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Larry Bertlemann & Wayne Lynch for Rip Curl

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a real doozy for you: a Rip Curl ad from the July 1978 issue of Surfer Magazine featuring Wayne Lynch and Larry Bertlemann. I had seen various scans of this ad floating around online, and it bummed me out that no high quality versions seemed to exist. A…

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Wayne Lynch & Rip Curl’s Rubber Revolution

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got the glorious combination of two of Victoria’s best known exports: Wayne Lynch’s brand of rugged, mysterious cool, and Rip Curl’s neoprene. I featured an earlier Rip Curl ad with Wayne Lynch from 1983, which has an almost identical layout to the one you see above. This time around,…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

MR’s Hawaii Quiver & More: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Unfortunately, a change on the back end means it is no longer possible to embed Instagram photos into my blog posts. The Social Media Roundup posts will continue, just tweaked slightly. Anyway, the less about blogging backend technology, the better: keep scrolling for some recent Instagram selections, featuring Mark Richards and…

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Clipz

“Crystal Voyager”, MP and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of Clipz, where we’re throwing together a hodge podge of vintage surf flicks for your viewing pleasure. Keep scrolling for some more selections. George Greenough “Crystal Voyager” Snippets I was surprised enough to see Greenough starring in an O’Neill wetsuits ad, so imagine when I came…

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Sagas of Shred

Assorted Surfboard Ads from 1980

Greetings, Shredderz! For the Sagas of Shred series I usually scan a vintage surf ad and write a couple of words about it. However, one thing I noticed about these vintage magazines — which are so much fun to read — is that they often have tons of great, smaller ads, which might…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Distancing Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, it’s not every day that health professionals recommend we all stay indoors glued to our phones, and yet here we are. Hope you are all staying healthy and sane during these surreal times. Without any further ado, here are some recent social media selections for a much needed dose of…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Social Media Roundup: Ben Aipa for Greg Noll Surfcenter & More…

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a selection of social media posts from the last month or so. View this post on Instagram Wayne and Larry Bertlemann from an old Surfer Magazine in 1978 @lbertlemann #waynelynch #waynelynchsurfboards A post shared by Wayne Lynch (@waynelynchsurfboards) on May 11, 2015 at 11:05pm PDT I’ve long held…

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Wayne Lynch Rip Curl Ad: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Look, I know we’re all thinking it, so I’ll just come out and say it: I think I may have been a little tough on Rip Curl in last week’s Sagas of Shred entry. Did the Aussie surf brand misspell the name of a certified surf legend? Yeah, there’s no way…

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Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup

Shred Sledz Social Media Roundup (July 26)

Greetings, Shredderz! As always, here’s a sampling of some of the finest surfboard pictures recently found on the world wide web… As I’ve written before, Lightning Bolt’s notoriety in the 1970s was a double-edged sword. The label’s popularity meant the signature bolt design was slapped on boards that had nothing to do with…

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Shred Sledz Deep Dive

Just A Country Kid: A History of Wayne Lynch Surfboards

Shred Sledz might have its roots firmly in the California tradition of surf history and culture, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any love for our friends across the pond. After all, who doesn’t love Australia? The accents are charming, the waves are great, and most importantly, Australia boasts a former prime minister who has skulled…

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