Matt Warshaw is the former editor of Surfer Magazine and author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, The History of Surfing and "Above The Roar: 50 Surfer Interviews". In order to maintain the online life of these latter three incredible projects, he needs subscribers to pay the bills. So that's means us surf geeks need to save the day - www.encyclopediaofsurfing.com
Features: surfboard profiles, foil and outline; the photography of Art Brewer. Travel: France, El Salvador, Chile and Fiji. News: Surfline buys Magic Seaweed and WSL take over Mavericks contest. Plus: WSL contest update including the Kelly Slater’s Wave Rancho event, and what to watch.
How to calculate your surfboard size based on weight and skill level, also we unpack the science behind “Island Earth”, a new documentary about the conflict between Hawaiian communities and big agriculture companies, plus the news and what to watch.
Surf Simply’s Kerianne Kreger joins Ru, Harry and Asher for episode 49. We talk: Sexism in the surf industry; The ecplise; Triathlons; First time tow surfing; “Pushed” turns; New WSL CEO, Sophie Goldsmidt; Most expensive places to learn to surf; Fiji, Teahupoo + JBay round up; What to watch plus Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot"
This episode is a water photography special. Ru Hill talks with Damea Dorsey about: being a photographer on the world tour; traveling with John John; shooting at Pipeline; living in Bali; film vs digital; Sony vs Canon Vs Nikon and buying your first water photography kit.
Intro: the return of the occasional lady; the new “Tree Of Knowledge”. News: John Severson and Jack O’Neill obituaries; Laird talks pseudoscience again; Mick Fanning’s spider; Matt Warshaws’s History Of Surfing projects go live; Women’s Fiji pro. Feature: The history of twin fins and fishes. Interview: paddling coach Rob Case. Listener emails: how to film yourself.
Listener emails special: feet in or out; hacking your autopilot; carve downs and drills. Plus: Nicaragua and favorite coaching moments. News: shark populations; lost off Scotland; new Wavegarden technology; ISA world games; cape fear; Rio and what to watch.
Bocas Del Torro, Snowboarding, Tree Of Knowledge. News: big wave world tour, sponsorship, Snapper, webcasts, Owen Wright’s back, rise of the goofies. Listener emails: choosing drills and coaching yourself. What to watch: Tommy Whitaker, Connor Coffin Year One, Torryn Martin Sea Legs, Jordy Smith.
Do shark deterrents actually work? We ask leading shark researcher, Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou. News: companies for the planet; Dane Reynolds headlines; surfer magazine merge; BWWT winners; big wave equipment; Listener emails: alternate longboard tour; goofy or natural; Plus: Puppies; snowboarding and what to watch.
Main feature: Surfing in Cuba. News: Mavericks goes bust; new surf films and TV shows; Obama Vs Branson and why failure is good; female air project and explicit Vs implicit learning. Listener emails: surfing with different body sizes. What to watch: firewire get technical; surfboard adverts; Gerry Lopez in Bali; John John’s cut downs. Photos by Larissa Akira Hiraishi