A couple of years ago you made a mat to help my autistic
daughter be able to ride waves comfortably. I just wanted to say a
massive thank you from us, she loves that thing! She rides waves on it,
uses it in rivers, floats in the sea and snorkels from
it. The sensory feedback it gives her is amazing. If she is stressed
out she can use the board and after 5 minutes she is calm and singing in
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.
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!
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
Positive Vibes and Healing Energy my Friend! Much Love from Florida! I’m off to Chase and Spread more Stoke this morning!
Here is a clip that we captured of Captain Dave on a fun left! We hope that you enjoy it! Whoo hoo!
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.
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
Take good care. Looking forward to keeping in touch.