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Stussy Surfboards: Equipment for the Modern Age

Greetings, Shredderz! There are a handful of rules I try to live by. One of those rules is that you can never, ever have too many Stussy surfboards. Today we’ve got an ultra clean example of a classic Shawn Stussy surfboard shaped in 1985. Thanks to James for sending in photos of the…

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Stussy Surfboards

California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2020

Greetings, Shredderz! Scott Bass’ Boardroom Show and its accompanying California Gold Vintage Surf Auction were originally scheduled for May 2020 before Covid-19 ruined everybody’s plans for the year. While the in-person aspects of the show have been delayed, if not outright canceled, the auction continues online. Bidding commenced yesterday on a fresh lot…

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Eighties Stussy for John Gothard

Greetings, Shredderz! Today I’m stoked to give you a closer look at a very special surfboard. Featured here is a Eighties Shawn Stussy surfboard that was shaped for pro surfer and former Stussy team rider John Gothard. John was kind enough to send me the photos you see in this post. Give him…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Echo Beach Extravaganza

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re in California (or Hawaii) the weekend isn’t done just yet. We’ve got an Eighties-themed Weekend Grab Bag for you guys, sneaking in right before the buzzer. Usually the Grab Bag features boards that are all currently available for sale. This time around, though, two of the boards are no…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: February Funk

Greetings, Shredderz! Here in California winter is coming to a close. As always, here are some of my favorite social media posts from the past month or so. You want to talk about power surfing, how’s this combo: a sweet Ben Aipa twin fin shaped for none other than Aussie lead foot extraordinaire…

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Stussy Single Fin

Eighties Stussy Thruster

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick peek at a cool Stussy thruster that’s currently up for sale on eBay. You can check out the listing here. What you see above is a 6’6″ Stussy thruster that was shaped sometime in the Eighties. The board is a bit more restrained than some other…

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Stussy Thruster: Artwork Galore

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re a regular reader of the blog then you may already know that we like to examine Stussy surfboards at a level of detail that’s usually reserved for ancient texts and Renaissance art. It’s weird, I know. But hey — there’s a sweet Stussy surfboard for sale on eBay, and…

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1980 Stussy Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an early example of a Stussy twin fin. The board featured here is currently for sale on Craigslist in Seal Beach, in northern Orange County. All of the photos in this blog post are via the listing, which you can find here. According to the seller, the Stussy…

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Sagas of Shred

La Jolla Surf Systems: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday again, which means we’re serving up some red hot scans of old surf ads as part of the Sagas of Shred series. Today we’ve got an unlikely all star cast in an ad for La Jolla Surf Systems. The ad originally appeared in the February 1983 issue of Surfer…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: June Gloom

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here are some primo vintage surfboard pickins from your favorite social media outlets. Pop quiz, hotshot: what has six fins, incredible artwork, and more color than a bag of Skittles? Well, that would be the three Shawn Stussy shaped twin fins you see pictured above. These are some truly…

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