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Single Fin Submissions

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s two more sweet sledz that got sent in. Thanks as always for passing along some truly epic sticks. Thanks to Sim Middleton for sending in this righteous 1977 Energy Surfboards single fin shaped by the one and only Simon Anderson. I love seeing examples of Simon Anderson’s boards under the…

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Quivers of Distinction

One of the Sickest Quivers I’ve Seen

Greetings, Shredderz! Is there anything better than a thoughtfully constructed quiver? There’s something special about a surfboard collection that achieves the rare combo of quality and quantity. Speaking of which, I’m happy to feature a small selection from Scott’s insane quiver. You can follow Scott along on Instagram here: @wizard.soup. Scott hails from…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Tri Fin Trifecta: Mid-Week Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a rare mid-week installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. For whatever reason, most of the boards I feature on the blog or Instagram tend to be single and/or twin fins. This time around, though, we’ve got a nice triple dose of three-finned boards, ranging from an 80s Nectar…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Vintage Bonzer, Energy Surfboards Thruster & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Today we’ve got a couple of sweet sledz for your viewing pleasure: a vintage Campbell Brothers bonzer, a Frank Latta-shaped Energy / Simon Anderson thruster, and a Nectar gun. Keep scrolling for the goods. 7’5″ Campbell Brothers Bonzer 3 (Craigslist Ventura)…

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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 Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: End of Summer Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! You know the drill: here are some of the coolest boards I’ve seen on Instagram lately. Keep scrolling for more… View this post on Instagram A post shared by California Surf Museum (@casurfmuseum) Renny Yater. Jock Sutherland. Pipeline. And yes, a red high density foam stringer to top it all off….

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Energy Surfboards Thruster by Frank Latta

Greetings, Shredderz! While I generally don’t write too much about thrusters, there’s no denying that Simon Anderson’s signature invention belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the most influential surfboard designs ever. Even now, a good thirty plus years after Anderson first popularized the tri-fin shortboard, the thruster remains the standard setup for high…

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Sagas of Shred

Simon Anderson Nectar Thruster Ad: Sagas of Shred

Well, Shredderz, they say it’s better late than never, so accept my apologies for today’s Sagas of Shred entry, which appears a full 24 hours or so after its customary slot. But I’ll try and make it up to all eight of you with a gem. Pictured above is an ad that ran…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (Oct 6)

Greetings, Shredderz! I hope a weekend chock full of tasty waves is on the forecast. In the meantime, see below for a selection of some wonderful boards that have recently caught the eyes of the Shred Sledz editorial staff. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ1C6u0HuPu/ Ben Aipa. Town & Country Surfboards. Neon. There is nothing else that needs…

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