The Archive


Out & About with Ryan Burch

Ryan Burch is one of the most compelling surfer / shapers in the world. He’s surely one of the most versatile, capable of looking equally at ease perched on the nose in mediocre Southern California surf, or charging the hollow barrels of Cloudbreak. His boards look insane, too. And in the utter madness…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Palm Springs to Sunset Beach: Social Media Roundup

Love the content; hate the algorithm. If you’re sick of doomscrolling but still want to keep abreast of the latest happenings in surfing, see below for a quick selection of stoke-inducing posts. We’ve got Mason Ho at a new, landlocked wave pool; a 45 year old Diffenderfer stick at Sunset Beach; and a…

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The 2023 Shreddies Awards

Welcome to the 2023 Shreddies Awards! No, it’s not a real award. Not yet, anyway. But it is a recap of some of my favorite surf content from the past year. There’s a ton of good stuff in there, if I say so myself Surfboard of the Year: Ryan Burch Twin Fin Fish…

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All Resin, No Brakes: Ryan Burch + Superwolf

Sometimes it seems that style and substance might not be compatible with one another. Whether it’s surfboards, designer handbags or any other consumer product, there are times when the hype cycle threatens to overshadow everything else in its path; when people focus on price and prestige above all. Thankfully, the things that matter…

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Burch, Baguettes + More: Assorted Edits

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some more edits to tide you over until the release of “For Pleasure Only”, a new original film by Kyle Buthman and featuring Darshan Gooch and Doug Haut. “For Pleasure Only” debuts here on Shred Sledz on October 3, just a few days from now, so stay tuned. Now…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Beveled Rails, Takayama Rarities + More

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. There are some rad boards currently listed for sale online this holiday weekend. Keep reading for the full rundown. Ben Aipa Sting for Surf Line Hawaii (eBay) I always dig seeing examples of Aipa’s forays into experimental surf design, whether it’s the exaggerated…

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Retro Ryan Burch Squit Fish & More

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the best parts about writing this blog is getting to hear from other people who share my passion for awesome surfboards. I’m lucky to get some killer submissions, so thank you to anyone and everyone who’s taken time to send over some pics and back story! (And I should…

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French Adventures, Dick Brewer & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here are some recent surf videos I really liked. Keep reading for more. “Les Champs du Rivage” is directed by French photographer Thomas Lodin, whose work I have admired for a while. “Rivage” follows Mathieu Maréchal as he navigates his way through some empty waves in Central America and Northwest France….

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RWB1 Feat. Ryan Burch Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a great new edit from Jack Coleman featuring a variety of rippers (Ryan Burch, Eric Snortum, Bryce Young, Stephanie Gilmore, Kobe Hughes, Colin Moran, and Sean Hughes) piloting some Burch sleds. There’s nice variety in the waves, too — the edit was shot in California, Hawaii and Australia. There’s…

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