I know these are not surfboards but the people on this site are real craftsman and I think would appreciate another craftsman. I am sure most of you recall the article in The Surfers Journal about surfmats that Paul Gross wrote, well if you remember one of the creators of the 4th gear flyers was Dale Solomonson (along with George Greenough and Paul) -- anyway I cam across Dale many months ago and it winds up he is still making surfmats! So long story short I got one (I figured what the hell, might be fun, throw one into my van and pull it out on blown out or crappy days.) Turns out this mat is really the work of a craftsman, you really must check them out, or talk to Dale, the guy is a trip. Please note that I am not affiliated with him in any way other than respecting his unique craft. If for no other reason that to check out how those old canvas mats have evolved look at his website: http://www.homestead.com/neumaticsurfcraft/NeumaticSurfcraftwebsite.html please forgive me, this is not an advertisement, I just thought that the people who post on here would like to check it out.