We start with the nerdiest intro ever asking where the best place to surf in Westeros might be; Imaginary surf company; Phi correction; surf video narratives; new girls surf club in Bangladesh; Taj retires; the ISA; surfing in the Olympics; Shane and Keala win XXL awards; Margaret River; the Firewire Addvance; plus what to watch.
As well as frothing over Wilko's second big win of the year at Bells, we take a look at Phi and the golden ratio, and speculate about what the significance of Daniel Thomson's use of this interesting ratio might be in Firewire's new Tomo surfboards.
We chat with David Davis about his book “Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku” plus the usual surf news and chat with Ru, Harry and Asher.
Ru talks with William Finnegan about his New York Times best seller, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life". Only Bill Finnegan could have written a book like this being uniquely placed as both: a lifelong surfer and explorer (he was one of the first to surf Tavarua); but with the writing chops of a respected international journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker.
Interview with Trace founder David Lokshin; the Peahi Challenge; Carissa Moore’s world title; the Surfer Poll; what to put in a surfer’s christmas stocking plus what to watch and the usual surf news and chat with Harry, Asher, Jessie and Ru.
Your emails answered: different pop up techniques; kicking when you paddle; establishing your surfing level; and learning at Todos Santos; plus the usual surf news and chat with Ru, Asher and Harry (pictured on his red bonzer).