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The (Not So) New Hobie Noserider

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ll be honest with you guys: I am feeling very under the weather at the moment, but sadly the content salt mines never close. It’s another Thursday night here in California, which means that I gotta post another vintage surf ad, regardless of the wretched state of my sinuses. Here’s a…

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Hobie, Midget Farrelly Stringerless & More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got more reader submissions for you today, and there’s some heat in here. Keep reading for more. Thanks @drewbmiller for sending in photos of this beautiful green Gordon & Smith Midget Farrelly Stringerless Model. I understand many of these were shaped by Skip Frye; I don’t know enough to say…

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Hobie Honolulu Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a quick hit for you today, courtesy of a gorgeous 10’6″ Hobie Honolulu longboard that’s for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. I don’t know the seller. It’s just a cool board that I happen to dig. There’s something striking about the lines of classic 60s longboards. This thing…

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Sagas of Shred

Phil Edwards for Hobie Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! This time around I don’t have pics of another beautiful original Hobie Phil Edwards Model (though if you have one, get in touch.) Instead it’s an old Hobie Surfboards ad featuring Edwards and Hobie Alter, documenting their collaboration. Here’s my favorite line from the ad: “Phil does not go for gimmicks…

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Sagas of Shred

Dick Brewer & Buzzy Trent for Hobie Surfboards

Does it get any more classic than this? Dick Brewer and Buzzy Trent, refining a surfboard made for waves guaranteed to terrify you, if not end your life outright. Brewer’s career is endlessly fascinating. His status as one of the greatest shapers ever is not for debate — and he still might be…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Distancing Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, it’s not every day that health professionals recommend we all stay indoors glued to our phones, and yet here we are. Hope you are all staying healthy and sane during these surreal times. Without any further ado, here are some recent social media selections for a much needed dose of…

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Sagas of Shred

Hobie Phil Edwards Model Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’ve noticed that there have been more posts than usual, well, consider that one of the few benefits to a raging case of cabin fever. Once again my sincere hope is all of you are safe and sound. For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring Phil…

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Hobie Phil Edwards Model #463

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a prime example of one of the greatest surfboards ever made: the original Hobie Phil Edwards Model. It is a board I have written up before, and it’s a board that I intend to write about for as long as I keep coming across new examples. It’s also…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Rick Surfboards UFO Stubby & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, I’m aware that it is no longer the weekend. I’m not going to let something as trivial as reality get in the way of delivering another dose of some vintage surfboard goodness, however. Keep reading for a selection of boards that are currently listed for sale, including a neat Rick…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Donald Takayama Scorpion & More

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you should know the drill: it’s the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, where I spotlight some great boards I have seen listed for sale. As always, all of the postings are live as of the time the blog post was published. Onto the fresh batch of vintage…

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