I get a lot of folks with substantial surfing backgrounds that ask about surf mats.
They ask what they should know about riding them.
Is it like a paipo or a body board? (both yes and no is as close as I can give as an honest answer)
It takes awhile to get used to the differences.
Actually it takes "forever" which I view as a plus because you are always learning, which is half the fun!
Every go out has that possibility of being one of those magic moments you had when you were just starting to surf and you got a glimmer of how it works. Everything comes together (like magic) and you scream across a wall or sit deep inside a grinding tube.
Just one of those moments can keep a smile on your face for days.
After forty years of stand up surfing I was having fewer and fewer of those moments.
Since I switched over to the mats every go out has the potential to be epic!
Still going thru photos from the Paipo Stokefest I should have more posted up tomorrow.
but as my wife says "A picture is worth a thousand words"
I could be that she took all the pictures...
But here is 10 or 20 thousand words worth
"Flotsam is floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo. Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is purposefully cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore."
I can only speak for myself...but in this case I ripped off the definition from Wikipedia...
Ken Samuels -The official photographer of the revolution
Everything you see or do is automatically digitized and uploaded to the Cloud
Best set of the day! I know because I was sitting too far inside :(
It turns out everything works!
While every wave was painstakingly recorded in multiple state-of-the-art digital video and still shot formats, the beach is, after all, where it's at
Wood is good!
The brain trust
Henry is a babe magnet! Or maybe it's the mats...
It rode ok but I heard it was hard to keep lit out in the lineup
There was a good crowd and this was before the food showed up!
This is just the beginning of the photos.
I promise to post more and even insert words here an there as soon as the morning coffee takes effect.
Check back through out the next couple of days for more!
I'd go but unfortunately I live two tanks of gas and six cups of coffee to the south.
Too bad 'cause it looks like fun.
Details below. Check it out during your nocturnal wanderings.
Secret Message from Outer Space
Johnny’s Barbershop 247 Trescony St, Santa Cruz
Corner of Trescony and Mission- Hanging For the entire Month
Opening: First Friday February 1st. 7pm
Johnny's Barbershop will host a First Friday Opening for a photo installation I am putting up in the shop. Please come join us. Friday February 1st, Johnny's Barbershop 247 Trescony St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (corner of Trescony and Mission Streets). 7-10pm.