Surfing Is Like Wasabi

by Derek Dodds July 29, 2015

Surfing is a lot like wasabi. Yet, there are many movements both before and after the 'wasabi-like' rush that are seemingly mundane. Here are my top non wasabi moments:
  • Checking the surf for hours on the cams (when flat);
  • Arriving at a 7 foot tide and everything is washed out;
  • Suiting up in the cold (when I forgot my towel);
  • Paddling out on a big day and getting caught inside;
  • Sitting outside with 5 SUPers waiting for a set.

Ok, surfing is about many moments and experiences but we are all looking for that wasabi moment, yea? Then it arrives, that wasabi moment, you launch yourself over the lip into the perfect salt-water bowl.

You turn off the bottom and head straight for the foam section and you pop your fins out the back. You perfectly execute a re-entry and move towards the open shoulder like a Michael Jackson rendition of 'Sea' Thriller.

The wasabi moment is what we all strive for, it is what makes surfing, well, surfing. How did I make a link between wasabi and surfing? Two weeks ago I had a customer call me and say he wanted to pick up a new Wave Tribe Hemp Travel Bag.

He came over to our Ojai studio to get his bag, we went for a beer and told each other stories about mountains of water we had surfed.

Surfing is like Wasabi

Surfing is like Wasabi  Wave Tribe Travel Bag

Marc stuffed his boardbag & sent it on Amtrak for $50 (great advice). Turns out this rad surf cat Marc owns a wasabi farm and he schooled me on this awesome plant.

As we head into 2014 I wish you all tons of wasabi moments and if you feel like grabbing some wasabi check out Marc's company. If you feel like a hemp board bag (or other rad stuff like our new organic Ts) check out Wave Tribe.

That got me thinking, what about a wasabi boardbag?




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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.