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Out surfing…

So we’ve been slacking a bit on content lately, but not without good reason. The biggest reason being the birth of my baby girl last week. All is good and we are stoked on the latest addition to the quiver.

Little girl
Dims: 19.5″ x 7 lb. 14 oz.
Definitely a “small-wave” model, notice the adjustable, accelerated tail rocker. Unique design feature.

Another factor in the lowered post count has been the unusually consistent surf we’ve been having on the East Coast and on top of that a couple new boards to try out -one being the Bonzer in the post below, and the other being a stringer-less EPS/epoxy board which we’ll be doing a write-up on in the near future. Ricardo has a Biofoam Bonzer that should be at his door any day now for the nice points up in the Maritimes. I got a sick new hemp boardbag and recycled leash from WaveTribe, so look for a write-up on those coming soon as well.

There are lot of new products out there that are less harmful to the environment, which seems to point to the fact that the “going green” movement has reached a tipping point now where it is passing over into mainstream business. You now when there are surf industry business seminars for going green, that producing less harmful product has hit the manufacturers where it counts, in their bottom line. Companies realize it’s a growing market and people are demanding greener product and if they can’t deliver, someone else can. Again, to re-iterate our often repeated message, support the companies that support the environment. It will only help to push other companies to re-evaluate their positions or risk losing market share.

Most of the green washing seems to be going down on the softgoods side of things, whereas the place where it counts, the reason why we live our lives the way we do, is seeing some real tangible improvements. I’ve been using some soy-based wax from Magma that’s been working killer and also heard some rumors about some track pads sourced from more friendly materials. Just a couple more pieces in the pie toward having a complete setup that is just that much less harmful to our surroundings.

Summertime is just around the corner, so with the lack of waves, hopefully we’ll have a bit more time to get focused back on Phoresia. In the meantime, we’ll be out surfing and cruisin around on our bikes.

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14 Responses »

  1. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations David. That is awesome news. Enjoy!

  3. Cool, another surf baby!

  4. great another sufer in the water….HA, just kidding! Congratulations!

  5. Congrats on the new addition to the family quiver!

  6. Congrats my wife had a baby girl on the 17th of last month. Everyone I know lately had been having girls! Thats right the women are smatter……

    So what I always think about is why it has taken so long for the surf industry to go green or provide more green products to consumers when many of us surfers have been stuarts of environmental practices for decades now. As you mention were at the tipping point and everyone from BP to Doulche and Gabbana has some sort of green angle these days, which seem to have fueled the surf industry. I just think this shoulda happened a decade ago? But new choices are great and I’m stoked!

  7. Fantastic news! Babes in the water……

  8. Congrats on your new baby!

  9. Congratulations on the new baby!!!
    The green movement has built up unbelievable momentum. I had the chance to attend Jack Johnson’s Kokua Festival in Hawaii recently and came away extremely impressed with some of the new orgs that are popping up.

  10. love the rocker shot!

    looks like a keeper.


  11. That is fabulous news, congratulations to you both and may you have many happy and healthy years together!

  12. CONGRATS!!! Great times ahead!

  13. Congratulations! I know what it feels like. Peace and Love for the family.


  14. Many congratulations and I hope everything goes swimmingly well for you