Jun 29, 2020

From John

Aloha Paul,

I’m 4th gear flying off the left at Pt Panics yesterday. 

Thanks and I love it!

John L.

From Jim

Howdy Paul

This is interesting. Look at the airflow under the Lotus even as I’m just slightly moving. Think what it must be like when really moving down the wave!


Jun 25, 2020

Morro Bay Matters: A Breed Apart

Hi Paul

Surfmat Art by Bill Mulder.

Fiddler crab playing cello on the mat while poking a hole with the peg.

Musical notation = Jaws theme by John Williams.

Bill is available to spruce up your mat with custom art.



"Swim fins? We don't need no stinkin' swim fins!"  Greg H, showing how it's done on the Central Coast...

Jun 20, 2020

Jun 17, 2020

4GF Update

Maybe take up ''beer yoga'' while waiting for your mat ???

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are doing well during these dark times.

Oddly enough, the order load at 4GF is at an all time high...over double our usual volume. That, combined with C-19 related delays in material delivery, has put us way behind. Orders received today are taking 4 weeks to ship. And that's with me working insanely long hours.

It's a nice problem to have, but we take pride in getting one-off mats out to customers in a few days. That perk is being put aside for the time being.

We're making exceptions in the delivery time for people who are leaving on planned trips, and for birthday mats. That's no guarantee we'll get you your mat to you on time, just a promise that we'll try.

If you're thinking about ordering a mat, plan for a month delay in delivery.



Velzy and Andre

Alohas !

Hope y'all are doing well.

Velzy and I just cruising around sharks cove. Haha.

Just sending some Alohas!


Jun 11, 2020

Inflatable Progress From 1845

“A new method has been proposed for extending the lines of the Magnetic Telegraph across rivers and bays. It is proposed to support the wires in an elevated position, by means of elliptic balloons. These balloons, being each 60 feet in length, will support about 40 pounds each besides its own weight. The cost will not exceed $200 each, being made of thin varnished cloth and inflated with hydrogen gas. A small pipe 1.4 inch in diameter will be extended to each balloon, by means of which the gas in the balloon may be occasionally replenished."

Scientific American, November 1845