No Laughing Matter – Visions of a surf mat enthusiast
Episode 3: Was that where it was at?
Location: County Santosha, Ireland
Close to where I used to live was this myth. The few folks who know where it is all have their theories on what conditions it needs - how big it needs to be and from where to get it working, what tide... that's grand so. Sometimes though when you turn up to a place when it shouldn't be working... This day wasn't that big but by crikey was it fast - providing you were on the right equipment. I've still got little idea about what is going on in that bubble between my belly and the wave - it's like you're flying a soap bubble across a razor's edge - any moment it could all go wrong but for now... WOOOO!
The clips in this No Laughing Matter series are intended to evolve with technique both on the mat and post-production. If you dig it, great - we're both winning.
- Surf mats built by Matt Fedden (mattsurfmat.com)
- Land footage by Fionn Rogers (fionnrogers.ie)
- Water footage taken with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black (1080W 30) using a Grill-Mount (prostandard.com)