-shaped Nat Young model. According to Tudor the…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: All Mixed Up

Greetings, Shredderz! This Sunday we’ve got a smattering of sledz for your perusing pleasure, as part of our Weekend Grab Bag series. It’s been a while since we last ran one of these entries. The last time around we featured some cool Donald Takayama surfboards. The rules for the Weekend Grab Bag are…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Sunset Surfboards & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope you all had truly wonderful weekends. There was some late season swell up here in Northern California, which was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. Yours truly was also active on the pickups front, but that’s a post for another time. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features a collection of…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Donald Takayama Scorpion & More

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you should know the drill: it’s the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, where I spotlight some great boards I have seen listed for sale. As always, all of the postings are live as of the time the blog post was published. Onto the fresh batch of vintage…

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Transition Era Donald Takayama Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! The board featured here was a shoo-in for the Shred Sledz Signature Collection…until I read the price. Pictured below is a Transition Era Donald Takayama single fin that was listed on Craigslist for a firm $1K. As much as I wanted to dash off a borderline insulting lowball offer, the seller…

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