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Surf Splendor

405 episodes - English - Latest episode: 15 days ago - ★★★★★ - 543 ratings

Conversations and stories about surfing. www.SurfSplendorPodcast.com email: [email protected]

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Episodes

395 - Alex Gray: Quarantined at Cloudbreak

January 07, 2022 02:22 - 2 hours

Alex Gray spent 8 months of quarantine on Namotou and Tavarua as one of the only surfers with full access to Cloudbreak. Today he tells the story and explains his revitalized passion for surfing, health, and sharing it all with others. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

394 - A Pod Party

December 31, 2021 01:31 - 1 hour

The whole gang is together to reflect on 2021, make bold predictions for 2022 and hold one another accountable for their New Year's resolutions. Join David Scales, Devon Howard, Matt Warshaw, Chas Smith, Kevin Miller of the Florida Surf Film Festival, and the Breuer Brothers (Tyler and Jamie) of Hardcore Surf History in celebrating the new year. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

393 - Jim Hogan

December 24, 2021 18:15 - 1 hour

Former pro surfer, elite level coach and mentor Jim Hogan joins us to talk about rise, fall, and recent qualification of Carlos Munoz, the value of disadvantage, and his goal to bring the worlds smallest surf nations onto the World Tour. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

392 - Greg Webber

December 17, 2021 17:01 - 1 hour

Board builder and inventor Greg Webber joins us to discuss designing on the fringe, infighting in the wave pool biz, and how Webber Reefs will not only transform your local closeout but will benefit the eco-diversity and your home's value. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

391 - Matt Warshaw

December 09, 2021 04:39 - 2 hours

Original Z-Boy, part of the greatest surf team ever, Oxford English Dictionary consultant, and surfing's foremost historian Matt Warshaw joins us to watch Haleiwa, talk about the ultimate mic drop moment in surfing, and tell us about his recent dinner with Kelly Slater. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

390 - Maurice Cole: Part Two

December 01, 2021 02:30 - 1 hour

MC returns to discuss the aftermath from our last chat, Sunny Garcia, the concept of “sustainability” in surfboards, searching for his birthfather, and how confronting vulnerability is allowing him dispel past trauma. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

389 - Maurice Cole

November 25, 2021 20:58 - 2 hours

In today’s episode Maurice Cole contemplates recent tragedy and candidly laments compromising his integrity to chase business goals. He explores the correlation between stress and cancer and explains why every surf brand has failed after going public and how he’s personally lost millions of dollars. Lastly, Cole analyzes the aftermath of these traumas and explains why reinvention is most fertile in the wake of disaster. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

388 - Izzy Paskowitz

November 19, 2021 20:56 - 1 hour

Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz discusses growing up with 8 siblings in a 24 foot camper, the blessings and limitations of his father's rigorous ideology, how his son's Autism has helped him overcome a life of self-centeredness, and the ocean's unique therapeutic benefits. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

387 - The Drop: Thad Ziolkowski

November 13, 2021 00:19 - 1 hour

Author Thad Ziolkowski joins us to discuss surfing's sordid history with drugs and alcohol, how surfing triggers behavioral addiction's physiology and how the act of surfing can aid in addiction recovery. Thad also shares his own story of substance misuse and finding refuge through surfing. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

386 - Derek Dunfee: Waking Up In The Sea

November 04, 2021 05:00 - 1 hour

In December of 2012 Derek Dunfee was found floating unconscious 100 miles to sea, nearly 20 minutes after suffering a horrendous wipeout at Cortes Bank. For the first time, Derek surveys the experience and how it has altered his perspective and shaped his future. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

385 - Jon Roseman

October 26, 2021 17:02 - 1 hour

Quietly and immeasurably influencing the surf world, Jon Roseman's stewardship of Cloudbreak has been cosigned by Fijian tribal leaders and pro surfers alike. Today he shares stories from 30 years of swells, why his best surfing is still ahead of him, and how he hopes to convert his experiences into sustainable success for Tavarua's future. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

384 - Mickey Munoz: Part 2

October 22, 2021 01:08 - 1 hour

In our 2nd and final installment, Mickey Munoz tells us about his work stunt doubling for Sandra Dee in the film Gidget, his involvement with Surftech and the concerns of overseas surfboard manufacturing, he then closes our chat proposing a theory about time travel and potentially discovering the Fountain of Youth. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

383 - Mickey Munoz: Part One

October 14, 2021 00:35 - 1 hour

Southern Californian icon, board builder, Gidget stunt double, professional surfer, all around surf pioneer Mickey Munoz joins us to tell about the solid balsa 8'10" he bought from Joe Quigg for $55, how he caught the best wave of his life at age 72, and shares his breaking point for Miki Dora's antics. Part one of two. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

382 - Jeff Timpone & The Gillespie

October 08, 2021 18:47 - 1 hour

With 50 years of board building experience, Maui's Jeff Timpone continues to innovate, both with construction and design. He joins us to discuss the virtues of being cheap, practical sustainability, the perils of turning a passion into a career, and why he's feeling more spry and optimistic at 72 than ever before. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

381 - Torren Martyn

September 24, 2021 03:10 - 1 hour

Torren Martyn joins us to discuss his sojourn from Scotland to West Africa, his new found celebrity, the anti-Vlog, the fine line that separates exploration and exploitation, and why he plans to spend the next phase of his life on the open ocean. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

380 - Derek Hynd & the Hyndline

September 17, 2021 01:36 - 2 hours

In today's episode Tyler Breuer talks with Derek Hynd replicating his life's quiver, The Ultimate Surfer, having his life's material possessions vanquished in a fire, and the virtues of difficult surfboards. Plus, a deep dive into Derek Hynd trivia with the Breuer bros. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

379 - Andrew Cotton

September 09, 2021 23:18 - 1 hour

Plumber turned professional big wave surfer Andrew Cotton talks about being rescued by helicopter at Mullaghmore, breaking his back at Nazare, how to build a surf career on humility, and why Southwest England is quietly the best home base for access to epic surf. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

378 - Akila Aipa: Round Two

September 03, 2021 02:05 - 1 hour

Akila returns to discuss why big swells coincide with big losses, how increased demand can actually threaten a small business, why Twins hold perfect balance, any he blueprints an escape route for both emotional and physical trauma. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

377 - IPD: Mark Simpson & Seth McKinney

August 25, 2021 18:55 - 1 hour

SUPPORT As the surf industry has largely disbanded, talented and experienced former big surf brand stalwarts are positioned to reengineer surf clothing, reinvest in surf retail, and potentially redevelop surf culture. Today we speak with two Hurley proteges who are reinvigorating Bob's 41 year old plan to share design ideas and inclusive ideology. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

376 - Tim Crozier: Blackbird Surfboards

August 19, 2021 22:46 - 1 hour

Boardbuilder Tim Crozier talks about the inherent rewards of kindness, gleaning insights from each of the Icons of Foam, how to "stay small and keep it all", and why Twins are the solution from 5' to 11'. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

375 - Kelly Slater x Brad Gerlach

August 04, 2021 19:31 - 1 hour

SUBSCRIBE In today's show Brad Gerlach interviews Kelly Slater about the Olympics, the strengths and limitations of Gabriel, JJF, Italo, and Kanoa, Tour memories, Occy impersonations, and how to perfect the frontside floater. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

374 - Mike Whisnant

July 29, 2021 20:06 - 1 hour

SUBSCRIBE 3x Surf Expo Shape-Off winner, 30 year board builder, Atlantic Beach lifer, Mike Whisnant joins us to discuss how he's leveraged the challenges of 2020 to grow his business, how to raise a family on board builder wages, and the inherent value of hard work. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

373 - Rich Harbour of Harbour Surfboards

July 21, 2021 04:21 - 41 minutes

Harbour Surfboards was my home surf shop growing up, so you can imagine the honor it was for me to record this conversation with Rich Harbour in 2013. His passing 10 days ago has left a vacuum in the community, but his imprint is worldwide and his influence is immeasurable. Today, Rich tells me about his early experiences working with a revolutionary new material, polyurethane foam, growing and evolving a business for more than half a decade, and the importance of small business. Enjoy! ~ Dav...

372 - Garrett McNamara

July 14, 2021 19:56 - 1 hour

Big wave surfer, 8x Guinness Record holder Garrett McNamara is our guest today. He's also the star of the new HBO docu-series "100 Foot Wave". Today we talk about finding a pro surf career in his 40s, pioneering Nazare, the politics behind XXL award winners, and the importance of setting intention. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

371 - Pat O'Connell: Florence Marine X

June 04, 2021 18:10 - 1 hour

SUPPORT Film star, pro surfer, marketing exec, WSL SVP, and now brand president, Pat O'Connell joins us to discuss why 2021 is a cornerstone year for surfing and how lessons learned from decades past will allow him to implement change with his largest responsibility to date. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

370 - Tim Dinofa: Raising Cruz

May 27, 2021 01:58 - 1 hour

SUBSCRIBE Father of 11 year old surf star Cruz Dinofa, Tim joins us to discuss how to cultivate talent without breeding expectation, how to partner with the surf industry, and how to protect your child from online vitriol. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

369 - Surfline CEO, Kyle Laughlin

May 13, 2021 14:36 - 1 hour

SUPPORT After a decade at Disney and Amazon, first time CEO Kyle Laughlin joins Surfline as part of a $30 million investment to bolster their 35 year data set in hopes of growing the largest online surf community beyond the realm of coastal users. Today we discuss this nexus and what it means for surfing at large. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

368 - The Dream Fish Twin by Roger Hinds Surfboards

May 07, 2021 20:38 - 1 hour

Today we review and discuss the Dream Fish Twin with Roger Hinds; an alternative shortboard featuring a swallow tail and two fins that are separated by a single channel that provides bite for the traditional Vee. Should you add a Dream Fish Twin to your quiver? David offers all the info you’ll need to answer that question. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

367 - Ryan Scanlon, founder of NeedEssentials

April 28, 2021 20:37 - 1 hour

Ryan Scanlon joins us to discuss the value of sabbaticals, how singular focus allows you to multi-task, the benefit of diversity in business, and why a 7'6" single-fin is the ultimate one board quiver. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

366 - Post-Script: Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic

April 25, 2021 22:19 - 35 minutes

Welcome back to Post-Script, a brief yet thorough overview of each event on the WSL championship tour. Today, a recap of event #3 of the 2021 season, The Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

365 - Post-Script: Rip Curl Newcastle Cup

April 16, 2021 02:21 - 26 minutes

Welcome back to Post-Script, a brief yet thorough overview of each event on the WSL championship tour. Today, a recap of event #2 of the 2021 season, the Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

364 - Derek Hynd

April 09, 2021 02:20 - 2 hours

Derek Hynd is rebuilding his life's quiver (Hyndline) and he's 15 years deep into riding FFFF (fins free for the layperson). In today's episode he tells the vivid details of losing his eye (and permanent eyesight) while surfing heat. He spills the sordid details of his little black book (all 4 of them). He explains how he invented "The Search" and describes why he's evolved beyond fins and into friction free surfing. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

363 - AFTCO's Bill and Casey Shedd

April 02, 2021 03:06 - 1 hour

Bill & Casey Shedd join us to discuss the difference between environmental protection vs conservation, how to grow a business for 60 years through generational transitions, and why calm discourse is the only path to a heathy and robust ocean ecosystem. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

362 - Connor O'Leary

March 19, 2021 21:24 - 38 minutes

While the vast majority of his competitors are quarantined in Sydney, Connor O'Leary is running mock heats at Newy and tuning boards. He joins us to chat about the subjectivity of the judges and how a professional surf career in 2021 is more dependent on selfies than heat wins. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

361 - Sage Erickson

March 18, 2021 02:30 - 51 minutes

Sage Erickson is on day 9, quarantined in Sydney. She candidly reflects on her fear of Pipeline and the delicate balance of enjoying professional surfing while still leveling up, and whether a world title is worth the sacrifice required to earn it. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

360 - Conner Coffin

March 12, 2021 02:59 - 1 hour

Part 2 of In The Q. Conner Coffin is quarantined in Sydney, preparing to compete at Newcastle. He explains how to transition out of life long relationships in order to develop new facets of your surfing, how to shed youthful chub and cultivate grit, and how to temper the distraction inherent with bringing a girlfriend on Tour. And more! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

359 - Lakey Peterson

March 11, 2021 22:01 - 50 minutes

Quarantined in a Sydney hotel room, Lakey Peterson explains how she's adapting to the uncertainty of the '21 season, how she's prepped for 8' Teahupo'o, and why she's views Caroline Marks as the her biggest impediment to a world title and how she plans to beat her. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

358 - Black Sand Surf

March 03, 2021 23:06 - 50 minutes

Today we reassess the Aloha Spirit, examine the inherit reward ingrained in the act of surfing, and analyze who is allowed privilege to that benefit; all through the lens of a very public incident that occurred northside of the Manhattan Beach pier on President's Day morning. Brick and Gage Crismond of Black Sand Surf and Ryan Harris of Earth Technologies joins us in conversation. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

357 - 30x30: Wildcoast's Zach Plopper

February 26, 2021 23:06 - 53 minutes

30x30 is the environmental initiative that the WSL has been asking you to sign. Former pro surfer and associate director at Wildcoast, Zach Plopper, joins us to demystify the initiative, explain why surfers are angry about it, and simplify how to educate yourself with actually facts (spoiler: don't rely social media). Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

356 - The Twinsman by Album Surfboards

February 17, 2021 03:14 - 44 minutes

Today we review and discuss the Twinsman with Matt Parker of Album Surfboards; an alternative shortboard featuring two fins and a wing into a rounded pin. A low entry rocker leads to a single concave into a spiral vee into a pronounced vee, and the deck features a concave throughout. Should you add a Twinsman to your quiver? David offers all the info you'll need to answer that question. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

355 - Peter Mel

February 11, 2021 20:51 - 1 hour

Big wave icon Peter Mel discusses his monumental Maverick's ride, being rescued by his son, the prospect of one's best wave being behind them, and ushering in a sixth decade and third generation of surf retail in Santa Cruz. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

354 - Vaughan Deadly

February 03, 2021 20:42 - 1 hour

Free Scrubber director, Swellian, magazine man, Vaughan Blakey (aka Deadly) joins the podcast today to discuss life lesson's learned from Tom Curren, his filmmaking ambitions, trying not to tarnish print's legacy, and how ATS allowed him to shirk the cuffs of editorial expectations. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

353 - Britt Merrick, Round Two

January 28, 2021 01:22 - 1 hour - 71.8 MB

SUBSCRIBE Britt Merrick returns to discuss his new role as CEO of Channel Islands Surfboards and how he rallied the employees and team riders to buy back the company that his father founded 51 years ago. Enjoy!

353 - Britt Merrick, Part Two

January 27, 2021 22:42 - 1 hour

Britt Merrick returns to discuss his new role as CEO of Channel Islands Surfboards and how he rallied the employees and team riders to buy back the company that his father founded 51 years ago. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

352 - Ben Aipa, Rest In Peace

January 21, 2021 03:00 - 52 minutes

Innovative board builder, coach, father figure to countless youths, Ben Aipa passed away on January 15th due to complications suffered from a heart attack and Alzheimer's. Today we survey Ben's influence and celebrate the many benefits we enjoy thanks to his impact. Featuring interviews with Ben himself, Akila Aipa, Roger Hinds, Matt Calvani, and Davey Smith. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

351 - Jon LaLanne: Part Two

January 07, 2021 01:35 - 1 hour

We continue our conversation with Jon LaLanne who explains why he left Malibu, unpacks his career as a board builder and the design theory behind the Gemini, and how Jon personally implement's his father's legacy of health and wellness. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

350 - Jon LaLanne: Part One

December 29, 2020 23:12 - 1 hour

Board builder Jon LaLanne joins us to discuss how obstacles become ladders, the value of shame, the Gemini board design, and how to carve a unique life path as a son to a father who is larger than life. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

349 - Post-Script: Billabong Pipe Masters

December 22, 2020 21:13 - 36 minutes

Welcome back to Post-Script, a brief yet thorough overview of each event on the WSL championship tour. Today, a recap of the opening events of the 2021 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

348 - Andrew Kidman

December 16, 2020 22:25 - 2 hours

Filmmaker, writer, surfboard shaper Andrew Kidman joins us to discuss the delicate art of communicating surfboard design to water performance through film, why it's important to look back in order to move forward, and why he's doubling down on print publishing in 2021. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

347 - Stretch

December 11, 2020 20:06 - 1 hour

Bill "Stretch" Riedel is today's guest. He discusses growing up in Malibu with Tom Morey and Mickey Munoz, the ocean accident that left his right side paralyzed, how he relearned to shape with his left arm, maintaining lifelong relationships with athletes, and the sweet ecstasy of a good quality cigar. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices