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.
Mary Lee’s trip up and down the east coast, then out to Bermuda.
Over the last few months there has been a lot of talk about the recent tagging of sharks on the east coast. For the first time in history you can now follow sharks as they swim the vast oceans from the comfort of your home computer, laptop, or mobile device. What effect does this have on surfing? Surfer Mag has an article with talk of surf spots with half the crowds on days where rumors of the 3500 lb Great White Mary Lee were circulating.
Mary Lee – The 3500 lb Great White recently tagged off the east coast
It’s funny that some people will take this as a way to feel safer when surfing. Now people know where the sharks are(at least some sharks), and when they’re nearby surfers will stay out of the water(or become ill, injured, or maybe the surf won’t be “good” that day). Others will be glad that on days when the sharks are swimming around their surf spots the lineup may be significantly less crowded. Either way it will be interesting to watch this unfold. Hopefully someday shark tagging will come to the west coast, I bet we have the biggest sharks.
Much like we have been doing with Firewire Surfboards for some time, we just launched our drop ship program with JS Surfboards. You can now buy a large selection of surfboards by JS Industries through our online shop. If we don’t have the board you want in stock, we can have it shipped direct to you from the JS warehouse.
Shipping costs are calculated on a per order basis and depend on the size of the board.
“…to be honest though..I don’t really know much about surfboards and fins, but I know what feels good under my feet so…I usually ride the Machado’s in my shortboards and they feel pretty good and solid…”
We’re proud to announce we have brought Body Glove Wetsuits into our online surf shop and retail stores. We’re starting with a limited run for now, but look for more in stock in the near future. If you are looking for something we don’t show in our online store, we may be able to order it from Body Glove and have them ship it out to you the same or next business day.
“In 1953 we invented the first practical wetsuit, which revolutionized surfing and diving. We came up with the phrase “fits like a glove” and Body Glove was born.”
— Bill & Bob Meistrell
We are excited to put these suits to the test in the near future. Look for product reviews, and previews coming soon.