From Florian ...


Hi Paul,

I'm anxious to get the new 4GF mat in the water!

In the meantime I wanted to share some pics of the finally restored Bennett.

As you might remember i got  the board totally beat up about 4 years ago. It used to belong to jimmy gamboa. You might know this board as there are not too many transition era longboards from Australia floating around in California.

KP helped me to restore it.

The fin area was totally delaminating so we had to reglass it and put on a new fin. The fin is the velo template you sent me. Larry Allison cut it out of a 1/2" panel. It might still need some more foiling.

The board is really extreme, I have never seen a longboard that thin. It is probably as close to Sam as it gets.

The dims are:  9'6" x 16 3/4" nose x 22 3/8" wide x 15 3/4" tail

2 11/16" thick!!!

It is extremely heavy for how thin it is.

It is finally ready to be waxed and ridden! I'm a little nervous to ride it because it's so extreme but I will keep you posted.


From Roger ...

(Roger's 10-4 PG Simmons, South Shore parking lot.)

Road Rincon low tide yesterday.....3-7 foot. Targeted the tinys in the waist high zone....used a 8 inch GG Stage 6. It has become my go to fin for my long Simmons most of the time......except on bigger South Shore days...

The board loved the low tide drainers...just flying in the pocket with some cover here and feeling ever....board really suited those waves....the pack just got the hell out of the way as they could see the potential damage from an almost run away train...!! The board felt like it was undulating...the length added to the feeling the front move and then waiting for the tail to do something similar as it moved down the line....

BTW....of course I did not stand up and waist these intoxicating waves!!

cheers, Roger

Farewell Adam...


Rest In Peace
Adam Muniak

Hull Mythbusters #4 ...

(The Lane, early in the 2nd quarter)

"Superbowl Sunday is a great time to go surfing, 'cause everybody's home watching the game."


Cartop Find #23 ...

So the legend that Dennis Wilson was the only Beach Boy who surfed turned out to be a crock!

Here, Bruce Johnston is shown on the road with a buddy in an awesome XKE, a couple of boards, and the de rigueur set of Aloha surf racks.