Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers

Welcome to a general discussion group on paipo boarding.
User avatar
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 1085
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:34 pm
City: Arbutus Land
State or Province: Maryland
Country: USA
Interests: Waveriding, travel and the Paipo Research Project
Location: Maryland, USA & Where the Waves Are Breaking

Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers


Unread post by rodndtube »

Of general interest to the paipo community -- another great prone surfing piece by John Clark.

Photo of Al Santos and Rob Hauser. Laguna Beach, California. 1969
"Prone to ride"
I love my papa li`ili`i

"The sea doth wash away all human ills."
-- Euripides.
User avatar
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:28 pm
City: Oakland
State or Province: CA
Country: USA

Re: Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers


Unread post by OG-AZN »

Haha, classic!! I remember seeing bag surfing at Makapu'u when I was a kid. The guy would get through the shorebreak with the bag deflated and open it up into the wind once he made it outside. Really fun to watch. I don't know if it was Al Santos I saw bag surfing, but I went to high school and surfed with his son Kai. He's a charger and real versatile surfer - bodysurfing, bodyboard, knee board, etc. Don't remember him ever mentioning his Dad was "bag man". The last photo of them in the article is probably 1978, not '68. No boogies in '68 and I think Kai is only 1 yr younger than me.
belly rider
Big Wave Charger
Posts: 111
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:33 pm
City: Florence
State or Province: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Interests: A True Passion for Paipo & Kneeboards
Location: Italy

Re: Bag Surfing Article at UK Mat Surfers


Unread post by belly rider »

thanks for posting this article great reading it
revokes memories at Sandy Beach back in the end of the 80's
Remembered a group of tough guys showing up in Harley's ready for a Sunday cook-out
At one point a group of them pulled out black lawn bags and went out in 3 foot Hawaian SIZE waves
inflated the bags up wind and charged down the beach
Each of these BIG BOYS were over 200 lbs in weight and were sliding and charging each wave making it look easy
Aloha Kawika
its all about the ride
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests