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Sagas of Shred

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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Ben Aipa for Greg Noll Surfcenter & More…

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of social media posts from the last month or so. View this post on Instagram Wayne and Larry Bertlemann from an old Surfer Magazine in 1978 @lbertlemann #waynelynch #waynelynchsurfboards A post shared by Wayne Lynch (@waynelynchsurfboards) on May 11, 2015 at 11:05pm PDT I’ve long held…

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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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RIP John Severson

John Severson, the founder of Surfer Magazine, passed away in his sleep on Friday night. This humble little blog wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for Severson and his contributions to surfing culture. There are much better ways to measure Severson’s impact than by referencing the existence of websites that have a tongue-in-cheek…

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Shred Sledz Presents: Mid-Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a little selection of some cool boards you can find for sale online. Bing Bonzer on Craigslist (San Diego) This thing is 8′4″ and it’s got all the cool branding you would expect from this unique Campbell Bros / Bing collaboration. However, there’s some discoloration going on. Check…

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Friday Round Up

Hope this weekend is bringing the global Shredderz community some tasty waves. In the meantime, we’re experimenting with a new format. Instead of going super deep on specific boards and shapers, we’ll be presenting a grab bag of cool boards you can currently find for sale online. Takayama 7′0″ egg on Craigslist (San…

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Greg Noll: “Da Bull”

It’s kind of amazing that Shred Sledz has been going strong for a few months, but there has yet to be a mention of Greg Noll. Greg Noll, AKA “Da Bull”, is an early big-wave surfer who pioneered surfing at Hawaiian heavy water spots like Waimea and Pipeline. A picture of Noll, with his…

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