Recently, I moved into a 1978 Toyota RV, and drove it out to the Oregon Coast to live out here for the summer. After years of being in school year round, I decided it was time to celebrate my graduation, and do nothing but play for several months. After I started surfing in Costa Rica last year, I decided I liked it so much that I wanted to spend my whole summer surfing out in Oregon. Though it’s a whole different beast up in Oregon and Washington (wetsuits, booties and gloves as opposed to a bikini), I am stoked to spend the summer learning the coast and the waves.
Since I knew that I would be spending a solid few months surfing, I figured that I had a really cool opportunity to do some great product testing for surfboards, a new realm for Gear.com. Though we’ve had articles featuring surfing product (like the GoPro Surf Hero Camera, or the Patagonia Rash Guard), we’ve yet to feature a full surfboard review.
For the summer, I’ll be working with 9:Fish Surfboards, a company based out of southern California that specializes in making Fish surfboards (in fact, they make only fishes!), and bringing my thoughts on their boards to our readers. Keeps your eyes out for a detailed history of 9:Fish as a company in the next few weeks, and watch for my full reviews of boards later on this summer. Also, definitely check out the 9:Fish website to learn more about this great company.
Today, I’m off to Portland today to pick up my first board...Read more...