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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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Bright Lights, Big Concave: Eaton Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Here is an insane Eaton Bonzer shaped by Albert “ACE” Elliott, sporting a high viz airbrush that might sear your retinas if you stare long enough. Many thanks to @vintagesurfcluster for the photos. The board is a UEO — Unidentified Eaton Object, which was a staple of Eaton’s model lineups —…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Dru, Dewey + Bing: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring some intriguing sleds that are all for sale as of publishing time. Keep reading for the full rundown. 6’10” Bing Mike Eaton Single Fin (Facebook) Always loved the Dave Hollander color work on these Bing models, and this one is no…

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70s Bing Bonzer Shaped by Mike Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a rad 7’6″ Bing Bonzer on Craigslist that was shaped by Mike Eaton, which I thought was worthy of a quick writeup. I’ve written up many Bing Bonzer boards over the years, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! There are a few cool things going on with this…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Two Bonzers and a Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for some curated boards currently for sale on Craigslist, including two longer Bonzers and a sweet 70s Russell Surfboards single fin. 7’6″ Gary Hanel Bonzer (Craigslist San Francisco) Here’s a sleek and low key 7’6″ Bonzer shaped by Gary…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tuesday Night Grab Bag: Haut, DVS & Eaton

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got an eclectic mix of boards for you today. By now hopefully you know the drill with the grab bag: all the boards listed below are for sale as of the time the blog post was published. Whether it’s a 1990s interpretation of a 60s classic, from a Northern California…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tri Fin Trifecta: Mid-Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a rare mid-week installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. For whatever reason, most of the boards I feature on the blog or Instagram tend to be single and/or twin fins. This time around, though, we’ve got a nice triple dose of three-finned boards, ranging from an 80s Nectar…

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A Tribute to Mike Eaton

Greeting, Shredderz! I never had the good fortune of meeting Mike Eaton before his passing, and sadly I have yet to ride one of his surfboards. Nonetheless, it was impossible to miss the outpouring of remembrances to Eaton after his recent death. See below for some photos from Eaton’s long and fruitful career….

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The Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad featuring an all time classic surfboard model: the Campbell Brothers’ tri fin Bonzer, produced in conjunction with Bing Surfboards. I found this Bing Bonzer ad via The Finbox, which has a truly amazing stash of vintage fin ads. Definitely check out the site when you can….

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Mike Eaton Bing Bonzer, Dolphin Artwork & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep scrolling for some sticks that, as of the time the blog post was published, were all listed for sale somewhere online. Sunset Surfboards Single Fin (eBay) Sunset Surfboards was an old San Diego-based surfboard label. As is often the case,…

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