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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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Donald Takayama Jacobs 60’s Model

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another great Donald Takayama shape from his influential and decades-long career. Shout out to the two people who were kind enough to send me the board featured here. Pictured above is a Donald Takayama Jacobs Surfboards 60’s Model. I believe it was likely shaped in the late 90s…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Tom Curren, Tommy Witt, Tyler Warren: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here are some standout social media posts from the last month or so. We’ve got all sorts of heat this month, starting with a great surfer / shaper putting a Jacobs Lance Carson Model through its paces, and a visit to an underappreciated surf destination. Keep scrolling for…

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Tom Curren

Jacobs Lance Carson Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a gorgeous Sixties longboard for your perusing pleasure. The Jacobs Lance Carson Model you see here was originally listed for sale on Craigslist about a month ago. Carson is known for his surfing at Malibu, and it’s only natural that Jacobs Surfboards, based in the South Bay of…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Autumn Advancing

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you may know the drill: keep scrolling for some of my favorite surf and vintage surfboard-related Instagram posts in recent memory. Can you believe the venerable Channel Islands brand has been around for fifty years?! It’s a bit hard to digest. Hint hint, there might be some cool Al…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Jacobs Donald Takayama Model Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Today is a special edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, a series that spotlights notable vintage boards currently listed for sale. This Sunday we have not one but two examples of the Jacobs Donald Takayama Model that are currently up for grabs. I wrote an earlier post on the Jacobs Donald…

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Sixties Jacobs Surfboards Step Deck

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a very brief entry focusing on a board that was listed for sale last week on Craigslist. Pictured here is a Jacobs Surfboards step deck longboard that was shaped in 1967, according to the listing. Sadly the listing is no longer live, but I managed to save the…

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Jacobs Surfboards Donald Takayama Hawaii Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post comes to your courtesy of a reader who was kind enough to reach out with some great pics of a very unusual board: the Jacobs Surfboards Donald Takayama Hawaii Model. A few days ago I posted a Jacobs Donald Takayama Hawaii Model on Instagram, saying I had only seen…

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Jacobs Single Fin by Redman

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a quickie, but that doesn’t make this board any less stunning. Pictured below is a stunning Seventies single fin shaped under the Jacobs label by storied underground shaper Robert “Redman” Manville. The pictures of this board come courtesy of Shred Sledz reader Steve Wray, whom you might remember…

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