Warpmats – pushing the evolution of modern surfmats

We’re a bit late getting this post up considering Warpmats, our newly rebranded surfmat building collaboration, has been up and staggering around like Frankenstein for the past few months. Regardless, here it is…

Warpmats handmade custom surfmats - still focusing on pushing the evolution of modern surfmats through close collaboration between each rider and the maker.

Warpmats – Handmade, personally customised surfmats

Warpmats logo - Warpmats makes handmade, personally customised surfmats

Bootstrapping the new project has been a really fun challenge with our antipodean collaboration. While Matt is still building all the surfmats by hand in Cornwall (UK), I’m down in Tasmania (Australia) doing some of the acid dyed decks and taking on the online end of things. Throw in the vagaries of families (prodigal children, toddlers and new additions), freelance jobbing and *other* I reckon we’re lucky to have gotten anything together.

Warpmats is a recognition of the collaborative direction we wanted to head in together. New design/shapes and aesthetic ideas along with a deeper development of the conversation between the surfer and the maker – ‘shaper’ still sounds a bit weird when it comes to the making of mats; maker will do for now.

Already the results have surprised both of us and made some folks out there pretty happy with their new craft.

At the core of the new Warpmats surfmats project is the dialogue between the maker and the rider - this invokes novel directions in design and aesthetics contributing to the evolution of modern surfmats.

Remaining at the core of the new Warpmats surfmats project is the dialogue between the maker and the rider. Each new order for a custom surfmat provokes novel insights and creative directions in design and aesthetics that contribute to the evolution of these modern surfmats.

We’re frothing – still – about being involved in this fascinating niche of surfing culture. Those who already ride have the knowing – riding surfmats is a unique and unequivocally visceral experience. For those who’ve not yet caught on… you’re in for some serious fun.

Always walking forward - With your input, each new custom order Warpmats surfmat will push the evolution of modern surfmats.

I guess here is where I recommend you check out the Warpmats website – have a poke around and of course, when you’re good and frothing, order your new handmade custom surfmat from the Shop. There’s already some reviews from happy campers.

We’re also sharing the journey on Facebook and Instagram. See you out there.

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