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The 2023 Shreddies Awards

Welcome to the 2023 Shreddies Awards! No, it’s not a real award. Not yet, anyway. But it is a recap of some of my favorite surf content from the past year. There’s a ton of good stuff in there, if I say so myself Surfboard of the Year: Ryan Burch Twin Fin Fish…

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“For Pleasure Only” feat. Darshan Gooch and Doug Haut

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m incredibly excited to announce the premier of “For Pleasure Only”, a film by Kyle Buthman featuring Darshan Gooch and Doug Haut. To me this movie is an ode to Santa Cruz surf history. It’s a town with no shortage of notable surfing moments. In fact, California’s first introduction to surfing…

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“For Pleasure Only” Premiering Oct 3

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m incredibly excited to announce “For Pleasure Only”, a film by Kyle Buthman featuring Darshan Gooch and Doug Haut, which will premier here on Shred Sledz on Tuesday, Oct 3. “For Pleasure Only” explores Doug Haut’s long and illustrious shaping career via the lens of a pristine 1967 Haut Bump model….

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Col Smith Channel Bottom Bonanza + More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some Instagram highlights from the past month or so, including a ridiculous collection of Col Smith channel bottom boards, a Phil Edwards Honolulu in action and more. Here’s Matt Chojnacki surfing a Phil Edwards Honolulu. Always cool to see footage of these boards in the water, especially when it’s…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tuesday Night Grab Bag: Haut, DVS & Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got an eclectic mix of boards for you today. By now hopefully you know the drill with the grab bag: all the boards listed below are for sale as of the time the blog post was published. Whether it’s a 1990s interpretation of a 60s classic, from a Northern California…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Sunday Sledz, featuring Yater & More: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a couple of boards that are all listed for sale online as of the time of publishing. 1969 8’10” Yater Single Fin (Craigslist SF Bay Area) Pictured above is an 8’10” Yater Surfboards single fin that was purportedly shaped during the…

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Doug Haut Surfboards 1979 Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick hit for you. I’ve been on a bit of a Santa Cruz kick lately, including a ridiculous Steve Coletta / Natural Shapes Surfboards single fin I wrote up a few days back. Today’s blog post features a board from none other than Doug Haut, who has…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Santa Cruz Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope everyone here Stateside had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If, like me, you live in Northern California, you’re well aware of Santa Cruz’s status as ground zero for high performance surfing in the area. Santa Cruz has more than its fair share of talented surfers and great waves, but likely due to…

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Mark Angell for Haut Surfboards

When it comes to surfboards, I love the bold-faced names as much as anyone else. Who wouldn’t to add a Skip Frye to their collection? What is there not to like about a Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt? The list goes on and on. And while I enjoy the classics, I also have a…

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