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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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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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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup: #Fryeday Edition (September 1)

Greetings, Shredderz! Here to take you into the weekend is a celebration of one of California’s finest board builders, one Harry “Skip” Frye. Don’t forget to check out the latest issue of The Surfer’s Journal for a comprehensive look at Skip’s personal quiver. In the meantime, here are some social media selections showing…

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Mike Hynson: Hand Shaped vs Regular

Here’s a great example of the maddeningly subtle differences between a hand shaped board and a “close but no cigar” example. Hynson Surfboards, the namesake of “Endless Summer” star Mike Hynson, is currently selling two boards on Craigslist with small but meaningful differences. The first board can be found here. It’s the Coke bottle tinted…

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Recent Mike Hynson Single Fin

Surfer or not, you have likely heard of “The Endless Summer”, filmmaker Bruce Brown’s timeless ode to surfing, and one of the few surf movies to receive equally rapturous responses from surfing insiders as well as the mainstream (alongside “In God’s Hands”, of course.) Mike Hynson, one of the stars of “The Endless Summer”, went on…

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