Dec 31, 2011

First 4GF Testamonials of 2012!

Hi Paul

Thanks a lot the surf matt has arrived it looks very well made, I like the fabric on the top and the slick bottom . It should catch waves long before body boarders .

I will give her a blast and get back to you .

By for now Jeremy


Hi Paul

Recived the Trackers today, looks amazing (and surprisely very solid) ... Manuel is surfing in Canary Islands as soon as I wet the mattres I will let you know...

Thanks Paul



Hi Paul,

Thanks, so much for the update, the very swift processing/shipment of the order, and the Riders Guide.

I know how you men are with instructions, but you have personal assurances he will not get his new toy, until he can recite the entire thing. This is a Christmas gift to supplement his retirement gift, which is 10 days camping on O'ahu with his surf bum crew. This solves many riddles. Packs into a checked bag. Nice and soft, to minimize injury, and as a caveat, he just turned 55 in body. He's about 16 between his ears. For me, I'm getting piece of mind knowing that if he goes after some bigger waves, he'll avoid some trouble, and for him, it fulfills some homage to George Greenough. Being around surfers for the past 25 years, I can appreciate the metaphysics of it and the coolness factor. I'll never understand it, but he's my husband, the biggest gremmie (His words.)



Hi Paul,

I still haven't got the mat wet yet. No waves!! Nothing over 2-3ft. Merewether Board Riders Club had to decide their Final under these conditions. Bumped into Mark Richards at the supermarket and told him about my mat. He said he knew of you and your mats. I can hardly wait for some decent surf to come through!!



Hi Paul

Just got back from a couple of days in Cornwall. Something Ive noticed recently is the lack of inflation Im using. I always inflate my mat so that when the vale is open theres no pressure i.e none escaping. Once Im in I tend to let air out. It seems Ive found a level of inflation that Im very happy with, which doesnt seem to be very much at all, when I leave the water its barely inflated and limp. Is this normal?

Another thing Ive discover is putting the arms forward in a superman position, puts a little bit of weight forwards, the results are amazing. I usualy do this on small waves or coming the end of a ride.




Hi Paul

Light winds to day and a big swell running in St Ouens bay, so I went to St Brelads to try out the matt , the waves there were glassy and 1'1/2 to 2'1/2 feet , had a few short lefts but mostly strait handers, lots of closeouts, the matt seems fast and manoeuvrable and should be a lot of fun .

Thanks a lot Jeremy .


Hi Paul,

I arrived home from South Coast NSW yesterday pleased to find a card from the local post office under my front door so rushed down to pick up my Vespa.

All seems good. Thank you.

I'll let you know how I get on.




Yeeeeh, ace! Can’t wait to get on it. Will let you know asap, but will have to wait till atleast the 30th as there is no waves in leeds and 400 miles from home! Thanks for all your help and advice dude.



Paul, the more I think about how mats work,the more I realize the less I know,which leads me to be grateful for trained professionals[You],conducting research under highly controlled conditions with your lovely assistant[Gloria],at your,side clipboard in hand,saving the data for future generations to ponder. Paul,and Gloria,keepin it Real,keepin it Boss. Thanks, Guerdon.


paul, Wow, that was quick..thanks and i will keep you posted..but may wait til warmer waters lol. cindy


i really enjoyed your recent postings at surfmatters (inside rail, big wednesday footage, fin mod), it got me totally stoked!



Thanks Paul!!

My friend Sean referred me to you--I've gone out on his spare mat and thoroughly enjoyed it. This one's actually for my mother! She's caught the surfing bug, and is keen to try something that she can take out even when there isn't big enough surf. Looking forward to helping her break it in ;-)




Hi Paul

Standard arrived today, super stoked on your fast shipping (cracked up when I saw BEACH RAFT on declaration note). Waiting for Christmas morning to open it. Also I have read your rider/user guide it was really informative. Just a quick question what are UDT fins like? are they as good as everyone says, once milled down. I tried my dad's old duck feet earlier today, wondering whether they would be good enough for matting? Once again thanks for the mat, pleasure doing business with you. Also I'll try get a ride report to you a soon as possible.

Thanks heaps


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Paul, received the mat and we are all excited to give it a spin.Would like to have had it on this trip to costa rica we took just 2 weeks ago.i would have been in the water more instead of being the photographer (although it's what i do and love) thanks pics will be surf mat riding :)..cindy


The package arrived last night, Paul. Thanks again. Will let you know how it goes!

Happy holiday, Sheila


Hey Paul i got to ride my tracker out the pass this morning for the first time, had a hoot!

thanks for the nice mat.



Dear Paul,

Your box arrived yesterday and Steve put it under the Rosemary bush dressed as our Christmas tree, for us to open together on Christmas morning.

Thank you again for thinking of us.

We look forward to sharing about riding the new joyful wave riding vehicles that you have made.

Merry Christmas!!!

Love and Aloha,

Cher and Steve


Yo paul,

Opened it yesterday, really pleased with it thanks for the work that went into making it. Like I said im thrilled with how it looks and will be having a test run on Thursday once I head home to Cornwall.

Hope you have enjoyed the holidays, will hopefully get a video of Andy Cooke and I catching some waves.

Cheers dude



Hi Paul,

Thanks very much for the Standard that you sent out, received in the mail the other day, no problems.

The surfmats are great - along with the Standard I also have a Tracker RT, and I'm impressed with them, and pretty excited about their potential as well, so much fun, really versatile, and so easy to travel with. The last surf I had on the mat was interesting, conditions weren't that great, hardly anyone out, about 3-4 ft irregular swell, but it made for the waves that were coming through to be wedging up into little peaks all over the sandbar, low tide too so it was hollow, which just meant barrel after barrel for a couple of hours, it turned ordinarily bad conditions/short rides which most people wouldn't take a second look at, into one of the best little sessions. Surreal too, to be going through normally rough little barrels on a soft cushion of air! I got stopped on the beach after coming out by a couple that said they had stopped and watched for a while as they said they were fascinated by the surfmat, so it must have looked like a lot of fun too.

The surf isnt very good here at the moment and work is going to be fairly busy the next couple of months but after that I'm hoping to spend a fair bit of time on the mat with the idea of getting some nice photos/footage together, but I'll let you know when, hopefully it turns out well.

Anyway thanks again for the mats Paul, hope you're having a good time over Christmas and New Year!



Thanks Paul! I can't wait to get it in the water. I have put off buying a mat for too long.



Dear Friends,

Hope you are having a good winter holiday.

It was totally tough this year, but we could survive this hardness and now we are ready to invite a new year. We want to express our deep appreciation for your thoughts, concerns and supports in 2011.

Then we will have a winter break from tomorrow to 4th Jan. We'll be back to work on 5th.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon in 2012!!!

With warmest wishes,



Hi, paul.

How are you.

In the end of 2011. yes I'm fine. but there are too many tragedy. Radioactive substance passed out from Japan. I'd like to say sorry to all over the world.

I've treated them by the therapy at minamisouma city Hukushima in june and september. I'm a japanese traditional therapyst. That's What I do. I heared many sad stories of them, when I went there. One of them was become totally alone, her family was carried away by tunami.

Anyway, your mat that you send me is really awsome, I love them.

I really thank you for your consern and kindness.

Sincerely yours



Stoked. Happy new year. I’ll let you know. Brad


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