Grain Road Trip: Rhode Island Hospitality
Gary, at graduation.Tuesday, we visited some of Rhode Island's other great shops, including Island Surf & Sport, where Mike ran into some old friends. The guys there scoped our boards and had alot of great questions about wood construction. Some of the boards â€“ like our new 10â€™-6â€ pintail â€“were unlike anything theyâ€™ve carried in their shop. We then dodged a few towering thunderheads to get in and out of Narragansett so we could visit Warm Winds Surf Shop. We stayed for what seemed hours talking about boards and board design with the super-knowledgeable crew there. Next came the long slog to LBI â€“ pretty much nothing but highway: lotta night-riding and playing whack-a-mole with Jersey drivers. Tired and saddle-sore, we packed it in late for some deep-REMs, hands still vibrating, and wind-noise ringing in our ears.