The Archive

RIP Surfer Magazine 1960 – 2020

Damn, this one hurts. For those who missed it, Surfer Magazine laid off the entirety of its staff on Friday. This is certainly the least important reason to mourn the closure of an iconic publication, but if it weren’t for Surfer Magazine you would not be reading these words right now. Yes, Surfer’s…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup (May 22 2018)

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a random selection of cool Instagram posts that I have come across. Without any further ado: View this post on Instagram ‘67 – ‘71 was a transitional period. Thicker (or thinner), shorter, knife-ier rails; performance and surfing styles were evolving constantly. The pintail, along with the #McTavish V-Bottom,…

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The Severson Files from Surfer Magazine

Surfer Magazine just published this short, lovely video on their YouTube channel. John Severson, of course, was the founder of Surfer Magazine. Sadly, Severson passed away last year, but not without leaving an indelible mark on the sport. The video features some classic longboarding paired with truly spectacular California conditions, and a fantastic…

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Sagas of Shred

John Severson “The Angry Sea” Ad: Sagas of Shred

That’s right, Shredderz: it’s Thursday night, the kids are asleep, and the underpaid and overworked Shred Sledz editorial staff (i.e., me) is hard at work digging through the archives to provide you all with another morsel of surf history. Let the millennials have their Throwback Thursdays — we’re here with even more Sagas…

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RIP John Severson

John Severson, the founder of Surfer Magazine, passed away in his sleep on Friday night. This humble little blog wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for Severson and his contributions to surfing culture. There are much better ways to measure Severson’s impact than by referencing the existence of websites that have a tongue-in-cheek…

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