Dec 30, 2012

2012...The Year In Review !!!

 
Mister Dirk and Tommy-T hit Las Vegas with their millions, and opened up the first "Mats Only" wave pool. In the interest of purity, they stipulated that patrons surf disrobed...



 
Daniel from Santa Cruz was stoked to get his new Fatty into some local juice...and paid the price!
 




 
Our Man In Malibu, Charlie Sheen, filed a restraining order against all 4GF associates...
 
 
...then headed for the tropics for a few sessions in the water, sans his mat. He later admitted to TMZ that, "Surfing on a mat is way more fun that surfing with a chick's legs wrapped around me!"
 
 
Ursela Andress, Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot were still rated "hot" in 2012...
 


 
 
  
Australians were still layabouts...
 
 
 
 
...and tandem mat riding remained in its infancy.
 
 
 
 
No Cal boasted the coolest mat riders in the world...for the 5th year running!
 
 
 
Badass Lennox local Bretto redefined machismo for mat riders...
 
 
...while laying down the cleanest lines around.
 
 
 
 
New York fielded a mat meet. We're not sure if it's "NY Mat Meet #2," or just a guy from Brooklyn saying, "Up yours! Twice!"
 
 
 
 
 Kids surfing mats was still the coolest thing in the world...
 
 
 
 
Except, perhaps Malibu's Cal Porter cracking it at age 88!
 
 
 
Or maybe Steve going for a mat surf. Why, you ask? Details here!
 
 
 
  
While Jamie spent his life savings to go mat surfing in PR...
 
 
 
 
...chicks the world over blew their savings on the whole "I'm With Fatty" fashion trend! 
 
 
 
 
 
The classic "I'm With Stupid" platitude kept its toehold with the guys...
 
 
 
...and kids mat surfing: still uptrending!
 
 
 
 
Joy is stoked! No one's told her yet she's not a kid...probably best to leave her be. 
 
 

 
Jeffrey G. boldly proclaimed that "I'm going to build mats just like you, Uncle Paul!" Say hello to your next mat builder...
 
  
 
 Kids mat surfing...still cool.

 
 


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L.E. Coleman's "Fish And A Pig Riding Mats In The Shadow Of An Active Volcano" went for over 8 million US dollars at auction at Christies...

The Wedge became mat riding's latest conquest...




Mr. and Mrs. Prana, along with Surf Sister, displayed a modern surf mat to the shocked crowd at one of those "Sacred Craft" dealies. No rioting was reported...
 
 
 
Dr. Greg Deets nailed it with the next-gen Voit swim fins...
 

 
 
 Kids and Dads went mat surfing together...doubly awesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kendog's shot of Schuyler on the beach at Swamis, C. 2008...still the all-time most-classic mat photo!
 
 
 
 
Bretto broke tradition by having a cold one after a mat surf. He's leading edge, but I doubt it'll catch on. :)
 
 
 
 
4GF released the Omni, and immediately started winning awards!
 
 
 
 
And the world managed to survive another "end-of" prediction!
 
 
 

Dec 24, 2012

From Joe...

 
Hi Paul,

That would of been me or Dustin you saw on the surfcam in byron last friday!! So funny!!
I was getting some really fun ones all the way down.

Here is a photo of me on the 5gf on that day!!



By the way, the 5gf I got a month back is just the best mat I have tried!!! It works the best for me! So amazing!! I just feels perfect!!! Thank you so much!!!

Here is a couple of other photos of me and friends on mats at the pass!!
Thanks again for the stoke




Merry Xmas!!!

Joe
 
 

Dec 22, 2012

Great Moments In Surfing !!!



James was at the beach when he began mulling those questions. 'I was watching one of the usual miscreants surf by on a wave and thought, Gosh, he's an asshole.' Not an intellectual breakthrough, he concedes, but his reaction had what he calls 'cognitive content.'

For more on Aaron James' groundbreaking revelation, click here!


Zappa, no surprise, was ahead of the intellectual curve...


Dec 21, 2012

Cam Watching...

7 PM PST.

Just saw someone on a mat blast across a little wall at Byron Bay!

http://www.coastalwatch.com/camera/cameras_large.aspx?cam=2210&state=NSW&t=9:36:13








From Mister Dirk...


With the increase in shipping costs and problems slipping mats through international customs, G-Man just launched his latest creation across the Atlantic so U.S. mainlanders can have a crack at it.

Feedback on the craft due sometime mid-2014...



Dec 20, 2012

From Our Fearless Leader...



Hey Paul,
 
Here's a rare shot from NZ by Larry Prosor. I don't get many photos of myself matting these days. So there you go. The only guy out - on a mat...
 
Happy Holidays,
 
Max