Jon Wegener let me borrow this groovy little machine, it’s called the Blue Gil. It’s a kind of a surfboard/alaia hybrid.
I rode it first at Glen Sakamoto’s Paipo Stoke Fest thingy last month and got intrigued.
Rode it is this morning in small glassy surf. It’s a trip, paddling and take off are easier than I anticipated. The super hard edge really holds and it hooks into trim lickety split. I felt a little lost after that, wasn’t sure what to do so I just went straight down the line and occasionally got slidey slidey sideways.
I tried to conjure up visions of Derek Hynd finless at J-Bay while attempting to squeeze into Leucadia micro-barrels.
Feeling pretty stoked after the experience, thanks Jon!
Here are a couple of videos of Jon riding his: