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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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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
Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Lis / Pavel, Stussy, Andreini & More

Greetings, Shredderz! So far 2020 hasn’t been anyone’s idea of a great time, but hopefully everyone has at least found some silver linings in what has been a pretty dark cloud. I hope you and yours are all safe, and that folks have been hitting up some uncrowded lineups to stay sane. Personally…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Memorial Day Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! For those of you Stateside, I hope you’re all having a wonderful (and safe) Memorial Day. As always, the Weekend Grab Bag features surfboards that are all listed for sale as of the time of publishing. Without any further ado here’s a handful of sticks that are up for grabs, including…

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Quivers of Distinction

Ken’s Skip Frye Quiver

Greetings, Shredderz! I hope you’re all prepared for an absolute onslaught of incredible surfboard photos. The Quivers of Distinction series here on the blog features folks with noteworthy surfboard collections. Today we’ve got Ken Lewis, a San Diego local who owns a selection of Skip’s shapes. Ken, who is friends with Skip and…

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