Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
Have you ever had someone weird approach you cause you are a Fletcher? - David Goehller
Dibi: I’m not sure that’s the reason weirdos approach me, I think I’m just lucky that way.
Hello there, Dibi! How are you doing? - Shawna McCoy
Dibi: I’m great, thanks. It’s a choice that I try to consciously make daily.
Are you allergic to anything? - Troy Jackson
Dibi: That’s a bit strange. Penicillin… but I wonder why you’d be interested.
Hey Dibi, as I can tell it you are so very talented. Art, journalist and a business womens. What is something you do not do that you wish you could? - Rafael Pijento
Dibi: I’d like to speak another language fluently. In fact, I’d like to speak a couple, but I just can’t find the time to study.
What are the similarities between you and your sons and the differences? - Jim Krueger
Dibi: We’re all similar in many ways, but being the opposite sex we have many differences that all male/female relationship experience.
I never see Dibi Fletcher at Board & Brew, Christian! Take your mom out for lunch, bro! Lmao! - Hector Guerrero
Dibi: That’s very nice, and I’m sure he would be happy to, but I never eat lunch, thanks.
Greyson Fletcher is such an awesome skater! But don’t know much about him. What do you think a fan should know about him? Thanks! - Ray Moore
Dibi: I think he’s a really great guy, and an awesome friend. Qualities that I think are worth anyone knowing about someone else.
Hi Dibi!!!! Is Wave Warriors coming out next month? - John Fracia
Dibi: No, it’s in the works, but it will take a lot longer in production to make the film we want to create, but it’s coming along fine.
LOVE Astrodeck! the Jon Jon pads are sickkkkkkkkkkkkk! Wish I werent such a broke ass. But N-E-Wayz, did Jon jon design his own pad? - Clayton Devonshire
Dibi: He worked with Herb and I on it, I think it’s great.
Did you know from the early start that Christian was going to make a dent in the surf world? - Luke Hedson
Dibi: We knew he had talent, but what happened no one could have ever predicted.
Dibi, do you play golf? You seem like you’d play golf. I’m going to start playing golf. Let’s be a pair and go against Slater and Machado. You in? - Scott Parker
Dibi: No, I’d like to learn but just can find the time to fit anything else in the present. Hey, if you have the time, go for it. I’m into doing everything I can, that’s what makes life so interesting.
What happend to Bad Ass bindings? - Gary Geise
Dibi: We got out of the wakeboard business to completely focus on surf. We just could not manage another business.
What is your fondest specific memory of Christian and Nathan when they were little? =D - Abigail Nuestra
Dibi: Ah, there are a million moments that come to mind, each as fabulous as the next, string them together and they make a lifetime of loving my sons.
Could you name something that is totally unforgivable in your eyes? - Joao Bennini
Dibi: Disloyalty! I expect my friends and family to have my back as I have their’s.
I think it’s wonderful that you have your own voice! I just love the humor and fun-ness! Keep up the great work! And more D-Sides, please! - Monica Huerta
Dibi: Thanks, that’s very nice. Kind of a challenge in a family of all chiefs, or maybe that’s what made me stand up for myself and insist on being heard. Life’s interesting that way.
See any good movies lately? - Brian Elliott
Dibi: I’m really an old movie fan and I watched “Jezebel” with Bette Davis again - and loved it.
Did Herbie ever use any Bloodshot music for the music in any of his surf films? - Wayne Kennon
Dibi: Yes, “Gods and Demigods”!!
Does Nathan do any training for his big wave surfing? I would like to know what makes him so remarkable. - Frankie Gonzales
Dibi: Yes, he trains, but I’m not sure of his exact schedule. He’s always trying to get us to come by to try his Power Plate. I promised I would as soon has he gets back from the Eddie.
Hey Dibi. Down the line will there be a revival of the classic Cabo contests? Those were the days! Yewwwww! - Joey Carson
Dibi: We sure don’t have any plans in that direction at present. They were fun, but it could never be the same today. Too many rules and regulations.
Hey Dibi, just wondering. Christian have any of his old Lanty wetsuits around? I’d like to buy one and frame it esp. the pink one where he got the cover. I have that mag still and to have it framed and have that wetsuit would be classic! - Aaron Schweitzer
Dibi: No, I don’t have that wetsuit, and if I did I wouldn’t part with it for anything.
I’ve seen Mr. Buzz. Does Christian have any pets? I remember Gack! - Pistol Pete
Dibi: No, Christian has no pets. Gack was a great dog!
Was there any pressure growing up as Walter Hoffman’s daughter? Did Joyce get into surfing because of him? Or because she wanted to? - Mark Meisster
Dibi: There’s pressure growing up anyone’s daughter, I assume. I was a really wild kid, I think I was more pressure for him then any of my siblings.
We always went to the beach so I assume Joyce surfed because it was so available.
Was THINK FAST Nathan’s company or am I wrong about that? And if it was, was it more motox related? - Kevin Shaw
Dibi: Herb and I started it for Nathan, and yes it was more MotoX as that’s what he was really into at the time, and it made it a nice addition to the other brands we were doing at the time.
What’s going on with Nathan now that Analog’s jumped the cliff? - Clark Robertson
Dibi: He’s in Hawaii waiting for the surf to come up for the Eddie. I’m sure he’s getting the business side worked out in a way the will be best for him.
Dibi who is your personal favorite surf photographer? - Chris Lambert
Dibi: I don’t have a favorite, I’ve been very fortunate to work with quite a few, and I think so many are really talented. I admire all of their work.
How’s Herbie doing???!! Herbie is the man!!!!!! The thril is back!!!!!!!! - Josh Stephenson
Herb’s doing great, making lots of art, surfing, working, life according to Herb is pretty Cool!
Is there gonna be a SKATE WARRIORS movie with Greyson Fletcher? DO IT HERB! - Ryan Raganovich
There will be skating in Wave Warriors, just like there was in the past.
Are you going to interview Julian Wilson for the Dside? - Nicole Heather
As soon as I get the chance!
Hi Dibi. Lol you should collect all these questions and your awesome answers and put them in a book. It would make a good read lol! - Adam Baker
Great idea, but where the Hell would I keep it. We’re busting at the seams with all the art, boards, magazines, photos, great memorabilia I wouldn’t know where to put it. DUH, hardrive,thanks.
HOW COME UR FAMS SO TALENTED DANG! ALL OF U! - Mike Houghlin
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!!! We’re all completely driven, easy to self destruct, but with the right bit of focus and a little maturity it can be a great quality, if you live to enjoy it!
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
(200 pounds of Italian Crystal Alabaster, with 400 pound black granite base, and Koa little wood. Sculpted by Dibi Fletcher)
What is each of the Fletcher’s legacy esp you Dibi? - Tracy Weare
Dibi: I believe it’s a bit early to tell. I don’t think I’ve done my best work yet, and assume that when the final chapter is almost done I’ll still feel like I’m a work in progress.
Hiya Dibi! How have you changed as a mother and wife? - Jenelle Smythe
Dibi: I believe being a mother and a wife changed the person I would become dramatically. Had I not had the responsibility of being a care taker for so many others and lived a life just for myself, I’m sure I would have made other choices, but I will never know and I’m grateful that I’ve made the right ones for my family.
Dear Dibi, has Ann Landers sued you yet? - Josh Cletnocick
Dibi: No yet, but certainly don’t want to count anything out.
Hey Dibi, what kind of surfboard does Greyson ride? Who shapes his quiver? - Ron Massey
Dibi: He rides a 5′8″ thruster at present, but is having a few new ones made for Hawaii. His most recent boards are by Timmy Patterson.
Why isnt there a Greyson fletcher pad? - Dillon Richeare
Dibi: He surfs for fun and really enjoys it, but would never want to think he had his own pad just because he’s a Fletcher.
Do you think anyone will ever ride or surpass a wave like Nathen’s? - Troy Marjahr
Dibi: It’s about the swell, and I don’t know that there will be another like it anytime soon, but who knows with acts of nature.
Have you ever asked Joyce what her opinoin is about womens surfing now? - Larry Freeman
Dibi: I really don’t think she follows women’s surfing that much now, so I don’t think she’d feel qualified to comment.
Is there a kind of question you refuse to answer or are you open to anything? - Jim Herrera
Dibi: Pretty much, but if it’s just crass or vulgar, why bother?
What is your least favorite food or flavor in the world!!!!! - Abe Neuwirth
Dibi: Apple Stix!!!! Got sick on it as a kid, and now can’t even stand the smell.
herbie started out competing seems like he stopped and got into the biz. is this true? - Robert Gaynes
Dibi: He competed on and off for years, was in a contest a few weeks ago in fact. But, we had a family, and that takes dough, so off to work we went.
Your artwork is AMAZEBALLS! Do you ever sell any of it? - Ben Willis
Dibi: I have on and off for years, but lately I’ve been doing a lot more writing then painting or sculpting, I guess it kind of involved out of necessity, but it’s rewarding.
Favorite shaved ice flavor? - Erin Goehller
Dibi: Really can’t say; haven’t had one in years, but I used to like rainbow.
Ever gonna do a Dside with Archy? He’s been with Astrodeck forevers! - Marty Jimenez
Dibi: Yes, I’ve been thinking about good questions.
What contests is Greyson going to compete in next year? The kid rips! - Phil Martinsen
Dibi: Can’t say for sure, but it looks like he’ll do a couple of the international bowl contests, Coastal Carnage, X Games and I’m sure other things will pop up that he will want to be involved in.
Hey Dibi, ask CF if he wants to join our Soccer Team! We need him to fly over the comp’s heads! Lmao! - Ted Ingliss
Dibi: That sounds fun. I’ll let him know.
Are Christian and Nathan a product of their environment? If they lived in Iowa, you think they’d be husking corn? Ha! - Sam Saize
Dibi: I think they’d probably be driving Nascar or racing motorcycles. Something speedy.
What is the ugliest piece of fashion you have ever worn? - Mark Felten
Dibi: I’ve always loved to dress up and have been fortunate to have had a mother that sewed well and my Dad owned a fabric business, so I really can’t think I ever wore anything I’d have considered ugly as I would have completely refused!!
Does the stance skiip a geneartion> Herbie regular, christian & nathan goofys, Greyson regular. Dibi you surf? Your stance? - Steven Foxe
Dibi: Funny, isn’t it? I’ve surfed when I was young and I’m left handed and goofy foot.
Why are surfers afraid to skate? - Roger Hildreth
Dibi: I guess they’re afraid of getting hurt?? I don’t really know, both my boys always skated.
Just saw Chromatic so sickkkkkkkkkkk! Nathan and Christian should come out with a film Together! Any thoughts on this? - Chris Martinez
Dibi: Watch for the new Wave Warrior’s!!
What has been the WORST travel experience you and the family have had? - Ryan Phelps
Dibi: Hard to tell, they all become hilarious in hindsight.
I read somewhere that CF is actually born in Hawaii????? tripout! always thought he was born and bred cali lmao - Mike Garcia
Dibi: Herb and I were living on the North Shore, and Christian was born in Kahuku hospital.
Whats truly pathetic and repulsive to you? – Dean Quinn
Dibi: The sense of entitlement that so many people seem to have and the feeling of victimhood that goes along with it.
Did the boys have chores growing up? - Jamie Antonio
Dibi: Yeah, they weren’t great at them, and a lot of times it was easier for me to just do it. Not great for them, but I had to make choices as to what battles to fight and frankly stuff on the floor just isn’t in the Top 20.
My brothers name is Nathan my name is Christian. We can’t skate we suck at surfing. Our
parents are Methodists and aren’t in the industry. Why is life unfair? - Christian Wright
Dibi: That’s very funny! Can’t answer the question, but I’ll ask you one: Do you think that there have been times when Christian and Nathan wished we weren’t in the industry??
What do the Fletchers think of the new gen of aerialists? Anyone impress esp christian? - Greg Lowe
Dibi: We all wonder, “What took surfers so long???” I think Christian really enjoys watching the young surfers and is still amused that it still seems to be a mystery to the judges and announcers.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
(Dibi Fletcher in her element.)
Hey, Dibi are you anti-establishment? - Mark Rowigan
Dibi: I’m for much smaller government, and more personal responsibility.
Out of all the guys, Herbie, christian, nathan & greyson who do you think is the best over all at the family business of Astro deck, surf, skate ECT… and why ? - Phil Knoke
Dibi: I’m a little confused, if you’re referring to Astrodeck the business, I’m the best, hands down, and they will all agree. If you’re asking who’s the best at surfing, skating, they’re all great in their own way, and I never compare them.
Hi Dibi, what would you think if your family was from Indiana?” Would you be gifted farmers to? Lmao! - Jake Hatched
Dibi: I assume so; we’re all pretty driven. I guess the guys would probably be on the NASCAR circuit or stunt flying or something else extreme.
Who is up next for a Dside Int? - Ryan Nolan
Dibi: Not sure, there’s quite a few interesting guys coming to town soon. I’ll see who stops by and go from there.
Hey Dibi! Who is your favorite surfer? Who is your favorite surfer as a PERSON? - Tim Reno
Dibi: Don’t have ONE in particular in both cases.
OK.. here’s one I’ve often wondered about.. two part question.. 1. Besides seagulls, do all birds poop in flight.. and 2. What percentage of the population has been birdie pooped on? I hope my questions are worthy of a response. Sincerely, Poopsie - Gloria Cribbes
Dibi: I’m sure if you’re that interested you can find out what you’re looking for with a thorough Google search. I honestly don’t give a shit.
Here’s mine, who has been you’re favorite person to interview and why? If you could interview anyone, would it be? - Alex Cobbs
Dibi: I’ve enjoyed interviewing each person while I was doing it, and found out something interesting about them that I hadn’t know before. I have a very long varied list and hopefully will keep adding to it.
Dibi, if Christian had a little girl named Gracin, do you think he would have spoiled her rotten? He seems like a WONDERFUL father to Greyson! - Gina Shannon
Dibi: Who knows, I’d just be guessing if I tried to answer. I’m sure he would have loved having a girl. I think most men do.
Hi Dibi. What has been the biggest personal shock of your life? & the biggest world related shock? - Andrew McGillohey
Dibi: There have been a lot of them, and each was horrific going through them, but with the advantage of hindsight, they are what’s taught me the most. I think 9/11 rates up there and as it was yesterday it was very much in the collective conscious.
when is christian gonnna fuck up slater haha - ross jasso
Dibi: They’re quite good friends and enjoy hassling each other immensely.
Did justin roberson really rip that hard? We here for a good time not a long time apply here for sure - Frank Eckhart
Dibi: He was quite a good surfer, and sadly it was over too soon.
Hey Dibi did you guys produce the The Next Invasion that skate dvd with Greyson like from 10 years ago or something? Do you guys sell it? - Isaiah Crowner
Dibi: No, we did not. I’m not sure where you could get a copy. Search YouTube, seems like everything’s there.
Wheres the Christian Fletcher progression surf contest in memory of Ry Anderson gonna be? Lets get Murdered!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Josh Hesson
Dibi: Don’t know, haven’t heard anything about it.
Hi Dibi. I really enjoyed your D-Side with Walter Hoffman, who I understand is your father. What a royal family indeed! Did you have family pressures and expectations to be a part of this surf industry to Walter being your father and Herbie being your husband? - Tiff Warren
Dibi: What do you think??? I really can’t say as I have nothing to compare my life to except my own experiences and it seemed wacky-normal to me.
hey dibi,whats your take on todays surf scene?how has it changed over the years,like how mainstream its become,and how would u prefer it to be for the next generation? - Kyle Aye
Dibi: I don’t have any choice as to how it’s going to be in the future. I can only do what I can do to help the future remember the past and try to interview all the cool people that have be involved.
Hey Dibi! Naming Christian after the worlds most famous mutineer ‘Fletcher Christian’ did you know he was a Pirate at birth? - Wes Makepeace
Dibi: He made it extremely obvious early on!
When you see your sons surf or Greyson skate are you critical and want them to do better or is it is what it is? Greyson is ripping hard btw! - Joe Henners
Dibi: I always want them to do their best. I advise them more on financial matters, and they all talk more tech among themselves.
What was Christians favorite baby food? I would like to know so I can raise a super human also. - John Winchester
Dibi: I made all the baby food. With the steamed veggies, I threw rice cereal in the blender and occasionally a drop of honey, and he slept great. Mashed avos for lunch, papaya for breakfast, etc. #homemadewithlovinghands
What were Herb’s Charms and idiosyncrasy’s what made you marry him and start the Tribe? i guess if you can roll all three into one it gives all a glimpse into that rich tapestry of your Clans…Aloha - Tyler Dirden
Dibi: Herb was honest, trustworthy, talented, caring, fun, and a great surfer!
What time do the surfers start? - Eric Legerton
Dibi; I guess that’s optional; Nathan surfs in the AM and so does CF, but Nathan’s AM is before 12PM, and CF’s is after. So I guess the answer is whenever it suits their particular preference.
Hi Dibi. I am a admirer and fan of Greyson. I love that he is with Flip. Can you ask him for me what made him ride with Flip? Thank you. - Amber Riley
Dibi: They were the perfect fit. He is very stoked to be on the team.
Are you open to having a reality show based on the Fletcher’s? It would make a killing! - Bryce Jones
Dibi: NO, NO, NO!!!
Hi Dibi, did you ever do any mellow activities with Christian and Nathan when they were kids? Or was it full bore, full core all the time? - Craig Amhardt
Dibi: We did all the things every family does together. Bedtime stories, Christmas, trips to grandparents. The usual… what might have been unusual in that time was my dad did all the fun things that the guys do now so they had an early start.
Dibi tell Christian and Bones and Nathan and Woodcock to get Greyson in and reform Bloodshot! Round 2! - Pistol Pete
Dibi: Way too late and too many seperate paths to ever have that as a reality.
jet ski. waimea. remember. did you blow a green to enjoy a day like that. great - Fernando Jose Silva Ramos
Dibi: I assume that you are referring to Herb’s epic jet ski ride at Waimea. Never seen anything like it since.
What did you think of that letter Jeff Booth wrote a long time ago? What do you think of it now? Did you ever understand the reason behind what he wrote and the others signed? - Scott Attrein
Dibi: I thought it was stupid at the time, and I’m sure he’s regretted it. Times were different then and most people don’t like change and fight to keep the status quo - how ever stifling that might be.
Should nun-chucks be legalized? - Trenton Damian Manson
Dibi: I didn’t know they were illegal, as I have never used them. I’m sorry to say I haven’t given the question much thought. I’d have to study it more thoroughly to give an opinion.
Hey Dibi, what’s it like being married and raising pro surfers along with Greyson? Sounds like a fun family haha - Luke Styron
Dibi: I don’t know any different, it’s the life I have. Some of it’s fantastically fun, some is hard as hell. But one thing: it’s never boring.
What is something you would never do in a billion years? - Wayne Rutherford
Dibi: Hard to say, as everything depends on circumstances. There’s plenty of things I do presently I never would have thought I’d be doing.
on one of my favorite shows “John from Cincinnati” what happened to Shawnie Yost on the last episode? where did John take him? lol. I had to ask because I love the show and it bums me out to no end the way it ended - Jason Castiglioni
Dibi: I have no idea, and could care less.
Hi Dibi:) Does Wally still Steer his 4 man Canoe,when they surf is Up?? - Nohea Rochlen
Dibi: Yes girl, four of them were out the other day, average age 80, with Wally steering.
How many jetskis did herbie destroy in his first year at pipeline - Josh Evenson
Dibi:He managed to keep his jet ski going for quite some time. We couldn’t afford another, so you learn to take care of the toys you’ve got.
Hey dibi what was it like when christian and nathan were kids - Matt Soriano
Dibi: It was great! We had the best time, got to travel, go to the beach, have so much fun. I don’t think you could do it today. There’s so many frickin’ rules, laws, people. It’s not the same.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
hey dibi, what is your take on nonviolent offenders in prison?people in prison for pot possesion.what can we do to persuade congress to reconsider to instead make programs for nonviolent drug offenders rather than send them off to prison.1 in 4 people are in prison for a nonviolent crime.what would you do,if you had the power,to make a safe alternative for nonviolent offenders? - Kyle Aye
Dibi: I think the system is completely broken. The war on drugs a complete bust. Take a look at Mexico. I’m afraid I’m not qualified to make a rash statement on how to fix it, as everything seems to come with huge unintended consequences and I really haven’t studied the situation in depth enough to give an educated answer.
What was it like to raise two complete badasses? - Cliff McCrary
Dibi: Life with the boys has been a challenge, a pleasure, a million laughs, nail biting, and an extravaganza!
Hey there Dibi, what are some accomplishments outside of surfing that you are proud of with Christian and Nathan? - John Raleigh
Dibi: Surfing is what they do - not who they are - I’m very proud of who they are as men.
Who has the LAST Word??? - Nohea Rochlen
Dibi: That’s funny, I suppose it depends on the situation, but I would always hope it’s the one with the best idea.
Real Bacon or turkey bacon ? - Dave Winfield
Dibi: I don’t eat either, so I would suppose it’s the one you like the best.
Come on Dibi, give us something to chomp on. What’s something about Christian that we’d be pleasantly surprised to know about? Does he help little old ladies across the street? Does he cook breakfast for you? There’s gotta be something anti-Christian that’s actually very very Christian! Lmao! - Phil Creager
Dibi: He’s great with little old ladies and always says that manners are free and is always surprised that more people don’t have them.
So Christian is the King of Airs and Nathan’s made his mark with the raddest craziest tube ever. What can we expect from Greyson? A 10 minute flight into orbit as he flies from one ramp to another? - Tim Huett
Dibi: Wow, that sounds pretty cool. My hope for him is that he gets to be and do whatever’s best for him.
Nathan is a fucking beast!!! Way deserved at the Billabong XXL!!! Do you Dibi think he will ever top that monster wave? Does he? - Clark Nesmith
Dibi: Hard to say; that was the swell of a lifetime. So I guess a lot would depend on nature, and that’s certainly unpredictable.
What is a fond childhood memory with the Great Walter Hoffman? - Bill J. Kemp
Dibi: I remember driving on PCH in the green Chevy station wagon, checking the surf until we finally parked, and walking through the jungle to get to Trestles and spend the day. It was a great way to spend a childhood.
did you ever come up with nicknames for christian and nathan that they are ashamed of? - Fernanda Albuquerque
Dibi: I don’t think so. I think they’re pretty good with the childhood stuff. I believe they both feel that they’ve been extremely fortunate.
Were there early signs of Nathan’s bravado as a child that you witnessed? - Marc Stinson
Dibi: Nathan always did everything with Christian, who was five years older, so he pushed himself to really excel at an early age just to keep up.
Hi Dibi. So has Herbie ever used wax? He-he-he - Kiaela Nishei
Dibi: I’m sure before he made Astrodeck (back in the dark ages of surfing) he probably used wax.
Dibi your artwork is amazing. Christian posts up photos now and then and it’s no wonder he is the way he is with such a creative person for a mother! Is Christian an artist in his own right? - Lindsey Nance
Dibi: Most definitely. I always thought as a surfer he was the first abstract expressionist.
Hi Dibi! What are Christian and Nathan and Herbie’s favorite foods? What is your favorite dish? - Christina Straye
Dibi: i’m really not sure what the guys favorite food is anymore. Mine is spinach salad. Boring, huh??
Man I can’t get an answer out of Christian so maybe you can help dibi?? Will you guys ever release Tweak Freaks on DVD???? BEST SURF MOVIE EVER! - Peter Lindstrom
Dibi: No, it’s not worth it, sorry to say. It’s expensive to have it reformatted and as soon as one person buys it, it’s instantly on YouTube, so it just becomes an out of pocket expense and business is very tough, so I can’t afford to make one mistake. But, it’s always nice to hear someone likes our work, thanks!
I remember the Interview Magazine interview and photos. Did the Fletcher Family ever have a feature in Rolling Stone or GQ? - David Wahl
Dibi: No, we’ve been in a lot of random nonsurf publications, but not the ones you’ve mentioned. But, who knows what’s around the corner?
Was there ever a declaration from either CF or NF that they would be pro surfers or was this just a gradual assumption that they would be? - Matt Wilson
Dibi: No, never. They just grew into it naturally.
Damn Dibi! Nathan looks like that actor Benicio Del Toro. He ever get that from anyone or am I totally high? - Steven Ross
Dibi: I’ve always thought there was a resemblance myself, so I suppose we’re both high.
Do you think professional athelets get pay to much and if surfing was in league of basketball and getting paid would you still think they are or aren’t getting pay too much? - Libretto De la Rosa
Dibi: Surfers don’t get paid anything like basketball players, and I can’t say what they should be paid. I’m a capitalist and I guess the correct answer is whatever the market will bear.
Axfuxx, Absolut, Bloodshot, Mutilage, Fletcher, etc. Are Nathan & Christian still playing music? By themselves or with other bands? - Jim Brougham
Dibi: Nathan still plays for personal enjoyment, Christian has been spending a lot of time recently working with a friend on custom bikes.
Is that Nathan Fletcher Facebook Fan Page legit? Or is it a fake? Do you know Dibi? - Kevin Ferguson
Dibi: Yes, it is legit.
Dibi you look so wonderful and amazing! Is it good genes, good health and exercise, the fountain of youth? Kudos my lady! Keep up all the great work – I love reading your posts! - Nate Schaffer
Dibi: Thanks, that’s very nice, I appreciate it.
Have you made a art piece that exemplifies your two sons, and what does it mean to you?,more like a feeling… love you all. XOXO. I believe any question must include her art;) also any abstract realizations of her offspring …insight from mother to boys - Melody Miller
Dibi: I’ve done many paintings of the boys in the past, and during the process it did give me a lot of time to think about them which I think was really terrific. I don’t have as much time to paint now, I do a lot of writing and that seems to be very satisfying for the present.
Should the mentally ill smoke weed? - Eric Trench
Dibi: I don’t know, maybe it would be a real buzz kill for them.
Why does kiteboarding get a bad rap? Did Herb ever Kiteboard? - Scott Werner
Dibi: I don’t know why it would get a bad rap, I think it would be hard as hell and fun as heck. Herb never had the opportunity, but I’m sure he’d love it.
Congrats to Greyson for making it on to the Flip Team. Is this his first board sponsor? Find that really hard to believe! Is he riding for any kicks company? - Randy Westheff
Dibi: He’s had other sponsors in the past, but he’s really become serious in the last couple of years and I think Flip is a great fit.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
This is one of the first sculptures that Dibi Fletcher has ever done. It is called “The Fortune Teller”.
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
Hey Dibi, do you think with all the recent quakes, the earth is reshifting and reshaping? – Daniel Verouse
Dibi: Yes, just like it has since the beginning of time.
Dibi do you have a favorite surfer other than Walter, Herbie, Joyce, Christian & Nathan? - Tim Culkyn
Dibi: I enjoy watching anyone with great style.
Do you think surfers really are that beach bum stereotype or do you think a lot of them are prosperous and creative thinkers? – Mark Constance
Dibi: I think stereotypes of any group are a mistake; it’s being mentally lazy to heap people into preconceived sub-categories to dismiss them. There are all types of people that surf and it’s been a pleasure being part of a great community.
Dibi I am going to be Nathan’s cheering section at the Billabong XXL ! What do you think?? Nathan to win it all! – Jacob Roy
Dibi: I’d love to see him win something, but in surf, you certainly never know.
Does Herb still jet ski and do towins at Off the Wall! Lmao! Good times! – Keone Araceli
Dibi: No, like everything that seemed fun at the time, you wouldn’t be able to do it now, there’s too many laws that prohibit most types of fun.
Dibi I value your opinion. What is your opinion about getting trainers and personal coaches and agents for these kids who want to become pro surfers and putting them on special diets and taking them out of regular school for home-schooling? – PK Billings
Dibi: I remember how free it was to be a kid. I think it’s really sad to miss it - both for the kid and the parents.
You wear many hats Mrs. Fletcher. Interviewer wrtter, artist dancer businesswomen. If you pick one just one which would be your biggest desire? – Guilherme Radaccio
Dibi: Hard to say. I don’t think that I can really separate any of the above as they all make me who I am. I love learning new things and I think that keeps me going and engaged in everything around me. I used to play subliminal tapes for CF when he was asleep that said “I love to study” - I don’t think they made much of an impression on him, but to this day when I pick up a book it’s like I can hear that in the background. Those tapes worked great on me!
Why a new wave warriors now? Not that I am complaining just curious after all these years. It will be so sick I just know it! – Brent Hillstrom
Dibi: It just felt right!
Hi Dibi! J You rock!!! I’m raising 3 little groms myself and I can’t tell you how much fun I have with them while they still drive me nuts! The bad days are outnumbered by the good, fun days and I just wanted to say that I am so happy to see Christian alive and well! J - Sara Bruce
Dibi: Thank you, that’s very nice. I can’t tell you how much fun the last couple of years have been with Christian and Greyson living and working with me. It’s so much extra work and hassle, but so amazingly rewarding, too. Enjoy the time with the kids, sounds like an old cliche but it’s truly over before you know it.
When are Christian and Nathan and Herbie gonna be featured in a surf mag for a family surf trip? Their trip to Bali was one of my favorite articles. – Kelvin Troy
Dibi: Not sure, but the unexpected seems to happen all the time, so hopefully that will be something they can look forward to in the near future.
Is CF a conservative??? – Mike Donaghue
Dibi: I’m not sure what you’re asking. He’s a capitalist, believes in gun rights, equal pay, smaller government, less rules and regulations, don’t you??
Dibi did you and Herbie finance or were investors with F.A.B.? – Josh Morro
Dibi: NO, we never had anything to do with F.A.B.
How long did you and Herbie live in Oahu? Heard Christian was actually born there! Why’d you move to SC? – Jon Laurel
Dibi: We lived there off and on for quite a few years when we were young. Yes, Christian was born there and we moved so we could make a living and do a lot of things we would have been unable to if we had stayed on the North Shore. It was the right choice for us.
Dibi why did you do a D Side with Eddie? He’s not worth it! Come on! Let’s see you do some interviews with real Hawaiians not some wannabe Hawaiian who’s really from Hawthorne or Carson or wherever the hell he’s really from in Cali. – Dan Howard
Dibi: I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview so many different people, and some you may like and some you may not, that’s entirely your choice.
I know deep down Christian is a nice guy no matter how he portrays himself. Am I wrong Dibi? – Gina Roberts
Dibi: I think he’s great, and I’m not quite sure how you think he portrays himself, but i see him everyday and enjoy his company immensely.
Can you post up photos of Greyson Fletcher surfing? J - Kendall Brougham
Dibi: I’m sure they’ll be popping randomly through the summer.
How come you guys don’t make Astrodeck stickers? Need to see your team riders represent! Or sell em to me J – Steve Ramos
Dibi: It’s another expense and it’s hard enough to finance what we’re already doing. But I’d love to in the future.
Hey Dibi, do you follow the world tour or is it pretty much pffffffft in your opinion? Or if you are, who ya rootin’ for? – Megan Grenfield
Dibi: The guys here always have the contest on and I watch a few of the heats, but I don’t really pay that much attention to it.
WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EATEN OR LIKE TO EAT ?? I LIKE TO EAT KETCHUP WITH GRAPE JELLY ON RICE! TRY IT! – Adam Bragen
Dibi: I like jalapeno, garlic, lemon, carrot and beet juice.
Hi Dibi. Who will be featured in the new Wave Warriors movie and what will it be called? – Jim Dolph
Dibi: Working title is “Wave Warriors” and as it’s a work in progress, we’ll have to wait and see.
Dibi, no disrespect but what the HELL was John From Cincinnati all about? I couldn’t follow the plot! – Pete Christaine
Dibi: I have no idea what it was about, and it’s no disrespect to me. Look to the writers.
Simple enough question, Dibs, but don’t think I’ve ever heard them say it. Who are Nathan and Christian’s favorite one person all time fave surfer? – Noah Schwartz
Dibi: I have no idea. Christian just yelled from the other room “Herbie” so there you have it.
I remember Local Motion, Gotcha, MCD, A.P.E. Gloves, Surfers Alliance, Bad Boy Club, Jimmy’z and so many other brands that are now all gone. Do you consider yourselve of having made it since you are still around and so many others have not! – Gary Traffler
Dibi: I still feel like we’re a work in progress, don’t tell me I’m dead and just don’t know it!
Awhile back CF posted some photos of you and him receiving an award from the Marines. Thanks for supporting out troops! Not to take away anything from the greenies but it’d be really wonderful if the surf and skate industry recognized our troops every now and then too! – Janet Ebertelle
Dibi: Couldn’t agree more!! I started a charity, Zryder, to put on events for the military but haven’t been able to spend much time at it recently. Hope to do so again soon.
What’s right with surfing, Dibi? What’s wrong with surfing? – Nick Franklyn
Dibi: I guess it’s the same as every other sport, the good, the bad, and the ugly. You pick!
Why are surfers so comfortable changing in and out of their wetsuits in front of each other, and going around shirtless with their trunks exposing their ass cracks and calling each other bros yet seem to be the most homophobic group ever? What’s your opinion on it Dib? – Brian Torvin
Dibi: I have no idea, the guys I know could care less and I can’t speak for others.
Hey Dibi have Christian Nathan herb ever experienced a near drowning experience? – Sam Miles
Dibi: I’m sure they have, but so far so good.
Hi dibi Fletcher were you stay home mom or always work astredock? – Felipe Immanuel
Dibi: I stayed at home until Nathan was 16. It was great, I had a painting studio at the house and a sculpting studio out at my Mom’s stables, and plenty of time to spend with the boys.
Can you ask Christian when he was surfing in the WSA’s and NSSA’s who his competition was and when he was doing the PSAA tour who he felt his competition was there? Did he ever do the ASP? Thanks. – Ray Saucedo
Dibi: David Eggers in the NSSA. Evan Caples, Steve Ward, and Dino Andino in the PSAA. He had done ASP events, but after a few decided that he would enjoy surfing a lot more if he took another route.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
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.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
An Old School Fletcher Family Christmas
You asked, Dibi answered.
Here’s another round of “Hey Dibi” for your reading pleasure.
Hi Dibi, do you think holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah mean anything anymore? Or is it all too commercial now? – Joan Schwartz
Dibi: I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have so many great family memories around Christmas. I think it’s a wonderful part of the evolution of being a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. It’s one of the few times a year that I get to experience all the above roles in a day and I’m grateful to pass on the traditions that have become a part of my family history. It’s also a great time to donate time and or money to charity as gifts for family and friends.
Hi there Dibi. I’ve read a lot about Herbie and Julian Schnabel being friends. Did they meet through through mutual friends in the art ciricle? – Wayne Turner
Dibi: Hey, Herb and Julian meet in Texas when they were both teenagers. Herb was there to compete in a surf contest and Julian lived there with his parents at the time. They didn’t see each other for many years and were reintroduced by a mutual friend.
Ok so if you got to cast the Fletcher movie, who would play you, who would play Herbie, and who would play Christian, Nathan, Greyson, Walter and Joyce? – Stephanie Neal
Dibi: I think the only ones I can think of to play us, would be us, we’re all unique and more complex then some one would be, pretending to be us
Do you think that there are certain individuals who were truly born evil? – Josh Killman
Dibi: YES!! I believe history proves that your question is correct.
Hey Dibi. My friends piss me off. A few of them are sponsored by surf companies that I would kill for. They don’t even care or appreciate what they get for free. I don’t think I would ever act this way. And they weren’t like this when we were way younger. I trip out how much they’ve changed! – Mike Paulsen
Dibi: That’s really sad, pretty soon perhaps they’ll have a tent at one of the “Occupy” spots, expecting another free hand out. In the words of Margaret Thatcher, “Socialism is a great idea until you run out of other peoples money.” I’m sure a lot of the companies are getting down that road about now and the faucet is starting to run dry, in many ways I think it will be great for your “sponsored” friends. It will help them become of much more value to themselves in the long run.
————————————————————————————Hey Dibi, I love the Wave Warriors photo shoot. But why weren’t you in it? – Linda Musser
Dibi: As usual, I was at the office working. Someone has to do everything while the guys are on the beach. I did get to write about it, and I was stoked to have the opportunity.
I dig your pads! The colored and designed ones are so sick!!!! With your artistic background are you the one who designs them Dib or Herb or you both? – Brent Karsson
Dibi: Thanks, that’s very nice. We all take great pride in the quality of the pads we put out and we all have a hand in the design process.
Hello Dibi. What do you think is right with this world? What’s wrong with this world? – Scott Foreman
Dibi: I think people are what’s right, and people are what’s wrong.
Who is your favorite Wave Warrior? Who is Herbie’s? Who is Christian’s? Who is Nathan’s? – Gregg Rausch
Dibi: For me, that’s like asking what’s my favorite color. I don’t have one, each is perfect at the right time and in the right conditions. I can’t answer for the guys, but I’m sure they feel much the same as I do.
Hi Dibi are you going to be doing any more interviews for Dside and Juice? – Elaine Wheaton
Dibi: Yes, I do them as often as I can, and I’m fortunate to get to work with other international publications, so I have a chance to interview a broader range of people.
When are we going to see another surf trip with the likes of CF, Nathan, Herbie and maybe throw Greyson in there as well?! – Jordan Cruz
Dibi: They were just in Hawaii for a couple of weeks, so I’m not sure when they’ll be hitting the road again.
How old do you think a child is by the time he or she has already defining character and personality traits? – Paul Grossman
Dibi: When I first had kids I was so young I didn’t think much about it, in fact I didn’t think much at all, I kind of learned on the job I guess, but from my own experience I’ll tell you from the very beginning the boys were different. Individual in every way, from the pregnancy to adulthood, they were unique. I think we all see the world through our own eyes and there may be some family similarities but I think we all have our own path and our own way of seeing, feeling, and acting on it.
Sometimes I wonder how we all lived back in the 80s and 70s without cell phones and the internet! Do you think it was better then or now? – Tom Graven
Dibi: It was just different, I can’t say better or worse because it is what it is, and there’s no use living life in the rear view mirror. Innovation is happening so quickly I think it’s a pretty exciting time to be alive!
Hi Dibi, the holiday season always sucks for me. I basically celebrate Christmas but my paternal grandparents are Jewish. I wasn’t raised with the Jewish faith but I feel bad because I don’t want them to think that I am not interested in their religion and culture. – Josh Weiss
Dibi: I have a great curiosity about everything and if I was you I’d take the time to learn as much as I could from your grandparents, they’re part of you, and you owe it to yourself to pay attention before they’re not here to share their time with you.
Any new projects for you and Herbie for 2012? – Danny Marquez
Dibi: OMG, where do I start? I have nothing really planned with dates, but a list of a hundred things that I need to get done; from a new Wave Warriors, to putting a book together for it, and all the other things that make the show go. It seems that there are new things that jump on the list daily, I guess that’s why things are always interesting and challenging. Sometimes I feel like one of those circus performers that have the sticks with the spinning plates, it’s tough to keep them all going, but interesting as hell if I can do it.
Hey Dibi, wow! I am so excited about the upcoming Wave Warriors movie. Is this the 6th one? Since the last one came out, back in the 90s, what made you guys start production on WW VI now? – Gary Root
Dibi: Yes, contrary to what you might have read, it is the VI in the series. Number V we did with Warner Brothers and so there were so many more hoops and paperwork and all the other BS that working with a huge conglomerate entails. This one feels much more like 1-4; our own deal, and the timing just felt right.
Greyson is such an amazing skater. No doubt lineage has a lot to do with it! Does Greyson surf too? – Phil Jebsen
Dibi: Yes, he surfs also, but he excels at skating.
So I’m gonna ask what you asked Bruce Irons. Who is your favorite historical figure? – Vance Padilla
Dibi: I admire so many people for so many different qualities that it’s hard to pick one. I just read the Steve Jobs book and I really admired his design ability, but certainly thought as a dad he pretty much SUCKED. I believe that it’s probably true in most circumstance. They’re great and admirable qualities in many, but a favorite with warts and all is hard for me to say.
Dibi seeing how Christian was THE big movement for aerial surfing and seeing now how Nathan has blown up at Chopes, did you ever think that these groms surfing Poche would grow up to be such legends? – Bill Currier
Dibi: I had no idea that my life would be anything like it is in all honesty.
Hi Dibi. So who are the new Wave Warriors? From the recent photo shoot, looks like there were a lot of new faces mixed with some of the OG people. Are you guys going to have a special segment on Andy Irons and Marvin Foster? – Timothy O’Shea
Dibi: I’m sure they will make the cut and I can’t say for certain right now who else will be in it as it will depend a lot on the footage.
Does is scare you to see Nathan riding HUGE waves? You have a very talented family. – Scott Johns
Dibi: Yes and no. He’s trained and loves it, I’m grateful that he gets to do something he has a passion for.
Hey Dibi do you know someone or have a “friend” who only calls or contacts you when they need something? I haven’t heard from this guy in over 3 years and he suddenly Facebook messages me, asking me for a favor. What a kook! – Freddie Ackerman
Dibi: You would not believe all the people that call, e-mail, and message asking for pads!
Does Joyce still surf? – Bobby Gray
Dibi: She mostly rides wave on her SUP board now, but she still surfs if the waves age good. It’s just damn cold and pretty flat now.
I read where it was mentioned that you made Nathan wear a pink wetsuit when he was young so you could keep an eye out on him in the water. I thought that was such a fantastic idea so now I make my little ones wear a bright orange and blue suit as well. Thanks for the idea Dibi! – Hal Manson
Dibi: I’m glad I can be of help. I could spot Nathan anywhere in his pink wetsuit!
Hey Dibi, question for you and Herbie both. What made this WW photo shoot different from the last one? – Jim Mackie
Dibi: I’m not sure what made it different for Herb, as I’ve stated before I do not like to speak for anyone else. What I thought was different? The last one was done 25 years ago, and it was amazing to think that it had such an impact that the best young surfers, who weren’t born at the time of the last shoot, felt honored to be part of the Wave Warrior Team, I think that says something pretty amazing.
What did u think of Christian’s unique style (hair, clothing etc) – Trey Walley
Dibi: I think it’s great that he’s always had his own style. Sometimes it’s a bit outlandish, but certainly never dull or boring.
What was Christian like as a 2yr old? – Christine Crispell
Dibi: Fantastically FUN!!
Dibi one, no THREE complaints about the Wave Warriors photo !!! 1. Where were YOU? Where was Greyson? And where was Walter Hoffman??? – Janice Halpert
Dibi: I’m not a Wave Warrior, as I do not surf, Greyson was skating , and my Dad was at work. I’m grateful that I get to write about the experience as I do feel I have a valid voice having been so involved, but the photo is about the “surfer”.
Hey Dibi, will you have a New year’s resolution? – Craig Morton
Dibi: No, I’ve never made one yet, so I don’t expect to make one this year either. I think the pressure of a one day deal is a bit overrated.
Dibi what is the nicest thing a fan has ever said or done for you? – Shannon Gibbs
Dibi: That’s so funny, I had no idea I had fans. Shocking idea. A stranger opened the door for me the other day, and I thought it was so nice. I think most people have forgotten how to be polite and it seems a bit odd as manners are free.
Hi Dibi. Did you roughhouse with the boys a lot growing up? – Jon P. Billings
Dibi: Herb roughhoused with them. I took them to the beach and played with them in that way.
Why can’t I buy Astrodeck slippers anywhere on Maui yet?!?! I ordered a pair 4 months ago and they really are the BEST, most comfortable slippers EVER! & they are really durable too! They are still like new after wearing them everyday for 3 months(they don’t get smelly either)! I’ll rep them for free & get em in shops here just so I can buy more! Aloha! – Robby Webb
Dibi: Thanks, that’s very nice. Most of the outlets on Maui are pretty tied up with the big boys so it’s hard to compete. But I believe in patient perseverance and I feel our time is coming.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Just to remind some of you, I’ve left all the questions written as is. I’ve figured, why go out of my way to make some of you guys look smarter than you actually are and correct all your grammatical errors? Fuck that. - Christian
Dibi Fletcher at the Bel Air Hotel for Julian Schnabel's opening at the Gagosian Art Gallery.
Hi Dibi. Let’s say you were a famous actress. What would be the role of a lifetime for you? - Gary Moore
Dibi: Cleopatra - love the costumes and jewels. Blanche DuBois (”A Street Car Named Desire) - completely demented. Norma Desmond (”Sunset Boulevard”) - I’m ready for my close-up!
dibi I have so much respect for you and have read how you will never give up. But what has been a time, even if it was in passing where you wanted to just throw in the towel? - Joanie Reyes
Dibi: I have moments everyday, but about the BIG stuff, there’s no giving up, and whatever the hardship, it seems to have it’s own time schedule no matter what I’d want or prefer. Some things may take a day, a year, 20 years, a lifetime… but it’s all part of the process and I try to keep a sense of humor and laugh at myself daily.
Christian and Nathan have not been very competitive surfing wise but would you not say that doing the best and biggest airs or riding big waves is competition to? - Guilhermo Reyes
Dibi: Yes, they seem to compete more with themselves than with others. I think they love competition, but not being judged.
Will there ever be a Cabo Classic again in the future? Those were the days! - Scott Warner
Dibi: They were FUN! It was a time and a blast, but things have changed so much I don’t know that it could ever happen again, at least not like the originals.
I want to work at Astrodeck! I want to work with Christian! I want to work with Dibbi Fletcher! I will do janitor work! I will get all the pad scrapings and sweep the floors! Arrrrrrrrrrggggh! And I’ll do it all for free so long as I can drop the Fletcher name ha ha ha ha ha!! - Shane Jones
Dibi: That’s very nice, but, heck, you’d be taking my job. Janitor, picking up scraps, working with Christian, occasionally dropping the Fletcher name and doing it all for FREE. Sounds great!
Dibi, I am truly in awe of your artwork. Herbie’s as well. But there is something about yours that I am unable to express with words. I’m sorry to read that you haven’t worked on your artwork lately due to the daily routines we all get stuck with. Will there be any chance of a Dibi Fletcher art revival? - Bill Cohen
Dibi: Everyday is a work of art, and I hope some of mine will be master pieces. I’m sure there will be sometime in the future that I’ll be able to paint more, just now my schedule so full with work, writing and care taking I just can’t fit it in. At the risk of sounding corny, perhaps my greatest work is in the care taking and giving everyone around me the gift of being cared for.
Hey Dibi what area of surfing do you think has not really been explored or been given the attention it should be getting? - Brian Simpson
Dibi: I’m not sure, there’s really cold water waves in far off places, but with time everything will be available for mass consumption.
Sometimes I don’t even check anything else on FB but to see if there is a new Hey Dibi or a new Dside. But……… there hasnt been any new Dside. :( - Caroline Gleason
Dibi: I apologize for that, it’s been very busy around here lately and it’s sometimes tough to get the on-camera interviews organized. I spoke to Jason Jessee the other day and as soon as he’s around, we’re on. I’ve got a couple of other interviews planned and will try to pull it off soon. Thanks for the push.
Hey Dibi! 1 of my fave interviews with CF is when he said he took guitar lessons but he quit cuz the guy was teaching him songs like Mary had a Little Lamb! But he was pretty bad ass with Bloodshot and Mutliage so I guess he took those lessons after all? - John McNeill
Dibi: Sometimes kids don’t get the end goal; they’re so interested in the present. There are stepping stones to all learning and I learned with time how to present the material better, which is the key to teaching. So, Christian has had an ongoing learning and teaching relationship that goes both ways constantly.
Do you know who Greyson sees as a surfing and skating hero? Who he looks up to and who’s style he likes? Thanks. He’s a sick skater! Yewwwwww! - David Reilly
Straight from Greyson himself: “For surfing, I like the Florences and Bruce Irons. For skating, John Cardiel.”
How did Julian Schnabel and Herbie become friends? - Eric Muenster
Dibi: Herb met him in Texas when he was there for a contest in his teens.
Scandals, death, arrests, Dibi you have been through a lot being at the forefront of the surfing world and industry. What has been the most devastating, sad and shocking to you personally and for the industry as a whole? - Tina Greene
Dibi: I would never presume to speak for the industry. Family drama is always on the forefront of the things that I would find most devastating, like all humans.
I love your motto on Astrodeck! Function over fashioN! I am willing to bet that is a Dibi Fletcher motto even tho she is a very pretty lady i have seen on dside intro! - Paco Rohenaz
Dibi: I have guys call and ask for a pad to match their trunks. Dude, it’s not high heels!! I can’t believe that guys have bought into the same shit that drives the girls market. What a shame. I want to say, “It’s the traction, dummy!”
San Clemente and Astrodeck are pretty synonymous. As are the Fletchers. Do you think you will ever stray away from SC? - Mark Bollinger
Dibi: The taxes, overhead, and cost of doing business are killing us. But this is my home and my parents are close, so right now I’m staying put. But you never know what the future brings.
Fame, Money, Health, Family, Career, Education, Happiness… in what order would you list these things starting from what is most important? - Luke Hanson
Dibi: Health, family, happiness, education, career, money, fame.
Did you know you were going to marry a surfer or would you have been okay if he were lets say a chemist or businessman or teacher, etc? - Mike Smith
Dibi: I was so young and stupid, I had no idea. Sure am glad it’s worked out so well.
Dibi Fletcher! Nathan is a true hellman!! Does it ever worry you or Herbie that he may be pushing te limits too much!! - Alex Beck
Dibi: Lots of things to worry about, but that’s not one of them. He loves what he’s doing and we’re grateful that he has the chance.
Dibi who do you think is the typical Astrodeck consumer? Are they different from a Fletcher fan? - Kirk Wood
Dibi: YES! The Astrodeck consumer is a surfer who’s looking to have the best surfing experience, with the highest quality products, and I believe although sometimes offended by Christian can not deny themselves the best traction on the market to prove some point. Some are so offended they buy something else and end up denying themselves, I’ve always found it quite interesting.
Dibi I bet you were a little scamp as a child, huh? Heeheeeheee. What was your most mischievous thing you did as a little girl? - Jenny Lynnne
Dibi: My sister used to be quite a bully when she’d take care of my brother and I. She’d make us wait on her and do her bidding while calling her Master. She made me fill her bath, which, of course, I did with all hot water, I thought that was so funny until she made me get into it, YIKES, what a bitch!
I am your biggest fan. You are a beauty in my eye. I have collected what little photos I have found on here and online and have made a beautiful cut up collage that only glows with your outter beauty and I have copied and pasted your words of wisdom that portrays your inner beauty. I would like to present you with this and perhaps you’ll be so kind as to sign each area of my work? I await your response with the deepest respect! - Marcus Osuna
Dibi: Oh thanks, that’s very nice.
Dibi why did you not take after surfing like Joyce? Was it not your interest? - Chris Camacho
Dibi: No, I wasn’t interested, I was always into art and dancing.
Because the family is so popular and successfull (GO NATHAN TEAHUPO!) does it even phase you anymore Dibs? - Matt Sikes
Dibi: To be very honest, what most people see is the job part of our lives, not the same struggles and challenges that everyone has on a daily basis, so I think it can be a bit misleading.
Dibi can you ask Herbie does he think boogie boarding is legitimate or lame! - Trent Klevin
Dibi: Christian loves the spongers, and Herb put Mike Stewart in “Wave Warriors”, so I guess that’s the answer.
Have you guys ever been approached to do something and you were like NO WAY JOSE THAT IS SO STUPID AND NOT POSSIBLE! - Jim Carson
Dibi: Yes, a reality show!!
Hi Dibi what is going natha, c hristian, herbie and greysons favorite wave/beach to surfing ever? - Hiroki Noda
Dibi: i think they would say whatever wave they’re surfing at the time. They’ve been lucky enough to get great waves all over the globe and I’m sure they’re always ready for the next thrill.
Dibi where were you (in life, in thought, in your personal journey) 10 years ago and where do you want to see yourself 10 years from now? - Simon Hurell
Dibi: I was waiting. I’m not sure I can ever make anyone understand that. When your kids are having a tough time, your life seems almost suspended in time. Completely my choice, it’s who I am. I feel whole and strong now and plan on writing, painting, interviewing interesting people, working, laughing and enjoying the rest of life’s ride.
Wow seems just the past few years Nate’s getting a rep as a big wave guy! To cool! Give me kudos to him please Dibi! Thanks! - Lou Gomez
Dibi: Thanks, I will, while I pat him on the back.
Hey there Dibi! :) Is Greyson your only grandchild? And being in a family with so many men, do you ever long for a quiet, calm little granddaughter? LOL! - Karen Hedric
Dibi: Correct, G is my only grandson. No use wishing for something else, I’ll just do the best with what I’ve got and be grateful that they’re all healthy.
Seems like we just can’t get enough of the Fletchers! Dibi I have never seen or heard you talk but loved the video from the NY Times! You are beautiful and so spirited! - Julie Canter
Dibi: Thank you, I appreciate the kind words.
I always knew Christian was punk and pink is it! Love the pink capri story! Got a pic of Christian with those on? - Marlene Fritz
Dibi: No, he always wore my mom’s clothes to school so he didn’t have to come home, and I thought it was very funny, He just didn’t care.
Holy crap! When did little Greyson Fletcher grow up? He certainly is a gifted boarder! Tree doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it Dibi? - Ray Brughller
Dibi: Greyson has really been coming on. He’s surfing and skating better then ever and he’s terrific to have at the ‘Deck!!
Your family is awesome and I love reading about you guys! Thank you for always letting us get a sneak peek out of you Fun Fletchers! - Sara Yardmahn
Dibi: It’s been such a unique pleasure to have Christian and Greyson back staying and working with Herb and I. Never dreamed it would be like this a few years back. I’m more grateful then anyone can ever imagine. Thanks for the support.
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
Just to remind you guys, I’ve left all the questions written as is. I’ve figured, why go out of my way to make some of you guys look smarter than you actually are and correct all your grammatical errors? Fuck that. - Christian
Hey Dibi, We met a few weeks ago, I stopped by the Astrodeck HQ and picked up the Barney in white and we talked about your Dad and the sandals named after him. I want to try to stop in soon and pick up a pair…Hope all is well…Take care! Oh as for a question ask Christian, or maybe you know…In reference to skateboarding what is wrong with mongol? Why is pumping mongol lame? - Richie Newhall
Dibi: I asked Greyson for his expert advice on this. Greyson: “First, it’s mongo. Second, it’s push. And third, it’s ugly.” And Christian said: “It’s nonfunctional and tiring.”
This is for the Hey Dibi question section. My question is, Dibi do you think there are Hawaiian and Brazilian kids who rip harder than the OC kids but there never gonna be recognized as much cause of stupid phoney surfer stereotype? Or do you think they get enough coverage? Thanks. - Barry Blenkhorn
Dibi: What’s enough “coverage”? Kids used to surf because they loved it, now it’s about a sponsor. I think the whole thing has changed. And a lot of it? Not for the better.
Hi there, Dibi. Putting all family loyalties, history and roots behind, just for the sake of this question, do you think you would have been drawn to surfing as an “outsider” looking in? - Brock Springer
Dibi: It’s really impossible to know, if I put all of my past aside like you suggest, I might not ever have had the chance to go to the beach or anything else. So I really can’t say.
Dibi congrats on you and Herbie! Youv’e come a long ways babie! And you are still married to each other thru thick and thing! What is da secret to your success?? - Mark Hammy Bonaventura
Dibi: I’m not a quitter, and most of the stuff we might argue about, we already have, so why bother?
Hi Dibi. Do you like Christian’s tattoos or not? And does he have a tattoo that says “MOM” - Rachel Carter
Dibi: I really don’t think about them one way or another, but I am glad he’s not a girl, ’cause like everything else, there is a double standard. No, “MOM” doesn’t seem to quite fit with the monster motif.
Dibi and Christian, that photo of the two of you together…cherish those moments. Bruce Weber is a great photographer and he captures the moments so well but I think you two made it easy for him! - Alicia Hardwood
Dibi: Thanks, he’s really great to work with and I’ve been very fortunate to do so on quite a few occasions.
What is some thing you think people are wrong about you and the family? - David Flemhing
Dibi: I think people generally think we’re much different than we are. We work hard, and are completely driven, have quirky senses of humor that others sometimes misunderstand. But I really don’t spend a lot of time analyzing what others think about us. It seems somewhat futile at this point.
Christian, will your mom conduct any further interviews coming up for Dside or Juice? I’m a big fan! - Daniel Whelton
Dibi: Yes, I’ll do more D-Side. In fact, I talked to Jason Jessee the other day and he said he’d be stoked to do an interview, so as soon as he’s back down this way, we’re on!
Hey Dibi, do you think surfing will get bigger or smaller as far as popularity? - Joseph Miligiani
Dibi: Bigger, more crowded, more money, less SOUL!!!
Do you think Christian and Nathan would have made a name for themselves in surfing if they weren’t Herbie Fletcher’s sons? Not being a dick but just really wanted an honest answer. - Paul Gothard
Dibi: Their talent made them. We made it easy for them to go surfing, living at the beach, but they stood on their boards alone.
Dibi san come to Japan with you to i welcome hole family! - Junichi Nishida
Dibi: Thank you for the invite, I’d love to come again. I think Japan and its people are amazing.
Hey dibi I guess this is more a question for Christian but anyway if he could chose 3 sponsors to sponsor him who would he chose and i dont mean just surf brands but maybe a drink company, shoe company, you know whatever. thatd be sick if he answered thanks dibi! - Corey Jackson
Dibi: This is what Christian said: “Donald Trump, Virgin Airlines. But I can see no one treating me better than my mom. She’s always been behind me.” And he just walked out of my office laughing.
IF I NAME MY FIRST BORN FLETCHER CAN YOU GIVE ME ASTRODECK FOR LIFE? JUST KIDDING! HA HA HA IT WAS WORTH A SHOT!! - Rick Klievers
Dibi: Amusing. I wish Astrodeck made enough money to sponsor me!
Where can I get a copy of Chop Suey Club? Was it ever released in regular theatres? Thanks. - Chris Hernandez
Dibi: No idea. Ebay, Amazon? I’m really not sure.
Christian, please thank your mother. I really enjoy Hey Dibi and also The D Side Interviews. How refreshing and fun! Thanks so much for the wonderful read week after week! - Beth Waidmann
Dibi: Thanks for the support. I’m working on getting some more interviews, and as long as I keep getting questions, I’ll do my best to answer honestly.
Do you think online and internet presence has ruined surfing? By that I mean with live webcams, everything being sales pitch with websites, magazines being online and not working on being a good publication, etc? - Micah Tolle
Dibi: I don’t think it’s one or two things that have taken the soul out of surfing, but all of it together has really made it way less cool in my opinion.
Why don’t Nathan and Christian go on surf trips together? Used to see in the mags they always did with Herbie. Nathan still got a chip on his shoulder or what, man?!!!!!!!! - Jim Sullivan
Dibi: It was easy when they all lived at home, but they’re grown men now and it’s hard to get everyone’s schedule organized at the same time.
Looks like the boys scored some fun out in New York. The Fletcher’s sure do live a life we all “can’t imagine!” Where were you on this trip, Dibi? - John Van Houten
Dibi: I was here sitting at my desk working. Not so glamorous, but a necessity.
Individually speaking, what is your fondest memory of first Christian and then Nathan when they were groms? - Theresa Ohlani
Dibi: There are a million moments, thankfully, with both that have made my relationship with them extraordinary. It was all the little things; like watching them eat sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that they wanted to share with me. Laughing so hard, milk would come out their at the table. Making cookies for them when they came from school to share their day. All the stuff that might be taken for granted becomes the memories of the best we’ve had together.
Why is Julian Schnabel so fascinated with the surfing world? He doesn’t surf. That ain’t surfing. freaking poser. Why are so many celebrities fascinated and claim to surf, it’s bullshit. Matthew Mcconaughafuck? That fat fuck Jack Osbourne? If what they do they think is surfing then FML! - Matt Downey
Dibi: Julian does surf and Herb’s made many boards for him. Yes, he doesn’t surf like Christian, but he has natural style and learned as a kid in Texas, where Herb first met him.
Does Greyson snowboard anymore? I remember him in old ads with World and Ryan Scheckler. - Drew Simpton
Dibi: Given the chance, yes. They just were focused on surfing and skating this season. I’m sure they’ll try to take a few trips in the coming season.
Didn’t know CF was born in hawaii. he play peewee football at sunset elementary? lol. How long he was raised here before the move to cali? - Koa Reynolds
Dibi: We had Christian in Hawaii, but moved to Idaho to go skiing when he was two.
Christian I see your folks name attached to John From Cin. what did they do? I know Greyson starred in. Thanks man, you are the Air Master! - Troy Shaw
Dibi: This is not Christian, but Dibi. We were consulting producers, and from the final product, I guess you can tell no one much listened to us.
Dibi do you help Christian come up with all those really deep and sometimes funny questions? Not that I’m complaining! - Jennifer Fowler
Dibi: Christian has always been different than anyone gives him credit for, and maybe now others will get a glimpse of what I’ve always known.
I ain’t voting for Obama again. I don’t know if I’ll vote for Christian. But Dibi? Hell yeah! Dibi Fletcher for Prez! Ya got a campaign manger? - Brian Friholtz
Dibi: Hope and change not working so great for you? I’d hate the job though, but I surely believe that we all deserve better.
honestly speaking dibi, if christian was not written that letter by jeff booth and etc do you think that really started the drug spiral with christian or he would have gone down that way regardless of the letter? - tony ortega
Dibi: I don’t think most of life is predicated by one event, but more like the compounding of a series of events. Saying that, in hindsight, I believe that Christian ’s drug use was part of a series of poor choices.
Hi Dibi, I really loved the photos of your beautiful mother. How gracious and elegant. I recall reading about your ballroom dancing as well. Is this another family gene much like surfing that’s in the family blood? - Helen Reynoldo
Dibi: I always took dancing as a kid, and got my mom into ballroom about 15 years ago. We used to go all over the country playing dress up together. It was a great time. But business got so difficult I really had to pay attention and just didn’t have the time to devote to a hobby.
Do you think there should be drug testing in surfing WCT let alone all other sports? - Brent Luchman
Dibi: Whether I think there should be or not, it pretty irrelevant. I assume it’s just a matter of time. Dude, the government wants to dictate what light bulbs we use!
Who or what do you not respect? - Clint Andreas
Dibi: I have no respect from the over-encroachment of the government on my civicl rights!
THAT ANNIE LEVOBITZ PHOTO IS SO F–KING DOPE!!!! Any more shots like that? Any of Nathan from that shoot? - Michael Spurgess
Dibi: The photo is considered one of the top 100 photos of the 20th century. CF lucked out to be in it. Nathan wasn’t part of the shoot.
Why CF looking for graphic artist when he has his own mom who is an artist! Step up CF come on dude!!!!! We’ve see it on Hey Dibi your mom’s the shit! Give her commission too! LOL!!!! - Eric Anthony
Dibi: We’ve got a whole new T-Shirt theme going that we’re all collaborating on, and I think they’ll be killer. Thanks for the vote of confidence though.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Just to remind you guys, I’ve left all the questions written as is. I’ve figured, why go out of my way to make some of you guys look smarter than you actually are and correct all your grammatical errors? Fuck that. - Christian
Hey Dibi, I’ve been a big fan of your family for years. I had a battle with drug and alcohol addiction a few years back that landed me in rehab 3 times, and I know Christian has had his issues along hte same lines. Thankfully I just celebrated 9 years clean, got married a year and a half ago, and also am about to finish college. My question is even after being sober as long as I have I have still felt a little lost as to what I should do with my life, what is yoiur best advice for life after addiction? Thanks - Tolson Dwiggins
Dibi: It sounds like you’ve been doing all the right things. Keep it up and don’t make the mistake of living life in the rear view mirror.
So what do you think, Dibs? What’s a stereotype of surfers that you hate? Good Question CF asked. - Marsh Bevan
Hi Dibi! Admire your family and your roots! On the nosy side, I was trying to do the math? Walter must have been just a kid when Joyce was born?? - TK Dover
Dibi: Yes, you’re correct.
Hey Dibi, have read with much joy all your “Hey Dibi” series. My fave was the story of your outrageous outfit and going to school with Christian. What’s something your own parents did when you were growing-up that embarrassed the heck out of ya? Lmao! - Connie Prithias
Dibi: My dad was in the textile business and whenever my friends would come over, he’d grab their clothes and feel the fabric, look at the tags, and say “That’s cheap shit!” and give them a price quote per yard. I got so used to it, I didn’t pay much attention. But it embarrassed the hell out of my friends at first.
How’s Nathan? - John Osinovich
Dibi: He’s doing really well, thanks.
Do elephant farts really have hallucinogenic effects! - Cesar Saiz
Dibi: Wow, maybe you ought to hang out at the zoo and find out.
Dibi, what is your meaning on life? – Mario Zavala
Dibi: As thoughts are things, it’s whatever you think it is.
What were you and Herbie strict about? There had to be something! – Chris Jeromy
Dibi: I made Christian read every day for half an hour; he ended up a great reader and certainly an interesting communicator.
Dibi did Joyce go to San Clemente High? – Ellie Ochoa
Dibi: Yes, she was a senior the first year it opened.
Hey Dibi, soooooo… those Bloodshot pics? - Edgar Bustamante
Dibi: I’ve tried to explain I don’t have any. Perhaps you can put a shout out on FB and maybe someone who was at one of the stops from the East Coast tour is holding and willing to share.
Dibi how often does Herbie surf? – Ray Hauser
Dibi: Depends on the surf, but when it’s happening, he’s on it.
Dibi, how can we get Christian to talk on his Facebook! (I mean he asks great questions but leaves us to fend for ourselves, ROFLMAO!) – Bob Wiznick
Dibi: I would guess that he’s using the medium exactly the way he wants, and doesn’t feel the need to referee.
Do you have the map to the other side of the universe? – Recycled House
Dibi: The back of your eyelids?
Going through my old ASS vids. So sick. Miss those times. Nathans seen in one bungee diving I think this was tweak freaks? Where did he do that and whatever happened to his pilot’s license? – Rick Carr
Dibi: He did the bungee jump on the beach in France. He’s thinking about taking up flying again, so we’ll see.
Dibi Fletcher was the milf before we knew what milf was!! – Dan K. Boyd
Dibi: That’s amusing, I didn’t know what one was until I started this column.
Christian is my hero! Nathan is someone I look up to! Herbie I respect! Greyson is the next new thing! And you Dibi are the IT FACTOR! Shout out to all you Fletcher’s! – Stevie Meachum
Dibi: Thank you, we all appreciate your good wishes. It’s really very nice.
Hey Dibi! Who was the shaper for Christian Fletcher Surfboards? – Gregory Orring
Dibi: Christian was the designer and he used ghost shapers.
Will the Fletcher’ss be makeening an appearance in Australia? – Trent McDonnelly
Dibi: Wow, would love to. Haven’t been in years and would love to return sometime soon.
Dibi what’s one domesticated homely thing you say you do. Your life with the art and dancing and friendship with the Bruce Webers of the world is as Christian has stated “a world I can’t imagine!” – Clarke Sebastian
Dibi: I cook dinner every night for myself and the guys, it’s a pleasure!
You ever steal anything as a kid? Or did Christian or Nathan you know just little kid stuff like candy or whatevs? Just thought it’s funny to ask that’s all. – Aaron Ryder
Dibi: I never stole anything. As far as CF and Nathan go, I’d have to ask, but I doubt it.
I’ve read in interviews with you and with Herbie about how you ran away as a kid and have been with Herbie ever since. What do you think about this in retrospect? – Phil Martin
Dibi: About running away, or being with Herbie? I’m very happy with where I am now, and I can second guess my whole life with what if’s, but I try to be grateful and appreciate the weird and wacky life I’ve had and enjoy all the great adventures that have led up to today.
How long do I cook broccoli for an al-dente effect? – Renee Mularz
Dibi: Depending on how it’s cut will determine the time to steam. Do not boil!
I know Nathan rode for Gotcha but from his transition from Gotcha to Quiksilver did he ride for MCD for a short time (I know MCD came from Gotcha but was it’s separate company as well)…… thanks. – Oliver Zinman
Dibi: No, he never rode for MCD.
Can’t believe Greyson is 20! Kid is amazing on four wheels. Tell him he’s got fans in North Carolina! – Jesse Bishop
Dibi: He’s amazing to me, period. I’ll let him know, thanks.
Hi Dibi. How do I emancipate myself from the bondage of this planet? – Eric James John Bailey
Dibi: Close your eyes and go inside.
Hey Dibi, do you know a way to permanently get rid of mosquito’s? – Josh Haworth
Dibi: No, they’ve never liked me much. I probably eat too much hot sauce, like the Tabasco commercial.
Do you guys as a family sit down and watch movies together? – Roger Kissmeth
Dibi: Sometimes when everything fits together, but not often.
What’s the Fletcher family itinerary this summer? Dibi, Herbie, Nathan, Christian and little Greyson not so little though right! – Ben Hethcourt
Dibi: Herb’s leaving for NY later this week for an art show. Then we go again later in the month to the film festival where they’re showing “Super Natural”. CF and Grey are going back to Japan to show support, and who knows what else will fall into line?
DIBI DO YOU KNOW TOMORROWS LOTTO NUMBERS? - Paul Nievens
Dibi: Never played Lotto, so I don’t know how many numbers you even need.
Dibi all I want to ask is how have you been doing? – Bethany Krauss
Dibi: I’ve been doing fine, thanks for asking.
Lol, get outta here! Hey dibi, does Christian really press flowers into albums and write poems! Who’d a thunk it!!!! I’m impressed! – Dave Tillstrom
Dibi: Christian does quite a few things that I find amusing.
DIBI! STOP PUTTING YORU GORGEOUS ARTWORK WITH HEY DIBI WE NEED YOU TO HAVE A SECTION OF JUST THE ARTWORK AND NOT MIX IT WITH THEsE DUMB BANANAHEADED DICKS WHO ASK DUMB THINGS! JUST MY OPINION BUT THIS IS MENT AS COMPLEMENT!!!! LOVE THE ART AND LOVE HEEEEEEEEEEEEY DIBIIIII!!!!! – ERIC FECTOR
Dibi: Thanks for the compliment, the greatest thing about art is that it’s perfect everywhere and anywhere.