Welcome to the April 2019 MatSurfers.com Newsletter. We have a lot in this month with a new Here & Now, an update on the 'Surfmat Rage debacle and news about a stock mat from Warpmats, plus a great video from Trevor Gordon riding a G-Mat Bodybag at Sandspit.
Oh… and a Matmeet!
JJ’s HERE & NOW
We are so proud to present the latest Here & Now instalment from Kendog.
This one has taken a lot of work to put together. Field work from Ken and then Jamie slogging through the tons of material to put it all together but what a final result, were sure you’ll agree. Reed all about it HERE.
SURFMAT RAGE UPDATE
Not the nicest of subjects this one but needs reporting on. Mark Thomson has been in court. The article speaks for itself so we don’t have anything to say on it. You can read it HERE.
We’ll have to see how this all pans out. What we would say though is keep it mellow out there. A scene as small as ours is susceptible to being tarred with brushes and some of the comments online seem to really focus on the mat element. Mat riders are generally seen as low key, relaxed, no bullsh*t individuals. Let’s keep it that way.
G from G-Mat Surfmats recently took a trip to California and, whilst there, put up the Mat Signal for a matmeet. It was held at Cottons and was well attended by some old and new faces. The waves weren’t great, but as you’d expect, the fun was world class!
Chad Stickney of HCW Housings was there with his camera and drone. He’s working on an edit right now which we’ll stick in the next news letter. For now, here are a few GoPro clips taken by Matt Pierce of a session he had at a rare spot with James “Mattitude” Sowell and G.
WARPMATS STOCK MODEL
News from Warpmats. They are back in action and have brought out a stock mat called the GP.
This has a big size range in terms of rider and suits most conditions as you’d expect for all rounders. Have a read about them and get yours on the Warpmats site HERE.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Well… We’ve gone for a video this time. Technically broken our own rules but this clip from Trevor Gordon surfing Sandspit with a G-Mat Bodybag is waaaaaaaay too good not to share!
As always, we welcome your feedback and contributions.