The Archive

Killer Caster Single Fin & More

Greetings, Shredderz! We’re back with some more Shredder Submissions, which are some of my favorite posts to write. Keep reading for a selection of sleds recently sent my way, starting with a beautiful 70s Caster single fin. 7’2″ 70s Caster Single Fin Thanks to Robert for sending over photos of this beautiful Bill…

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Steve Lis Two Pack

Greetings, Shredderz! I’ve had the pleasure of writing up more than a few rad Steve Lis boards here on this blog. Here’s a post with a whole bunch of Steve Lis boards; and here are two different classic Steve Lis twin fin fishes (board #1, board #2). Lis, of course, is widely credited…

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Fish Interviews: Steve Lis, Skip Frye, Derek Hynd & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Lately I’ve discovered a bunch of b roll interview footage originally shot for the film “Fish: Surfboard Documentary.” The film was written and directed by a gentleman named Joe Ryan. Ryan has posted a bunch of extended interviews on his YouTube channel, and they’re worth checking out. I’m a bit embarrassed…

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Getting Soft: Retro Soft Tops from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! If there’s one thing you can count on in surfboard design, it’s the revitalization of old ideas. Pictured below is a Mason & Smith soft top surfboards ad that originally ran in the February 1980 issue of Surfer Magazine (Vol 21, No 2). It’s amazing to think that this ad, which…

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Ellis Ericson on a Steve Lis Fish & More

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of recent videos I’ve enjoyed as of late. First up we have an extended clip of shaper / surfer Ellis Ericson riding a Steve Lis fish, courtesy of Bird’s Surf Shed. The footage originally appeared in Surfer’s excellent “Shed Sessions” series, which, as far as I…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

San Diego Legends: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, where we feature a few boards that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got quite the lineup this weekend, representing some of San Diego’s best known exports: Skip Frye, Gordon & Smith and Steve Lis. Full rundown…

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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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Steve Lis Fish Overload

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the best parts about writing this humble blog is speaking to other people who share my passion for surfboards. After I wrote up a rad 6’0″ Steve Lis fish, a bunch of folks sent me photos of their own Lis boards. I figured I’d collect all the Steve Lis…

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