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Clipz

“Light of Day”: John John’s First Surf Ranch Trip

Greetings, Shredderz! I saw this edit posted on Stab, and it’s too good not to share here. “Light of Day” was recently released by Aether Films, and it features John John’s first ever trip to Kelly Slater’s famous Surf Ranch, all the way back in 2016. It’s a tidy edit, clocking in at…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dane Kealoha, A Killer 80s Stussy, MR & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest Social Media Roundup, which features some Instagram highlights from over the past month or so. I’ve really been enjoying photographer John Bilderback’s recent posts. Here’s a sequence of Dane Kealoha. There’s something hypnotic about these shots from photographer Shawn Parkin. To quote one of the comments, “that…

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Happy 50th Birthday Kelly Slater

Dubbing someone the greatest ever is usually a surefire way to start an argument. This, however, does not apply in the case of Kelly Slater, who turned 50 today. The fact this title isn’t even subject to debate speaks volumes. Kelly is the greatest, however you care to define it. Even if you’re…

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Price Checks

California Gold Surf Auction Summary

Greetings, Shredderz! Earlier this week the latest installment of the long-running California Gold Surf Auction wrapped up. Here is some quick analysis of the results from the “Barns, Rafters & Honey Holes” auction. As a reminder, here’s a list of all the lots, along with the final prices. First and foremost…who the hell…

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Sagas of Shred

Kelly Slater for Quiksilver

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another testament to the GOAT’s otherworldly longevity. Featured below is a Quiksilver ad from 1990, featuring a young Kelly Slater. It is astounding to consider that thirty years after the ad originally ran, Slater is still one of the best surfers in the world. Has there ever been…

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Sagas of Shred

Young Kelly Slater for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! For today’s Sagas of Shred entry we have an ad featuring the undisputed greatest surfer of all time: Robert Kelly Slater. The ad you see below ran in the August 1990 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 31, No 8), two years before Slater captured the first of his eleven world titles….

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Clipz

Flotsam and Jetsam: Chris Ward, Mason Ho and More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another installment of our Clipz series, showcasing some favorite edits. Without any further ado, here are some videos for your viewing pleasure: Chris Ward from 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux Here’s some insane mid-2000s footage of Chris Ward on a MR 1980 Retro Twin model. I don’t know shit…

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Peter Harris Stubbies
Clipz

Clipz: Ingleby Family Heirlooms and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an assortment of videos for you. Every time I sit down to write a new Clipz entry I’m always stoked at the quantity and quality of new edits. Choosing a handful of favorites invariably means leaving some high quality entrants off the list, like young Hunter Martinez’s new…

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Sagas of Shred

Vintage Kelly Slater Sundek Ad: Sagas of Shred

While this blog is a celebration of vintage surfboards and surf history in general, it is never my intention to make people feel old. But as I look at this vintage Kelly Slater Sundek ad and do the math, and slowly come to the horrifying realization that the image is thirty years old…well,…

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Vintage Surfboard Trivia with Mayhem and Kolohe Andino

View this post on Instagram @koloheandino22 is giving away one free Surfboard to whoever can name all 11 iconic surfers that his 11 board #EuroQuiver represents. Kolohe painted each board himself, based off of video or photos featuring the 11 surfers on boards with this artwork. A couple are easy, and at least…

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