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1979 Natural Progression Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve had a long fascination with LA-based Natural Progression. Visually, NP struck me as the exact opposite of fellow Seventies Los Angeles label Zephyr. Zephyr Surfboards, despite some of the bright airbrushes on its boards, seemingly embodied the grittiness of Seventies Venice Beach, with an added undercurrent of hostility. My understanding…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Single Fin Sunday: Natural Progression, David Nuuhiwa and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to a special Father’s Day edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the usual rules and regulations, the Grab Bag features boards that are all currently for sale as of the time of publishing. I hope all of you out there are spending some quality time with family, with enough…

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Natural Progression Single Fin by Robbie Dick

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real treat for you: that’s right, a Seventies Natural Progression single fin shaped by Robbie Dick. Natural Progression was a Los Angeles based label that enjoyed a brief but memorable time in the sun. This bad boy was lurking on Craigslist recently and a friend was lucky…

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Natural Progression Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Not too much to report today other than a striking 1970s Natural Progression single fin. This board comes courtesy of a private collector named Steve, who was generous enough to share pictures with me. The board is not for sale, but it is featured here for your viewing pleasure. (And if…

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Natural Progression Surfboard Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! By now, longtime readers of the blog might know that I have a huge soft spot for vintage California surf brands, like Rick Surfboards, the eponymous label of the late Rick Stoner; Zephyr, Jeff Ho’s legendary Dogtown marque; John Bradury’s Creative Freedom label, and Hot Lips, just to name a few….

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