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Five Fantastic Skip Frye Surfboards

Happy Fryeday, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a smorgasboard of Skip Frye surfboards for your viewing pleasure. Here’s the backstory behind this quixotic mini-quiver of Skips. All the boards featured below were posted to Craigslist a few months ago by the same seller. As he explained in the listings, he was selling the boards…

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Beautiful Photos of a Beautiful Skip Frye Fish

Greetings, Shredderz! The title of the post says it all. Thanks to Cole for sending over the photos featured in this post. Cole is the proud owner of the 5’11” Skip Frye fish pictured here, which he purchased with the help of East Coast Board Swap & Sale. Cole took the pictures on…

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Incredible Steve Lis E-Wing Fish

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another Steve Lis surfboard for you, and this one just might take the cake. Lis is credited with inventing the fish, which was inspired by high performance kneeboarding at some reef breaks in La Jolla. Given Lis’ contribution to surfboard design, you would think there would be more…

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Sagas of Shred

Sixties Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a Sixties ad for the classic Gordon & Smith Skip Frye Model. (For perhaps the cleanest ever G&S Skip Frye Model I have ever seen, check out this post from last year.) I’m not sure exactly when the ad appeared, but it was early enough in Surfer Magazine’s…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Post Thanksgiving Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As we wind down Thanksgiving weekend here in the States, here are some surfboards that are currently listed for sale around the interwebs. Keep scrolling for more. Phil Edwards Honolulu #93A (eBay) I’m a sucker for anything related to Phil Edwards, and the boards he shaped in Honolulu after his Hobie…

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Vintage Skip Frye Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s a selection of rad Skip Frye boards that have popped up online over the past few months, including a cool Skip Frye Magic thruster. I don’t own these boards or know who does, but as someone who is always stoked to see cool examples Skip’s boards, I figured I would…

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Clipz

Devon Howard on a G&S Skip Frye V Bottom

I really liked this Devon Howard video, but not for the usual reasons. I love watching Howard surf. His edits from the release of the new Channel Islands CI Mid model are some of my favorites of the year. This clip, the latest entry in Surfer’s excellent Shed Session series, sees Howard taking…

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Sagas of Shred

Skip Frye Fin: New-E-Free

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve written up Skip Frye’s boards countless times here on the blog. This time around we’re switching things up a bit, and focusing on what I believe is the first-ever Skip Frye fin. Tom Morey and Karl Pope created W.A.V.E. Set in 1968, during the Transition Era, when every aspect of…

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Clipz

Vintage Skip Frye Surfing Footage

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post is a Skip Frye themed edition of the Clipz series. After all, surfboards are meant to be surfed, and while I love documenting Skip’s boards, it’s awesome (and dare I say important) to see them being ridden, too. Keep scrolling for some more videos featuring Skip Frye surfing some…

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Skip Frye Surfing
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