Oct 30, 2016

From Steiny ...

 Mat archeology

Spoon archeology


Hi Paul,

Really enjoying my Lotus, that thing works great. 
If you have a reason to come north please let me know!

Last two evenings at the Lane -- more lotus fun! Lost the mat badly yesterday, one of the longest swims in years, from the top of the parking lot most of the way to Cowells. Probably good for me, I got pretty winded.
Hope you are having fun and getting waves. October is your time, huh?

Oct 26, 2016

Tips From The Pros: Grab Two Fistfuls of Fabric !!!

This quick video from Wardie Ward is a master class in mat riding. Nearly every frame holds a riding secret that took George decades to refine...

One of Greenough's slickest mat riding tricks involves grabbing the rails near the front of the deck and manipulating the nose area to adjust his track.

Some stills from the video illustrate this technique:

Here, George is trimming comfortably with his hands on the top of the deck...

As a section lifts up in front of him, he grips the outer part of the rails and creates a "bump" in the bottom...

The drag of the bump angles the mat's track upward and into the power...

Later, on the same wave, George employs the same technique on a smaller/weaker section. After a long run with his hands on the top of the deck, at the right moment he grips the rails and pulls up...

Oct 23, 2016

From Josh ....

I'm really loving my new surf mat. Attaching a shot a friend took out with the Del Mar Body Surfing crew at 17th Street on a recent sunny Saturday morning.

Thanks for making such a great product.


Oct 21, 2016

From Jeremy ...

Hurricane Nicole generated some fun lefts on Lawn Guyland. Jeremy took full advantage with his 4GF Lotus.

And, some cool looking fins he found at a NYC sporting goods store...the bottom flipper looks like something a futurist would dream up!

Oct 14, 2016

Steiny, Immortalized ...

Rode the Lotus in some good surf today at the lane. Flawless, I am so stoked. The fave mat yet. Great to finally get it winter style surf.

I've never looked at the Surfline rewind before. Pretty cool. Here I am at the edge of the mayhem!


From Eric ...

Hi Paul

Well after a bit of a spring flat spell. I finally found some decent waves to try my new XL out on..
As expected the mat went excellent from the first wave.

I did not find much difference in the slightly bigger mat compared to the Omni etc.
It allowed me into the waves easy and made some steep walls with little slip.

I particularly liked the "Hot Waxed Deck" it gave great grip when hit by white water.

Thanks & Regards Eric

Oct 11, 2016

'Unknown Crik' By Peter C ...

An idle mind is the devil's workshop, so here’s an ocean related drawing if you want to use it. 


Oct 6, 2016

From Mat Max ...

Aloha Gloria and Paul,

Howzit Mates? Have enjoyed another backpack adventure on Molokai. Lots very good days riding the incredible Mini Max. 
Heaps of new friends and enlightening experiences. Gave the Lotus to a lovely family from da big island with a ripping son who charged on the mat so hard that I just had to turn it over. His GF rode it in NZ (see sbove). 
Am back with Mom and Dad in Gisborne. Everything is sweet. Hoping you are well and having fun. 

Oct 5, 2016

J Bay Followup From John...

Another pic from The Bay !  That's me...photo by Alan Van Guyse.  He was doing an article on Jordy Smith in J Bay, and was kind enough to send me this.


Oct 4, 2016

From Googlefog ...

Hi Paul,

I'm visiting my friend, Bobby Roussouw, in Simon's Town, South Africa.

Bobcat is a legendary kneeboarder and a huge collector of surfboards and even has an old mat laying around.  The South Africans call the mats 'Lilos.'


Oct 3, 2016

From Brent ...

Art by Brent Foster
Color by Mister Dirk of Santa Barbara

Oct 2, 2016

From Marc and Esther ...


Hi Paul,

Back home in the Netherlands after our trip to France. Have received your e-mails in France, but for some reason i couldn’t sent a reply on my phone.

France (Lacanau) was great. 16 days of beautiful weather, offshore winds and nice swells from 4 -7 foot.

I only used the Polara. The Polara works so great, so much speed and good control.

I really had a great time in the water with friendly French locals who were interested and surprised in the surfmat.

 Uhh… off course Esther also had a great time. Get some tan with a nice book on the beach (lol!)