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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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Vintage Rick Surfboards Joe Roland Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! I still don’t have access to my collection of magazine back issues, so I’ll be serving up random vintage surf ads I dig up online. This, of course, is the latest entry in the Sagas of Shred series, which features a different vintage surf ad every Thursday night. Today we’ve got…

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Rick Surfboards Plastic Fantastic V Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you might know that I’m a huge fan of two things: Transition Era surfboards from the late Sixties, and Rick Surfboards, the defunct but influential South Bay surfboards label. Well, today’s post checks both boxes, as it represents an unusual board: the Rick…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Ben Aipa for Greg Noll Surfcenter & More…

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of social media posts from the last month or so. View this post on Instagram Wayne and Larry Bertlemann from an old Surfer Magazine in 1978 @lbertlemann #waynelynch #waynelynchsurfboards A post shared by Wayne Lynch (@waynelynchsurfboards) on May 11, 2015 at 11:05pm PDT I’ve long held…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Weekend Grab Bag: Rick Surfboards UFO Stubby & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Yes, I’m aware that it is no longer the weekend. I’m not going to let something as trivial as reality get in the way of delivering another dose of some vintage surfboard goodness, however. Keep reading for a selection of boards that are currently listed for sale, including a neat Rick…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag of Gratitude: Pre Thanksgiving Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! As we close in on a classic holiday here in the States I thought it would be a good time for another Grab Bag entry to shed some light on some noteworthy vintage sledz up for sale. Keep reading for more, including a lovely Rick Surfboards UFO Model… Hansen Master Displacement…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Grab Bag: October’s Very Own

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have another installment of the not-quite famous Grab Bag, where we highlight a selection of boards currently for sale on the internet. Act quick because some of these deals go fast. Rick Mid Length Hull (Craigslist – Ventura) Remarkably, this bad boy is only $350. I’m shocked that it…

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Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Model Longboard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re featuring a rad and unusual nose rider from the Sixties: a Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Model longboard. The pics in the post were taken from a Craigslist listing on the East Coast, which you can find here. First, a little background: I am a huge fan of Rick Surfboards, and…

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