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Hansen Super Light

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a cool Hansen Super Light on Craigslist right now, and I thought I’d post the pics here for posterity’s sake. Check out the original listing here. I’m guessing the board was shaped sometime during the Transition Era, due to its shorter size (6’5″) and the Wonderbolt fin. The board is…

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Transition Era Liddle Displacement Hull

Greetings, Shredderz! There have been a few tasty vintage Liddles on Craigslist lately, and this one is no exception. Pictured above is a well preserved 1968 Greg Liddle displacement hull. (Though to be honest, I’m not 100% sure if this should be considered a hull, but I’m sticking with the description for now,…

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Stringerless Aussie Transition Era Boards

Greetings, Shredderz! Lately I’ve been geeking out on a very particular set of surfboards: stringerless Australian boards crafted during the late 60s, during the height of the Transition Era. This all started, as many of my surfboard obsessions do, by seeing various posts on the Vintage Surfboard Collectors Facebook group. Anecdotally, I’d say…

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Rick Surfboards Flex Tail Ad

Greetings, Shredderz! For this week’s Sagas of Shred entry we’ve got a doozy for you. Pictured below is a Rick Surfboards ad from the late Sixties, featuring what looks to be a flex tail displacement hull. I originally found the ad on Pinterest. It’s crazy to think about how the design principles expressed…

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Jim Phillips Strawberry Shortcut

Greetings, Shredderz! I’m always fascinated with Transition Era surfboards. The late Sixties gave birth to many of the core principles of modern surfboard design. And besides that, I just happen to think Transition Era boards are very cool. The Transition Era took place during just a few years at the tail end of…

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Weekend Grab Bag: Barry Kanaiaupuni Edition

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an abbreviated Grab Bag, as we’re only featuring two surfboards. However, when I saw that two versions of Barry Kanaiaupuni’s Rick Surfboards signature model happened to be simultaneously listed for sale, I figured I had to write up the duo. Keep reading for more. Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni Longboard…

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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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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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Phil Edwards Honolulu B98

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a very cool example of a rare Phil Edwards Honolulu surfboard. Phil Edwards is probably best known for the signature model he produced for Hobie Surfboards, and for good reason. The Hobie Phil Edwards Model is a beautiful surfboard packed with killer details. Personally, I am partial to…

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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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