So as we roll in to another season we can take a look at this month’s happenings in the Surfmat world. We have a fun video added to our YouTube page, fresh from the shores of Baja, an interesting approach to deck grip, a new (old) article and a prper cute dog video! The stoke is on!
JOHN ADKINS IN BAJA
San Diegan mat surfer, John Adkins, shared a fun little clip of himself in Baja in the Facebook Group and we loved it so much that we just had to ask for it to make a proiper little video.
John tells us that he was completely unaware of the So Cal surfmat scene so be sure to hit him up if you live down that way!
GRIP EXPERIMENTS FROM JERRY
Jerry Phillips sent us in an email and some photos of his experiments with gripping his new 4GF Blue Streak using a combination of Sikaflex EBT and glass micro-beads. Intersting thoughts from Jerry. It will be interesting to see how this works out in the long term.
Here are some photos of Jerry’s handy work.
Jerry followed up with some info on a second grip job:
For those who remember it, this looks like a similar effect to the Blue Streak mats that we did through our store in partnership with PG at the beginning of the 2010’s which were gripped with a PU sealant called Tremflex with rubber crumb added. As the sealant wore down the rubber was exposed giving grip but we moved away from this because of the weight issue and to prevent rubber beads getting in to the ocean.
Interesting work from Jerry here. Thoughts are more than welcome in the comments section.
NEW ARTICLE ADDED TO OUR MEDIA PAGE
We have just added a great article from UK based Real Surfing Magazine by Steve Griffin.
CLICK HERE for a full PDF of this excellent article.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
Yes, we think John’s video is amazing too but you have to go a long way to beat a dog video, so a doggy mat video… Are you kidding me?!?!?
Amazing stuff! from @matman_jpn
Give him a follow. One of our favourite Instagram accounts.
As always, we welcome your feedback and contributions.