Nov 20, 2014

More From Bretto and Michelle ...

Hi Paul,

We had the most enjoyable trip ever. Here's how it went.

The first place we stayed was a big flash resort, with all the trimmings and family benefits that you would expect from a 5 star hotel, which happens to be in front of a cranking right hander that I like to mat. I had a couple of go outs there on the standard which was fun, it was about head height.

There was a good body surfing wave there as well, these were taken from the hand board camera.



After a few days we hired a car and went to lots of different beaches and surfed a variety of different waves, all just great fun on the mat. We found a good beachy where we could take turns matting, taking photos and minding our daughter.

Here's Michelle on the Lotus.

 
 
I mainly rode the Standard, however these next shots are of the Lotus.



This place was firing for the airmat.

To Be Continued.......

Cheers
Bretto

Nov 19, 2014

From Jon in the Maldives ...




Hey Paul
 
Here’s a short video of some rides I had on my Omni in The Maldives recently.
 
Feel free to post if you’d like to.
 
Regards
 
Jon

Nov 18, 2014

From Eric ...










Hi Paul
We have had a fantastic run of great waves here on the Sth Coast of NSW.
 
Two of my friends who both ride 4GF mats have been having a ball. Neal Cameron on his "Tracker" and Justin Spittle with his "Standard". They both enjoy getting out of the city into some country air and classic waves.
 
Neal is in his fifties, is a long time surfer who designs, makes & sells amazing spoons and kneeboards. He finds this spot to his liking with the big long fast walls, where he can really build up some speed. 
 
Justin is the youngest in our group a photographer and he also excels out here getting a big laugh out of doing crossovers with us.
 
It can get a bit crowded but most times the local mid week crew will share.
 
Myself and Adam had this spot the day before with 6 others and waves bigger than these shown.
WHAT A RUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regards Eric Dabolt

Nov 17, 2014

The Birds and the Bees, According to 4GF ...

Great news from Neil and Audi Pye...the newest 4GF Team Rider was born on November 12, 2014!
 
 Maxwell Johannes Pye
  
 
But how does something like this happen to a "confirmed mat rider" like Neil? Let's break it down...
  
Most cool guys start out on their road to coolness by riding a mat... 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
Then the aforementioned little blokes look around and start to notice...all the yucky girls are riding mats too!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
When blokes get older, it dawns on us... Hey, chicks aren't so yucky after all !
 

 
  
 
 
 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
It's an awkward age for us guys (any age) so we hang out with weird friends to deflect our insecurities.
 
 Coonskin caps are a slam dunk icebreaker at parties or on the beach...
 
 
But we can't help ourselves when a female mat rider shamelessly toys with our hormones...
 
 
 
 
Our reactions, predictably, are adolescent...




But we mature. Mat in hand, we begin to socialize with more confidence. First in casual groups...


 

 

 
 

Then we start chatting up the ladies one-on-one, usually opening with some douchy line about how close mats are to nature, etc...
 


 

Then we graduate to more serious bullshit, like the time we faced down triple overhead Pipeline on a surf mat...
 
"Twenty feet, and there I was!"


But somehow, someway, we manage to get lucky in spite of ourselves...




 


 
We start leaving mat-centric love notes...


 
Then this happens...




  
So, in a nutshell, here's a flow chart...

Lonely guy (Neil) ...
 
 
...meets hot, single chick (Audi) ...
 
 
 Neil gets lucky...
 

 And a new 4GF customer is born!
 
 
Congrats to Neil and Audi and Maxi !!!