The Ross Sea, Ocean stats that will blow your mind, Typhoon lagoon, Deus’s Slidetober, Bonzers, twin fin rails, surf tax and corruption in Indo, best surfing podcasts, new A.I. documentary, computer modeling surfing, plus confirmation bias and how to know if you’re wrong. Photo by Prof. Sam Purkis
John John’s world title; How to do the North Shore; Jessie in Ireland; Asher in Indo; Harry at QED; Will in Japan; Eddie Aikau cancelled; Women in Titan’s of Mavericks; Transgender athletes; The WSL and ISA collaborate for Olympics; Tyler’s title; Is judging subjective or just complex?; Kelly’s new year; what’s the triple crown and what to watch. Portrait of John John by Morgan Maassen.
Surf coach turned economist Sam Wakerley joins the show to talk about at a new study looking at the economic impact of surfing plus: crocs attacks; the olympics; surfing and university; the US open; padang padang; midget farrelly; plus what to watch.
South To Sian movie review; surfing with kids on board; new surf tracking app; Owen Wright injury update; Tyler Wright’s Ladies of The Sea; upcoming Padang Padang event; NLand wave garden Vs the city; chemistry jokes; JBay round up; plus what to watch.
Costa Rica gets epic; Surfline use Trace users as wave bouys; Cape Fear; Puerto Escondido; using algorithms to get the best waves; Harry interviews Christian Dietrich about technological innovations preventing surfer's ear; listener emails - longboard fins and should you switch boards or stick with one.
The guys are back from Peru and coach, Will Forster joins Harry, Ru and Jessie to catch up on what's been going on in the surf world while they've been away: Chicama; Rio; Keremas; the WSL buys Kellly's wave pool; surfing joins the Olympics; logs Vs performance longboards; gathering data on your own surfing; the last flight to Agadir. (Photo: Will at Chicama in Peru last week. )
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.