Saturday, April 18, 2009

La Jolla Shores: Yan's 6'5" Slides Stand Up Board

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to jam up to La Jolla Shores and paddle with the local crew. These guys and gals are hardcore- checking it before the sun rises and surfing it before most people have even had their first cup of coffee. And they do this day in and day out. Here's Part I of my interview with some of the local paddlers at La Jolla Shores.

I'd heard from a few friends about, "a French guy that rips", that French guy turned out to be a really cool stand up paddler named Yan. Yan's got a sweet forehand, paddle-to-the-inside cutback- he winds it up going down the line and then cranks it over hard on the shoulder in a smooth yet powerful turn. It's a trademark turn and it's a hard one to miss.

Yan's got cool boards too
- small SUBs with stepped rails at the tail and straps for busting airs. Definitely not your run of the mill quiver. Check it out:

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Anonymous said...

Cool John!'s Jim Ellington and his boards are available through Mitch.

See ya!

Gail :)

John Ashley said...

AHHHH! Thanks Gail! I'll post a correction... and don't worry... I've still got the little clip we did!

Anonymous said...

No worries John.

You can always skip the clip that we did....:) Great job and keep up the great work!

Are you going to the contest at Dogpatch on May 16th? Sounds like fun....

See ya!


Anonymous said...

Hi John,

By any chance, do you have Yann's e-mail?

Thanks, Francois