The Archive

Diffenderfer Single Fin & A Pair of Chris Brock Twinnies

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another collection of submissions sent in from you, the readers! There’s some heat in here, including an early Mike Diffenderfer board and two Greenough-influenced kneeboards from Aussie label Sky Surfboards. Thanks again to anyone and everyone who’s taken the time to send pics of some rad sticks. Without…

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Diffenderfer

Seventies Mike Diffenderfer Sting

Greetings, Shredderz! Mike Diffenderfer’s Encyclopedia of Surfing entry describes him as “the Michelangelo of surfboard shapers”, and I don’t know there’s anything more I can add to that description. One day, with a lot of hard work and even more luck, yours truly might be known as the “Michelangelo of low budget surfboard…

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Derek Hynd on Dick Brewer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a bit of an anomaly. I pride myself on writing everything that appears on this humble blog, but this post, a word-for-word transcript of a Dick Brewer profile written by Derek Hynd in 1990, is an exception. I decided to transcribe this article for two reasons: first and…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Summertime Sledz: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Thanks for showing up to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. As always, the boards below are all for sale as of the time the post went live. Today we’ve got a wide-ranging set of vintage boards up for grabs, including a Dick Brewer single fin, a Con Surfboards…

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Sagas of Shred

Channin / Diffenderfer Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features an ad for Channin / Diffenderfer Surfboards. I originally saw this ad on a Mike Diffenderfer Facebook page. I have no idea how “official” the page is, but they do post some great content. Frankly, I have more questions than answers about this ad, so…

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Price Checks

Lightning Strikes: Vintage Lightning Bolt Surfboards Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re going to cover the recently concluded Lightning Strikes auction. Put on by the folks at California Gold, Lightning Strikes focused specifically on Seventies Lightning Bolt Surfboards single fins. I was curious about the auction for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Lightning Bolt is still likely the most…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

The Weekend Grab Bag Returns

Greetings, Shredderz! It has been a few months since we last ran a Weekend Grab Bag feature. Here’s quick refresh for those of you who have better things to do than to spend your time keeping track of the various categories that appear on a low budget vintage surfboard blog (hopefully, this means…

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Price Checks

Mike Diffenderfer for Da Surf Hut

Yes, it’s true: here at Shred Sledz we love vintage surfboards. And while you can never go wrong with the classics, there’s something to be said about rare and unusual examples. Today’s blog post features a board made by a legendary shaper for a brand that is likely unfamiliar to most. Pictured here…

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Channin Diffenderfer Surfboard: Transition Era Hull

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we just have a quick little hit for your viewing pleasure, but I think you’ll dig it anyway. Mike Diffenderfer is regarded by many as an incredibly influential shaper. Before he passed away in 2002 at the relatively young age of sixty four, Diffenderfer had established himself as one of…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Autumnal Awesomeness

Greetings, Shredderz! By now you may know the drill: here’s a collection of some of my favorite vintage surfboard related social media posts from the past month or so. Keep scrolling for more. View this post on Instagram Jeff Booth: The early years, sponsored by Stussy. #jeffbooth #stussy A post shared by Robert…

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