ESPN.com Interview with Mike Olson

 

ESPN.com Mike Olson Lib Tech Surfboards Interview

There’s an awesome interview over at ESPN.com about the new Lib Tech Surfboards.  There is also some great video of our shop in Seaside the day the boards were delivered, along with some other local footage including surfing down at Shortsands.

From ESPN.com

On June 21, Lib Tech co-founder Mike Olson made the drive from Mervin Manufacturing to the Cleanline surfshop in Seaside, Ore., to personally deliver the first batch of Lib Tech Waterboards. It was a big day for Olson, for a couple of reasons. You see, he used to work at Cleanline, as their ding-repair dude back in the early 1980s. You could say that’s where he got his start.

Check out the full article over at ESPN.com

Surf Lessons by Tony Gardner

Surf Rentals | Seaside, OR

If you’re in the Seaside area, or anywhere on the Oregon Coast for that matter, and are looking for surf lessons then check out Tony Gardner, who has been with us here at Cleanline for years.  With more than 30 years surfing and giving surf lessons, plus life guarding in on the beach in Seaside Tony is a highly qualified surf instructor, and we’re glad to have him on our team.

From artofsurfing.net

A native of Seaside, Oregon, Tony Gardner, has been surfing and teaching others to surf for over 30 years.  Tony’s lifetime experience in the water on the Oregon coast, as well as his background as a lifeguard on the beach at Seaside, make him the perfect choice for a surf instructor. Tony draws on his love and respect of the ocean, his vast knowledge and training, and his confidence as a teacher of both surfing and martial arts to make each surf lesson a safe, supportive, and an excellent adventure!

Head on over to Tony’s Website for more info on Surf Lessons.

Rip Curl Wetsuits – New Boots Coming Soon

Rip Curl Wetsuits - Dipped Rubber Soul Boots

Rip Curl answers to Quiksilver’s Neo Goo Boots with their own Rubber Soul 3mm Split Toe Boot.  Dipped boot technology is new to the wetsuit world, but it is catching on fast.  Dipping boots and gloves in liquid neoprene is said to provide the best seal, allowing you wear a thinner boot or glove that remains flexible and warm.  These wetsuit boots aren’t quite available in the states yet, but we’ll have them this fall when they are released.

Here is Rip Curl’s blurb about the boots…

The new Rubber Soul boot has been dipped in liquid neoprene resulting in the ultimate in seam sealing technology. More warmth, durability, flexibility and simplicity gives surfers a great solution to the search for the ultimate surfing boot.

Expected to be arriving in the next few months, so stay tuned, they will be up on our Rip Curl Wetsuits page as soon as they get here.