"Riding a surf mat is unlike any other form of wave riding It’s a hard thing to do. Few others do it, Most who do have mats are open minded, experienced wave riders with lots of years of surfing behind them. For people like this surf mats are in many ways a chance to restart the circle. Also it’s hard to beat a 16 or 18 ounce inflatable surf craft which takes up less space than a tennis racket. You don’t need a monstrous vehicle to get you places, airlines can’t charge you a damn thing to take it aboard, you can get two state-of-art mats for the price of one surfboard..."