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Gerry Lopez Astrodeck: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s entry in Sagas of Shred — the series in which we feature a different vintage surf advertisement every Thursday night, California time — is an unexpected pairing in the form of a Gerry Lopez Astrodeck ad. Even though Astrodeck inventor Herbie Fletcher originally hails from California, he has a long…

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Lightning Bolt Gerry Lopez Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have for you a very cool example of perhaps the single most coveted surfboard of all time: a Lightning Bolt Gerry Lopez single fin, most likely shaped by the master himself. First, a little bit of background: Lightning Bolt might have been the single biggest surfboard brand of the Seventies,…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup (March 3)

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of some of the rad boards that have caught my eye on various trips down the information super highway… View this post on Instagram It’s finally here!! My all original Gerry Lopez STING-BOLT with an Al Dove airbrush. Super happy to finally get it here. It…

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Vintage Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt Ad: Sagas of Shred

Thursday is a day of anticipation: with the weekend in striking distance, hope has a way of blossoming. And just in case Thursdays weren’t glorious enough already, here at Shred Sledz we have made considerable efforts to further ease your transition into weekends chock filled with waves, wax and warmth. Yes, that’s right:…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

California Surf Museum Fundraiser: Retro Lightning Bolt Pipeliner

The California Surf Museum held its 10th annual Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, October 28th. One of the guests of honor was none other than Gerry Lopez. As part of the fundraiser, a select group of top shapers created tributes to the Lightning Bolt Pipeliner as a way of celebrating Lopez’s career, and they…

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1980s Astrodeck Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of Sagas of Shred, where I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of surf culture from years past. Pictured above is an Astrodeck ad that appeared in the August 1985 issue of Surfer Magazine (Volume 26, No. 8). The ad features none other than the following surfers:…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (June 12): Yater Hull and More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a collection of some of the coolest boards I’ve seen floating around online as of late, including an awesome Yater hull. View this post on Instagram @Yater A post shared by Vintage-life (@robertstassi) on Jun 12, 2017 at 4:42pm PDT How cool is this thing?! Yater was the…

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Surf Line Hawaii: Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Greetings, Shredderz, and welcome to the latest Shred Sledz Deep Dive! Today’s Deep Dive features a venerable Hawaiian surf brand that has long deserved a closer look: Surf Line Hawaii. Before I get into the history, though, let’s skip right to the good stuff: pictures of awesome surfboards. First up is a single fin shaped…

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Ben Aipa Surf Line Hawaii Sting
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 エントランスを彩る70S Lightning Bolt shaped by Gerry Lopez と、スタッフ皆の笑顔で明日もお待ちしております🤗 スバラシキなゴールデンウィークをお過ごしくださいませ! Happy Golen Week❗️ #gerrylopez #lightningbolt #70s #standardstore #mahalo #smile #vintage #vintagesurfboard…

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