The story of Astrodeck, the original traction pad company

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“All the best surfers in the world have ridden Astrodeck at one time or another, and the only reason they leave it is because somebody pays them.”

Tom Carroll, Kelly Slater, Martin Potter, Shaun Tomson, and Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew were some of the world surfing champions who adopted the traction pad when it became a popular item in the 1980s.

Herbie Fletcher, the mastermind behind Astrodeck, has never left San Clemente. He calls it home. And the story of Astrodeck starts here, in the heart of California’s surfing culture.

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