Mar 7, 2014
Here's a few shots of the Omni being put to good fun use.
My son got one of me getting out of the water at Currumbin (Gold Coast Qld) before taking off with it himself. I got a couple of him in the water. He remarked about one or two of his rides "taking off" like a scalded cat. This day it was about 3 or so feet, 5 in the bigger sets. Many good times to come I think!
Mar 6, 2014
Glenn over at Liquid Salt is having a crack at an upgraded web page...well worth a contribution!
Click on the link, and check out the vid....
Mar 5, 2014
I have been re-studying all your old matting tips lately. It reminds me of that golf cartoon with the guy about to swing, thinking about 101 things, one thought which is 'think about nothing'. This inspired me to plagiarise this concept for an equivalent picture for matting. See attached.
Mar 4, 2014
Met up with Jason and Julie at shallows and after a quick lunch of fish and chips there was a SMALL wave at shallows so we were able to get out and have a few waves all to ourselves.
Julie (my daughter) is also a keen 4GF rider and likes it better then riding a board... obviously.
Chubby the cat killer came along for the ride.
Mar 3, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
I've been loving the mat! Here are a couple of pics my husband took of me at the Lane (right after a realized I forgot my fins at home). Thankfully there was time to run home, grab the fins, get in the water and get a couple of those gorgeous waves!
Thanks again for the mat!
Feb 24, 2014
Marilyn Elizabeth Lovvorn
April 18, 1925-February 16, 2014
Resident of Santa Cruz
April 18, 1925-February 16, 2014
Resident of Santa Cruz
In her life before Bill, there were John, Maude, Jean, John, and Gordon, a close-knit family filled with the joy and peace that comes from a deep faith in God and His son, Jesus. Marilyn never cut church on Sunday, and on vacation always found a service to attend or radio broadcast to hear the Word. Through her membership in the First Baptist Church of Stockton, she met Bill. After the worship hour, her brother John brought home his new friend, William Lovvorn, an Air Force officer stationed at Stockton Field. Marilyn, standing on her front lawn, caught a glimpse of Bill and knew he was the one for her. Apparently, Dad recognized her as his future bride when their eyes locked, and thus began their love affair of over seventy years. Clear to Marilyn's last days, she lit up in his presence and smothered him with kisses.
An adjective that described Marilyn was gregarious. She befriended mailmen, milkmen, Shopper's Corner butchers and cashiers, passengers sitting next to her on Boeing 747s, and whoever waited in line with her at Macy's. Of course she had dearer friends, but she invited every stranger into her life that smiled back at her. At Aegis of Aptos, she expanded her circle of friends to include her caregivers. Although she could not communicate with them as she desired, her affectionate gestures did.
After her daughters Terry and April arrived, Marilyn devoted hours to making them happy and secure in the world. She prepared pancake bears for them, after school Nestlé's chocolate chip cookies, and tuna casseroles with extra potato chips on top. Since she maintained a youthful outlook, she played with Terry and April whether it was hosting a "Teddy Bears' Picnic", finding the murderer in "Clue", or going on adventures with Raggedy Ann and Andy. At Disneyland, she raced with them down Main Street to the Matterhorn or Jungle Cruise, and later treated them to milkshakes in the Carnation Plaza. After her grandchildren Christi, Craig, and Brett arrived, she again assumed the role of a fun-loving playmate. Out came the Chinese Checkers, pool floats, sand shovels, and of course Disneyland passes.
Since Marilyn never had sons, she delighted in the company of George and Don. She beamed in pride whenever she had the opportunity to introduce George to her friends, and appreciated him immensely for being the handyman Bill was not. Both George and Don loved to tease Marilyn; it was their way of showing their love. Don enjoyed escorting Marilyn to a dental chair, and approaching her with the needle. As he puffed her cheeks out with unnecessary cotton rolls, he laughed and told her he had discovered the perfect way to silence her.
With Bill, she loved to travel to Europe in style, stay at the Royal Hawaiian, and bask in the Bermuda sun of Castle Harbour. Water, even the cold waters of Lake Tahoe and Castle Beach, she embraced. On her blue and red canvas mat, she paddled out and caught wave after wave, grinning with the drops and speed. Fortunately for Marilyn where she called home, both Mill Valley and Santa Cruz, provided vacation settings of their own. With nearby mountains and seashore, and with redwood tree cathedrals, abundant flowerbeds, and croquet lawns in her backyard, Marilyn and Bill lived contentedly.
Marilyn with gusto, entertained, decorated, sewed, baked, sang, played the flute, and laughed. Those close to her will remember her hats, high heels, fad diets, fancy cars, and love for shopping and See's chocolate truffles. She leaves her hubby Bill, brudder John, daughters Terry and April, sons George Welter and Donald Foster, grandchildren Christi, Craig, and Brett, and nieces and nephews on her side of the family Dale, Marcia, Janet, Wayne, Neal, Dean, Scott, Kathy, Dan, Janna, and Karen.
A Memorial Service for Marilyn will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at High Street Community Church, 850 High Street in Santa Cruz beginning at 1:30 pm. Donations in her name may be made to Mount Hermon or to High Street Community Church.
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
We all like glassy sunny days to mat slide on but some times even in our hot summer we get cool cloudy grey days.
This of course does not stop SCUMM from enjoying a mat slide all on their own.
Pictures attached are of me on adams original 4GF OMNI mat.
Photo was taken by adam on his new Canon 70D.
Hope you have been getting a few waves
Regard Eric da Bolt. (alias matman)
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 14, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Here are some shots that Adam took with his new Cannon 70D camera from the shore at mat reef of me sliding on 4GF standard which still remains my favourite in fast waves.
The DRP Omni is better on bigger walling waves. But the difference is only marginal they are both fun sliders.
Eric da bolt
Feb 10, 2014
Hope you had a good Christmas and have been getting some waves in your prime time.
Sorry i haven't sent you many e-mails this year.
Had some waves with fellow 4GF mat slider Johnnie Tofu at Shallows today and snapped a few pictures for your enjoyment.
Water here is still 22c and we have had a good run of swell in the past few weeks. Hopefully the Tourists will go home soon and we will have less crowded waves.
Regards Eric Da Bolt. ( Alias Matman)