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    MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

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    GRAYMAN

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    MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:12 am



    So then, the 9th UK Mat Surfers Matmeet went of in head high glassy surf at the South Coast gem that is K-Bay in Dorset. There were some unfortunate cancellations, for fully understandable reasons, which was a real shame for those who couldn't make it because the waves on the day were lush!

    Speaking of people with god excuses, Stu was on a trip to Barbados (poor fella) but very kindly donated two beautiful handplanes as prizes. These went to the Wave of the Day winner and (for obvious reasons) the Londest Swim winner. Huge thanks from everyone Stu.

    In the end, the meet was attended by:

    Bluey
    Tommo
    Gaz
    Papa Joe
    Piskian
    Grayman

    The day was essentially spit into 3 session across 3 peaks, althugh there was no let up between with a good long morning in the water and abut 2000 miles of paddling being enjoyed by all. The first part of the day was spent on the main peak in the Bay which looked clean and glassy from the shore but actually wound up being a bit fat with the high tide. We still had some good long waves on that though, including some party waves.

    After this, it was on to the polar opposit as we paddled a long way down the coast to get on what looked like clean, hollow and empty lefts from a distance. When we got there, it was certainly hollow! Basically, open water swells hit a shallow as hell ledge to go from flat to square in a nano-second! The odd one was surfable but for the most part, you just couldnd't get close to the paddle speed needed. Basically, we needed a tow set up!!! That said, we got some approving nods when we joined the pack of locals on a far more managable peak and it was great to see Gaz earn himself a place in the UKMS annals, courtesy of an express trip to the bottom. cheers

    In the end, it was a session of glassy, peeling lefts, wonderfully friendly, respectful and interested locals, stunning natural beauty and the kind of fun you can only get surfing with a pack of other matters.

    Stoke-o-metres set to "F"! Twisted Evil

    So, here's the other stuff, then it's on to the surfing shots.

    First off, wave of the day went to Gaz down to the sheer balls (or fool-hardiness) of kicking into a certain proper heavy pounding:







    Here's the wave in question:





    Best party wave went to Gaz, Piskian and Bluey:





    Finally, Longest Swim went to Tommo. This was a thorughly well won award as we ALL had lengthy swims on this day!





    There was no award for it but credit goes to Gaz for his mat collection skills on the inside:





    Finally, here's Gaz's dog, Buddy, sporting his bravery medal for providing Matmeet Security:





    So then,some surfing shots...

    PJ geting his act together.





    Bluey gets int an early fat one.





    Bluey again, making the most of his Fatty's gliding prowess.





    Piskian, up on the rail on his Neumatic Contrail.





    POV, Papa Joe turns under me on a right.





    The drop I made on our slabby excersion... I didn't get far!





    Bluey gets in to one.





    Gaz... "You're meant to go that way!"





    Piskian.





    Piskian on a bomb! Believe it or not, this was the Best Party Wave but the other two are in the soup. That high line paid off!





    Bluey cutting back on G-Mat 3.





    Piskian again, trade mark bottom turn.





    Gaz on his last wave; a bomb right to the shore.





    So there you have it. The video will come along in the next week. All in all, this was a great meet. The surf was fantastic, prbably the best yet for a meet. Certainly head-to-head with Matmeet 5.

    Well done to everyone who made it and thanks to Gaz and PJ for seeing us right. Also, thanks to the K-Bay locals for generally being a really good bunch. Smiles all round. Some spots could take a leaf....

    Cheers

    G


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    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
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    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
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    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
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    misterdirk

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    Looks juicy!

    Post  misterdirk on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:43 am

    It looks like you felt some power out there! How cold is it, in C or F? Totally daunting?
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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  piskian on Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:11 am

    Didn't feel that cold,perhaps 12 celsius air temp and 10 sea temp?No wind though.Hood useful for continual duckdives!
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    Gaz

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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  Gaz on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:32 am

    Great pics & report G, looking at that pic I reckon I owned that barrel for a nano second before it sucked me fully around it & slammed my mat & ass fully into the shallow rock slab, which I luckily don`t recall kissing, maybe the mat was a cushion. Pure adrenalin junkie me, I loved it & thanks again for the award & prizes, stoked that you guys got to enjoy the best of our channel gem.
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    Post  ULTIMATS on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:53 am

    Lucky guys ! I ran into a member from here, Matt J on my local beach in Sydney. He went back to Western Australia but will come over later and I'll do a surf photo shoot with him.
    Nice pics of the MM !
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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  Ramsnake on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:14 am

    Great meet G and fantastic you had some very nice looking waves.. Piskian's Bomb being a particularly sweet looking one!
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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  stu on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:47 pm

    Super stuff Looks like you boys scored great pics G
    S.
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    Post  Surf Empty on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:02 am

    Looks like I missed an absolute blast. Still, stoked for all those who made the long haul and were richly rewarded.

    Can't wait to see the video...
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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:45 pm

    Here's the video.

    Set to HD, full screen and enjoy. Very Happy

    G



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    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  Gaz on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:05 pm

    Great vid G, love the slow mo of my pounding at the end & still reckon I can claim that barrel!!
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    Post  tomway on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:30 pm

    This is a trip afro - first time i've checked in on the mat forum since it reopened way back and there's pics of a very familiar old haunt!

    Kbay is a mythical beast, one of the hardest to predict I reckon, and looks like you got it on a super fun day cheers

    Feeling all nostalgic from over here in the indian ocean... broad bench and the 'other' left are fully indo quality waves on their day. The bench in particular can be as good as anywhere.

    Thanks for the pic and the stories. If only I had a pint of dorset bitter...

    Cheers G
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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  matt23 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:38 am

    Looks like you all had a good session. Like the ride of the viper wearer bounce
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    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:20 am

    Gaz wrote:Great vid G, love the slow mo of my pounding at the end & still reckon I can claim that barrel!!

    I think it claimed you mate! lol!

    tomway wrote:Thanks for the pic and the stories. If only I had a pint of dorset bitter...


    Great to see you on here Tom. queen We'll definitately be back next winter so book your plane tickets mate.

    Twisted Evil


    matt23 wrote:Looks like you all had a good session. Like the ride of the viper wearer bounce


    Yup. Gutted you couldn't make it mate. The Viper-wearer is Bluey.

    I'm still grinning from this session.

    My favourite moments in the water was Gaz getting obliterated, Piskian's bomb and party waves.

    My favourite moments out of the water were hanging out with the UKMS bunch, the friendly locals, PJ's paipos and going through the McDonnalds drive-thu (the only place open for an egg roll) and the girl on the intercom asking "are you hard?" Shocked

    Cheers

    G


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    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    misterdirk

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    Nice coverage!

    Post  misterdirk on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:02 am

    It's wonderful the way you documented the event, G! You all are very inspiring. Next best thing to being there. And Gaz deserves all the glory for that wave -- tubed on takeoff : )
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: MATMEET 9 - Report, Pics & Video

    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:26 am

    misterdirk wrote:It's wonderful the way you documented the event, G! You all are very inspiring. Next best thing to being there. And Gaz deserves all the glory for that wave -- tubed on takeoff : )

    Thanks mate.

    Can you PM/email me your postal address again and I'll send you a DVD of raw footage again.

    Cheers

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Post  GRAYMAN on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:58 am

    The full HD mp4 of the video is available for download HERE for anyone who wants it.

    Cheers

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:47 pm

    I hear some people are trying to watch on networks which block YouTube. Here's the video on Vimeo:



    I've had some serious stick from my wife and son for missing Buddy out of the Video. Apologies go to Buddy.

    G


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    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Gaz

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    Post  Gaz on Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:52 pm

    GRAYMAN wrote:

    I've had some serious stick from my wife and son for missing Buddy out of the Video. Apologies go to Buddy.

    G

    Yeah he was gutted too!
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    Post  Bod on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:16 am

    Looks like you chaps had an awsome time. Sorry to have missed it, but the back is on the mend so i'll see you at MM10 or before. It's looking good for the annual birthday hook-up G cheers
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    Post  GRAYMAN on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:22 am

    Bod wrote:It's looking good for the annual birthday hook-up G cheers

    Schweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.... I think I might treat myself to a photographer. More to come on those plans though.

    G


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    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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