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1979 Lightning Bolt Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Here on the blog I’ve been writing a lot about the storied Lightning Bolt brand quite a bit: here’s a cool Rory Russell Model twin fin, and then I also happened to feature not one but two Darrell Beckmeier single fins. So for today’s installment of Sagas of Shred I figured…

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Social Media Roundup: 2020 Vision

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the very first Social Media Roundup entry of the new decade. I know you all came here for the pics and not my blathering, so let’s get right to it. Here is Joel Tudor posing with an unusual board: a Donald Takayama-shaped Nat Young model. According to Tudor the…

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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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Social Media Roundup: October 2019

Greetings, Shredderz! Regular readers know the rules: keep scrolling for some of my favorite vintage surfboard-related social media posts from the past month or so. For all my ignorance of Australian surf culture and history, I remain a huge, unabashed fan. And as an American, I’m particularly interested in how Australian and American…

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Fast and Loose by Surfer Magazine: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some of the best surfboard-related videos I’ve found online recently, starting with a must-watch from Surfer Magazine. “Fast and Loose” by Surfer Magazine / Quiksilver This one is worth grabbing a seat for. Surfer Magazine and Quiksilver present a nice fifteen minute mini-documentary on Mark Richards. Before Slater came…

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Lightning Bolt Board Meeting: Sagas of Shred

Here’s a great vintage Lightning Bolt ad from 1980 that originally appeared in Surfer Magazine. I love the corporate goals laid out in the ad (“Surf your brains out! Get tubed!”). Thanks for reading and check back in next Thursday evening for more vintage surf ads.

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Lightning Bolt at the Bu: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sagas of Shred, it is a series on the blog in which I feature a scan of a different vintage surf ad every Thursday night. If, like me, you live in California, this time of year means it’s time for south swells. And…

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Social Media Roundup: Herbie Fletcher’s Hawaiian Boards and More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a smattering of social media posts from the past month or so, that I think you might enjoy. Keep scrolling for more… View this post on Instagram – Getting the equipment ready… . For another season at Pipeline… . . . #herbiefletcher #artist #dreamer #surfer #filmer #fletcherdna #family…

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Eighties Mark Richards Surfboards Ad: Sagas of Shred

We love Thursdays here at Shred Sledz HQ for a few reasons. First, it means the weekend is within striking distance. Second, and more importantly, Thursdays are when we publish our exclusive Sagas of Shred series, which is really just an excuse to run scans of awesome advertisements from my stack of old…

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Vintage Surfboard Trivia with Mayhem and Kolohe Andino

View this post on Instagram @koloheandino22 is giving away one free Surfboard to whoever can name all 11 iconic surfers that his 11 board #EuroQuiver represents. Kolohe painted each board himself, based off of video or photos featuring the 11 surfers on boards with this artwork. A couple are easy, and at least…

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