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Larry Bertlemann for Ocean Pacific

If it involves Da Rubberman, I’m in. Here’s an ad from the June 1980 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 21, No 6) featuring Bertlemann laying down an insane bottom turn. The part of this photo I keep returning to is that glassy bit of wake off the tail, which helps give an idea…

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OP Pro Brazil 1986 Poster

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a rad poster from the 1986 OP Pro held somewhere in Brazil. I don’t know much about the contest, and I know even less about Brazil’s nascent surf scene back in the 80s, but add that to the long list of subjects I’d like to explore. I think the American…

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Tom Curren for Ocean Pacific

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on a bit of a Tom Curren kick today, as I earlier today I shared an Instagram post featuring his segment in Lost Surfboard’s seminal 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ film. Here’s more Curren, this time in a, well, unusual 80s ad for longtime clothing sponsor Ocean Pacific.

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The Raddest Airbrush I’ve Ever Seen

Greetings, Shredderz! I usually try and keep the hyperbole in check, but hey, it ain’t bragging if it’s true, right? In this case I’m happy to show some pics of the single coolest airbrush on a surfboard I have ever seen. It should surprise exactly no one that the airbrush was done by…

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Jack Meyer for Ocean Pacific

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m sure many of you will be happy to learn that today’s post is light on text and heavy on the images. It’s only fitting, given that Jack Meyer‘s awesome airbrush artwork is on display. Thanks to KC for sending me the photos of this Ocean Pacific single fin pictured above….

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Pearson Arrow for Ocean Pacific

Greetings, Shredderz! As some of you may know, I am fascinated with Santa Cruz’s surf culture. Despite great waves year round and a dedicated crew of local rippers, Santa Cruz’s board builders don’t seem to attract the same attention as their Orange County counterparts. It’s a shame, because there are a number of…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Bill Stewart Airbrush & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s another installment of our Weekend Grab Bag series, which features cool boards I have seen listed for sale online recently. Keep reading for the rundown, including a rad OP surfboard with a sweet Bill Stewart airbrush, and more… Surf Line Hawaii Fish (Craigslist Hawaii) The board above is…

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