Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
What do you think are the benefits we get out of learning about the history of this world and all its civilations and peoples? - Alex Medeiros
Dibi: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” quoted from George Santayana
Hi Dibi flipping thru old issues of Surfer and reading The Human Touch section with Dave Parmenter so I thought i’d ask YOU some Human touch questions? Fill in the blanks….
Feast—————Anything at Dibi’s Diner
Penalty Box——— Not being given credit for my work.
Dream Session——-Running on a deserted beach
Hey Dibi what do you think about violence sex/nudity in films and TV? - Gerald Buttress
Dibi: I think a lot of it is used in lieu of good story telling.
Do you ever just throw your hands up in the air like you just don’t care? - Max Carter
Dibi: Yes, and go to my room!
What is your favorite Herbie Fletcher surf film? Can you ask Christian and Nathan and Herbie what theres are to? Thanx! - Roger Truell
Dibi: I like pieces from a lot of different things Herb’s made in the past, we’ve done so many it’s really hard to pick just one.
So far nothing’s topping Nate’s big wave from last year. And I think he’ll be the only one in years to come to top that wave of his! Nathan charges!!!!!!!!!! Was he a fearless big wave rider as a kid? don’t remember that much about him being so in the early years.. - Pete Coulson
Dibi: Nathan went with Herb and Christian everywhere, and he always wanted to keep up. Great training for him to become fearless.
Hey so where are the pics of you dibi going down the street with baby nathan in diapers cruzing on a skateboard!! We know you have it, don’t hold out!
- Jim Rowe
Dibi: No, I did a lot of other things with them; like take them to the beach everyday. We had a great time, but I never had the skate expertise to want them on a board with me.
What is the wackiest thing you have ever been witness to? - Chris Thorson
Dibi: The list is so long I can’t begin to know where to start.
Christian’s logo is the ultimate. Does Nathan or did Nathan ever have a logo of his own? - Christopher Myers
Dibi: We did Think Fast for Nathan and had all sorts of cool logos.
Hey Dibi! Are you affiliated with any religion? - Bernard Wilkes
Dibi: I’m a firm believer that parts of my life should be honored by myself with privacy.
What have you read about your family that has been misunderstood or has been mis-perceived by the media? - Scott Evans
Dibi: Wow, where to start??? Over the past couple of decades I’ve read plenty of nonsense but I try to not pay too much attention.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how blessed are you? - Richie Surfdude
Dibi: 10 for sure!
Do you think people should stop using the word “retard”? - Jon Sarkisian
Dibi: I think when most people say it, they are not trying to be offensive, but all words have become under strict scrutiny in our march towards political correctness. I think you should have the freedom to make your own choice.
Sooo since Dear Abby is now gone. Dibi??? Whatcha all think? - Kye Ledbetter
Dibi: What do you think??
Did the Hoffmans come up with the aloha print or just make it more mainstream? Am interested in the background/history of how it all started. Thank you. - Dan Simmons
Dibi: Hoffman Fabrics made it more available. Demand made it more popular.
Are u a pessimist or a optimist? - Kerry Vaughn
Dibi: Pretty much an optimist. Although when tired - like everyone else -things look a bit grey.
Does Christian surf Lowers anymore? man that was his place he got it locked! But dont hear to much about him surfing there anymore!! - Brian Carper
Dibi:The bottom changed so the waves are no longer the same there, so he surfs it rarely.
Mrs. Fletcher you are SUCH an amazing artist! And Christian is so proud of you! What is your personal favorite style of art? What medium? - Nancy Bowmann
Dibi: Right now, I’m fully thrilled about architecture. I’d like to build a house that looks like a space ship and design all the furniture for it!!
What has been the most difficult thing being the mother of a famous rebellious pioneer surfer like Christian Fletcher?!?!!!!!! - Josh Brawley
Dibi: Being a mother to anyone is an awesome responsibility, playing a lot of it out in public certainly made parts of it more difficult.
Tell Herbie for the new WW film that there needs to be a segment with you doing your art and showing who’s boss! Lol amazing you are! - Danny Stinson
Dibi: That’s very funny!!
Come on! What’s the stall? What happened to the Fletcher Valentine family photo?? Was SO looking forward to it!
Those pics you guys do are the funniest sh*t EVER! - Lucas Nakamura
Dibi: That’s pretty funny, we just did the holiday photos because we personally got a kick out of them and thought it was a fun way to laugh at ourselves, and then when we didn’t do one, so many people wrote in about them, that we decided we’ll try to keep it going. A sense of humor is one of life’s greatest gifts.
LMAO! I love the humor you guys have! Now that being said, where can I order one of those amazing turtlenecks?
- Audrey S. Ellis
Dibi: That was funny. CF and Nathan get a little pissed sometimes, but what the heck, it’s all in fun.
Saw john john skates with greyson but how come greyson dont go surfing with john john? - Corey McClemans
Dibi: He does on occasion, I assume photos will pop up sooner or later.
Hi Dibi. Surfing, skating, snowboarding what do you think is the sexiest?
- Emily Williams
Dibi: Got to be surfing.
Just got engaged to my honey. Do you and Herbie wanna go double date? - Darren Raitt
Dibi: That’s very nice. I wish you and your gal a long and successful relationship. Congratulations!
Hi there Dibi. So I’ve read that you weren’t too thrilled with the “John From Cincinnati” series. Has this left you with a bad taste in your mouth for Hollywood? - Donald Santos
Dibi: I wouldn’t mind doing something in the future if I had more control to tell the real stories of the wild world of surfing.
What do you love best about: Christian, Nathan, Greyson, Herbie? - Angela Noda
Dibi: Each one has an amazing, sweet, soulful side that is so generous and loving that it’s a pleasure to be their friend and all the other roles that we play in each other’s lives.
Do you think it’s safe to say that you guys have been on the forefront of a lot of things in the surf industry? obviously surf traction, wakeboarding, tow ins, etc? - DJ Larkin
Dibi: Yes, I think it’s an honest statement.
When do you think it’s not the right time to push the envelope or get extreme? - Jake Theroux
Dibi: I’m not quite sure I understand the question as it can be interpreted in so many different ways. It sounds as if you’re speaking of bad behavior, which is never the best or wisest course of action.
Fletchers are legendary !!! All you guys and DibI !!! Are da hottest = Jean Pierre Pereat
Dibi: Thank you, it’s been one hell of a ride!
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.
Monday, July 16th, 2012
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
Do Christin and Dibi call you Dibi? We all call you Dibi! Hehe. - Christina Muire
Dibi: I think you’re asking if Christian and Nathan call me Dibi? They call me Mom.
Dibi what is the biggest whopper you have ever heard in your life? Just curious. - Marc Saller
Dibi: Hard to come up with just one, but the guy making “Astrodeck” in Brazil is a pretty big one.
What’s great about San Clemente? What’s wrong about San Clemente? - Jesse Grigg
Dibi: It’s still pretty small but there are way too many people.
Hey Dibi! What do you think about people who ride SUPs? - Carl Najvers
Dibi: I really don’t think one way or another about them; but thinking a bit about the question, I believe being outside enjoying yourself, no matter how, improves the quality of your life.
Hi Dibi. How are you? My question is: What music are you currently listening to Dibi? And what is Christian , Herbie, Nathan listening to? I’m such a big fan of your family! - Dick Brennan
Dibi: I like lots of different music, but Koko Taylor always works. Herb’s a big blues guy, Christian likes East Coast hardcore, and Nathan is traveling so much it’s hard to say. Thanks for the support, it’s very nice.
Do you believe in evolution Dibi? - Stephen McCranells
Dibi: I don’t quite understand what you’re asking. Do you mean the theory of evolution or is there a God??
Who do you think is overrated as far as media attention? - Jon Paxter
Dibi: How about the Kardashians and every other reality star?
So why is Herbie going into the Twilight Zone? (In regards to the Pod picture) - Danny Jones
Dibi: Lot’s of old injuries are really bothering him, so he’s trying some alternatives that seem to be helping.
We know Nathan is a wave killer! What is your sense of a big thrill or adventure? - Jim Cooley
Dibi: I used to do quite a lot of things that were pretty adventuresome, but as I run the business now, there just isn’t time to do anything at present but work. That’s the big adventure, can I pull it? Odds are pretty tough, but I don’t care if I die in the warehouse, I’m doing this no matter what!!
In your opinion, Dibi, what makes you a different kind of mother? What makes you a typical mother? Great job on “Hey Dibi” by the way. - Sandra Neuman
Dibi: I don’t know if anything makes me different. I’m driven and very demanding of myself, and completely devoted to my family.
Christian and Nathan are so sexy! Do they have gf’s? - Meredith Sanchez
Dibi: Yes, they both have girlfriends.
Hey Dibi, are you still writing for Juice? - Jaime Araquelaz
Dibi: Yes, I just did an article about the beginning of aerial surfing, that none of the surf magazines thought was current, important, informative, or whatever enough to print. I love working with Juice, they’re great!
If a producer approached you guys about doing a Reality show would you do it? - Sam Ruetger
Dibi: NO, NO, NO!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Hey Dibi who was Herbie sponsored by in the 60s-70s when he was coming into his own? i mean his main sponsor? - Phil Loeng
Dibi: There was really no such thing at that time. Things sure have changed.
Back then it was the 2 Christians. Fletcher or hosoi. Those homeys still kick it together? - Brian Sargento
Dibi: They see each other occasionally at skate events that Greyson is in. But, otherwise, they don’t have much contact.
Its weird cause when you think about it Nathan’s contemporaries are people like slater whos only a couple years older than him but Nathan surfs as good if not better than these so called hot groms of today! Whats his secret? - Roger Hael
Dibi: He loves what he’s doing, and has been very fortunate. I’m very happy for him.
You seem like an open book. In fact all of the Fletchers seem like an open book. But is there anything you are reluctant to talk about when the subject is brought up? - Craig Sabo
Dibi: There are plenty of things that I believe should be kept private and I do keep them that way. But I have strong opinions about a lot of things and I’m not afraid to express them. They’re just opinions.
Do you think Greyson will ever do another show and return to acting? Maybe a movie? - Nathan Vernes
Dibi: You never can tell what may happen in the future, but as far as I know, I certainly don’t think so.
Hey Dibi. What do you know now that you didn’t before? And what myth do you debunk that you believed to be true? - Josh Rosen
Dibi: It’s difficult to say, I’ve changed in so many ways over the years, and of course I’ve also stayed the same. I think I was more of an optimist when I was young, like all kids, and now I’m a realist. Life has a way of forcing truths on you and it changes your perspective. It’s all a fascinating experience.
Do you agree when people call your family the Royal Family of Surf? I do! Who else could compare? - Henry Saltz
Dibi: People want to put labels on everything, it keeps things safe and tidy. I don’t pay much attention though, as most labels are more about surface then substance.
Any advice to a gal who’s just had it up to HERE ^^^^^ with her back talking smart ass 16 year old son? You being the mother of Christian Fletcher, I thought I’d ask for some advice. - Eva Marie
Dibi: Wow, sorry to hear your having a tough time. Every situation is so different, I’d hate to just throw out some trite suggestion not knowing anything about the circumstances. Being a Mom is the most difficult job, remember to stay calm and dispassionate even though you may want to kick something when dealing with inappropriate behavior. If you engage you’re just aggravating an already bad situation. You can cry in your room later if you want, or beat a punching bag, whatever, but be cool, I think that will really help.
OK RANDOM DIBI & NO DISREPSECT BUT YOU EVER GET INTO A CHIC FIGHT OR BRAWL? LMAO! - Hector Reyes
Dibi: No, my sister used to hit me, I’m not into it. I think there are certainly other ways to settle my problems.
What is your favorite sweet treat? dessert? - Joe Vise
Dibi: As a kid I always loved coffee ice cream with hot fudge and Spanish peanuts on the top. Haven’t had it in years, but it still sounds good.
Hey I remeber as a grom you guys sold Astrodeck Xmas stockigns filled with decals and mini bat pads and shit. You think you gonna bring that back again? - Tony Wagner
Dibi: Wow, that’s great, I haven’t thought about that in a long time. I’d love to do something like that again but I no longer have the sales force to make it successful, so I don’t see it happening any time soon.
Anything you wanna clear the air about? I want everyone to know that I’m not gay. - Garrett Schriber
Dibi: No, not really. I think people have a lot of misconceptions about us, but I’m good with the people that know me and that’s what counts.
Greyson’s on a tear! How’s he liking Flip? Heard he wasn’t stoked with Creatures! - Marvin Cecil
Dibi: I think he’s a good fit with Flip, and they’ve been great to work with.
Hey Dibi, do you think it takes a kind of discipline and structure to be a surfer on the World Tour and do you think, being the free-thinking individuals that they are (much like Mom & dad? Hmmm), this is an area that Christian and Nathan wouldn’t excel at due to the regime? - Matt Dunn
Dibi: It does take a certain type of person to be on tour constantly, and I have respect for all the guys that do it, but Christian and Nathan made choices on how they wanted to live their lives and they’re stoked, so I guess the freedom works well for them.
Dibi just tell Christian he has the best Facebook page ever and I always look forward to his posts!!! Yew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Scott P. Ensele
Dibi: Thanks, I’ll tell him. I enjoy it also.
Nathan said that Herbie was like a Soccer Dad in how he told him to surf, what to wear, etc. Do you agree? - Dillon Reed
Dibi: No, I think he was just a Dad. All kids have far-out opinions on how their parents behaved.
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.
Friday, January 13th, 2012
Dibi's Russian contact Oleg was able to get Dibi a spot on Russian News TV as their American Guest Correspondent. Dibi will update Russian viewers on everything from American politics to pop culture.
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
Hi Dibi, what do you think of the whole Bobby Martinez debacle? I’ve heard a lot of different opinions on the whole matter and was curious on what you thought. Personally, I think Bobby needs to suck it up and stop acting like he’s some kind of martyr or victim. - Rob Gallagher
Dibi: I always find it interesting that when you have the great good fortune to get paid to go outside and play, there’s some guys that still find a lot to complain about. Wow, I’m grateful to work in the back of the Astrodeck warehouse packing boxes.
Do you think having surfers who have sponsors such as Target, Toyota, etc. is great for the overall sport and visibility of surfing as far as mainstream appeal? - Carol Sendry
Dibi: When I was young, guys couldn’t afford to surf as a profession, and now with the big sponsors they have a chance to travel the globe in search of waves, so I’d say the upside to those fortunate enough to get the chance has been incredible. The downside are the crowds that are now everywhere. But progress is always both sides of the coin.
Hi Dibi, any chance of getting one of those Wave Warriors t-shirts I saw Slater and Machado wearing at that Wave Warriors photo shoot? Do you guys sell them anywhere? - Kyle Brown
Dibi: Those were for the photo shoot exclusively, but we’re printing ones that are very similar and they will soon be available on our website www.astrodeck.com
Are stereotypes of surfers justified? Or do you think they’re insulting? You know, blonde, sunburnt, unemployed, living in a van, smoking weed all the time, etc. - Adam Wheeler
Dibi: To me, stereotypes are a lazy person’s way of marginalizing people.
Hello Dibi Fletcher! I know Walter is your father and I think he’s great! I am a friend of Anthony Edwards and would see Walter jump in the water nearly every evening in Capo Beach out in front of his house. How is he holding up? And sorry to hear about Flippy. - Nick Randazzo
Dibi: My Dad’s great, thanks for asking. He still works full time, surfs, and plays his ukulele.
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: That’s really nice, thanks, we’re proud of the products we make. Maui’s pretty locked up by the “big” guys and they don’t want any of the shops to carry our goods. So, I guess you’ll just have to order direct, sorry.
Hi Dibi. I would think you’ve been though a lot as Christian and Nathan’s mother as well as a person just living through these times with economy, terrorism, environment, etc. But still do things “SHOCK” or surprise you any more? - Chris Spiers
Dibi: Sometimes I get a little jolt, but mostly human natures seems to repeat itself. I try to be positive, laugh a lot, and be grateful!!
I’ve never seen a photo of Julian Schnabel surf but I’ve heard he does. Does Herb have any film or pics of the guy surfing? - Grant Knoxe
Dibi: Yes, Herb has plenty. They’ve surfed together at many different spots, and Julian is a natural.
Who is going to be in the new Wave Warriors movie? - Felipe Zamora
Dibi: Ah, that remains to be seen. It will depend on the footage we’re able to gather. With everyone traveling with camera men now, there is so much amazing film that it will be quite a job to pick through it.
Hey Dibi, I’m worried about my 5-year-old son. I’ll call him “Joey”. I received a note from school saying that he has been chasing all the girls around the playground, trying to pin them down and kiss them. I can’t help but feel a bit alarmed about this behavior. Am I overreacting? - Tracy Lindstrum
Dibi: You’re being asked by the school to put a stop to the behavior. Boundaries are the most difficult job of a parent, but also the most important in the longrun. I wish you the best at picking the right words to say in the right manner so Joey hears the message.
Does Julian Wilson ride for Astrodeck? He blasted about his pads on twitter so I was wondering is all. - Ryan Schweitzer
Dibi: He loves the pads, and we wish we could afford him. But, as it is, he goes to the local surf shop and buys them. Maybe that says something very interesting about the quality of Astrodeck?
Describe the worst girlfriend Christian ever brought home. - John Winchester
Dibi: I’d really rather not, it’s all water under the bridge now and things are great!!
hi Dibi I have been reading hey dibi for awhile and like it but i don’t think i have ever read a question where they ask you who your favorite artist is??? - Danny Regis
Dibi: I don’t have one; I hate to limit myself. It’s kind of like asking what dance I like best and I always thought the right answer is, the one that I am doing at the time.
what was christian like as a 2yr old? - Christine Crispell
Dibi: Fearless, inquisitive, funny, precocious and adorable.
Does Joyce still surf? - Bobby Gray
Dibi: She does a lot of stand up now with the cold weather, and surf’s more in the summer.
Hey Dibi. does it scare you to see Nathan riding HUGE waves? you have a very talented family. - Scott John
Dibi: Nathan feels very comfortable and loves what he’s doing. No matter what I feel, it’s my job to keep it to myself.
Hey Dibi, were you disappointed that Love Burger in San Clemente was closed down? - James Gonzales
Dibi: I don’t eat burgers, so I was never really aware of it one way or the other to be honest. The guys go to a few different burger joints so I assume there are still plenty around.
Wich son gave you the biggest headache? And why….
- Ricard Oliveira
Dibi: I learned so much from each of them, I wouldn’t be who I am without all the things I’ve gone through. I’m grateful to them both for helping me grow up.
haha who did C get his sharp tongue from? - Piu De
Dibi: I would say that he certainly has a lot of my family traits, and the gift of gab seems to be one.
When I was a kid and my parents lectured me it went in one ear and out the other. I was like yah yah yah! You guys nag so much! Now as a father of 1 preteen and 2 teenagers, I find myself lecturing them all the time. Lol. Was that the same way for you Dibi? - Mike Stillman
Dibi: I’m sure that’s the way they took it, but as they are older now, we all laugh about it a lot. Lecturing seems to come with the territory. Being a parent is one hell of a hard job; good luck and I hope that underneath the “yah, yah, yah” attitude, your kids are smart enough to realize how much you care.
Was Bruce on something when you interviewed him? The interview is f–king funny as hell! Great job! - Sergio Argumosa
Dibi: I’ve had the good fortune to interview Bruce quite a few times over the years, and he’s always over the top, animated! He’s one of my favorite people to ask questions - the answers are always unscripted and genuine traits I admire.
Do you remember escorting Christian to high school one day? All the guys well and girls were like blown away! Hot mama!:)-I remember pumps and a skirt! Lol… The things we remember… - Michelle Patterson
Dibi: Of course I remember. Christian and I reminisce about the parent escort day occasionally and get quite a laugh out of it.
Hey Dibi. How are you? I enjoy your interviews with Juice Magazine and your DSide Interviews and Hey Dibi here. Christian has mentioned that you also write for some French and Japanese magazines. Are you now on the creative outlet as writer rather than scuptor/painter now? Also, any chance of getting those links to those interviews? Thanks! - Ivan Muir
Dibi: I wish I had time to do everything, but I work so much that the writing seems to have taken over. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to know such an interesting assortment of characters, and I feel that being a woman and a Hoffman-Fletcher gives me a bit of a different slant on surfing than most of the other writers. Christian doesn’t post links unless they’re
available with translation, but whenever somethings available I’ll try to make sure it gets posted. Thanks for the interest, I sincerely appreciate it.
Greyson’s calendar is great! I read that all proceeds go to charity so I wanna know why he picked the Unicorn Existence Foundation rather than maybe the Surfrider Foundation or PETA? - Karen Van Buren
Dibi: Hey, it’s Greyson pick.
Hi Dibi! Dibi, you’re way better than Dr. Phil! - Bob Cooney
Dibi: Thanks. A bit more random and humorous, I hope. But it’s great that people seem to enjoy it.
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.