It says much that bleeding edge surfboard designer and manufacturer Thomas Meyerhoffer left his California base and headed for Zed’s Surfing Adventures in Barbados to shoot the promotional video for his latest longboard line.
Zed Layson, Akeem Grimmit Douglas, Brandon Frazier and Mike Parker appear in this fabulous video that was shot and edited by Nick Welch. How can any surfer watch this short promo video and not want to come to Bim?
Good work guys!
(More videos of Barbados surfing, beaches and restaurants available at Beaches of Barbados)
Zed’s Surf Center is now an official Meyerhoffer Test Center. Now that’s excellent cross-marketing for you. A surfboard manufacturer tells prospective customers that they can try all the boards when they vacation in Barbados. Excellent!
Here’s the press release…
Meyerhoffer Surf Test Center Barbados Opens
We are stoked to announce the opening of the first Meyerhoffer Test Center, located at Zed’s Surf Center at Surfer’s Point, Barbados. You can’t fully experience a surfboard unless you ride it, and Barbados is the perfect place to try out our boards: warm water, good waves year round and Zed’s world-class surf center. The full 2012 Meyerhoffer line-up will be available in Barbados, including the new Horsepill.
Why the Meyerhoffer Test Center concept?
You can’t fully experience a surfboard unless you ride it, especially ours which might take a few sessions to get used to. From the beginning one of our main goals has been to promote demos because when you try a Meyerhoffer surfboard you’ll feel the performance advantages, you’ll see improvements in your surfing… Barbados is an amazing place to try out our boards warm water, good waves all year round, and Zed’s world-class surf center. Meyerhoffer surfboards are a perfect fit for Zed’s as we have a full spectrum of boards suited for beginner-level surfers all the way up to high performance surfers.Surfers can come to Barbados, try out a board, get some tips from Zed, improve their surfing, try out another board, and just keep improving and having fun.
Who is Zed?
Zed Layson is a very experienced surfer. Having competed professionally in Barbados he’s also an excellent instructor who comes in contact with hundreds of surfers each year who stay at his Surf Center, Zed’s Surfing Adventures. He’s been riding my boards since the very beginning and invited me to to stay at his surf center at Surfers Point. It was one one of the best surf trips I have ever taken and we decided to open the Test Center together. I value his feedback and Zed will be part of team developing the next generation boards. We are working on a new longboard model at the moment and I will be back in March to test with him.
How was your experience at Zed’s and Surfer’s Point?
Amazing. Wake up in the morning with the best coffee and an egg sandwich. Surf the left out front in 80 degree water with just a few people out, or there are plenty of other good waves really close by. Everyone is them self, openminded and friendly, and Zed really leads by example creating a mellow atmosphere at Surfer’s Point. Some of my favorite times were just cracking a few beers with Zed and the crew at sunset, discussing how we can improved the shapes…or life in general. Can’t wait to go back.