Tarp surfing

When I was a kid I surfed every chance I got and still get out regularly now.

Living an hour or so by the bus from the beach though it wasn’t always possible to do the real thing, so me and my mates had to improvise somewhat. We rode our skateboards like surfboards on our driveways; ran up and down the side of storm water drains, pretending we were in the world’s longest barrel; and even lay prone at the bottom of big hills in King Edward Park to see what it would be like to paddle into a 40 foot Waimea Bay monster. We never, ever thought of doing what the cats in this video do though. And more’s the pity – it looks well fun.

Bear with the video until the 30 second mark, that’s where the brilliance begins.

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  • Watto

    Haha, I think I remember those days!!! Not too sure about the King Edward Park one though lol

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      They were good days

  • Watto

    Haha, I think I remember those days!!! Not too sure about the King Edward Park one though lol

  • http://twitter.com/Kranzl Justin Kranzl

    Mate, this is amazing. I’m gonna catch a few tarps before the onshore kicks in.

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      You still surfing buddy?

  • http://twitter.com/Kranzl Justin Kranzl

    Mate, this is amazing. I'm gonna catch a few tarps before the onshore kicks in.

  • servantofchaos

    This is ready for a TVC makeover – perfect for a youth brand or FMCG client ;)

    • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

      Good point Gavin. Maybe Moove Milk?

  • servantofchaos

    This is ready for a TVC makeover – perfect for a youth brand or FMCG client ;)

  • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

    Good point Gavin. Maybe Moove Milk?

  • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

    You still surfing buddy?

  • http://matthewgain.com Matthew Gain

    They were good days