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The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:53 pm

Hello there.
I forgot to post this here as it got going but still early days. I also didn't know where to put it so Surf Travel seemed appropriate.

Phileas was the 50th mat to come out of the G-Mat workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kfvg9An8GM

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To celebrate this, and to say thank you for all the support I've been shown by the global mat collective, I thought it fitting to send her off around the world for my mat brethren to ride and to add their own artwork to. The journey started with an unsuccessful trip to Shetland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqIUye480X8

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After that, it was off to Florida for a stay with John Hughes who had a much better time of things:

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Now Phileas is working her way up the US East Coast. Follow the journey here:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby majordom » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:54 am

cool stuff
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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:59 pm

So then a wrap up from Jamie McClellan here:

First off, skunked:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... uter-banks

Then kidnapped!:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... -kidnapped

And finally tracked down:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... -other-one

Before moving on:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... -big-apple

And now it's off to NY for Phileas.

:)

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:06 pm

Phileas has hit the Big Apple. Maybe not the best waves but she enjoyed the sights of NYC with Tim Darwish. Here's what went down:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... eas-in-nyc

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:00 pm

^^ love this wee thread 8)
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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:40 pm

Phileas has gone on to the radness that is Jeremy Grosvenor:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... k-point-ny

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Montauk looks a pretty sweet place to me nd I love the video of Jeremy's outrigger. Looks a blast!

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:14 am

smile on the beardies face after catching that wave on his outrigger was brilliant :mrgreen:
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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:02 am

So, Jeremy had some fun with Phileas:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2014/ ... rom-jeremy

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Mark is hoping for something off the back of the craziness in the North Atlantic so I'm sure Phileas will be happy.

More to come.

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:32 pm

So with Phileas in San Diego awaiting a SAN DIEGO MATMEET (yes that's right... Give Kendog a yell if you want to be in on it) It's time to check out the US East Coast video.

http://youtu.be/Wx1sF9ZgIQo

As always, thanks to all involved. I'm so stoked on how this is going.

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:51 pm

Well, Phileas got some action at Newport Wedge with Sean Starky:

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Before getting work as a children's entertainer:

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All the goss here:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:37 pm

The old gal's been seeing some action in San Diego. :-D

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More including the tale of the agro Geordie here: http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2015/2/27/san-diegan-hoe-down

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:07 pm

Zoiks!!!

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Kendog has been getting some but is Phileas going off the rails?!:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2015/ ... -cali-life

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:46 pm

^^ no hookers :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:25 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:^^ no hookers :roll: :lol: :lol:


Who do you think took the photo?

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:09 pm

After a little rehab via the open spaces of So Cal, Phileas has got back on track. Great words from Festus Porkmeyer. (Pt 1 of 2)

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2015/ ... asics-pt-1

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11 am

So then, Phileas leaves San Diego with a heavy heart.

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Scott Reeder has sent us a fantastic sign off post:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/2015/ ... -san-diego

Also, the Phileas San Diego video is here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5k4Hb3qP8

Ansome.

Off to the OC next.

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:18 pm

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:00 pm

The Phileas OC video is here!!!

https://youtu.be/Fdbkp0q8afg

Phileas the touring surfmat hits Orange County, So Cal for the next leg of her adventure. After a quick stop off with Newport Wedge legend Sean Starky, a true great of mat surfing, James "Mattitude" Sowell takes up the reins for sessions with Matt Pierce and Chad Stickney.

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Follow the whole thing here:

http://customsurfmats.com/phileas/?tag=Orange+County

Thanks to Chad Stickney for all his hard work filming. The go to man for custom water housings:

http://hcwhousings.com

Cheers

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:13 pm

Sorryu for being late in posting this terrible news. Scott Reeder who hosted Phileas in San Diego passed away recently. For those who are unaware, Scott (AKA Festus Porkmeyer) had been battling cancer for some time. He was a huge inspiration.

Take some time to read his mind-blowing interview here:

http://www.ukmatsurfers.com/scott-reeder

My personal tribute to him is here:

http://customsurfmats.com/blog/2015/6/12/rip-scott-reeder

RIP Festus.

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Re: The Phileas Project

Postby G-Mat Surfmats » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:30 pm

Here we go. Thanks very much to ASB and Matt for hosting. John Mellor next.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYI2YieOgHA

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