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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Occy’s Famous 1984 Rusty, Transition Era Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a summary of some cool boards that are all currently listed for sale online as of publishing time. We’ve got an eclectic bunch for you today, including a 30 year anniversary reissue of Occy’s famous Rusty shortboard, a late 60s…

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Reader Submissions: Airbrush Aficionado Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: it’s awesome to hear from folks and to see photos of the boards you send in. I love talking to people about boards and surf history so feel free to drop me a line. I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly…

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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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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s G&S Fish, Stussy Mid-Length & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. There’s a couple of really cool boards currently listed for sale, including a racy little 70s G&S kneeboard, a newer Shawn Stussy mid-length and a few other gems. Per Grab Bag rules and regulations, all of the boards below are still…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

San Diego Legends: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, where we feature a few boards that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got quite the lineup this weekend, representing some of San Diego’s best known exports: Skip Frye, Gordon & Smith and Steve Lis. Full rundown…

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Sagas of Shred

1960s Gordon & Smith Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Sagas of Shred, where we publish a different vintage surf ad every Thursday evening. Today we’ve got a rad minimalist ad from venerable San Diego-based label Gordon & Smith Surfboards. I love the design of the ad itself, which still looks fresh today. The ad…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Mike Eaton Bing Bonzer, Dolphin Artwork & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for some sticks that, as of the time the blog post was published, were all listed for sale somewhere online. Sunset Surfboards Single Fin (eBay) Sunset Surfboards was an old San Diego-based surfboard label. As is often the case,…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Classic Noseriders & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Yes, it’s technically a Monday, but as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, I figured we can simultaneously reflect upon the legacy of a true civil rights icon and check out some righteous sleds. Per Weekend Grab Bag rules, all the…

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Sagas of Shred

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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Sagas of Shred

G&S Hy-Performance Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad going back all the way to 1967, featuring none other than Mike Hynson for Gordon & Smith. I found the image on a site called The Finbox, which has a stash of ultra high quality scans of vintage fin ads. I can’t recommend the site enough…

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