Paul Gross

In his treatise on the single fin and single fin surfing, Paul Gross, surfboard designer and former editor of Surfer, outlines the role of the surfboard fin in recent history – from Tom Blake to the Thruster and back again to ”…those who want to feel the speed and texture of the wave, rather than generate an endless string of choppy, butt-wiggling maneuvers.” [click to continue]

Paul Gross is a former editor of Surfer Magazine, a renowned surfboard designer and shaper, and the creator of the 4th Gear Flyer surf mat. Paul started mat surfing as a youngster in 1960, and his passion for the sport continues to this day. In our second interview with Paul, we ask him more about his deep involvement with matting. [click to continue]

4th Gear Flyer

by The Editors on June 11, 2011 · 0 comments

You’ve seen Rasta ride one in the movie “Sprout.” You know Greenough raves about them. So what are you waiting for? Get the 4th Gear Flyer Surfmat. Handmade by former Surfer Magazine editor Paul Gross. ($135 and up) www.surfmats.com