Category Archives: Family

Barrel dreaming with Koa Smith

While the majority of us were slugging through the doldrums of a lackluster surf season earlier this summer, Koa Smith was globetrotting his way from Hawaii to Tahiti then to Africa all in the name of finding the best waves possible. Yep, he sure did find some gems! Continue reading »

Mike Riedel aka The Noodle

Noodle at the Bu

A short while back Stretch’s father passed away.
Mike Riedel was known as “The Noodle” by a tight knit crew of Malibu local surfers.
Mike was a surfboard shaper himself, he started shaping for Velzy back in the day.


One of The Noodle’s good friends Tom Morey wrote an obituary in the latest Surfers Journal.
Pick up a copy and learn a little bit about Stretch’s father..