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Croteau, Hynson & More: Mid Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Apologies that things have been a bit more quiet lately on the blog front. Believe it or not, writing about surfboards isn’t exactly a lucrative line of work, so I’ve had to focus on things that actually pay the bills. But fear not, we’ve got a sweet selection of sleds that…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

John Peck Penetrator, Mike Hynson Hy-II and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, featuring a handful of sweet sledz. Per Grab Bag rules, all of the boards you see below are still listed for sale at the time the blog post was published. We’ve got some cool ones today, including some modern-ish reissues of…

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John Peck
Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Classic Noseriders & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Yes, it’s technically a Monday, but as we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, I figured we can simultaneously reflect upon the legacy of a true civil rights icon and check out some righteous sleds. Per Weekend Grab Bag rules, all the…

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Sagas of Shred

G&S Hy-Performance Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an ad going back all the way to 1967, featuring none other than Mike Hynson for Gordon & Smith. I found the image on a site called The Finbox, which has a stash of ultra high quality scans of vintage fin ads. I can’t recommend the site enough…

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Sagas of Shred

Gordon & Smith HY-I and HY-II: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have an old advertisement from one of California’s most venerable surf brands: the one, the only Gordon & Smith. Here we have a very cool breakdown of G&S HY-I and HY-II models, which are both Mike Hynson signature models. I believe the document you see below is marketing collateral…

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Rainbow Surfboards Mike Hynson Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a quick hit for your viewing pleasure: a Rainbow Surfboards Mike Hynson single fin that was recently listed for sale on Craigslist. The board you see here was originally posted early last month, but the listing has since been taking down. All the photos you see in this…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Tom Curren Skip Frye Fish and More

Greetings, Shredderz! If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, I humbly ask you to check out my IG page, where I post a vintage surfboard daily. More to the point, here are some of my favorite Instagram posts from recent history: View this post on Instagram Original 5'10 twin keel fish shaped…

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“The Endless Summer” Mike Hynson Surfboard

As many of you already know, Bruce Brown, the filmmaker behind “The Endless Summer”, recently passed away. “The Endless Summer” is one of the rare surf movies to have achieved mainstream success. And while “The Endless Summer” is best known as a movie that captures the inherent grace and simplicity of the surfing…

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Sagas of Shred

Sixties Bruce Brown Films Ad: Sagas of Shred

It’s Thursday, Shredderz, and that means we all get to hop in the Delorean and head back to surfing’s golden years as part of the Sagas of Shred series. Pictured above is a vintage Bruce Brown Films advertisement from 1963. The advertisement appeared in an issue of Surfer Magazine well over fifty years…

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Mike Hynson for Bahne Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have a lovely surfboard that involves a few of the best-known figures in San Diego surf history, including none other than Mike Hynson. Over his long and illustrious career, Hynson has been associated with many well-known labels from his own label, Hynson Surfboards, to other recognizable brands like Rainbow…

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