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Bunker, Tomson + More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for a selection of some Instagram highlights from the past month. Someone once suggested that Shaun and Michael Tomson’s rise in the 70s would make for a spectacular movie. Yes, there’s Bustin’ Down the Door, but I mean a big screen dramatization focusing strictly on the two South African…

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Shane Michael Peterson Fang Tail

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve featured a few interesting Michael Peterson boards lately, including a single fin MP shaped under the Burford label, and another single fin crafted under Goodtime. I’ve probably gone about this somewhat backwards, as most people associate MP with the boards he shaped under his own name. Today we’ve got a…

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Michael Peterson for Goodtime Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an absolutely killer stick from not one but two Australian surf fixtures. Some of you may recall the last time (and, stunningly, the first) I featured Michael Peterson, when I wrote up one of his personal riders, which he had shaped under the Buford Surfboards label. MP’s story…

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MP and Andrew McKinnon for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! Fresh off my post earlier this week about a rare MP personal rider shaped under the Burford label, here is some more great material from Peterson’s brief but memorable turn as one of surfing’s brightest stars. Pictured here is a Rip Curl wetsuits ad that originally ran in Tracks Magazine in…

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Michael Peterson Surfboard: Rare Personal Rider

As an American, I have long held a fascination with Australia’s surf culture. Growing up, my local surf shop carried a selection of Aussie surf magazines, and I loved their irreverent take on the sport. To me, many aspects of Aussie surf culture are familiar, and yet there are endless differences to be…

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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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Rip Curl Owl Chapman Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an unusual stick for you that represents one of my favorite corners of surf history: Australian / Hawaiian mash-ups. Last week’s Social Media Roundup featured MR and his collaborations with Ben Aipa on the latter’s famous sting. MR also recently posted an awesome photo of some boards he…

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