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Quivers of Distinction

Hawaiian Single Fins: Quivers of Distinction

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have something short but very, very sweet. We have a new series here on the blog titled Quivers of Distinction. As the title suggests, this series will highlight notable quivers. (Friendly reminder to get in touch if you’ve got some boards you’d like to share!) This lineup of Hawaiian…

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Vintage Hawaiian Single Fin Surfboards

Vintage HIC Twin Fin by Cino Magallanes

Greetings, Shredderz! This evening we’ve got a very quick hit for you, and that’s a vintage HIC twin fin that’s currently for sale on eBay. You can find a link to the original listing here. All photos of the board in this post are via the eBay listing. The vintage HIC twin fin…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Liddle Reef Smoothie and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Sorry for the relatively parse posting schedule last week. I don’t want to tip my hand, but I think we’ve got some gems coming up that should make up for it. In the meantime, here are some boards for sale that I think you might dig, including a Liddle Reef Smoothie….

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Sagas of Shred

Mind Blowin’: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s getting late, so I’m not going to mince words with this post. Pictured here is a Hawaiian Island Creations ad from the September 1988 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol. 29 No. 9). What initially drew me in was the classic Eighties look that seems to check all the boxes: bright…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup (April 20 2018)

Greetings, Shredderz! We have another Social Media Roundup on deck, just in time to take you into the weekend. Without any further ado, here come some hand picked selections from the various transmissions across the world wide web… View this post on Instagram Happy Frye Day!!! 5’10” Skip Frye G&S fish and the…

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Andy Irons Personal Rider by Eric Arakawa

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post might be pushing the envelope of just what is considered vintage. For those who argue that a board shaped in the 2000s does not qualify, I would like to invoke the special Legends Clause, which stipulates that anything related to the late, great Andy Axel Irons is automatically considered…

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Entry Level 80s Neon: Hawaiian Island Creations

If the Spicoli avatar, terrible URL, and overall vibe haven’t yet given it away, then I’d like to make one thing clear: here at ShredSledz.net we love the 80s, and we especially love the colorful surfboards that the decade brought us. This is not an attempt at irony or hipster disdain. Neon surfboards…

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Chuck Andrus in Disguise

Chalk this one up to mysterious bloodlines. When I stumbled across this HIC board on Craigslist, I thought it must have been a Martin Potter pro model, as evidenced by the giant logo on the bottom of the board (see left). However, the more research I do, I can’t find any evidence of…

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Hawaiian Island Creations Channel Bottom Board

Here’s an example of an old school Hawaiian Islands Creations board on Craigslist. Measurements are 5′10″ x 20″ (approximately). I think the $450 price is, uh, optimistic, especially considering the deck looks like crumpled up aluminum foil in places, but I dig the hideous 80s paint job, and the channels and quad fin…

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Cino Single fin for HIC

This thing is gorgeous. Originally listed on Surfboard Hoard, this is an early Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) board from 1981, and shaped by well-known Hawaiian shaper Cino Magallanes. The board is in beautiful condition, as you can see from the pictures, and I dig the old-school logo. The triple redwood stringers are a…

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