I was stoked to recently have a ride on a James Otter paipo, a board that sported a bizarre elephant/owl head. I was paddling around in the regrettably micro waves laughing at this incredible creature. The board went really, really well and I was reminded of Wegener's old adage 'Wood is Good.' Look forward to scraping the coin together and getting it out into some tubes. Surf shots by the most excellent Matthew Arney.