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An Unusual 70s G&S Skip Frye

Skip Frye has been shaping surfboards since the 60s, but for whatever reason, he doesn’t seem to have made a ton of traditional 70s single fins. I’m guessing Skip and many of his San Diego contemporaries were more focused on eggs and other designs during this time period. That said, every once in…

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9’2″ Skip Frye Braden

A friend of mine was an anthropology major in college. Like most people I know, his current line of work has absolutely nothing to do with what he studied in school. However, he does get some good use out of his degree, and that’s any time he’s asked to weigh in on a…

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Jaw Dropping Skip Frye Gypsy

The last time Anthony Do-Hoon Kim sent me photos of one of his Skip Frye boards, it was the Kobe Special, an 11’2″ Eagle (Big Board, not Glider, per Frye’s preferred nomenclature) in Lakers colors. Turns out Anthony has multiple insane Lakers-themed Skips in his quiver, and I’m here for it. Featured here…

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Skip Frye Gypsy

The Kobe Special by Skip Frye

I’m wracking my brain to try and think of surfing and basketball crossovers, but I’m drawing a blank, other than Gabriel Medina’s burgeoning friendship with NBA All Star Jimmy Butler. Legendary San Diego shaper Skip Frye is apparently a huge Lakers fan, and he made this custom Eagle big board for Anthony Do-Hoon…

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California Gold Fall 2023 Auction

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s officially fall, which means northwest swells and five figure price tags on Greg Noll Miki Dora “Da Cat” Models. That’s right, as the seasons change the annual California Gold Surf Auction is back, and as always, there are a bunch of really cool boards for sale. Here’s a link to…

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Transition Era Skip Frye

Greetings, Shredderz! Following yesterday’s post about two Transition Era Skip Frye boards — the Fast Frye and the Small Frye — here’s an example of a G&S Skip model that was recently listed for sale. I think this might be an example of the aforementioned G&S Fast Frye model, which I’m not too…

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Transition Era G&S Skip Frye Brochure

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another rad Gordon & Smith brochure for you today, this time featuring two Transition Era Skip Frye models. From my count, G&S also produced the Baby Gun and the V Bottom in conjunction with Skip, along with the Fast Frye and the Small Frye pictured here. You don’t hear…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Rick, Skip + Diff: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For this blog post I’m experimenting with a slightly different format. Most Weekend Grab Bag entries have included decent pics of all the boards that are for sale. Unfortunately, applying a photography standard for Craigslist posts has a way of severely limiting supply, so we’re going largely text based today. This…

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