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Mark Richards Gordon & Smith Ad from 1981

Greetings, Shredderz! Alas, I do not have a fresh magazine scan for you today, but what I do have is a vintage ad featuring Mark Richards. I believe the ad originally ran in 1981. The ad is actually for Richards’ stateside collaboration with Gordon & Smith, who produced licensed MR designs out of…

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Classic Mark Richards Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! It has been an eventful spring, to say the least. Here’s hoping summer is a bit calmer. If you’re in the mood for some vintage surfboards to take your mind off the crazy events going on right now, you’ve come to the right spot. As always, here’s a selection of some…

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Vintage Skip Frye Surfing Footage

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a Skip Frye themed edition of the Clipz series. After all, surfboards are meant to be surfed, and while I love documenting Skip’s boards, it’s awesome (and dare I say important) to see them being ridden, too. Keep scrolling for some more videos featuring Skip Frye surfing some…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Memorial Day Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you Stateside, I hope you’re all having a wonderful (and safe) Memorial Day. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features surfboards that are all listed for sale as of the time of publishing. Without any further ado here’s a handful of sticks that are up for grabs, including…

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Vintage G&S Kneeboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a short post about a short board, but hopefully you won’t hold that against either of us. There’s currently a very cool Gordon & Smith twin fin kneeboard that’s for sale on eBay. You can find a link to the eBay listing here. I usually make a point…

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Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a splendid example of a classic Sixties longboard: the Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. I most recently wrote up a G&S Skip Frye Model that is likely the fourth ever Frye model, so check out that post if you’re interested. The Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model…

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Sagas of Shred

Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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Early G&S Skip Frye Model: Before the Wings

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re putting together a short list of the most memorable surfboard logos of all time, there’s no chance you’re leaving off Skip Frye and his famous wings. Frye is also known for his longtime association with Gordon & Smith, where he was a production shaper before becoming a team rider….

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Saturday

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual rules of the Weekend Grab Bag, here are some boards that are all currently for sale somewhere online as of the time of writing. More below. Mike Slingerland & Rick Hamon Aipa / Surfing’s New Image Stings (eBay) There are actually two SNI boards in the eBay listing….

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Gordon & Smith HY-I and HY-II: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have an old advertisement from one of California’s most venerable surf brands: the one, the only Gordon & Smith. Here we have a very cool breakdown of G&S HY-I and HY-II models, which are both Mike Hynson signature models. I believe the document you see below is marketing collateral…

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