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Mark Richards Gordon & Smith Ad from 1981

Greetings, Shredderz! Alas, I do not have a fresh magazine scan for you today, but what I do have is a vintage ad featuring Mark Richards. I believe the ad originally ran in 1981. The ad is actually for Richards’ stateside collaboration with Gordon & Smith, who produced licensed MR designs out of…

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Classic Mark Richards Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! It has been an eventful spring, to say the least. Here’s hoping summer is a bit calmer. If you’re in the mood for some vintage surfboards to take your mind off the crazy events going on right now, you’ve come to the right spot. As always, here’s a selection of some…

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“Crystal Voyager”, MP and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Clipz, where we’re throwing together a hodge podge of vintage surf flicks for your viewing pleasure. Keep scrolling for some more selections. George Greenough “Crystal Voyager” Snippets I was surprised enough to see Greenough starring in an O’Neill wetsuits ad, so imagine when I came…

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Flotsam and Jetsam: Chris Ward, Mason Ho and More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another installment of our Clipz series, showcasing some favorite edits. Without any further ado, here are some videos for your viewing pleasure: Chris Ward from 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux Here’s some insane mid-2000s footage of Chris Ward on a MR 1980 Retro Twin model. I don’t know shit…

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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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Sagas of Shred

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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

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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US License Mark Richards Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a quick hit for you tonight, but one that I think is still very much worth your valuable time. I originally saw this US-made Mark Richards twin fin on the awesome Vintage Surfboards Collectors Facebook group. You can find a link to the original post here. It’s a private…

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