After a brief ride down the sea wall Mark led us off  the beaten path for some fun in the sun. Driving your car on the beach is about the extent of off road I have ever considered for the island to offer. The riding didn't disappoint, open dirt roads, a single track section, and everyone's favorite, the dirt flats!
The less traveled Galveston offered smiles of fun.
After carving up some lines at speed on the flats we headed back to Mark's 1930's Galveston home. In a small room attached to the garage Mark shapes Small Craft boards. These are not your typical surfboards. Mark incorporates innovative design and draws inspiration from a deep knowledge of surfboards shapes from the past.
In addition to Marks one off unique Small Craft boards there's a surplus of other boards ranging in sizes and shapes we enjoyed studying. 
Mark's 1930's house on the island offered the perfect backdrop to photograph some new summer offerings from Patagonia, Katin and Universal Works. Thanks for the southern hospitality. Photos: Joseph Espinoza 

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