Almost 25 years after Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard began hammering pitons, Fletcher, Yvon’s son, started Point Blanks (now FCD Surfboards) in a shack next door to the original Iron Works. Like father like son: Fletcher and Point Blanks proceeded to lay-up and destroy hundreds of fiberglass/ foam panels until they found a better, stronger and lighter way to build boards. And, with a group of freethinking surfers and shapers, designed higher-performance boards using the new technology.
The Best Neoprene Vest I’ve Ever Had Mercedes “Meti” Maidana is a big wave charger from Argentina. You may remember her from a video we posted of her towing down in Chile. Merecedes sent us some feedback on her Patagonia … Continue reading →
Waimea Mercedes Maidana drops into a big one at Waimea on 12/9/2009. Meti has been testing our suits for awhile in Chile (she ran an R4 at Lobos) and Hawaii and so far the word is is that our Women’s … Continue reading →