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An Unusual 70s G&S Skip Frye

Skip Frye has been shaping surfboards since the 60s, but for whatever reason, he doesn’t seem to have made a ton of traditional 70s single fins. I’m guessing Skip and many of his San Diego contemporaries were more focused on eggs and other designs during this time period. That said, every once in…

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Transition Era Skip Frye

Greetings, Shredderz! Following yesterday’s post about two Transition Era Skip Frye boards — the Fast Frye and the Small Frye — here’s an example of a G&S Skip model that was recently listed for sale. I think this might be an example of the aforementioned G&S Fast Frye model, which I’m not too…

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Transition Era G&S Skip Frye Brochure

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another rad Gordon & Smith brochure for you today, this time featuring two Transition Era Skip Frye models. From my count, G&S also produced the Baby Gun and the V Bottom in conjunction with Skip, along with the Fast Frye and the Small Frye pictured here. You don’t hear…

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Early 80s Gordon & Smith Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! In my humble opinion this is one of the cooler vintage surf ads I’ve run as part of the Sagas of Shred series, which I have been posting every Thursday here on this blog. There’s so much to unpack here, whether it’s poring over the minute details of every single insanely…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Rick, Skip + Diff: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For this blog post I’m experimenting with a slightly different format. Most Weekend Grab Bag entries have included decent pics of all the boards that are for sale. Unfortunately, applying a photography standard for Craigslist posts has a way of severely limiting supply, so we’re going largely text based today. This…

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Rare Takayama Sting + More: Shredder Submissions

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time to revisit some submissions from all of you, which is honestly a blog post I look forward to writing every single month. You guys are sitting on some serious heat, which I am pumped to share. Keep reading for more: First up, we have a killer pair of boards…

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G&S Skip Frye Baby Gun

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, I am addicted to scouring Craigslist for surfboards. But every once in a while, the countless hours I’ve spent refreshing the same old crappy ads turns out to be useful. Case in point: this 1968 Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Baby Gun was briefly listed on Craigslist before the ad…

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Skip Frye Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a classic ad that I’ve seen floating around the internet in various places. It’s too bad it’s not a higher quality scan, but oh well, it’s still worth featuring. Here’s a late 60s Gordon & Smith ad featuring two unusual Skip Frye designs: the Baby Gun and the…

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Rare 1967 G&S Skip Frye Model

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve been fortunate enough to feature some really rad Gordon & Smith Skip Frye boards on this blog over the years. (If you’d like to browse some of the greatest hits, I’m partial to this ultra clean example of a 60s G&S Skip Frye longboard, and then this super early G&S…

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