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Brad Gerlach for O’Neill: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Some of you may recall Brad Gerlach and his incredible head of hair from a few earlier appearances here on the blog. (Not to bite the hand that feeds, but if you do actually remember these previous posts, I’m officially worried that you have too much time on your hands.) This…

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Chris Frohoff for O’Neill: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m delighted to be back this evening with a fresh scan of an Eighties surf ad. This, of course, is the latest entry in the Sagas of Shred series. I don’t have a lot to say about this particular ad, other than my love for Eighties surf nostalgia is as strong…

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1975 O’Neill Ad by Rick Sharp

Greetings, Shredderz! Due to some unforeseen scheduling issues I was not able to provide a fresh scan of a vintage surf ad for this installment of Sagas of Shred. After spending some time in some strange Google rabbit holes — you haven’t hit rock bottom until you’ve scrolled through pages of results for…

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Clipz

Clipz: NYC Duct Tape & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Let’s cut the small talk and get to it, shall we? Keep reading for some surf vids I’ve recently discovered and/or enjoyed. Skip Frye Drone Footage This is a simple, modest little edit but I got such a huge thrill out of it. I think drone cinematography can get a little…

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O’Neill Ad from 1988: Sagas of Shred

If neon isn’t your thing, you’re probably gonna want to go ahead and close this tab immediately. Likewise, if you’re not into seeing a handful of all-time surf greats all in one photo, this one might not be up your alley. But if those two things are your kind of deal, then you…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: February Funk

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I understand some of you might have gone to the Malibu Board Riders surfboard swap on Saturday. Sadly, I wasn’t able to attend, but in the meantime, here are some cool vintage surfboards that you can currently find on sale online. Keep reading for…

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George Greenough for O’Neill: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Sorry that the blog has been a little less frequent these days. But today I’ve got a treat: an ad from a 1980 issue of Surfer Magazine featuring none other than George Greenough, the surfcraft guru whose influence still looms large over the sport. It’s funny to see Greenough featured in…

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O’Neill Big Wave Gun by Tom Overlin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post features an interesting bit of California history. The board pictured above is an O’Neill gun shaped by Tom Overlin that is currently listed for sale on Craigslist. You can find a link to the board here. Pics above are via the Craigslist posting. First and foremost, the board above…

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RIP Jack O’Neill

There isn’t too much to say here, other than it has been a bad week for surf legends. O’Neill is widely credited with inventing the wetsuit and thus changing the sport forever. Pic above courtesy of Santa Cruz Waves.

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