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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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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Shred Sledz Presents: August 6 Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Shred Sledz Grab Bag, where we’ll be taking a look at some boards that have recently been listed or sold around in the internet. And if you’re catching up, I’d like to recommend checking out the earlier post on Rick Surfboards. Without any further ado,…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (June 12): Yater Hull and More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a collection of some of the coolest boards I’ve seen floating around online as of late, including an awesome Yater hull. View this post on Instagram @Yater A post shared by Vintage-life (@robertstassi) on Jun 12, 2017 at 4:42pm PDT How cool is this thing?! Yater was the…

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