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1987 Local Motion Team Ad

Here’s a Local Motion ad circa 1987. See below for all the names in the ad, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of pinching and zooming. Back Row (Left to Right): Steve Wilson, Alex Cox, Charlie Smith, Ron Roush, Pat Rawson, Steve Massfeller, Kolohe Bloomfield, Ron Coteen, Clyde Aikau, Glen…

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Finders Keepers Ep 2: Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! If the Gudauskas brothers are involved you know it’s likely to be a family affair. The latest episode of Tanner G’s series, “Finders Keepers”, is no exception. If you missed the inaugural episode, which featured an MP board owned by legendary photog Tom Servais, make sure you check it out too….

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Clyde Aikau for Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an amazing 1990 Local Motion ad featuring Clyde Aikau. I found this pic on eBay. I’m personally not down with dicing up old surf mags to sell individual ads in the hopes of turning a maybe $100 profit, so enjoy this thing for free. I love the swagger that just…

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Buttons for Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a vintage Local Motion ad — 80s, maybe early 90s? — featuring the one and only Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani. I’ve actually featured two previous Buttons / Local Motion ads: see here for the first, and here for the second. Personally, this one is my favorite. Whoever designed this…

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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

Timeout: Buttons and Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening, which means it’s time for a fresh scan of a vintage surf ad. The latest Sagas of Shred entry features Button in an ad for Local Motion Surfboards. The ad originally ran in the October 1983 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 24, No 10). I featured a different…

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Buttons for Local Motion: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! We don’t have much for you today, just a sweet Local Motion ad nabbed from the pages of the April 1983 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 24, No 4). As you can see, the advertisement features none other than Montgomery Ernest Thomas Kaluhiokalani, better known as Buttons (RIP), posing alongside a…

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Quivers of Distinction

Hawaiian Single Fins: Quivers of Distinction

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have something short but very, very sweet. We have a new series here on the blog titled Quivers of Distinction. As the title suggests, this series will highlight notable quivers. (Friendly reminder to get in touch if you’ve got some boards you’d like to share!) This lineup of Hawaiian…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! The weekend is almost over, and right before the buzzer we’ve got another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep reading for a selection of cool vintage surfboards that are listed for sale online. Channel Islands Al Merrick Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin (eBay) I absolutely love vintage Channel Islands surfboards. Considering…

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Price Checks: Eighties Local Motion Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re going to take a look at the prices for two beautiful Eighties Local Motion thrusters that are currently up for sale. Eighties Local Motion Surfboards Example #1: 6’2″ 2+1 shaped by Greg Griffin in 1982 (Link) Here’s a example of a rad Eighties Local Motions Surfboards thruster being offered…

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