Sep 21, 2014

From Andrew ...

G'day Paul,

I hope this finds you well and plenty of orders for the air mats.
Here is an update on where I am at with the book you contributed to...

I would be stoked if you could tell 'your people' that if they pre-order here they get a good discount.
Thanks, and I look forward to talking to you further down the line to show you some content and make sure you are stoked on it.

Andrew Crockett

Sep 18, 2014

From Aaron ...

I really love the UDT. I am a larger rider so the extra surface area and float has opened up so many possible surf spots for me. I have found a “honey hole” that is only rideable on a huge SUP or mega-log, but on the UDT is a 200 yard screaming E-ticket ride! Even the logs and sups slow down and sink out right where the mat kicks into 3rd gear and gets another 100 yards out of the wave. Super stoked!
Was going through some video from a week ago and found this clip of the UDT absolutely gliding over a dead spot on a wave. The clip shows how well the mat can get over dead zones with ease and speed!


Sep 15, 2014

From Colin ...

Hey Paul!
Wanted to let you know that our bike trip (Florence, OR to San Diego) went great and I used the mat the whole way down.  It was my first time in Cali and biking the coast was an amazing way to experience it.   Have to say that all the surfers I met were stoked on the mat and our trip, never a bad vibe the entire time.
But since you probably see more than enough mat photos from OR and Cali, here's one of me hitting a spot back home this past weekend ;)    Working on a video so you can see how these waves work and perhaps recommend a model to move up to from the Fatty.

All the best !

From Eric ...

Hi Paul
Had a fun day at our local reef break with Adam, who took this piccie with his helmet mounted
Go-Pro. He takes of deep then I drop in so he can have some foreground contrast to his down the line wave shots.
I was riding his original OMNI as I have put another hole in my standard by taking on Cunji covered ledges and coming off second best. It is all glued up again BUT I will probably need a replacement soon. I like the standard the best, even though this Omni went great.
Regard Eric Dabolt

Sep 8, 2014

From Aaron ...

Here is a video of the best wave we got. Gary on the Fatty and myself on the UDT. The wave broke way outside of us, and we rode it from the outer reef to the beach. The waves this day were unsurfable on a hard board, but were epic on a mat!

A longer video with many waves is in the works!


Sep 7, 2014

From Jeff and Lisa ...

Hi Paul,
Lisa has taken over my beloved Omni!
We have been having alot of fun on our mats this summer in small waves. Now that I am back on the Vespa I really love it in tiny surf blown up pretty firm. It's like a longboard for me. Thanks again for the great mats.
Jeff and Lisa Thomas

Sep 6, 2014

From Aaron ...

                                                             Photos by Brian Rey

Hi Paul,
I just got the whole set of photos from today and will send them to you shortly. Good lotus shots in there.
Photog is friendly, would be happy to give permission for website use.
Fun waves today!


Sep 5, 2014

From Bob ...

Hi Paul, 
My son and his friend were visiting and we had some fun at Shell Beach the other day.
Matting almost permitting.


Sep 3, 2014

This Dog Thinks He's A Mat Rider !!!

From The Fun Couple, Bretto and Michelle

Hi Paul,

Sorry for the lack of correspondence of late but the surf has been absolutely pumping for weeks everyone's surfing or too surfed-out to take a photo.

Here is a couple of photos Michelle quickly snapped this arvo in between surfs.
Best regards,


Aug 25, 2014

From Da Eric ...

Hi Paul
Everyone has a “novelty” wave in their area. It probably only break once or twice a year on a massive swell with just the right mixture of conditions.
We have one here that we call 2 steps, as that is how many steps you take to get from the shore to the take off spot. Situated deep inside “a” Bay, it is ridiculously shallow and fast.
According to the locals it has not been surfed by a “matman” in a long time. It is mostly ridden by “boogers” or surfers who have OLD dinged boards for just this spot. I ended up with a shredded wetsuit shoulder and cuts. Even scraped my 4GF standard “again.”
BUT hey I had to have a go as it might be a long time until it breaks again.
Eric Dabolt

Aug 18, 2014

Garbage Into Fun ...

Photos: Brian Rey

Hi Paul,
A wonky and windy morning with the UDT. Only a mat could turn such garbage into fun!

Aug 15, 2014

From Captain Tom In The Fatherland ...

Hi Paul,

Here are some views of/from mats from the last month.

In July we made the big 24hr trip to Bali.

I´ll spare you the details of our trip, but the long swims, the strong currents and the shallow and fast reefbreaks as well as the super-powerful waves at Geger had me very humbled and surfed-out after
12 days of being in the water for several hours each day.

And - I have to mention how funny, low-key and humble the Balinese are!

After getting home I had two trips to Brazil being able to mat in post-storm chocolate slop as well as smaller peelers a week later. Camburi is always great.

Then the mat came along on a planned overnight to New York. The Rockaway forecast looked sunny but flat for my morning. Took the 6 a.m. subway out anyway and had a few small slides. Then my "ride" broke down and we eventually ended up staying an extra 48 hours, allowing me to get into some post-thunderstormfront Rockaway.

On that morning, for the first time I have had to stuff the mat into my suit just to get out behind the impact zone. Had two big slides on the sandy-chopped-seeweed whompers.

Mats are FUN anywhere in anything!!

Hope all´s well! Cheers from D-Land.