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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Palm Springs to Sunset Beach: Social Media Roundup

Love the content; hate the algorithm. If you’re sick of doomscrolling but still want to keep abreast of the latest happenings in surfing, see below for a quick selection of stoke-inducing posts. We’ve got Mason Ho at a new, landlocked wave pool; a 45 year old Diffenderfer stick at Sunset Beach; and a…

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California Gold Fall 2023 Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s officially fall, which means northwest swells and five figure price tags on Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Models. That’s right, as the seasons change the annual California Gold Surf Auction is back, and as always, there are a bunch of really cool boards for sale. Here’s a link to…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Rick, Skip + Diff: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For this blog post I’m experimenting with a slightly different format. Most Weekend Grab Bag entries have included decent pics of all the boards that are for sale. Unfortunately, applying a photography standard for Craigslist posts has a way of severely limiting supply, so we’re going largely text based today. This…

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“Free Ride” California Gold Vintage Surf Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! I imagine at least some of you reading this attended last weekend’s Boardroom Show. Somehow I still haven’t yet been to the main San Diego show, which I can’t defend. As always, the show coincides with an installment of Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. The latest installment of the auction…

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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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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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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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