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1987 Local Motion Team Ad

Here’s a Local Motion ad circa 1987. See below for all the names in the ad, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of pinching and zooming. Back Row (Left to Right): Steve Wilson, Alex Cox, Charlie Smith, Ron Roush, Pat Rawson, Steve Massfeller, Kolohe Bloomfield, Ron Coteen, Clyde Aikau, Glen…

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Mick Fanning on a Pat Rawson Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s currently a fantastic piece up on Surfline that, as you might have guessed, features Mick Fanning navigating a recent swell on a Pat Rawson replica of Tom Carroll’s infamous 1991 Pipe Masters board. The article has some great photos, but even better, there’s an interview with Fanning where he discusses…

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Clyde Aikau for Local Motion

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an amazing 1990 Local Motion ad featuring Clyde Aikau. I found this pic on eBay. I’m personally not down with dicing up old surf mags to sell individual ads in the hopes of turning a maybe $100 profit, so enjoy this thing for free. I love the swagger that just…

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Occy for Billabong Circa 1990

Greetings, Shredderz! As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I don’t have much in the way of handyman skills anyway, so I guess it’s a good thing that Occy and Billabong is still as classic as it ever was. I found the ad below on Pinterest. According to the…

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April 2020 Roundup: Stussy, Bertlemann & More

Greetings, Shredderz! First and foremost, I hope everyone here is staying safe and maintaining some semblance of sanity. I have personally not been surfing in a long, long time but a decent forecast for next week might lure me out to some isolated spots. If you find yourself in need of a quick…

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Tom Carroll for Quiksilver: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we resume our regularly scheduled scans of vintage surf ads, which is all part of the Sagas of Shred series. This week’s entry focuses on one of the greatest power surfers of all time: two time world champion Tom Carroll, riding for Quiksilver. This ad originally ran in the July…

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Weekend Grab Bag: Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! The weekend is almost over, and right before the buzzer we’ve got another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Keep reading for a selection of cool vintage surfboards that are listed for sale online. Channel Islands Al Merrick Tri Plane Hull Twin Fin (eBay) I absolutely love vintage Channel Islands surfboards. Considering…

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Happy Birthday Herbie Fletcher: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! As 2018 comes to a close I figured I put together one last Social Media Roundup for the year. Even better, it was Herbie Fletcher’s birthday yesterday, which conveniently provides a theme for this post. Check out the photo above of Herbie launching a Jet Ski with an awesome Pottz airbrush…

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Social Media Roundup: RIP Charlie Bunger

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here are some of my favorite social media posts I have seen over the past month. Keep scrolling for more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SHRED SLEDZ (@shred__sledz) I hate to start off with one of my own posts, but this time it’s important. Sadly,…

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