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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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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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Hansen by Gerry Lopez

Greetings, Shredderz! I hope this post finds you during a weekend of bountiful waves and exceptional surf craft. Regarding the latter, if you’re currently in need of a Gerry Lopez / Hansen surfboard, you’re in luck, because there’s a primo example currently up for sale on Craigslist in Phoenix, Arizona of all places. Photo…

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Gerry Lopez & Hansen

I was stunned to find this Gerry Lopez-designed Hansen gun on Craigslist a few days back. No link today, because hey, the journey is the reward! That and I’m still thinking of scooping this one up, depending on whether or not I work up the nerve to float this proposal to Shred Sledz’s…

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