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Hansen Super Light

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a cool Hansen Super Light on Craigslist right now, and I thought I’d post the pics here for posterity’s sake. Check out the original listing here. I’m guessing the board was shaped sometime during the Transition Era, due to its shorter size (6’5″) and the Wonderbolt fin. The board is…

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Hansen Surfboards: No 2 Ways About It

Greetings, Shredderz! I hope you all enjoy this killer 60s Hansen Surfboards ad. I found this one on Pinterest. I don’t know who Timothy Sullivan is but he’s collected a really awesome set of vintage surf ads on his Pinterest, so you should check it out when you get the chance. This ad…

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1965 Hansen 50-50 Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Fresh off yesterday’s Wave Tools Jeff Parker Model feature, we’ve got another post with a playing cards theme. This time around it’s a 1965 ad for the Hansen Surfboards 50-50 Model. The photo below was originally posted to Pinterest by Hansen Surfboards; you can find the original post here. 60s surf…

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Stringerless 70s Hansen

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a sweet stick from Hansen Surfboards, the venerable San Diego label. The board measures 8’5″ and the seller believes it was shaped in the 70s. I love 70s boards. This Hansen is not only beautiful and in great shape, it’s also unusual. I’m not quite sure how to…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! As always, thank you for reading Shred Sledz. Here’s hoping for bigger things in 2021. Hansen Surfboards ad via the excellent Harbour Surfboards advertising archives.

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Sixties Surfboards Variety Pack

Greeting, Shredderz! I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating: Harbour Surfboards’ website has one of the best stashes of vintage surf ads you can find on the internet. The full page you see above originally ran in the Feb / March 1963 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 4, No 1). I know…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag of Gratitude: Pre Thanksgiving Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! As we close in on a classic holiday here in the States I thought it would be a good time for another Grab Bag entry to shed some light on some noteworthy vintage sledz up for sale. Keep reading for more, including a lovely Rick Surfboards UFO Model… Hansen Master Displacement…

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Vintage Hansen Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s entry in Sagas of Shred features a vintage Hansen Surfboards ad. The Hansen ad originally appeared in Surfer Magazine in 1963. It’s interesting to note the Hansen logo has Cardiff text on it, signaling the brand’s San Diego roots. A quick look at Stanley’s Surfboard Logo Library reveals that there…

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Clark Foam Ad from the 1960s: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to yet another installment of Sagas of Shred. Every Thursday we feature a different slice of surf history, and today’s entry sheds a light on one of the most accomplished businessmen the surf industry has ever seen: Gordon “Grubby” Clark, the founder and CEO of Clark Foam. Before its abrupt…

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