by Joel Saltzman
As it's Corky and Mike's names on many of these products, we've gone out of our way looking for surf products that are top quality, innovative, and stuff we would actually use ourselves. Recently, we became dealers for several awesome companies that manufacture stuff that makes life much easier for dawn patrollers.
For starters, we found an amazing dry bag at the Boardroom show that is super light, super strong and watertight. It doubles as a backpack and has options to close it. I was so impressed with this product and the Dry Rack this company offered that we became dealers the next week. Here are three products we just picked up and have in our store.
The waterproof backpack needs no explanation. The Dry rack is designed to hang from your sideview mirror to dry your wetsuits. There is also an $8.99 suction cup hook option that enable this product to be mounted nearly anywhere. Finally, the Rinse Pod is the new generation of an older product. It's much smaller, lighter and better pressurized than it's predecessor. Unfortunately, these days if you are lucky enough to find a beach shower that works, the water pressure often resembles that of a drinking fountain.
One of the products that I am really excited to test next week is the Rib Rocket. As I wear a 3/2mm wetsuit of thicker all year, my trips to the tropics are the only time that I get to surf in boardshorts only. While I love this, my rib cage is not used to direct contact with my surfboard. I don't mind a little was rash but rib pain sucks, especially when you have to paddle 300-500+ yards to get back out after each wave. Here is what I am hoping is the solution for this problem.
Ironically, Corky knew the owner of this company and had helped launch this company's initial model years ago. They have since come out with a far better product and several variations.
We also have some really cool new hats, t-shirts and other neat stuff. Please have a look!