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Tom Carroll for Quiksilver

Greetings, Shredderz! Given that we’ve just seen some truly epic swells in the North Pacific, I can’t think of a better Sagas of Shred entry than one that features the opening ceremony for the famed Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. Pictured here are Tom Carroll, Aaron Napolean and Darrick Doerner. The Quiksilver ad…

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Kelly Slater for Quiksilver

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another testament to the GOAT’s otherworldly longevity. Featured below is a Quiksilver ad from 1990, featuring a young Kelly Slater. It is astounding to consider that thirty years after the ad originally ran, Slater is still one of the best surfers in the world. Has there ever been…

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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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Quiksilver, Danny Kwock and Echo Beach: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m on the road this week, which means no fresh vintage surf ad scans for today’s Sagas of Shred entry. The good news, though, is that we’re borrowing an ad originally posted by the cool kids at Saturdays NYC. If surf nostalgia has a more classic combination than Danny Kwock, Quiksilver…

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Fast and Loose by Surfer Magazine: Clipz

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some of the best surfboard-related videos I’ve found online recently, starting with a must-watch from Surfer Magazine. “Fast and Loose” by Surfer Magazine / Quiksilver This one is worth grabbing a seat for. Surfer Magazine and Quiksilver present a nice fifteen minute mini-documentary on Mark Richards. Before Slater came…

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Nat’s Nat and That’s That: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! I have returned from a long and relaxing trip back to the East Coast. I may have timed the trip perfectly to miss out on the swell that’s beginning to fill in, but hey, at least I have access to my back issues of Surfer Magazine and a scanner. Today we’ve…

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