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California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

April 2020 Roundup: Stussy, Bertlemann & More

Greetings, Shredderz! First and foremost, I hope everyone here is staying safe and maintaining some semblance of sanity. I have personally not been surfing in a long, long time but a decent forecast for next week might lure me out to some isolated spots. If you find yourself in need of a quick…

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Sagas of Shred

Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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February in April

Greetings, Shredderz! I suspect I’m not the only one who’s spending more time indoors than I would like. Here are some surf videos to help pass the hours other than drooling over the spooky temptation of empty Malibu. Many Classic Moments Here is an excerpt from “Many Classic Moments”, a 1978 surf film…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: February Funk

Greetings, Shredderz! Here in California winter is coming to a close. As always, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. You want to talk about power surfing, how’s this combo: a sweet Ben Aipa twin fin shaped for none other than Aussie lead foot extraordinaire…

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Standing Room Only

Greetings, Shredderz! Today I don’t have a whole lot in the way of words, but I do have some great classic footage to share. I recently stumbled across this video on YouTube, which you can see in its entirety below. This is “Standing Room Only”, a classic Seventies surf flick directed by Allen…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Nov 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s that time of the month again. Here’s a selection of some of my favorite social media posts from the last month or so. This board is absolutely ridiculous! I am slowly but surely working on my knowledge of Aussie surfboards and shapers. Here’s a Rip Curl board shaped by Alan…

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Sagas of Shred

Larry Bertlemann for Rip Curl: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m hoping maybe some of you caught my Sagas of Shred retrospective on Instagram today. And if you didn’t, don’t worry, because you’re here for the main event. Every week I post a scan of a vintage surf ad, plucked from my stash of vintage Surfer Magazines. Rip Curl has been…

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Clipz: Mikey February & More

Greetings, Shredderz! While the rest of you are probably ogling the goods at the Boardroom Show, I’m here in Northern California, trying to work up the enthusiasm for some blown out slop and otherwise wishing I were in San Diego. But hey, that means I’ve got some free time to write up some…

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