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G&S Hy-Performance Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad going back all the way to 1967, featuring none other than Mike Hynson for Gordon & Smith. I found the image on a site called The Finbox, which has a stash of ultra high quality scans of vintage fin ads. I can’t recommend the site enough…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Post Thanksgiving Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As we wind down Thanksgiving weekend here in the States, here are some surfboards that are currently listed for sale around the interwebs. Keep scrolling for more. Phil Edwards Honolulu #93A (eBay) I’m a sucker for anything related to Phil Edwards, and the boards he shaped in Honolulu after his Hobie…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Takayama Joel Tudor Flow Model & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the lastest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the rules, every board in the blog post is listed for sale somewhere online as of the time of publishing. We’ve got a few neat ones for you with a somewhat unintentional San Diego focus. Keep scrolling for more pics,…

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Tudor Flow Model
Clipz

Devon Howard on a G&S Skip Frye V Bottom

I really liked this Devon Howard video, but not for the usual reasons. I love watching Howard surf. His edits from the release of the new Channel Islands CI Mid model are some of my favorites of the year. This clip, the latest entry in Surfer’s excellent Shed Session series, sees Howard taking…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag: Rick, Surfboards Hawaii, G&S

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for a selection of sleds currently for sale somewhere online. 9’5″ Rick Longboard (Craigslist San Luis Obispo) God bless all those kind souls who go above and beyond to provide great photos with their Craigslist listings. I’m a huge fan of Rick Surfboards and this is a rad shape…

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Sagas of Shred

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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

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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Clipz

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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Skip Frye Surfing
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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