Thats Marty the Mechanic, doing what he does best. Picking off the better set waves and gregariously hooting for someone to put all that fat shoulder to good use. Thanks for the waves, Marty.
This gathering was pretty incredible, not because we got epic surf, but because of the personalities that came together, shared waves, equipment, food, water, alcohol, shelter, and neoprene.
MOW- thanks for putting it together, and working out the rental car situation at 3am when those of us with shorter tempers would have flown off the handle.
Scott-thanks for the guidance, knowledge, and the hood( oldy, it is as cold as it looks out there)
Gnome-big, huge thanks for the ride up CA 1 to SanFran/Oakland and the airport
Joel-thanks for keeping the finger on the trigger all week
Manss’-the bbq chicken and cali salad were amazing, thanks for the hospitality
S.Kneel- for teaching me the proper way to fix up some tacos, it just isn’t the same on the east coast
Luke and DM for being all the entertainment anyone could ever need, and Luke again for following me into the cold north pacific in the middle of the night
Frank for loaning us all the tools needed for on-the-fly ding repair and fin modification, i don’t know ANYONE else who would drop off their personal shaping tools to a house full of strangers with stranger toys. amazing
Olsen for doing the same with his edgespoon, hope it returned back to you in good shape.
JDBailiff for being the first other matsurfer i’ve ever shared a lineup with, and for pushing me into my first wave in california in some challenging conditions, to say the least
I know i’m missing a dozen others, but i’ve gotta stop somewhere…
Hopefully we can all get together again this winter
and add some new personalities to the mix as well,
all are welcome