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Vintage Surfboard Fins Part II: Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! I love vintage surfboard fins, especially those with multi colored layups, and by the looks of things, I’m definitely not the only person who feels this way. Last month I wrote a post about the vintage surfboard fin market. Since then, prices seem to have only inched further upwards. See below…

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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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Lis / Pavel, Stussy, Andreini & More

Greetings, Shredderz! So far 2020 hasn’t been anyone’s idea of a great time, but hopefully everyone has at least found some silver linings in what has been a pretty dark cloud. I hope you and yours are all safe, and that folks have been hitting up some uncrowded lineups to stay sane. Personally…

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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 Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: MTB & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for a selection of sticks that are currently listed for sale somewhere across the World Wide Web. Eighties MTB Thruster (eBay) I’ve been on a bit of an MTB kick lately (more on that later). Here’s a classic Eighties MTB…

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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 Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Nov 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of the month again. Here’s a selection of some of my favorite social media posts from the last month or so. This board is absolutely ridiculous! I am slowly but surely working on my knowledge of Aussie surfboards and shapers. Here’s a Rip Curl board shaped by Alan…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Autumn Advancing

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you may know the drill: keep scrolling for some of my favorite surf and vintage surfboard-related Instagram posts in recent memory. Can you believe the venerable Channel Islands brand has been around for fifty years?! It’s a bit hard to digest. Hint hint, there might be some cool Al…

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1994 Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama DT-2

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve been seeing a lot of neat boards pop up for sale, so I decided to write up one of my recent favorites. Pictured here is a 1994 Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama DT-2 model. According to the seller, the board was ordered directly from Donald and shaped by Takayama. The…

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Donald Takayama DT-2 Model
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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