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Mark Miller and Mattitude:
[Markitude_Mattitude] 

Mattitude highline ...
[Mattitude_Highline] 

to cutback:
[Mattitude_Cutty] 

Mark Miller with a similar approach on the very next wave:
[MMSpeed_Run] 

[MMCutty] 

The rogues:
[Mattitude_Markitude] 

Sneaky MM tube at a sketchy little nonspot:
[Mark_Tube] 

Good show, fellas. 

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phileas scores again tonight

took her down to mat reef for high tide in the evening.
surf was  on the large side with  some of the sets  closing out the bay. the inbetween sets were good and the waves were almost  non stop.

Matt and i traded off between  phileas and filming duties with only a small window  of time  where the tide got high enough but the  sun was going down.
we got just over  an hour with phileas in some great conditions as the wind died  and  all the conditions meshed.

stickney should be back in town soon then we can get some proper footage [smile]
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1.33 is positively filthy! [biggrin]

Great footage. Can I get the clips for the Movie?

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Don't worry managed to rip it.

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Mattitude, I managed to get down to your rendezvous point and find parking with about 30 minutes of manageable light left.  I could see the cove you described, but since I couldn't see you guys and had very little time to surf I decided the main priority was to just get wet and paddled out at that more well known break a little further down.  It was all time slabbing barrels, but it was also way overhead at a rocky spot where I'd never ridden a mat.  The big sets had me scratching for the shoulder and wondering if my mat duck diving skills were up to par (verdict: just barely).  So I only took the wide swinging ones between sets and tried not to do my barnacle impersonation.

In the end I was pleased to just be out there and witness that scene and catch a few good sections in a short time.  I can't wait to see the footage you guys got!   Also, please email me approximately what street I should paddle out from the next time you flash the mat signal from those coordinates.  

Cheers!

Edit: After reloading the page I see the video.  Nice!  Let me know if you want to do any morning sessions this week.
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The big sets had me scratching for the shoulder and wondering if my mat duck diving skills were up to par (verdict: just barely).  


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Nice.

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Just wanted to give you guys a preview of whats to come.
G please wait before you post anything to the blog i want to make sure you have all the footage and proper screen grabs  to insert in the  final blog post


Phileas has been scoring after matt P and i got mat reef.i knew the swell was still solid on Tuesday morning and Chad Stickney had  just arrived back in town late Monday night. we made plans the next day to  do a hike swim to a very heavy and secluded reef we had both  been wanting to check on a bigger swell of this direction.  the reef is along way from any help  and  was extremely heavy, dangerous with  exposed rocks inside.the still very   large swells exploding on the reef in focused peaks   could really drag you    with extreme  power. even worse the foam collects and heads straight for the exposed  reef inside.

id say the sets were 10-12 face i got a few smaller waves then we saw  some of the largest sets  come in from an outside rock with a  foamer. this would give a bit more of a run before the peak stood up and horseshoed across the reef. i made the first wave pretty easy and  was feeling confident. then the next 4 waves  that i tried to take,  shut me down and left me  right in the center of the peak with the  thing detonating;    i tried to duck under the  whole deal  with out getting dragged to far  in towards the rocks. Then it was a mad dash to the side to try  to get clear of the rocks before the next 1-2 waves beat you all the way in .

footage was extremely difficult  but hopefully this  gives some idea of the  wave. my first good wave
[0oNzGWx]  made this one


second wave: [hAbvK0R]  did not make this one or the next  three .


this day was really heavy and as i first  paddled out and got a  first hand view of what i was getting into i was not even sure it was rideable. stickeny said the same thing as we paddled out   but it  ended up being  just doable.

 i was putting alot of faith in phileas in a break i have never seen break this heavy  at this size and direction.
any missteps could have ended in disaster and  i have to say i am very confident in this mats ability to hang in and  make waves.

 Chad Stickney and i hit the river later that same  day. got footage, great river (phileas earned a new nickname " fillet  us " cause of the way it was slicing up the river waves super fast) .
i really wanted to hit wedge the next morning . the plan being Chad was going to ride Phileas with head cam and i was going to  do camera duties from the water .

unfortunately wedge was not optimal so we relocated down to river jetty and got great session i dont have that footage  to make a screen grab  but we will get all the  footage to G so he can do a proper write up for the blog soon.
In the afternoon after lunch we headed back down to the river and showed up in time for it. another great river and  excellent footage .

at one point the river wave was pretty far from the bank and quite large  so i  took a running leap of faith and managed to connect  onto the wave
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directly after this i got swept out to sea  in the river and  had to swim back onto shore from about 300 yards out with no fins and phew needed a lil break  after that  [eek]

as the river ended the  sand bar was looking a bit slabby  so  we decided to get a  few barrel shots    of phileas
Slabby

[wgEjiL1]  Chad got a super heavy slab  shot of a new boogie  wonderkid   but i think  he wants to  get it over to riptide. possibly after they run it he  can include it in the blog or footage
I was happy to get a few  gems the footage is over the  top and i kind  of dont want to blow it all up before the official  video for the blog but heres a quick taste
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YES!!!

Feckin swwwwwwwwwweet!!!

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Quickun on le Blog.

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2015/4/3/all-good-things-1

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[NKwkafo] phileas  at reef i am now going to call  "speedballs"

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Slab-on!

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Some good photos on here, wheres she heading next?
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Santa Barbara

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The Phileas OC video is here!!!

Phileas the touring surfmat hits Orange County, So Cal for the next leg of her adventure. After a quick stop off with Newport Wedge legend Sean Starky, a true great of mat surfing, James "Mattitude" Sowell takes up the reins for sessions with Matt Pierce and Chad Stickney.

Follow the whole thing here:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/?tag=Orange+County

Thanks to Chad Stickney for all his hard work filming. The go to man for custom water housings:

http://hcwhousings.com

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