PG back in action…
PG BACK IN ACTION
We were all really pleased to hear that Paul Gross is back in action and building mats as usual. For those unaware, PG has been under the knife for heart surgery. He’s shared the story in full on his SURFMATTERS BLOG.
We were also really pleased to see what he tells us is his “first and only selfie”!
Looking handsome there fella!
PG does have a little more work to be done. He tells us:
“I'm going in for a heart ablation procedure on the 28th to straighten out my a fib. It's an out patient procedure, with a 1-2 week recovery period. So...not a big deal, just a pain the the ass! After that, in theory, I'm good to go. I've been paddling my mat around the calm water in Morro Bay harbor to get back into shape, while protecting my sternum as it heals. At the 6 month mark, mid- January, I should be able to surf normally...”
Well, surfing normally might not be quite the way to describe PG on a mat…
Great to have you back PG!
NY MATMEET VIDEO
The NY Matmeet we drew your attention to last minute went down in tiny but fun looking waves. Justin Valdes put together a really nice little edit.
Alan said via the MatSurfers.com Facebook Group:
This is a serious inquiry...if you're interested please message me with your contact info. Planning a six man trip to New South Wales end of next September to surf with the blokes from S.C.U.M.M. for 10 days. I will make all travel, lodging, transport arrangements...all you need is money, inclination, and time. We will be sharing a house in Cunjurong and a vehicle to get us to outlying surf spots while there. I am currently negotiating costs for a house and van. Airfare will be hinged upon market pricing and any deals that I can arrange. Looking for guys primarily from California...Northern or Southern to ease transport arrangements. I will do my best to have us all arrive together or reasonably so. I have experience planning and running numerous surf trips to Indo, Fiji and Mexico as well as multi day motorcycle trips all over California with numbers of participants ranging from 5 to 21. Current estimate puts daily cost before airfare at under $90 US per day per person...that includes reasonable food costs. I can cook and assume a few of those who would come can as well to add variety. It will be cold...wetsuits will be required along with your mats and fins. I currently have one other committed to the trip so really looking for 4 serious mat riders. Message me if you can or respond to this post and we can connect over details. I want to have fun...talk story, drink a bit, eat a bit, scratch, sniff, and pass wind around the campfire with Andy, Neal, Paul, and John as well as any other sad lads that they can convince to hang out with us. Any takers?
Anyone interested, please reply to Alan on Facebook or in the comments section below.
DAFIN FIN SAVERS ARE BACK
It's been a long wait but DaFin Fin Savers are back. Perfect for padding out heel straps and keeping them in place for over size fins. Also beautifully comfortable for surfing without socks.
Get them IN OUR STORE now. Any colour as long as it's black!
MAT ART FROM TOM THREINEN
And finally… we just had to share this when we saw it in the In Greenough We Trust Facebook Group.
This is the latest offering from the legendary Tom Threinen, drawn on his i-Pad. For those who don’t know Tom, he was the man behind the iconic Don Redondo.
Check out Kendog’s Here and Now interview with Tom here: https://www.matsurfers.com/tom-threinen/
As always, we welcome your feedback and contributions.