“He’s like a comet streaking through the sky.”
When Dave Rastovich teamed up with Steph Gilmore on a voyage to Mexico for Outside TV’s A Life in Proximity series, he came through in true Rasta style by bringing along some alternative surf craft. He decided to comb Mexico’s fine point breaks with a surf mat. And Dave Rastovich believes in the surf mat.
“You’re just laying on your belly,” said Rastovich. “If you’re a man, you’re dragging your nuts at a high speed. You don’t do any maneuvers or tricks. It’s just a straight shot of speed. It just takes out all the ego of it. It’s like, ‘Come on. You’re on a mat.’ It’s just really a glorified pool toy.”
George Greenough had a few interesting thoughts on the surf mat, too. And he knows a few things about wave-sliding.
And isn’t a surfboard really just a glorified pool toy? Maybe Rasta’s right. No need for ego there either.