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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 Fry designs: the Baby Gun and the…

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Hobie, Midget Farrelly Stringerless & More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got more reader submissions for you today, and there’s some heat in here. Keep reading for more. Thanks @drewbmiller for sending in photos of this beautiful green Gordon & Smith Midget Farrelly Stringerless Model. I understand many of these were shaped by Skip Frye; I don’t know enough to say…

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Wings, Fins & Fun feat Gordon & Smith

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a 70s Gordon & Smith ad that goes deep on surfboard design and performance. It’s interesting to see the different fin templates in the ad, and especially what I believe is referred to as the Aussie wide base.

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Gordon & Smith Waterskate

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a sweet sled that helped me solve a surfboard puzzle that had been bothering me for some time. The 6’8″ Gordon & Smith Waterskate model you see below was recently posted on Craigslist, and seeing this board helped me piece together some of the history behind the Waterskate….

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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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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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