This section of the site is dedicated to video of UK & Ireland based mat riders. These are not exclusively Matmeets so please get in touch if you have video of yourself or others riding mats in the British Isles, or Mat Surfers from the British Isles surfing abroad.
Swedish mat surfer, Tim Ciasto, visits Cornwall so we just had to throw together an impromptu mat meet. A few old faces missing but a stack of new faces presnet for two mornings of massive fun in tiny waves. Filmed at Widemouth Bay in July 2014 by Christina Nüske and Tim Ciasto and edited by Tim.
This meet was originally scheduled for K-Bay, venue for Matmeet 9, but the swell just didn't want to show so we made a last minute move to Mawgan Porth. The swell was pretty small and soft but better than expected so the small band of inflatable amigos all came away with smiles. Right click HERE to download an HD version of the movie
Matmeet X went off on 4th Nov, 2012. Seemingly cursed, we managed to finally get our tin anniversary (tin?!) out of the way and despite Karma seemingly trying to play havoc we got some... Not classic, not the busiest, but not the quietest and not the worst either!!! Right click HERE to download an HD version of the movie
The 9th meeting of UK Mat Surfers saw 6 of us get together at the phenomenon that is K-Bay. Near perfect chest to head high conditions with light offshores saw 3 hours of glass making this a strong contender for the best conditions for a meet yet. Right click HERE to download an HD version of the movie.
November, 2011 at North Cornwall’s Crackington Haven was a meet missing several regulars but numbers were still good with a new recruit even falling in love with surfmats after a debut in challenging conditions. Right click HERE to download an HD version of the movie.
August, 2011 saw the UKMS crew get together at Godrevy in West Cornwall. Always a challenging time of year, the surf was terrible! Still, everyone made the most of things. Right click HERE to download an HD version of the movie.
Early May, 2011 and it was Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall. A dull cloudy day with brown water didn’t help make things too photogenic but a lot of fun was had all round on some nice left handers off Black Rock. Right click HERE to download a higher res version of the movie.
Late Feb, 2011 saw 7 of the UKMS crew hit Perranuthnoe in West Cornwall for a really fun session with offshore winds and sunshine. Photo’s only on this occasion. To Right click HERE to make a Paypal payment of £2.50 and get Hi-Res copies of the shots delivered to your inbox.
In October 2010, 5 mat surfers met at Morgan Porth to make the most of a fading swell. Offshore winds and shapely empty peaks made for a thoroughly pleasant morning. To download a higher quality version right-click HERE.
August 2010 saw UK Mat Surfers Matmeet 3 and what a meet! 2 foot slop was expected but it was much better than that and a crew of 8 mat surfers had Gwenver all to themselves for most of the session. To download a higher quality version right-click HERE.
February 14th 2010 and it was back to Polly for the St Valentines Day Mat Massacre. Only 4 made this one but great fun all the same and blessed with sunshine again. To download a higher quality version right-click HERE.
The first meet arranged in October 2009. 5 surfers met at Polly Joke, West of Crantock. An historic gathering marking the birth of UK Mat Surfers. To download a higher quality version right-click HERE.
Over the years we have had a number of Matmeets in waves ranging from perfection to total choss but the consistent factor has always been that we have had fun. Organised Matmeets have become less frequent today but there are plans to look at weekenders in the future.
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