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1975 Rick Surfboards Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got something of a rare bird: a Bonzer shaped under the Rick Surfboards label. I got these photos via OfferUp, where the board is still listed for sale. According to the listing, the Rick bonzer measures in at 6’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″. The seller claims the…

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Weekend Grab Bag: Independence Day Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! For all my readers in the US, I hope you’re having a wonderful Fourth of July. It might be a federal holiday but the hunt for sick vintage sticks takes no days off, so here are some cool boards I’ve seen. And as always, per Weekend Grab Bag rules, every board…

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Vintage Rick Surfboards Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s an awesome vintage Rick Surfboards ad I found on Pinterest. I’m guessing the ad is probably from the late 60s, maybe early 70s, but the tone and references to the rapidly changing world of surfboard design certainly point to the Transition Era. And as corny as it might be, I…

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Classic 60s Rick Surfboards Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a submission from longtime reader Russell. Follow him on Instagram here. The board featured below is a 60s Rick Surfboards longboard. I’m sure there’s someone out there who can date this board better than I can. All I can say is it’s from sometime in the 60s, and…

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Rick Surfboards Flex Tail Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! For this week’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got a doozy for you. Pictured below is a Rick Surfboards ad from the late Sixties, featuring what looks to be a flex tail displacement hull. I originally found the ad on Pinterest. It’s crazy to think about how the design principles expressed…

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Weekend Grab Bag: Barry Kanaiaupuni Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an abbreviated Grab Bag, as we’re only featuring two surfboards. However, when I saw that two versions of Barry Kanaiaupuni’s Rick Surfboards signature model happened to be simultaneously listed for sale, I figured I had to write up the duo. Keep reading for more. Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Longboard…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag: Rick, Surfboards Hawaii, G&S

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for a selection of sleds currently for sale somewhere online. 9’5″ Rick Longboard (Craigslist San Luis Obispo) God bless all those kind souls who go above and beyond to provide great photos with their Craigslist listings. I’m a huge fan of Rick Surfboards and this is a rad shape…

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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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1966 Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor

Shredderz, I hope by now you think of me as someone who is not usually prone to hyperbole. Yes, there are times when I get excited about certain boards, but it’d be weird if I didn’t, no? So trust me when I say that the Rick Dru Harrison Improvisor Model featured here is…

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Seventies Rick Surfboards Phil Becker Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a very quick hit for you today, but one worth your time nonetheless (I hope, anyway). Of all the defunct surfboard brands out there, Rick Surfboards is definitely one of my favorites. Rick is the namesake of the late, great Rick Stoner, who was an early business partner of…

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