Surfmats are an easy, fun, cheap, and safer way to ride waves. Yasu has a Krypt MT5 and I have the Tracker Roundtail from 4th Gear Flyer. I love my flyer! Big smiles spread my face wide as I rip towards the coast. These mats can also ride side-by-side as there is no danger in hurting someone with these cushy air-filled mats. On a beautiful day I also like to paddle out past the break, watch the waves getting pulled to the coast line, and grab a tan along the way.
Here is a video of the legend surfer/knee boarder/ surfmatter, George Greenough, on a day out: