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Mike Purpus for Jacobs Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a very cool Transition Era ad for Jacobs Surfboards, featuring none other than South Bay legend Mike Purpus. Purpus once posed for Playgirl Magazine, so this ad is just a tad more abstract. Not only do I dig the visuals, but the copy is great, too. Reading the…

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Making a Splash: Jacobs Mike Purpus V Redux

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another sterling example of one of the most popular boards in Shred Sledz history: the Jacobs Mike Purpus V. Purpus’ second signature model under the Jacobs label — the first was a standard noserider — is an appropriately radical design for a pretty radical dude. The board pictured…

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Jacobs Mike Purpus V: A Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Fresh off last week’s post about Mike Purpus, today we have another collaboration between the Hermosa Beach pro and a well-known shaper. The board pictured above and below is the Jacobs Mike Purpus V, a Transition Era vee bottom board that was created in the late 1960s. The board can currently be found…

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