Sunday, November 20, 2011

Black Friday Free Surfboard

Do you want a free surfboard? Of course you do. Then come to Mckevlin's on November 25th, the year of our lord 2011, to pick up a raffle ticket for free. Drop your ticket in our drop box and wait patiently next to your phone. We will do the drawing sometime between 5:00pm - 5:30pm. Don't worry, you don't have to be here to win, but you do have to come in and fill out a ticket which will only be available that Friday the 25th. The dims = 5'11" x 19 1/8" x 2 5/16".  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Last Tropical Storm

There was some surf last week due to a late tropical storm. The water temp. has dropped to about 60 degrees so it didn't feel to tropical but still nice to have some surf. It looks like a bit of NE windswell on tap for the middle of next week, the usual for this time of year.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cold Water Vest

 You've noticed by now, the water is getting cold fast. One way to combat the icy chill of winter surfing is with this. It's kind of like one of those electric blankets that faded in popularity as a result of some house fires. Electric blanket technology has come a long way in the past 30 years and is now safe enough to wear under your wetsuit in the water. Rip Curl makes it and they call it the H-Bomb vest. There is a low heat setting which will allow for 2 and a half hours battery life and the high heat setting will give you about 2 hours of Febuary morning warmth. The battery takes about 3 hours to charge, so you could surf the morning then charge it up for the afternoon. Quiksilver makes a version as well, but doesn't have as much heated surface area as the vest from RC. They are not the cheapest wetsuit accessory out there, and at just under $300 could put a hurtin' on your wallet. For some however, you can't put a price on comfort.