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Energy Surfboards Simon Anderson Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a special surfboard for you. Featured here is an early Energy Surfboards thruster. Simon Anderson invented the tri fin thruster design in late 1980. It was his victory at Bells Beach in 1981 that announced the arrival of the thruster, which has remained a staple of high performance…

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Sagas of Shred

Tails of the Thruster: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Buckle in for another scorcher of a vintage surf advertisement. As a quick reminder, I scan a different surf ad every Thursday evening (California time, of course) as part of the Sagas of Shred series. I have a fondness for ridiculous Eighties ads, but usually I can only get in about…

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Shred Sledz Presents: Monday Grab Bag

Happy Monday, Shredderz! Here are a few boards that have caught my eye over the past few days. Simon Anderson / Nectar Thruster on Craigslist (Los Angeles) I’d love to do a more in-depth post on Simon Anderson. I’m just waiting to find one of his early thrusters go on sale so I…

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Simon Anderson for Energy Surfboards

Check out this vintage Simon Anderson single fin on eBay Australia! Simon Anderson’s claim to shaping fame is the fact he invented the thruster, the first tri-fin surfboard design that stands as one of the most influential shapes in surfboard history. 35 years ago the thruster ushered in the modern shortboard era, and…

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