Jun 4, 2018

From Dr. Steve

Hi Paul,

     I saw a couple YouTube videos of people using surf mats, which I had never heard of before.  We go to the beach at Navarre on the Florida gulf coast and we were there this weekend after the tropical storm - I bought some cheap ($10) Intex rafts hoping to recreate the surf mat idea and even tho the waves were very small I was shocked that the kids and I were riding waves in way better than we ever do on buggy boards.
     These waves are very small and they break very close to the sandy beach so I don’t think there is time for turns or tricks - it is basically ride it 40-50ft onto the beach.  I wanted to ask you if we bought a real surf mat would we experience something a lot different knowing the limitations of our waves?  Just wanted to pick your brain - thanks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've seen these too, and I'm also curious. I'd like to start my son on wave riding, but don't want to risk my 4th Gear Flyer riding waves up the sand.