Sep 16, 2018

From Rob

 
Paul,

I continue to Pray for all those effected by the Storm. This looks to be a very active Storm Season. Much Love and Healing Energy to all our Brothers and Sisters who are in the path.

In Jax, Florence created solid head high plus surf. I am far more Present these days and felt like a better Dance partner on these powerful waves! Chris is still working on the shots but he gave me a couple to keep me Frothin. More to come....

I’ve been Spreading a lot of Stoke though in and out of the water and more people are beginning to approach me about mat surfing!

Chris Shultz shot these last two from land. This is the first time I’ve ever straightened off on a closeout ;), I think it was the right call...my spidey sense was tingling and I auto straightened!

 

That’s definitely the biggest clean wave that I have a picture of! This day will Live in my memory Forever. I just paddled outside of everyone, sat up on my mat, and picked off the biggest waves in the sets. Surfers watched from the shoulder, but nobody ever dropped in on me. It was Magical!

I can only remember one swell that was bigger last year. It was during a Nor’easter that mixed with some Hurricane generated ground swell and from the beach you couldn’t see the outside. Chris and I caught only a couple rides that day because it just felt dangerous to be out, but they where 150+ yard screamers. It had to be 10’ that day because as I held a high line it felt like I was sliding across the top of a moving building made of windswept water. Lots of texture but that didn’t stop the mat from making vapor trails. It also felt far more dangerous getting outside that day because of wind-swell mixed in. We are so Fortunate to have these Experiences! I wouldn’t trade them for anything. 

Positive Vibes and Healing Energy my Friend! Much Love from Florida! I’m off to Chase and Spread more Stoke this morning!

Super Stoked,
Rob

Sep 14, 2018

From Cher and Steve

Hi, Paul,

Here is a clip that we captured of Captain Dave on a fun left! We hope that you enjoy it! Whoo hoo!
He’s ripping!

The last couple of weeks, we’ve enjoyed fun swell mixes, surfing daily. We love our 4GF mats!
Thank you, Paul. We’re riding, thinking of you.

Yesterday, I had a mind blowing set wave. After a steep takeoff and turn, I pulled up into the curl, doing down the line. A bit later, the lip hit me and knocked my mat out from under me. I ended up with my hands on the mat like a hand plane, and my body planning higher across the wall. The feeling was amazing! This was a fast, long, curling right all the way to the beach. If I’d tried to pull my mat back underneath me, I may have lost the line and not made the wave, so I went with it! So stoked, such an other worldly experience to navigate the spinning trim like that for so long.

Take good care. Looking forward to keeping in touch.

Aloha,
Cher and Steve

Sep 13, 2018

From Erik

Hi Paul,
 
Saw this on Instagram. Australian modernist design!
 
Best,
Erik

Sep 12, 2018

From Hugh

Hey Paul,

I’ve had the Vespa out everyday since it arrived to try it out in different conditions and it’s been magic all around.

Here are a few clips of the Vespa in action from Surfline cam rewind from the last 2 days. Pretty amazing how fast and smooth it runs on a good wall and still glides through flat sections.

Flying all the way through and into that close out section at the end. I'm claiming it was a rooster tail coming off the mat rather than off shores.

The wave doesn't even need to break!
Thanks again for the awesome craft. 

Hugh


Sep 11, 2018

Traveling Scumm Update



King Waka, surfmats, jokes and ticks...an unbeatable, 21st century media combination!

Sep 10, 2018

Waco Inflatables


It looks like the Waco Wave Puddle is allowing inflatables in their lineup...chalk one up for the All American freedom fighters of the Lone Star State. Are you listening, Lemoore honchos?

The fun starts at 1:05 ...

Sep 6, 2018

From Bryce


Hey Paul,

Here is a little clip of me yesterday at San Onofre on my 4GF. So much fun! Thought you'd enjoy this.

Bryce