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Two Greg Noll Longboards

You don’t end up with a nickname like “Da Bull” without doing some legendary shit. And Greg Noll, AKA “Da Bull” was a larger than life character in many regards, beginning of course, with his big wave exploits, and the subject of one of the most iconic shots in surf history. I’ve also…

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60s Greg Noll Atomic Logo Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a cool Greg Noll longboard with the so-called “atomic logo” currently listed for sale on Craigslist. You can find the original listing here. I don’t like dwelling on price too much, but I don’t think there’s any chance the seller gets even close to the $20K asking price. I’m not…

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Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! This might be sacrilegious, but I’m not the biggest Miki Dora fan. He’s celebrated for being an anti-hero, but a lot of the stories about him paint a picture of someone who’s probably easier to admire from afar. Regardless of how you feel about Dora, his influence cannot be denied. We’re…

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Sixties Greg Noll “Atomic Logo” Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this month someone listed a lovely Greg Noll longboard for sale. See below for some photos from the original listing. For better or for worse, most Greg Noll surfboards nowadays are presented as collector’s items, a depiction that has more in common with cars and watches than other wave riding…

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“Free Ride” California Gold Vintage Surf Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! I imagine at least some of you reading this attended last weekend’s Boardroom Show. Somehow I still haven’t yet been to the main San Diego show, which I can’t defend. As always, the show coincides with an installment of Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. The latest installment of the auction…

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Another Greg Noll Slot Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! As many of you probably already know, Greg Noll passed away earlier this week. I figure posting photos of his signature surfboards is as good a tribute as any. Noll left behind a larger than life legacy in the surf world, and part of that no doubt is due to the…

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RIP Greg Noll

I wish I had met Greg Noll, if for no other reason than out of pure self interest, because by all accounts he was an amazing storyteller with the experiences to back it up. If nothing else, “Da Bull” gave us one of the most iconic images in surf history, which will be…

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Rick Griffin for Greg Noll Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features something a bit more classy than the usual Eighties neon ridiculousness. What you see here is a Rick Griffin-designed ad for Greg Noll Surfboards. I think this might be the first time I’ve ever posted anything by Rick Griffin to this blog, which comes as…

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Greg Noll Slot Bottom Longboard

First of all, can I get an amen for Craigslist sellers who make sure to post photos that do their surfboards justice? Pictured here is a positively spotless Greg Noll Slot Bottom longboard that can currently be found on Craigslist in Orange County. You can find a link to the listing here. Frankly,…

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Vintage Greg Noll Surfboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a special board: a vintage Greg Noll surfboard in what appears to be stellar, all original condition. Greg Noll, of course, will forever be “Da Bull”, and also the star of one of surfing’s most timeless photos. Greg Noll Surfboards are some of the most collectible boards in…

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