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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s Liddle Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time for another Weekend Grab Bag. Per usual, every single board below is being offered for sale as of publishing time. Keep scrolling for some pics and words. 6’2″ Donald Takayama Howard Special Mini (Craigslist San Diego) Before Devon Howard developed the CI Mid at Channel Islands Surfboards, the San…

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90s Fabric Inlay Donald Takayama

Greetings, Shredderz! If you didn’t already know, consider this official notice: there are few things I love more than a beautiful surfboard with a great story behind it. Here is a 9’6″ x 22 1/2″ Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama with a gorgeous fabric inlay. The pics you see here were originally uploaded…

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Larry Bertlemann Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a classic stick for you: a late 70s Larry Bertlemann-shaped twin fin with all the yin yangs and Pepsi-inspired artwork that you could want. Da Rubberman is simply the coolest, whether it’s his style in or out of the water, and of course the same is true of…

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Takayama Tuesday

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got an assortment of Donald Takayama shapes for you today, representing some more unusual examples from the man’s long and storied career. Keep scrolling for more. 9’0″ Donald Takayama Joel Tudor 60’s Longboard Classics At first glance I thought this was one of the epoxy boards Takayama built for Surftech,…

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Donald Takayama Trio

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are three Donald Takayama surfboards that were all listed for sale over the past three months or so. As far as I can tell, all three of these boards were shaped around the same time, in the late Nineties / early 2000s. There’s also some fantastic variety here, with a…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Bullet Hole Takayama and More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s time for yet another installment of the Social Media Roundup, featuring a few standout posts from the past month of my ongoing phone addiction. We’ve got some good ones for you, including one of the most hilarious surfboards you’re likely to find anywhere. More after the jump… This is one…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Takayama Joel Tudor Flow Model & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the lastest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the rules, every board in the blog post is listed for sale somewhere online as of the time of publishing. We’ve got a few neat ones for you with a somewhat unintentional San Diego focus. Keep scrolling for more pics,…

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Tudor Flow Model
Sagas of Shred

Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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1994 Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama DT-2

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve been seeing a lot of neat boards pop up for sale, so I decided to write up one of my recent favorites. Pictured here is a 1994 Hawaiian Pro Designs Donald Takayama DT-2 model. According to the seller, the board was ordered directly from Donald and shaped by Takayama. The…

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Donald Takayama DT-2 Model
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