The S in Sunday Stands for Stoke

by steve watts March 26, 2013

StokeFest The Paipo Society

What do you call it when mixed bags of super-hyped ocean enthusiasts unite to ride waves and share smiles?
StokeFest, of course!

On Sunday, February 17th, The Paipo Society hosted StokeFest 2013 at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California. A colorful group of paipo, alias, handboard/handplane, surf mat, and even caballitos de totora riders, joined forces to share fun alternatives to catching waves.

"It was nice to be in a non-competitive environment. Everyone was so helpful, friendly, and willing to share.  I'm still feeling the stoke," said first time StokeFest attendee Danielle Ferris.

Be sure to check out Paipo Society for StokeFests in your area!  Let us know if you have something similar going on in your hometown!

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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