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Sixties Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Sixties ad for the classic Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. (For perhaps the cleanest ever G&S Skip Frye Model I have ever seen, check out this post from last year.) I’m not sure exactly when the ad appeared, but it was early enough in Surfer Magazine’s…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Post Thanksgiving Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As we wind down Thanksgiving weekend here in the States, here are some surfboards that are currently listed for sale around the interwebs. Keep scrolling for more. Phil Edwards Honolulu #93A (eBay) I’m a sucker for anything related to Phil Edwards, and the boards he shaped in Honolulu after his Hobie…

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Clipz

Devon Howard on a G&S Skip Frye V Bottom

I really liked this Devon Howard video, but not for the usual reasons. I love watching Howard surf. His edits from the release of the new Channel Islands CI Mid model are some of my favorites of the year. This clip, the latest entry in Surfer’s excellent Shed Session series, sees Howard taking…

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Clipz

Vintage Skip Frye Surfing Footage

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a Skip Frye themed edition of the Clipz series. After all, surfboards are meant to be surfed, and while I love documenting Skip’s boards, it’s awesome (and dare I say important) to see them being ridden, too. Keep scrolling for some more videos featuring Skip Frye surfing some…

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Skip Frye Surfing
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Memorial Day Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you Stateside, I hope you’re all having a wonderful (and safe) Memorial Day. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features surfboards that are all listed for sale as of the time of publishing. Without any further ado here’s a handful of sticks that are up for grabs, including…

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Pristine Sixties G&S Skip Frye Model

Greetings, Shredderz! For the past few weeks we’ve been lucky enough to receive pics of some killer early Skip Frye Gordon & Smith shapes. The first board is likely the fourth ever G&S Skip Frye Model ever created — so early it pre-dates Skip’s famous wings logo. The second board is a gorgeous…

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Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a splendid example of a classic Sixties longboard: the Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. I most recently wrote up a G&S Skip Frye Model that is likely the fourth ever Frye model, so check out that post if you’re interested. The Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model…

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Early G&S Skip Frye Model: Before the Wings

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re putting together a short list of the most memorable surfboard logos of all time, there’s no chance you’re leaving off Skip Frye and his famous wings. Frye is also known for his longtime association with Gordon & Smith, where he was a production shaper before becoming a team rider….

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Price Checks

Price Checks: G&S Skip Frye Surfboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve taking a very quick peek into the market for Skip Frye surfboards. Anecdotally, I would say the market for Skip’s boards has gone bonkers recently. I say this without judgment. As someone who would love to own a Skip Frye surfboard, I’m disappointed, as the chances of me acquiring…

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