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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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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Harbour Holidays and More

Greetings, Shredderz! It has been a long time since we came through with a Weekend Grab Bag. And if you’re looking for last minute gift ideas for the surfboard lover in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Per Weekend Grab Bag custom, the boards listed below are currently available online (with…

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Harbour New Sol: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re here in California it’s the waning hours of Thanksgiving. For those celebrating I hope you had a wonderful day of gratitude, hopefully spent in the company of family, friends and some swell. Today we’ll be pointing you towards one of our favorite sources of vintage surfboard goodness: the Harbour…

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Acid Splash Harbour Spherical Revolver

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m not much of a Halloween guy, but I do have a nice little treat for you all: an exceedingly groovy Transition Era Harbour Spherical Revolver, complete with an eye catching acid splash paint job. The board is currently for sale on Craigslist, and it’s listed at a not-offensive $450. You…

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Harbour Rapier V Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a quick glimpse at an interesting Transition Era board from a classic California surfboard label: that’s right, a vintage Harbour Rapier V Bottom that was likely shaped during the late Sixties. While the Transition Era took place only over a few short years, a whole lot of experimentation…

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