We have been getting a ton of waves up in Santa Cruz. Lucky for us we have many spots to mat at even with 6 ft tides. Rock View at the top of Pleasure Point has turned on this winter. In the last month the rock bottom reef has been covered with about 3 ft of sand making it easy to get in and our during high tide, not to mention made the wall of the wave that much better. On this day I was giving the Omni some love, attached are some action shots of me and the Omni. I found that I ride it with a bit less air pressure than the Lotus SS likes. I still have lots to learn and it is great that there are about 5 of us that mat together and try each other’s mats and fins and just geek out on the sport.
Question for you. I like to Mat a few spots at night but dang that mats are so dark so if I become disconnected from the mat I’m afraid that it might get lost. Other than a glow stick attacked to the fill valve strap have you come up with some ideas how to keep the mat glowing or lit so you won’t lose it when it is dark? I’m looking into a small beacon like a scuba diver would use, thinking one the size of a key chain might be the best. Any thoughts you have would be appreciated.
Thanks for your cool mats, it has made everyday fun again.