About Matt Gabriel

Matt is our chief blogger here at Cleanline Surf. He has an extensive knowledge of wetsuits, surfboards, and other surf gear and rides the products he writes about. When he isn't blogging he's answering your questions on the phone, packing up your brand new suit, or out in the water testing new gear.
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12 Misconceptions About Wetsuits

12 Misconceptions About Wetsuits

Every year we ship thousands of wetsuits to people all over the world.  We sell hundreds of wetsuits to people through our local brick and mortar shops.  Combine those two numbers, and that still doesn’t come close to the number of wetsuits we rent out every year.  We know wetsuits, and in our 30+ years of business we’ve seen and heard it all.  Here is a list of the top 12 misconceptions in our experience when it comes to wetsuits. Continue reading

Local Art From Sasquatch Skateboards

Sasquatch Skateboards - Sasquatch HoodyCheck out Sasquatch Skateboards, our local Skate brand on the North Oregon Coast.  Out of Seaside, Sasquatch has been lurking the Northwest for a good few years now, and we’ve been carrying them here at Cleanline Surf for over a year.  You can buy Sasquatch gear over at our online shop, or come into one of our brick and mortar shops.

 

First Alley Oop 720 on Surfboard

Albee Layer pulls the first documented alley oop 720 on a surfboard.  I say ‘”documented” because who knows if someone has already done it and not captured it on film.  Without film it’s fiction right?  This video is part of The Isle series starring Matt Meola and Albee Layer.