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Croteau, Hynson & More: Mid Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Apologies that things have been a bit more quiet lately on the blog front. Believe it or not, writing about surfboards isn’t exactly a lucrative line of work, so I’ve had to focus on things that actually pay the bills. But fear not, we’ve got a sweet selection of sleds that…

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Sagas of Shred

How Do You Say Bonzer in Aussie?

Greetings, Shredderz! I posted a rad vintage 70s Bonzer earlier today on Instagram — scroll to the bottom to see — and that got me started down a bit of an internet rabbit hole. One of my favorite pieces of surf trivia is the fact that the Bonzer is known as the Bonza…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

G&S Water Skate Origins, Resin Art & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Social Media Roundup. Here are some of the cooler Instagram posts from the last month or so, starting with Tom Morey and the G&S Water Skate. Gordon & Smith consistently posts some great content on their Instagram, often delving deep into the label’s long…

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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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