Welcome to the February newsletter and there is a fair bit going on! It’s been a month of creative output in the surfmat world with wonderful edits, beautiful artwork, clothing, product news and an dded bit of content on the site.
OK… We apologise for that terrible pun but we make no apologies for sharing this amazing little video from Alex Kopps. No need for more words. This video says it all.
Check out more of Alex’s work on his Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user4751019
RAD BUT ANONYMOUS
Another video now and we have no idea who made this. We have no idea who the mat surfer is.
AND we respect intellectual property and would never normally share content without the owner's permission but c'mon!!! This is way too good not to share. We just found it in our Dropbox folder with no indication as to who, what or where...
Anyway, if you know who this is please let us know. If it's you, let us know and if you want it taken down we will take it down but we would rather give you the credit this deserves and celebrate good film making and mat surfing.
SURFMAT LINO PRINTS
More creative outpourings, this time from the talent that is Bryn Dampney.
Matsurfing, kneelo riding/shaping, SUP’ing, windsurfing Bryn is a man of many talents and visual art is one of them. As you may know, Bryn is the man behind our very own MatSurfers.com logo.
Bryn has also been hacking away at lino and has come out with a pair of gorgeous prints. The first (above) is of Dave Rastovich cruising across a left.
The second is a copy of a classic shot by Wardie of George Greenough carrying an old Neumatic. Stunning work.
Bryn says he plans to do a small run of prints in the not too distant future so stay tuned for an announcement on that.
Oh, by the way… Talking of our logo, we are working hard to get some decent quality tees sorted with the logo at the header of this page printed on the chest. Short runs are harder than you might imagine but we’re hopeful we will get the job done on that front!
Speaking of beautiful artwork and surfmat apparel, we’ve had word from Ian Jermyn at Warpmats to say that they have just taken receipt of a batch of pretty special looking tees.
The new Warpmats t-shirts, Shorebreak Freaks, are a small edition run screen printed on 100% organic cotton.
The shirts are €26 plus shipping.
More details here: http://warpmats.com/product/shorebreak-freaks/
CUSTOM G-MATS ARE AVAILABLE AGAIN
You may remember that G over at G-Mat Surfmats was struggling under a heavy waiting list a while back. Well, he tells us via his blog that he has finally caught up so is open to new orders. He’s changed how hes doing it though so rather than a long waiting list it’s a first come first served basis.
A really fun read as you’d expect and a decent bit of surfmat history (let’s face it, they have earned their spot).
It’s particularly moving to see Da Bolt in full flight. #ericwouldgo
So there we have it. That just about wraps up February’s news.
As always, we welcome your feedback and contributions.