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Mendia vs Sandy

60 SECONDS: PETER MENDIA

Florida's Peter Mendia bags mammoth double-barrel in his backyard during Hurricane Sandy

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Peter Mendia // Miami Beach // Hurricane Sandy
6'0" x 19" x 2 3/8" Carbon Footprint Greased Pig 

  • TRACKING SANDY: PART II AS SEEN ON SURFLINE

Mendia vs. Sandy //

a little sneak peak at a giant hurricane barrel peak

Peter Mendia // Miami Beach // Hurricane Sandy
6'0" x 19" x 2 3/8" Carbon Footprint Greased Pig 

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Greased Pig II

This is a slightly changed-up, finely tuned child of the original Greased Pig. I slightly increased and smoothed out the entry rocker and took out all the vee through the bottom; running instead a single concave with subtle inset doubles that funnel through the length of the board. By removing the vees and replacing them with concaves, the board becomes much more versatile and can handle bigger, hollower sections with more hold, drive and responsiveness through maneuvers. It is not meant to replace the original Pig; as the original I believe is still the go to board for weak, mushy waves where you want maximum speed on trim between maneuvers. The Greased Pig II fits the bill for those who loved the original, but want something with a little more hold in critical sections and that can handle some pushier waves as well. Same re-dimensioning applies… 2-3 inches shorter, 3/8” – 1/2” wider, and 1/16” thicker than your standard “good waves” board. Also available with the original single wing/ stinger swallowtail, standard swallow, or wide hip squash.

Hurricane Sandy Pump House Shot of Peter Mendia // photo: Jeff Biege