The Archive

California Gold Fall 2023 Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s officially fall, which means northwest swells and five figure price tags on Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Models. That’s right, as the seasons change the annual California Gold Surf Auction is back, and as always, there are a bunch of really cool boards for sale. Here’s a link to…

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Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! As far as I recall, I’ve only written up one previous Rory Russell Twin Fin, which you can find here. Lightning Bolt needs no introduction, and while the label will be forever linked with the iconic Pipeliner, I always love going a little deeper and learning about models that aren’t necessarily…

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Lightning Bolt Single Fin by Tom Eberly

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with a doozy of a surfboard. Until recently, this beautiful Tom Eberly-shaped Bolt single fin was up for grabs on eBay. It’s not clear what the board went for in the end, but the list price was $1,700. The board measures 6’6″ and according to the seller it was…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

70s Bolt, Takayama Egg & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yeah, it’s time for another Weekend Grab Bag, so we can all take a peek at some of the boards currently listed for sale online. There’s some nice variation here, starting with a cool Lightning Bolt single fin, and including an 80s Takayama egg and then a Freeline Design stick. As…

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Social Media Roundup: August 2022

Greetings, Shredderz! As summer comes to close (for us Northern Hemisphere residents, anyway), here are some hits from IG over the past 30 days or so. First, we gotta start with the classics. Gerry Lopez. Pipeline. Photo by Jeff Divine, whose talent I cannot possibly describe in a single sentence. I am not…

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Insane Morey-Pope Lineup, Beckmeier Bolt & More

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m here with a fresh batch of reader submissions, and we’ve got some heat this time around: one of the craziest lineups of Morey-Pope Surfboards I’ve ever seen, including some rare gems; a Darrell Beckmeier-shaped Lightning Bolt, and a few other goodies. Keep reading for more pics and details. Many thanks…

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Sagas of Shred

MR and Rory Russell for Lightning Bolt

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to yet another installment of Sagas of Shred, which features a new vintage surf ad every Thursday. We’ve got a classic for you tonight, courtesy of Lightning Bolt Surfboards, four time World Champion Mark Richards, and Rory “The Dog” Russell. MR and Russell are modeling some Hawaiian shirts for the…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Ultra Clean Aipa / SNI Sting & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. This beaut comes via @atomichomemodernla. I’ve written up countless Aipa / Surfing’s New Image stings, and the board remains one of my all time favorites. This particular example is in fantastic shape. The…

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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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