Frankie Ford passed away. He was a big influence on my musical taste. In this video, he is appropriately riding a cousin of the surfmat.
Last Sunday, I walked in front of the judges at the Pismo Beach surf contest after some fun waves south of the pier. They acknowledged the old school mat over the PA system, mentioned George Greenough, and suggested a mat division in next year's contest. I gave them thumbs up to all three.
Bob (Mat Man)