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George Greenough: Surfing’s Mad Scientist

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an awesome feature on George Greenough, excerpted from John Grissim’s 1982 book “Pure Stoke.” This is easily one of the best surfing profiles / interviews I have ever read. Over the years I had heard so much about Greenough, but mostly second hand; Grissim’s profile is largely built…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Greenough Edge Board Quiver & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here’s a summary of some of the cooler things I’ve found on Instagram recently. This is an older post, but hey, I don’t discriminate when it comes to getting a peek inside the fertile mind of George Greenough. The photo was posted by Ryan Lovelance, who I’m guessing…

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Sagas of Shred

Freely Freakin’ with Tom Morey & George Greenough

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday night here in California, and that means the Shred Sledz Editorial Team (i.e., me) is working overtime to find another great vintage surf ad to share with the internet. Today we’re revisiting one of the many surf inventions to spring from the incredible imagination of Tom Morey: the W.A.V.E….

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Guns, Wood & Beyond: California Gold Vintage Surf Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of year again: Scott Bass’ California Gold Vintage Surf Auction is back for 2021 with a fresh batch of collectible surfboards. Bidding closes this Friday, and you can check out all the lots here. The auction more or less contains what you’d expect. Classic 60s longboards still seem…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Slides of March: Bertlemann, Town & Country & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Against all odds, springtime is here. Doesn’t it finally feel like there’s a light at the end of this miserable tunnel? Thank god for surfing, which has been one of the few things providing regular doses of sanity over the past year. There’s a cautious sense of hope afoot, at least…

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Sagas of Shred

W.A.V.E. Set Fin Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another killer W.A.V.E. Set fin ad for your viewing pleasure. This one is from January 1970, and I nabbed the image from the excellent stash of vintage fin ads over at The Finbox, which I can’t recommend enough. I love the design of the ad. It has some…

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George Greenough on a Spoon & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest entry of Clipz, where I spotlight some of my favorite edits. Keep reading for more. For all Greenough’s influence, it’s a bit difficult to find quality footage of his surfing online. Here’s three minutes from “Plastic Fantastic Machine”, featuring Greenough on one of his famous spoon kneeboards….

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“Crystal Voyager”, MP and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Clipz, where we’re throwing together a hodge podge of vintage surf flicks for your viewing pleasure. Keep scrolling for some more selections. George Greenough “Crystal Voyager” Snippets I was surprised enough to see Greenough starring in an O’Neill wetsuits ad, so imagine when I came…

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Sagas of Shred

The Greenough Evolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real gem of a vintage surf ad for you. Previous Sagas of Shred posts have featured questionable art direction, pro surfers in embarrassing outfits, and incredible hairdos, but this time around we’ve got something for the purists. Featured here is an old W.A.V.E. Set fin ad featuring…

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Think Bing: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some of the finer surf videos I’ve enjoyed lately. “Think Bing” is a neat video series Bing Surfboards produced last year to commemorate the storied brand’s sixty year anniversary. It’s a multi-part series, so make sure you check out Part II and Part III, which can all be found…

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