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Another Herbie Fletcher Square Nose Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Regular readers of the blog have likely seen previous posts on the Fletcher family. I recently wrote up a cool Astrodeck ad from 1989, and Christian Fletcher’s signature model remains one of the most coveted boards of the Nineties. Check out their new Fletcher DNA YouTube Channel for some great footage,…

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1989 Astrodeck Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad that originally appeared in the September 1989 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 30, No 9). We’ve featured Herbie Fletcher and his projects more than a few times here (and let’s not forget his wife Dibi, who I believe is instrumental in running Astrodeck.) Fletcher has always…

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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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Herbie Fletcher Square Nose “Killer Model”

Greetings, Shredderz! Happy Father’s Day to you and yours. Speaking of fathers, here’s a board from Herbie Fletcher, dad to Nathan and Christian, grandfather to pro skater Greyson, and husband to wife Dibi. I’ve written about the Fletcher clan many times before, including some cool old Astrodeck ads. Herbie is something of a…

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Herbie Fletcher Surfboard: Seventies Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick hit for you, but I promise it’s a good one. The Hoffman / Fletcher clan is the closest thing surfing has to a first family — a counter culture version of the Kennedys. For all you hear about the Hoffman / Fletcher clan, it’s still amazing…

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Herbie Fletcher Surfboard Single Fin
Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: March Madness

Aloha, Shredderz! This entry is being written from beautiful Hawaii. More on that later! In the meantime, enjoy a selection of some recent social media posts from the wonderful world of vintage surfboards. View this post on Instagram Don’t really need an excuse to show another cool shot of a really cool guy,…

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Happy Birthday Herbie Fletcher: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! As 2018 comes to a close I figured I put together one last Social Media Roundup for the year. Even better, it was Herbie Fletcher’s birthday yesterday, which conveniently provides a theme for this post. Check out the photo above of Herbie launching a Jet Ski with an awesome Pottz airbrush…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Herbie Fletcher’s Hawaiian Boards and More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a smattering of social media posts from the past month or so, that I think you might enjoy. Keep scrolling for more… View this post on Instagram – Getting the equipment ready… . For another season at Pipeline… . . . #herbiefletcher #artist #dreamer #surfer #filmer #fletcherdna #family…

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Gerry Lopez Astrodeck: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s entry in Sagas of Shred — the series in which we feature a different vintage surf advertisement every Thursday night, California time — is an unexpected pairing in the form of a Gerry Lopez Astrodeck ad. Even though Astrodeck inventor Herbie Fletcher originally hails from California, he has a long…

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Herbie Fletcher Double Dip

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is just a quick hit from the archives featuring two unusual Herbie Fletcher surfboards. The photos of both boards were sent to me by a pair of generous Shredderz. Shout out to Russell and JD for passing these along — and I’d like to also issue a friendly reminder…

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