Aug 22, 2010

A Quick Vid and a Few Shots From the Mat Meet!










27 comments:

Jason Hall said...

LOL! One legging is shorter than the other! Thanks!

Ramsnake said...

Excellent! How many and who turned up?

Mateo said...

EPIC!

Steve and Cher Pendo said...

Wish we could have been there! So fun!
Best wishes,
Cher and Steve

Ramsnake said...

That last pic is a classic fins out mat riding express ride! Prana doin' his thing!

PG said...

Bottom shot is "top-ten-of-all-time" great!

GRAYMAN said...

Well done all you's!!!

Glad to see the Matmeet phenomenon in global effect (I don't really know what I'm on about...).

Excellent video, well edited. Well and truely spammed.

G

PS Pressures on for us at UKMS to score so better conditions for MM4. :)

Matt23 said...

That looked like a lot of fun. Whos flying at 2.05/06?

Think Ill get the Lear prepped for the next one ;-)

PG said...

Huge props to Pranaglider for putting this together, and for nailing the conditions perfectly.

And of course to Grayman for putting on the very first mat meet...two mat surfing heroes, for sure.

twinfin said...

best day on my mat so far! I wont miss another one if I can help it

wavechild said...

Stoked! Glad it went well for you guys, wish I coulda been there!

andrew said...

It was a great time. Best mat get together since Tabletops a few years back.

misterdirk said...

Just got home a little while ago. I am so sore and sunburned it's not even funny, but feeling very happy about the whole weekend. It was absolutely wonderful to connect with a bunch of other mat riders like that. It was definitely close to my "bucket list" wish. Is anyone else dreaming about next time yet?

LESider said...

I think I might need to jump on Jet Blue next time. That looked like an amazing time, so stoked on mats.

pranaglider said...

Thanks to everyone who was able to come down, you all made it a great event! We got lucky with a great day in the middle of a mediocre summer. Thank you Surfsister for coming and sharing your husbands considerable skills with us. There should be more video available at some point. Dirk & Company were capturing everything in high quality video. JJ was shooting with 16 mm film. So lots more goodies to come.
PS Yes Jason one of your legs is shorter than the other! LOL!

GRAYMAN said...

How many made it in the end?

G

Geoffrey Levens said...

"And of course to Grayman for putting on the very first mat meet."

Definitely a great event, wish I could have been there. AND let's not lose our perspective!

Several years ago there was "The Dale" put together by Mark Wessling of FL in 2004:

http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1022024#unread

http://www2.swtaylocks.com/node/1022724t

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eKB9F_P2wI&p=759CADB4E433EC37&playnext=1&index=14tt

pranaglider said...

Greyman, The count was about 15-20. I lost count being in the water etc. That includes non surfing family members which I include as full participants!

PG said...

"AND let's not lose our perspective!
Several years ago there was "The Dale" put together by Mark Wessling of FL in 2004"


Of course. My bad...

Matt23 said...

Ive only met the guy a couple of times and I dont believe for one minute Grayman would want any credit for meets. He just does what he loves and thats riding waves...

Mateo said...

Sooooo wish i could have made it too the Dale,, I believe i was in santa cruz the next week for the kneeboard world titles...

...at the time i knew little of mats but was really interested in flexspoons....

mattitude said...

i beleive the tstreet mat meet was the first mat meetup.
it was in 2006 the dale was later that year in start of 2007



tstreet was 6-09-06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tliGitTVlqc&feature=related


dale highlights jan 07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eKB9F_P2wI&feature=fvw


then we had tabletop meet and now cottons.


mateo aka skansand and i are heading up to leo C tonight hi tide is at 10 pm
we are leaving the house at around 8 pm if anyone wants to join us

PG said...

Mateo and Mattitude mat meet at Leo...

http://tiny.cc/ax1qd

pranaglider said...

PG - You got me! I followed the link.

But remember there is a full moon tonight!

PG said...

http://tinyurl.com/26n6dyj

???

:)

mattitude said...

several days later and im still trying to digest all the info.
i highly suggest everyone download dirks hd version dirrect from vimeo. if you use windows do yourself a huge favor and get media player classic.
it has great support for .mov apple stuff and has an awsome interface where you can slow mo, zoom and pan and scan on the fly while vid is running.
i spent hours zooming up and pan and scanning every shot then watching in slow mo.
the dirk video is GOLD

i noiminate Jason Hall for rookie of the year !
guy jumps on a mat day one and gets some sick rides.
i remeber my first session i did not catch a wave and it felt like i was wrestling a water bed.

PG said...

This post had the most hits in the history of Surfmatters. (The actual numbers are available on a need-to-know basis only...)

Ken/SurfSis and Jason are the champs of Mat Blog Media Marketing!

Oh, and I guess we should include Pranaglider as well, since he put the meet together. :)