The Archive

Insane Morey-Pope Lineup, Beckmeier Bolt & More

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m here with a fresh batch of reader submissions, and we’ve got some heat this time around: one of the craziest lineups of Morey-Pope Surfboards I’ve ever seen, including some rare gems; a Darrell Beckmeier-shaped Lightning Bolt, and a few other goodies. Keep reading for more pics and details. Many thanks…

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Gordon & Smith Waterskate

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a sweet sled that helped me solve a surfboard puzzle that had been bothering me for some time. The 6’8″ Gordon & Smith Waterskate model you see below was recently posted on Craigslist, and seeing this board helped me piece together some of the history behind the Waterskate….

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Morey-Pope Sopwith Camel, Phil Becker Deep Cuts & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per Grab Bag rules, all the boards featured here are listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a pretty eclectic group of single fins, ranging from some classic 70s shapes to some truly weird stuff from Tom Morey’s uninhibited…

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Sagas of Shred

Morey-Pope McTavish Tracker Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday evening here in California yet again, which can only mean one thing: another vintage surf ad for your perusing pleasure. This time around we’ve got Sagas of Shred staple Morey-Pope Surfboards, coming in with a colorful ad for the Bob McTavish-designed Tracker model. I first saw this photo published…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

G&S Water Skate Origins, Resin Art & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Social Media Roundup. Here are some of the cooler Instagram posts from the last month or so, starting with Tom Morey and the G&S Water Skate. Gordon & Smith consistently posts some great content on their Instagram, often delving deep into the label’s long…

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Sagas of Shred

Relax: Morey-Pope John Peck Penetrator

Season’s Greetings, Shredderz! Here we’ve got a 60s ad for the legendary Morey-Pope John Peck Penetrator Model. This ad is a little more straight down the fairway than Morey-Pope’s other marketing, which got pretty out there at times. There’s some classic Morey-Pope humor in there, too — check out the text below Peck’s…

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Sagas of Shred

Freely Freakin’ with Tom Morey & George Greenough

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s Thursday night here in California, and that means the Shred Sledz Editorial Team (i.e., me) is working overtime to find another great vintage surf ad to share with the internet. Today we’re revisiting one of the many surf inventions to spring from the incredible imagination of Tom Morey: the W.A.V.E….

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Sagas of Shred

W.A.V.E. Set Fin Ad from 1970

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got another killer W.A.V.E. Set fin ad for your viewing pleasure. This one is from January 1970, and I nabbed the image from the excellent stash of vintage fin ads over at The Finbox, which I can’t recommend enough. I love the design of the ad. It has some…

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Sagas of Shred

Sensual Utensils: Morey-Pope Surfboards

Look, I might not know how to explain Morey-Pope’s delightfully off the wall advertising, but I do know it is never, ever boring. Tom Morey (and let’s not forget Karl Pope, either) has made many appearances here on this blog, and for good reason. The invention of the Boogie Board alone earns him…

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