Hey Dib,China will own america in the next decade.Do you think you will outsource Astrodeck to American labour in Mexico,or,will surfing be banned by then? – Scott Needham
Dibi: I’m thinking of taking Mandrian lessons ASAP. Tried to manufacture in Mexico some time ago and it was a complete disaster. Frisbee and football are now banned on Los Angles beaches, can surfing be far behind??
—————————————————————————————————————————————–Hi Dibi, do you believe in the old adage your damned if you do and your damned if you don’t? – Pete Heller
Dibi: Doesn’t it seem like the perfect saying sometimes? Like all the other old clichés my mom quoted constantly. They became an old adage because they fit the situation “like a glove” - another one.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? do private school yearbooks have a best dressed superlative in the yearbook? – Noah MacKenzie
Dibi: I like being where I’m at. There are certainly things that I’d like to change, but every age is a challenge, and you learn so much along the way; I’d never like to sacrifice what I know for more physical prowess, it just doesn’t happen like that and I try to be a realist.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Do you think Nathan will one day win Mavericks or The Eddie? – Chris Leif
Dibi: I’d love that for him - he certainly has the talent - but a contest has a million variables and everyone out there has the talent. That’s what makes a contest exciting.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Hey Dibster! Quick silly question has Herbie ever had buzzed short hair! Or a mohawl! Or does he leave that to C Hristian? LMAO! – Bryan Jenah
Dibi: Herb had long hair in the 60’s, homemade embroidered clothes, and all the accoutrements of cool, but has since kept his hair short and easy for him to take care of.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Dibi don’t you hate it when you’ve said something really funny or witty and some dork repeats your joke and tries to claim it as his own? – Marc Dennison
Dibi: Dude, I’m surrounded by plagerists. I have rather a different sense of humor and biting commentary that people like to lift as their own. I’m used to it, as a woman, and I hate to use that, but all the guys around me can testify it SUCKS being me. The stuff I say is much better accepted by a guy, so in the end, if the message is out and it’s on point, I guess I’ll suck it up, as usual, and hope that I’m big enough to be grateful that what I say is worth plagerizing.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-You guys need more CF shirts! I have the og and the new skull but I need more! Any chance of some Nathan shirts too? – Jeff Hoppler
Dibi: We’re working on new designs now, and will be doing something with Nathan for Wave Warriors in the spring.
I am a beginner surfer and I am enjoying it so far. My question is about traction pads. Why don’t surfers just put traction pad up and down all over the board? SUP people seem to have traction on their boards all over but not shortboarders. Thank you. – Kyle Konrad
Dibi: First, SUP guys stand on the board, they do not lay on it to paddle, so they don’t get rashed on the knees, nipples, etc. Second, shortboarding is about weight and traction all over would add enough to be noticeable. Back pad and front foot where the feet actually go is a perfect combo for plenty of grip.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-I’ve got to get the Greyson calendar! – Sunny Roberts
Dibi: I’m so sorry, it was sold out instantly, I didn’t even get one for myself.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Do you have your own website dibi? Or a blog it would be great! I would subscribe! J - Emily Gustavsen
Dibi: Thanks! But at present I don’t have the time to keep it up. It’s hard to get to everything as is, but this is a bit of fun and I enjoy it.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-The calendar is fucking the best thing I’ve seen in a long time! Classic! I’ll chip in even more to the Unicorn Foundation if Greyson signs it for me! Please? J - Tanya Amquist
Dibi: I’m sorry, we’re completely sold out! Next year, we will do a larger run; we had no idea they’d be so popular. And I think the Unicorn Foundation was a stroke of genius.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Is there a “trend” that you wish had STAYED in the surf industry? – Dan Carmichael
Dibi: No, I love change and I’m always thrilled with “New”.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Ms. Dibi, you are so beautiful. A regal woman I do know this. I would like to ask your opinion on what you think makes a driven man look successful. A wonderful set of cufflinks? A nice watch? Thank you, mi amor. – Marcus Osuna
Dibi: I think it’s an individual choice. I’ve known a lot of driven men that wear neither. I personally adore accessories for myself and always have.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Is it inevitable that we as parents end up saying and doing things just like our own parents did and that we swore we would never repeat? – Tim Roehr
Dibi: Yes, you fall back on what you were taught, especially in a pinch. But do yourself a favor and really think about waht you say, so it’s what you really mean, not some habitual reaction.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Greyson is a sexy bitch. Do you have a list of the skate events he’ll be at? – Devon Weller
Dibi: No, at present he enters them randomly, but he’ll start putting his schedule together more seriously in the near future.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-hey dibi. who are our creators? – Jumbo Karakuchi
Dibi: I’m not quite sure what you’re asking. Please make it a bit more clear and I’ll do my best to answer.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-History lesson dibi? Back in the 60s Malibu seemed to be known for beach and surf as far as popular culture. So how did Orange County become the hotbed? – Adam McCarthy
Dibi; The magazine, the surfboard manufacturing, the clothing were all taking root in Orange County, and it became the hub of the surf business and that is what made it then and now the “hotbed”.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-dibi… why are you so amazinggggg? – Jenna Law
Dibi: Funny, I’d never think that. I always feel like I haven’t done enough.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Hey Dibi is it true that good surfers get to spend eternal life in Fiji and bad surfers spend purgatory in Ohio when they pass away? – Cesar Saiz
Dibi: Christian said “Ohio has a sick skatepark” so maybe your theory could use some work?
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Dib do ya think Herb would have been disappointed if the boys didn’t pursue surfing and maybe decided to be a doctor or teacher or whatever instead? – Dave Johnston
Dibi: I don’t think so, I think he would have been proud of them no matter what they chose to do as long as they did it to the best of their ability.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-What is all the Fletchers favorite movie? I think I read once Nathan or was it Christian liked Road Warrior. What about you and Herb dibi? Just wondering. – Samuel Kurtz
Dibi: I adore ’40s movies that I grew watching with my mom, where women were dames and more often than not had a gun in their purse, and men wore suits and fedoras, anything Film Noir. I’m not sure of Herb’s favorite movie, but he loves the history channel.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-What can I write to get Christian to respond??? – Robert Perry
Dibi: I don’t know, he has his own way of doing things, as always.
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Hey Dibi, is it wrong to place such idol worship on surfers, skaters, etc? I mean come on is Andy Irons really a hero? The guy died from drugs. A great surfer, yes. But hero? Your opinion Dibi! – Thom Kraust
Dibi: I don’t think it’s the surfers or skaters that consider themselves heroes. They have the same insecurities, and self doubt as all of the rest of us. It’s the media and constant need for content that drives it. I think people can do heroic things, but when put under the magnifying glass they’re still human and as such, I think anyone should be careful when picking someone to idolize.
I hate working out. I want to you know if Christian or Nathan do anything or do they just surf skate enough and that’s it? I wonder if Dibi thinks 360’s are cool on a wave or played out ? Is it just ok to do a 360 take off? than one on the same wave is that to much ? Or is it only ok to do a 360 on a floater and come down with speed ? – Tom Scillia
Dibi: Nathan really got into cross training to bring his leg back after he broke it a few years ago. Christian is a bit more laid back about the exercise scene. I’m a fanatic and always have been. But a 360 in the tube would be awesome!!!!
—————————————————————————————————————————————HEY DIBI how are you? – Daniel Kettle
Dibi: I’m fine, thanks. Working a lot, but I’m grateful for the opportunity.
—————————————————————————————————————————————Hey Dibi, I got a question, what would be the answer to the answer man? – Macaulay Scott Renner
Dibi: Wow, really???
—————————————————————————————————————————————-Hi Dibi having a sister such as Joyce and coming from a surf-enriched family, what is your opinion on women surfing? Why is it that women can be equal in sports such as tennis and golf compared to some other sports? – Sara Bedford
Dibi: I think it has changed dramatically over the years for the better. Women now have a chance to really make it a career choice with good sponsorship, but it’s more difficult to market than men’s surfing, so, like most things, follow the money and the answer becomes a bit more clear.