Oct 24, 2020

Foreign Shipping Suspended for 4GF


Sorry Vlad, no more mats for you...


Sad news...4gf will no longer be shipping mats out of the USA. 

Our postal service will no longer track packages once they leave the States, nor will they offer insurance on parcels. We've already lost a number of foreign shipments in the past year due to poor tracking, so this latest developement is the straw that broke the camel's back.

Of course, there are other alternatives for foreign shipping. While we spend between $60 and $70 to ship a mat overseas with the US Postal Service, shipping services such as DHL and Fed Ex are approaching $200 for the same package.

So, for the time being, we will will only ship within the US. If the situation changes, we'll let you know.


Paul and Gloria

Oct 22, 2020

From Tusked Beast


Very interesting bit at 8:30 about a neurological "aspect of lateral acceleration that makes us feel good" pertinent to surfing, but the rest of the piece is thought-provoking too eg., some insights into assholism....

Hope you're well. After a queasy summer of smoke, heat and dull surf that did nothing to distract, here in SF we've had a nice run of clean air, offshore/glass and good small surf. I've found a lot of soul-healing on the Lotus... for which it seems appropriate to send you namaste.

Hang in there....




Oct 15, 2020

From Dennis


 Hey Paul,

Got the new vespa roundtail yesterday-been out twice in mushy sub-par surf and have had a lot of fun.  (much more than I would have had on one of my surfboards). It catches waves easily and despite its size,it is very quick to respond to input.  I have a lot to learn, and am having fun with the process.  
Thanks again-


Oct 5, 2020

From Warren

 Just add fins!



Oct 4, 2020


Hi Paul!

Hope you’re well. I just ordered a Standard model mat. Stoked to try it out, I’ve been riding the Tracker Roundtail for a few years  now.

Roundtail offshore day shifting into 4th gear

@fulltoilet on Instagram

Thanks again,

Oct 2, 2020

From KP



 Hey Paul,

 Malloy girls having fun. 

 Hope you guys are Safe and Good .

Oct 1, 2020

From Frankie D

 Hello Paul, 

Mate thank you once again for another splendid job , the Lotus is precisely what I had envisioned. 

Ella spilt the beans a few weeks back, that she had ordered the mat for me. Hahaha it blew me away, I told her to not spend money on me , to save her money as she’s only 17. However I was wrapt none the less because it was a lovely gesture. 

It’s funny because I was about to get on to you about 3 weeks ago after our last conversation. I got a larger than expected tax bill in and was going to message you to put the mat on hold for a bit. Thanks for putting the mat together for Ella and myself, your a good man Paul. I absolutely love the look and feel of it and am chomping at the bit to christen it. Take care mate thanks again.