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Two Top Notch Takayama Boards

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the title, here are two random Donald Takayama boards that I recently saw listed online. The first is a 5’6″ Donald Takayama Larry Bertlemann twin fin. I’m guessing this one was shaped in the late 90s or early 2000s, as the signature on this board matches the style that I’ve…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

G&S Water Skate Origins, Resin Art & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Social Media Roundup. Here are some of the cooler Instagram posts from the last month or so, starting with Tom Morey and the G&S Water Skate. Gordon & Smith consistently posts some great content on their Instagram, often delving deep into the label’s long…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Greenough Edge Board Quiver & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here’s a summary of some of the cooler things I’ve found on Instagram recently. This is an older post, but hey, I don’t discriminate when it comes to getting a peek inside the fertile mind of George Greenough. The photo was posted by Ryan Lovelance, who I’m guessing…

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Larry Bertlemann & Wayne Lynch for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real doozy for you: a Rip Curl ad from the July 1978 issue of Surfer Magazine featuring Wayne Lynch and Larry Bertlemann. I had seen various scans of this ad floating around online, and it bummed me out that no high quality versions seemed to exist. A…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Slides of March: Bertlemann, Town & Country & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Against all odds, springtime is here. Doesn’t it finally feel like there’s a light at the end of this miserable tunnel? Thank god for surfing, which has been one of the few things providing regular doses of sanity over the past year. There’s a cautious sense of hope afoot, at least…

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Larry Bertlemann Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a classic stick for you: a late 70s Larry Bertlemann-shaped twin fin with all the yin yangs and Pepsi-inspired artwork that you could want. Da Rubberman is simply the coolest, whether it’s his style in or out of the water, and of course the same is true of…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

MR’s Hawaii Quiver & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, a change on the back end means it is no longer possible to embed Instagram photos into my blog posts. The Social Media Roundup posts will continue, just tweaked slightly. Anyway, the less about blogging backend technology, the better: keep scrolling for some recent Instagram selections, featuring Mark Richards and…

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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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