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Single Fin Submissions

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s two more sweet sledz that got sent in. Thanks as always for passing along some truly epic sticks. Thanks to Sim Middleton for sending in this righteous 1977 Energy Surfboards single fin shaped by the one and only Simon Anderson. I love seeing examples of Simon Anderson’s boards under the…

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Quivers of Distinction

One of the Sickest Quivers I’ve Seen

Greetings, Shredderz! Is there anything better than a thoughtfully constructed quiver? There’s something special about a surfboard collection that achieves the rare combo of quality and quantity. Speaking of which, I’m happy to feature a small selection from Scott’s insane quiver. You can follow Scott along on Instagram here: @wizard.soup. Scott hails from…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Vintage Bonzer, Energy Surfboards Thruster & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Today we’ve got a couple of sweet sledz for your viewing pleasure: a vintage Campbell Brothers bonzer, a Frank Latta-shaped Energy / Simon Anderson thruster, and a Nectar gun. Keep scrolling for the goods. 7’5″ Campbell Brothers Bonzer 3 (Craigslist Ventura)…

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Energy Surfboards Simon Anderson Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a special surfboard for you. Featured here is an early Energy Surfboards thruster. Simon Anderson invented the tri fin thruster design in late 1980. It was his victory at Bells Beach in 1981 that announced the arrival of the thruster, which has remained a staple of high performance…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: End of Summer Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! You know the drill: here are some of the coolest boards I’ve seen on Instagram lately. Keep scrolling for more… View this post on Instagram ⚡️RENNY YATER GUN⚡️1976⚡️ . This is Jock Sutherland’s personal Pipeline Gun. . Dims: 8’1 x 20-1/2” x 3-1/2” . #renny #yater #santabarbarasurfshop #santabarbara #pipeline #ricon #jocksutherland…

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Energy Surfboards Thruster by Frank Latta

Greetings, Shredderz! While I generally don’t write too much about thrusters, there’s no denying that Simon Anderson’s signature invention belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the most influential surfboard designs ever. Even now, a good thirty plus years after Anderson first popularized the tri-fin shortboard, the thruster remains the standard setup for high…

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Simon Anderson for Energy Surfboards

Check out this vintage Simon Anderson single fin on eBay Australia! Simon Anderson’s claim to shaping fame is the fact he invented the thruster, the first tri-fin surfboard design that stands as one of the most influential shapes in surfboard history. 35 years ago the thruster ushered in the modern shortboard era, and…

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