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Diff’s Masterpiece + More: CA Gold Rundown

By now you probably know the deal with Scott Bass’ California Gold surf auction. If you don’t, it’s the leading auction for vintage and collectible surfboards, and it always puts together a selection of sick sleds. See below for my personal favorite boards from the auction. I also recommend checking out all of…

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Price Checks

How Much for the Holy Grail?

In my case, we have a pretty precise answer to the question of “how much does your dream board cost”: $3,601, not including packaging and shipping costs. I usually love writing up rad boards, but this one stings a little, because I am not the owner of this impeccable Shawn Stussy 80s twin…

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Shawn Stussy Personal Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a special board for you today. It’s a Shawn Stussy-shaped single fin from what I believe are the early days of his brand. Even better, I believe the board was one that Shawn made for himself. Keep reading for more. Sadly, I don’t have the dimensions of the board…

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Retro Ryan Burch Squit Fish & More

Greetings, Shredderz! One of the best parts about writing this blog is getting to hear from other people who share my passion for awesome surfboards. I’m lucky to get some killer submissions, so thank you to anyone and everyone who’s taken time to send over some pics and back story! (And I should…

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80s Stussy Surfboard: Back to the Future

As far as I can tell, Shawn Stussy’s work isn’t displayed at Art Basel, or sold by big auction houses with billionaires on speed dial. Every once in a while he’ll shape a bunch of boards and then sell them all at once out of a friend’s backyard in Laguna Beach. I don’t…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Dane Kealoha, A Killer 80s Stussy, MR & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest Social Media Roundup, which features some Instagram highlights from over the past month or so. I’ve really been enjoying photographer John Bilderback’s recent posts. Here’s a sequence of Dane Kealoha. There’s something hypnotic about these shots from photographer Shawn Parkin. To quote one of the comments, “that…

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Stunning Stussy 2+1

Greetings, Shredderz! Longtime Shred Sledz readers no doubt know about my fascination with Shawn Stussy’s surfboards. As a brand, I would say I like Stussy, but what I really dig is the fact the streetwear juggernaut has its origins in the humble shaping bays of Orange County. Stussy — and by extension, streetwear…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

1980 Stussy Single Fin, Dane Kealoha & Rick Rasmussen

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Social Media Roundup. Below you’ll find a hand picked selection of some of my favorite Instagram posts from over the past month. Gordinho, AKA Paul Cohen, is a photographer who has been based in Hawaii since the 70s. He has been posting some incredible…

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Stussy Twin Fin, Pinline Bonanza Pt II & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re trying something new, and it has everything to do with you wonderful people. Shout out to anyone and everyone who has taken the time to send pics and share stories of boards that they love. I’m sorry I can’t publish all of them, but I appreciate every message I…

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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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