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The Eighties at Echo Beach

Greetings, Shredderz! There are few things I love more than an awesome surf coffee table book, and there simply aren’t many of ’em that are better than Mike Moir’s “The Eighties at Echo Beach.” Maybe it’s because I was born in the 80s, and my very first exposure to surf culture was the…

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Price Checks

Wave Tools & Schroff: 80s Price Checks

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick recap of an eventful weekend in Eighties surfboard sales. This Price Checks entry covers what looked to be an eventful weekend in Eighties surfboard sales, including two different Wave Tools boards, and a Schroff Quad Blaster. (Check out this post from earlier this year for some…

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Sagas of Shred

Quiksilver, Danny Kwock and Echo Beach: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on the road this week, which means no fresh vintage surf ad scans for today’s Sagas of Shred entry. The good news, though, is that we’re borrowing an ad originally posted by the cool kids at Saturdays NYC. If surf nostalgia has a more classic combination than Danny Kwock, Quiksilver…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Wave Tools Jeff Parker Model & More: Weekend Grab Bag

Shredderz, I can’t lie: it has been some time since I last offered up an entry of our Weekend Grab Bag series. But better late than never, right? Today we’ve got an eclectic group of vintage surfboards. Per Grab Bag rules, all boards must be currently listed for sale as of the time…

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Wave Tools Twin Fin by Lance Collins

Greetings, Shredderz! First things first, and that’s giving credit where credit is due. The photos in this blog post of the amazing 80s Wave Tools twin fin come courtesy of Shred Sledz reader Steve Wray. Steve has blessed us with some awesome pics from his equally great collection, and for that I am…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Shred Sledz Presents: August 6 Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Shred Sledz Grab Bag, where we’ll be taking a look at some boards that have recently been listed or sold around in the internet. And if you’re catching up, I’d like to recommend checking out the earlier post on Rick Surfboards. Without any further ado,…

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Shawn Stussy Surfboards Trivia

Surfboards and Coffee had their second event this past weekend, and it looks like it was a doozy. Expression Session #2 was a celebration of all things Echo Beach, and as you might expect, there was enough neon to hurt your eyes (this is a good thing!). Peter Schroff and Lance Collins (Wave Tools)…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (May 29)

Konichiwa, Shredderz! This post is being written from lovely Japan, where I am enjoying an extended trip with Ms. Sledz. Hope all of my American friends are enjoying Memorial Day weekend. Enough about me, though, and onto the goods… View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jeff Robertson (@jeff_robertson_1979_mft) This is a…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (May 8)

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope your stoke levels are high and rising. Here’s a smattering of rad surfboards I’ve seen pop up on social media over the past week or so. View this post on Instagram A post shared by STANDARD STORE (@standardstore) It’s a scientifically proven fact that you can’t go wrong posting pictures of…

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Echo Beach Throwback: Town & Country Surfboards

Pictured above is a classic 80s Town & Country Surfboards design that is currently for sale on Craigslist in San Diego (link to the board can be found here.) The seller is asking $500, which is certainly not cheap, but the eighties Echo Beach-inspired boards are popular among collectors. A few interesting things…

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