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1966 Harbour Surfboards Trestle Special Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad for Harbour Surfboards’ famous Trestle Special model, which originally ran in the July 1996 issue of Surfer Magazine. The ad — just one of the many beautifully designed Harbour creative campaigns of the era — features Mark Martinson in perfect trim at Honolua Bay. Found this…

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Harbour Surfboards Team for Hang Ten

Greetings, Shredderz! Before the dreaded word “collab” was ever invented, Hang Ten and Harbour Surfboards joined forces for the killer ad you see below. I can’t identify any of the team riders, but that’s the late, great Rich Harbour in the brown hat at the upper left hand corner of the image. How…

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Weekend Grab Bag: Father’s Day Sledz

Greetings, Shredderz! There are some cool boards on Craigslist, which means we’re back with another Weekend Grab Bag. There’s no real theme to these boards, but it is Father’s Day, so who knows, maybe consider these as some last minute gifts for the rad dads in your life? Keep scrolling for some sleds…

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“More Than One Board”: 1967 Harbour Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Enjoy this awesome 1967 Harbour Surfboards ad, which originally appeared in Surfer Magazine. This one is via the excellent Harbour Surfboards ad archive, which I’ve poached from many times before, and will almost certainly poach from again. I love the design on these ads — it looks like the artwork around…

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1967 Harbour Banana Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! As the surf world collectively celebrates the life of Rich Harbour, I thought it was fitting to shed the light on one other chapter of the Harbour Surfboards story: the label’s incredible advertisements. There is an awesome ad archive on the Harbour Surfboards website, and I promise you there’s way more…

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Rich Harbour

RIP Rich Harbour, the man behind Harbour Surfboards. Harbour Surfboards dates all the way back to 1959, and Harbour was not just the namesake for the label, but person responsible for establishing one of the most memorable labels in California surf history. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely heard of Harbour Surfboards and…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Classic Noseriders & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Yes, it’s technically a Monday, but as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, I figured we can simultaneously reflect upon the legacy of a true civil rights icon and check out some righteous sleds. Per Weekend Grab Bag rules, all the…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Andreini, Herbie Fletcher & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the standard Weekend Grab Bag rules, here are a few sticks that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a few rad ones, including a gorgeous Marc Andreini longboard, a Seventies Herbie Fletcher single fin, and a couple of other odds and ends. Keep scrolling for…

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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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Body Glove Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on the road at a landlocked and undisclosed location, which means that instead of the usual fresh scans, this week’s Sagas of Shred is sourced from the deepest reaches of the internet. Featured here is a Body Glove ad from 1970. I actually pulled the pic from the excellent Harbour…

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