I hope your time away was fun. I am absolutely loving the Lotus 7 mat. I had her out in some big barreling waves at a place we call Urchin Reef. So much fun. Fast and maneuverable. I had to do some serious duck dives too. No problem at all. Here is a picture of Johnny Tofu and myself on our 4GF’s in full mat relax position between sets at our local.