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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First Chance to Demo Lib Tech Surfboards

First Demo of Lib Tech Surfboards

First Demo of Lib Tech Surfboards

Shortboard Contest – $1000 1st Place / $500 2nd Place / $300 3rd Place


  • Fundraiser for Quileute Nation Surf Camp!
  • First ever public demo of Lib Tech Surfboards!
  • Beach clean-up, raffle, salmon bake, music and more!

Made possible by our friends at the Quileute Nation, NXNW Surf Shop, West End Surf Shop, Sno Con, NWS and One Ball Jay.

More info coming in the next few days!

Facebook Event Page

Lib Tech Surfboards on ESPN.com

Lib Tech Surfboards on ESPN.com

ESPN.com just came out with the most in depth article on Lib Tech Surfboards to date.  Checkout the article, there are some pictures of Josh and Mike, and a brief mention that Cleanline Surf Shop was the first to receive the boards.  Stoked!

From ESPN.com

After more than three decades spent refining an eco-alternative to the traditional high performance surfboard, Mike Olson and Lib Tech have officially announced the release of their long-anticipated line of surfboards: Lib Tech Waterboards.

Lib Tech is highly regarded in the snowboard and skateboard industries for its environmental board building practices and original, artistic board designs, but the company’s roots are actually in surfing. It is a little-known fact that Mike Olson, co-founder of Lib Tech, generated a large portion of the original funds he used to finance his early snowboard projects by shaping and selling surfboards in the Pacific Northwest in the late 70s and early 80s. Unhappy with the toxicity of the materials used to create surfboards, Olson set out to find alternatives.

For more articles on Lib Tech Surfboards click here.

Facebook Caption Contest

Facebook Caption Contest

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