May 31, 2020

From Chad

Hey Paul!

Hope all is well! Took my Standard out today at Secos and it was so fun! Here's some screen grabs from some footage shot today. Stay well!


May 28, 2020

From Mat Max In NZ Lockdown

Hey PG,

With the surf being stink lately here in NZ, I've published a 10,000 word sci-fi story with a surfing angle called NOT FROM EARTH. It's available to read at I want to see it made into a TV show in the X-Files tradition. (If anyone out there knows Chris Carter, please show him this concept.)



May 21, 2020

SCUMM Rises From The Ashes

Hey PG,

Hope your well mate and hanging in there amongst the madness of the year so far..

Well with the forecast looking good and the slight relaxation of some travel and social gathering rules we SCUMMbags decided to head a little south to one of our fav rights a point break.  We hadn’t been down since just after the fires ripped through there early February,  we hit it about 20 mins before sunrise all to ourselves for a short while then we had to put up with another two in the line up one of the two being a local kneelo we have gotten to know over the years and one other a another kneelo so the vibe was good..  anyways said Gday to Keith the kneelo  and the first thing he says is ….. where you guys been? its has been noticed that you guys haven’t been here in a while.. haha..

Heres a quick video, I went for the slomo option as  you get to see a lot more of how we all wrangle our craft differently.. again they were put through the abuse cycle that is that right hander and again the 4thgearflyers lived up to the challenge check for Adams early sinus cleanse first wave.. yehaaa and of curse there was lots of sympathy from Neal and I      ..not.

Take care friend..


May 15, 2020

Birdwell Beach Britches

The classic California beach wear company Birdwell has a "Buy a Mask, Give a Mask" program's worth participating in, for sure. Here...

Also, they have a blog with some interesting interviews with fascinating people in the surfing world!

May 13, 2020

From Andre

Hope u n ur family are well. Much love from the Islands and Krikorians.

Here's Velzy girl 6 months old at waimea bay...Before waimea gets 15ft this weekend for a spring time winter swell!


May 11, 2020

From Robert

Richard Harvey pulls In!

May 5, 2020

From Googlefog

Hi Paul,

Hope you and yours are well in these crazy times!

I just came across these pictures from Chile back in 2017.  I’m pretty sure I was riding a standard.

The tide, sand, and swell direction this afternoon were absolutely flawless! The glass tells what the wind was like!
Fingers crossed for next year!

Take care,

May 3, 2020

From Jim

Not today, but a few years back. Share on the surfmatters blog.