Had my first dose of Surf Mat Fun yesterday and I am completely addicted!! How soon can I have my own mat? :)
good friend Arturo brought his 2nd mat down to Santa Monica so I
could try it out, it worked great. We had so much fun catching wave
after wave, it was ridiculous! I really appreciate how portable this fun toy is, we just rolled them up,
put them in the backpack and biked down to the beach for late afternoon
session. So easy, SO FUN!!
Here are my details:
Longboard along the coast from Ventura to San O
believes both of his mats are XL - but had his 2nd mat spec'd for his
gf.... Let me know what info you would need to select the best mat for
Kelpy low tide eastside secret spot mobbed by a school of matters. Ryan, Adam, Mark and old Uncle Stein.
4th Gear Flyer: tools for joy.
Oh yes! The Omni did very well. I did increase my inflation for
better hold. I wonder if the Lotus would have been a better choice. It's kinda soft on take off...but then, off to the races! The other guys were doing
fine on their 4th gears. All pretty well inflated. I have never surfed
good waves with a larger group of mat riders before. So fun!
George, Gloria, and I were on Oahu shooting a Sunkist Orange Soda commercial. It had been raining for days, and without enough sunshine to film, we were running out of ways to keep busy.
Voit had recently begun the transition from molding their Duck Feet with harder rubber in the foot pocket and softer rubber in the blade to, well, the other way around. The new, stiff bladed Duck Feet were less comfortable and less powerful. So, back on the mainland, we had begun the process of buying up as many of the old fins as we could find in sporting good stores and dive shops.
In the case of the great state of Hawaii, even variety stores carried swim fins, so, during our rainy down time, we hit every store on the island that had even a slim chance of carrying Voit swim fins...including the Pay 'N Save in Waipahu. As you can see, we left empty handed from that particular store.
It turned out to be a fun couple of days, because and we were able to explorer nooks and crannies of Oahu that we'd otherwise never encounter.
We ended up bringing home maybe 5 or 6 pairs of fins from that trip. I still have a couple!
Anyway, here's a polaroid Gloria took of George getting ready for a day of filming...
a little energy in the water! Here are a couple of pics Chris got
yesterday during our Dawn Patrol session. I surfed with Chris, his Mom
Kathy, and Ryman. Joy was on tap yesterday morning 😀!
Polara delivered! I'm up early chasing the sunrise. Thanks for all you
do. I would not know the happiness and Joy I feel today without the
Ocean and 4GF's in my life. Sending lots of positive vibes and healing
energy. Keep Spreading the Stoke!
Tristan and I have been
surfing together and he has caught his first unbroken waves! He loves
his mat! We just haven't been able to surf when someone can take pics
yet. There is nothing like sharing a wave with my Son. His face lights
up like it's Christmas morning when he's screaming down the face! I've
got to run if gonna make the sunrise.
PS In the first picture, if you
zoom in, I'm on the wave in the bottom right. That's my fin in the air.
Family had a blast in the mountains with my Mom! I did a pretty good
job being away from the Ocean, I only talked about mat surfing 3-4 times
a day 😀. Asheville NC was beautiful, we visited the Biltmore Estate,
and sliding rock, both adventures where a lot of Fun!
got home on Saturday evening and I've been surfing ever since 😂! 1-2'
with occasional sneakers. I did two a day sessions on Sunday and Monday,
catching both the low, and high tides. The Fatty did not disappoint!
The pace is slower but it's an incredible learning experience. I watch a
lot of surfers pass on small waves, but they can teach you a ton about
trimming and really get you better at catching waves. Chris caught a
couple of photos during the Sunday session.
I was very honored to
be on the header of Surfmatters! Sending lots of Positive Vibes and
Healing Energy your way! Stay Strong and Keep Spreading the Stoke!