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Surfboards Hawaii V Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’re going to shine a spotlight on one of my all-time favorite Transition Era boards: the Surfboards Hawaii V Bottom, or, as it’s technically known, the Surfboards Hawaii V. The Surfboards Hawaii V bottom you see above (click photos to enlarge) comes courtesy of Shred Sledz reader Bobby. Thanks for…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Santa Barbara Edition

It’s the first Social Media Roundup of 2019, and today we’re focusing on some recent posts that delve into the rich history of Santa Barbara surfing. Alright, enough from me, and onto the pics… View this post on Instagram This is a photo of an early eighties shaping machine – Al Merrick. I…

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Shred Sledz Weekend Grab Bag

Skip Frye K Model and More: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a collection of vintage surfboards that have been listed for sale online recently, including a lovely Skip Frye K Model thruster. Usually I like to link directly to sale links, but in the case of this edition, not all of the boards are still for sale, and some…

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Gordon & Smith Skip Frye V Bottom

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have an awesome example of one of the greatest Transition Era boards of all time: the Gordon & Smith Skip Frye V Bottom Model. View this post on Instagram "Shorter than short… Lighter than light… New lines, exciting contours, these boards are the latest (and the greatest) for space-age…

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Surfboards Hawaii V Bottom “Hawaii V” Model

Here at Shred Sledz we are unabashed fans of the Transition Era and all of its crazy designs. The shortboard revolution of the late 1960s was a time of unprecedented experimentation. One of my all-time favorite Transition Era boards is the Surfboards Hawaii V Bottom. View this post on Instagram “Unlike the many…

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Acid Splash: Challenger Formula Micro Vee Redux

Greetings, Shredderz! Hope your weekend is upon you, or not too far off. Today brings us another piece of transitional era surfboard design funkiness. It’s a board I have written about before: the Challenger Formula Micro Vee. There are actually two versions of this board that are currently for sale online. Acid Splash…

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Hansen Derringer

Despite the newly opened Nland Surf Park, Austin, Texas has some way to go before it can lay a claim to being a surf town. To my pleasant surprise, however, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find some rad boards within striking distance of some of the country’s best barbecue! Pictured here is…

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Surfboards Hawaii Vee Bottom

Pictured here is a sweet Surfboards Hawaii vee bottom board that recently popped up on eBay. I feel like I have seen this board posted for sale before, but in any case, it measures about 8′4″, and it’s got that sick pronounced vee in the tail (see picture #2). I’ve heard they only produced a…

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