PG Goes Under the Knife

Word from Dirk Brandts via the In Greenough We Trust group on Facebook.

Good news!

Hey friends -- Paul Gross had a heart valve replacement today, as well as a few other touch ups. He had a congenital problem but arrived in otherwise great health and had a strong medical team. The doctors said it went really well, no bleeding and a clean, tight procedure. Gloria was able to see him a few hours afterwards and she and all the nurses were really happy at how healthy he looked. He's still too sedated to talk but she asked me to report to all of his Facebook friends. Knowing Paul, I predict he'll be back at the keyboard within days and back in the water within weeks.


We talked a lot about all the possible options going into and after such a procedure. As a testament to his overall optimism, he shaped 3 hulls in the last month, for my son (9'), for me (9'6"), and for himself (9'8" pig). We're not giving up mats by any means, but we're going to attack the 2-foot days with new style. 🤓👍

Send an email to Paul Gross and wish him well at <>.

Fast recovery Paul. People need mats mate!  


UK Mat Surfers.  

5 Star Generals in Stock Now!

We have a batch of G-Mat 5 Star Generals in stock right now so get over to the Store to get yours.

5 Star General Surfmat

As you may be aware, G is doing these in 3 sizes now, Small (to fit 5' 4" -5'8"), Medium (5'9" - 6'1") and Large (6'2" - 6'6"). Check out the size guide on the store page to see more and get yours:

This batch consists of a Small 200/70, 2 mediums, one 70/70 and one large 200/70.

Get in quick to get yours, but if you do miss out don't worry. We'll be getting them in every couple of months or so now.

5 Star General Surfmat Small Medium Large

Leblon Fin Discount!

The kind folks at Leblon swim have been good enough to give mat surfers in the UK, Ireland, France and Australia money off their Swimfins. Here's the news as announced in the UKMS Facebook Group:


"This week US customers already have the promotional price of US$89 including shipping.

UKMS members from the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Australia can take US$19 off their order. To get your discount your shipping address must be either UK, France or Australia. Contact Martina at Leblon ( to avail of the discount and quote, "UKMS Leblon Fin Promo" in the subject line of your email.


Lblon Fins - many thanks for this offer!

Amazing stuff!