The Archive

Diff’s Masterpiece + More: CA Gold Rundown

By now you probably know the deal with Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. If you don’t, it’s the leading auction for vintage and collectible surfboards, and it always puts together a selection of sick sleds. See below for my personal favorite boards from the auction. I also recommend checking out all of…

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Price Checks

How Much for the Holy Grail?

In my case, we have a pretty precise answer to the question of “how much does your dream board cost”: $3,601, not including packaging and shipping costs. I usually love writing up rad boards, but this one stings a little, because I am not the owner of this impeccable Shawn Stussy 80s twin…

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Shawn Stussy Personal Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a special board for you today. It’s a Shawn Stussy-shaped single fin from what I believe are the early days of his brand. Even better, I believe the board was one that Shawn made for himself. Keep reading for more. Sadly, I don’t have the dimensions of the board…

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80s Stussy Surfboard: Back to the Future

As far as I can tell, Shawn Stussy’s work isn’t displayed at Art Basel, or sold by big auction houses with billionaires on speed dial. Every once in a while he’ll shape a bunch of boards and then sell them all at once out of a friend’s backyard in Laguna Beach. I don’t…

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Shawn Stussy for Russell Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! I find surf history endlessly fascinating, and oftentimes, the more obscure it is, the better. But even though I try to stay open minded and learn new things, there are a few classics to which I repeatedly return. Ever since I first discovered that Shawn Stussy began his shaping career at…

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Stunning Stussy 2+1

Greetings, Shredderz! Longtime Shred Sledz readers no doubt know about my fascination with Shawn Stussy’s surfboards. As a brand, I would say I like Stussy, but what I really dig is the fact the streetwear juggernaut has its origins in the humble shaping bays of Orange County. Stussy — and by extension, streetwear…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Pulling Tape, Tri Plane Hull Trivia, & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Per the usual, keep scrolling for some recent social media highlights. Here’s a rad mini edit of Tyler Warren surfing a 5’4″ twin fin shaped by Shawn Stussy. The edit was shot by Isaac Zoller. Warren is a talented surfer and shaper and it’s cool to see whose boards he chooses…

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An Exceptional Eighties Stussy Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you who aren’t yet aware, Shred Sledz is very much a pro-Shawn Stussy blog. Surfboards might only be a small part of the Stussy story, but that’s where it all started. As for how it ended, well, Stussy has had an incredible impact on not just fashion but…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

1980 Stussy Single Fin, Dane Kealoha & Rick Rasmussen

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Social Media Roundup. Below you’ll find a hand picked selection of some of my favorite Instagram posts from over the past month. Gordinho, AKA Paul Cohen, is a photographer who has been based in Hawaii since the 70s. He has been posting some incredible…

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