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1986 Bradshaw Hawaii Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another ad featuring Hawaiian (by way of Texas, naturally) big wave surfer Ken Bradshaw. If the board on the right hand side of the ad looks familiar, that’s because a few years ago I wrote up a different ad featuring Bradshaw, a surfboard with a loud pattern, and…

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Sagas of Shred

Bradshaw Hawaii Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a doozy as part of the Sagas of Shred series, where we post a vintage surf advertisement every Thursday night. This ad is for Bradshaw Hawaii Surfboards, the surfboard label of big-wave charger and shaper Ken Bradshaw. The Bradshaw Hawaii Surfboards ad originally ran in Surfer Magazine in…

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Ken Bradshaw 80s Thruster Redux

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is going to revisit a shaper / surfer I covered recently: native Texan turned Hawaiian big wave charger Ken Bradshaw. You can see my original post here. This time, my post will be focused on the market for Bradshaw’s boards, and the prices that are being fetched. The board…

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Ken Bradshaw: Big Wave Charger & Surfboard Shaper

The subject of today’s post is noted big wave surfer Ken Bradshaw. Before we get to the pictures of a cool Ken Bradshaw surfboard or two, it’s worth filling in some detail on the man himself. Bradshaw was a respected presence in some of the heaviest lineups on Oahu’s North Shore throughout the…

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Ken Bradshaw North Shore