There was a familiar face you may recognise, who joined us as we all enjoyed our first coffee in the sun on Monday. Mat, who used to work with us here at Otter, providing much of the written and visual content over the past 10 years, and who was an integral part of establishing the brand, would be returning for the week to make his own 9’7’’ custom longboard. The design of which Mat had asked us to create, taking inspiration from a classic shape he had had his eye on, when dreaming of his perfect wooden surfboard.
Mat lives locally and runs Hailer Media, a digital marketing company. So we still see him from time to time, but it was special to have him in for the week to properly reconnect and enjoy his company. Mat is a passionate surfer with a great knowledge of the cultural and historical story of surfing, he brought a bright energy to the workshop and he was right at home, shaping away on the front trestles.