053 – Mickey Munoz

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In part 1 of 2, Mickey unpacks his adolescence growing up in Malibu with shaping pioneers Joe Quigg and Matt Kivlin. He then tells us about the very first time he saw Phil Edwards and how Mickey Dora helped define his own personal code of ethics. And sursprisingly, Mickey also shares his insight into modern surfing, Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Gabriel Medina, and the battle for the 2014 world title.

The basis of this conversation was Mickey’s book, No Bad Waves, which is available for purchase HERE.

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Mickey Muñoz from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.

KELLY VS JOHN JOHN’S SEMIFINAL BOUT AT THE 2014 BILLABONG PRO TAHITI

MALIBU IN THE 1950′S

Link to information about The Uplifter’s Ranch

Uplifter's Ranch in 1936

Uplifter’s Ranch in 1936

JOE QUIGG & MATT KIVLIN

Joe Quigg, 1963 by Leroy Grannis

Joe Quigg, 1963 by Leroy Grannis

Matt Kivlin in 1950.

Matt Kivlin in 1950.

PHIL EDWARDS

Phil Edwards at Cottons in 1962 by Bruce Brown.

Phil Edwards at Cottons in 1962 by Bruce Brown.

MICKEY DORA

Mickey Dora by Pat Darrin

Mickey Dora by Pat Darrin

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Part 2 of our interview with Mickey Munoz will be posted on September 30th, 2014.

Thanks to the EncyclopediaOfSurfing.com for all the imagery and videos.

052 – Surf News, September 10, 2014

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David and Scott catch up on listener feedback and emails, mainly regarding hatemail directed towards Scott’s opinion about Gabe Medina playing the role of the villain in the ASP. They then cover the attempt to ban SUP’s in Hawaii, Scott’s performance at the Surfaid Malibu Cup, Kelly’s two new business ventures, Must-See Moments, Dukes and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!

BELLA VITA SCREENING

Join us for a screening of Bella Vita on Wednesday, September 24! Click here to purchase tickets.

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SWATCH WOMEN’S PRO – DAY 1

STAB’S LIST OF THE 10 ASP COMMENTATORS, RANKED

Link to the article
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MALIBU SURFAID CUP 2014

Link to the event site

Look at Bassy’s noseride!
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100 WAVE CHALLENGE

Donate to Scott’s campaign HERE

Damien Hobgood takes the 100 Wave Challenge from Boys to Men on Vimeo.

KELLY, KELLY, KELLY

Kelly officially launches Outerknown. Link to the website.
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And Purps. Link to the website.
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TAJ AND JOHNNY GANNON PART WAYS IN 2015

Link to the article on Stab
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MUST-SEE MOMENTS

David’s Pick: Waves of Grain

Waves of Grain from Keith Skretch on Vimeo.

Scott’s Pick: Mark Sponsler’s Stormsurf Forecasting

DUKE AND KOOK

David’s Duke: Sterling Spencer for beating Kolohe’s “Ordering a Pizza in the Barrel” by 8 years.
Kolohe’s new commercial

Sterling’s video from 2008!

Scott’s Duke: Wayne Rich for dominating his division in the Malibu Cup and being an icon shaper.
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David’s Kook: Stab’s Comment Section. It’s always been mean, but it also used to be funny. Link to the Comments of the Week.
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Scott’s Kook: The judges who missed his alleged “8.5″ during the final of the Surfaid Malibu Cup.

051 – Surf News, September 4, 2014

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David and Scott catch up about their respective Hurricane Marie sessions, Scott campaigns for Gabriel Medina to play the role of the “Bad Guy” of the WCT, and the they discuss why Cape Fear was better as a movie than a surf contest (awesome try though, Red Bull. Keep ‘em coming). Plus so much more. Listen while it’s fresh.

BELLA VITA SCREENING

Click HERE to attend

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HURRICANE MARIE

Scott’s Instagram from his “Secret” spot in Baja Norte @boardroomshow

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Laird and Joel Tudor sharing a wave during David’s evening session at Malibu.

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BILLABONG PRO TEAHUPO’O

The best event ever. Watch it all HERE or just watch the highlights of the best heat ever below.

JAY ADAMS, R.I.P.

RED BULL CAPE FEAR

Full event HERE or just watch the highlights below.

WORLD CHAMP ROUNDTABLE

Link to Surfline’s Feature HERE

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Must-See Moment: Clay Marzo in West Oz

Scott’s Must-See Moment: The Mad Huey’s Footage of Perfect Kirra

DUKE AND KOOK

David’s Duke: Brad Gerlach for shredding Malibu during Hurricane Marie and his Air Odyssey video EpicTV.com

David’s Kook: Everyone who LOVED the fact that Laird shot the pier. Yeah, it’s alright, but Gerr wrapping turns down the point is way cooler.

050 – Jason Baffa: Bella Vita

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Jason Baffa, filmmaker known for Singlefin: Yellow and One California Day, has a new film entitled Bella Vita. The film follows surfer Chris Del Moro as he traces his family’s, and surfing’s, lineage through Italy. In this episode of Surf Splendor, we discuss the joy and pain of the film’s production, the changing media landscape, and the importance of storytelling in the preservation of surfing’s legacy.

This conversation was recorded at Tyler Surfboards in El Segundo, California.

Click here to attend the screening of Bella Vita hosted by Surf Splendor.
Click here to host your own screening of Bella Vita.

Click here to purchase Bella Vita.


BELLA VITA FILM from Bella Vita Film on Vimeo.

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The Bella Vita team on location in Italy.

The Bella Vita team on location in Italy.

Jason Baffa and Chris Del Moro

Jason Baffa and Chris Del Moro

Singlefin: Yellow Trailer

One California Day Trailer

One California Day film trailer from jason baffa films on Vimeo.

Learn more about Jason Baffa at JasonBaffaFilms.com
Follow @JasonBaffaFilms on Instagram and @BellaVitaFilms
Or on Facebook Bella Vita Films

049 – Dan Malloy: Slow Is Fast

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Surf Splendor Dan Malloy 600x600In 2013 Dan Malloy embarked on a 700 mile bicycle trek along the California Coast. Along the way he worked with a variety of artisans, from farmers to knife makers, and occasionally stopped to surf. The journey is vividly brought to life through a photo journal and short documentary entitled, “Slow Is Fast”, which Dan curated with filmmaker Kellen Keene and photographer Kanoa Zimmerman.

In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, we talk to Dan about the path that led him to “Slow Is Fast”, the 700 mile trek, and what comes next. We hope you enjoy the show.

Link to purchase Slow Is Fast
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Slow is Fast Book & DVD with Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman and Kellen Keene from Patagonia on Vimeo.

Dan Malloy and Dane Reynolds Board Swap fro The Surfer’s Journal

Dan Malloy on Vice’s Hi-Shredability in 2007

Here’s a link to Dan’s interview with Esquire.com discussing Slow Is Fast.

Learn more about Dan here!

048 – Surf News, August 13th, 2014

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David and Scott hail Tommy Carroll, applaud Luke Egan & Kelly Slater for bucking the man, plan a surf trip to North Korea, and much more!

CATCHING UP

You should watch Strange Rumblings in Shangra-La

DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT

NORTH KOREA SURF TRIPS

Who’s going? Link to the article.

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SHARK WEEK!

The tale of Submarine is a farce! Here’s the link, but enjoy the documentary anyway.

THE 2014 WATERMAN OF THE YEAR

Tommy Carroll was honored as the 2014 Waterman of the Year by SIMA. Link to the article.

Tommy Carroll

Link here to purchase TC
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THE NATHAN HEDGE SAGA

We’re psyched to see Hedgey back in action and surfing his best. Kudos, Hedge! Keep it up. Best of luck at Chopes!
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MIKI DORA’S BIRTHDAY WEEK

Link to EOS’s tribute page.

LUKE EGAN LAUNCHES DEPACTUS

Here’s a link to Luke’s interview with StabMag.com

Depactus

WEBLAND

Mickey Wright’s dismount to bodysurf to recovery.

Taj and Mark Matthews concept photo shoot.

Link to the footage

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Koa Smith’s first wave in Diamonds of the Desert.

DUKE

David’s Duke: Dean Treanor for his work as a directore with LastNameFirst.TV

Scott’s Duke: Bethanny Hamilton’s Air Reverse Link to the video here

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KOOK

Scott’s Kook: The grom who almost poked out Mike Cianciulli’s eye. Link to article.

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David’s Kook: The way we view and discuss women’s surfing. We ought not glorify mediocre airs.

FINAL NOTE

Robin Williams interview on Marc Maron’s WTF

047 – Judgment: JFlo vs. Seabass

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Surf Splendor Judgment 600x600Joined by former 11 year ASP judge, Erik Krammer, we attempt to examine the successes and pitfalls of how we evaluate the act of surfing, while analyzing the controversial Jeffrey’s Bay heat between Jeremy Flores and Sebastian Zietz, 

Click here to read the article about Jeremy’s post-heat tantrum and the ASP’s fine and suspension.

or the article on StabMag.com

Also, check out this link to one of Jeremy’s previous fights on the Gold Coast (2011)

The heat in question: Round 2, Heat 10 of the J-Bay Open

You think Sebass rips? You should check out our show’s guest and former ASP judge Erik Krammer!

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Also check out Erik’s business InternationalSurfServices.com

046 – 1st Anniversary!

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One year of Surf Splendor is in the books! Thank you all for being a part of this project. As a small token of celebration we present to you this bonus episode. Enjoy!

Also, make sure to check out the 100 Wave Challenge

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Shaun Tomson takes the 100 Wave Challenge from Boys to Men on Vimeo.

14 middle school boys talk about how 9 months in Boys to Men changed their life from Boys to Men on Vimeo.

045 – Surf News with Tony Roberts for July 28, 2014

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This week we welcome back surf photography icon Tony Roberts to hear his thoughts on the proliferation of GoPro cameras in the line-up, working with Sonny Miller, Following the Light, Dub-Step music, David’s delicate sensibilities, and oh so much more.

Reach Tony Roberts at TonyRobertsPhoto.com and @TonyRobertsPhoto

GET TO KNOW THIS WEEK’S CO-HOST, TONY ROBERTS

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Tony Roberts on a single-fin Xanadu 5’10″ double-wing pin.

Tony Roberts

TR rides everything. Summertime in Costa Rica.

A sampling of Tony's photography work from the late 90s and early 00s.

A sampling of Tony’s photography work from the late 90s and early 00s.

WEBLAND

Check out Re Bull’s new series, The Ripple Effect. Their media player is problematic, so rather than embedding the videos here, we’ll link out to them. Enjoy!

The Witzig Brothers
Mr. Bob Hurley
The Cooly Kids
The Surf Discovery of a Lifetime

THE FOLLOW THE LIGHT FOUNDATION

Link to The Follow the Light Foundation’s website

Larry "Flame" Moore

Larry “Flame” Moore

Tony's favorite image among the finalists: Campbell Mckegg by Rambo Estrada.

Tony’s favorite image among the finalists: Campbell Mckegg by Rambo Estrada.

David's favorite image among the finalists: Kelly Slater at Backdoor by Ryan Craig.

David’s favorite image among the finalists: Kelly Slater at Backdoor by Ryan Craig.

GOPRO

GoPro expands their surf team by adding Chippa Wilson, Shane Dorian, Jamie O’Brien and Aritz Aranburu.

REFLECTIONS ON J-BAY

Curren regales us all with a perfect 10.

Jeremy Flores gets suspended for a tantrum after his loss to Sebastian Zeitz.

Click over to the story on StabMag.com

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Jordy’s post-heat-loss Instagram post.

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DUKE AND KOOK

Tony’s Kook of the Week: Dub-Step music used in surf videos

David’s Kook of the Week: David Lee Scales for airing Allen Sarlo’s dirty laundry in Episode 44′s Gossip Column segment.

Tony’s Duke of the Week: OCCY!

Occy at J Bay by Joli.

Occy at J Bay by Joli.

David’s Duke of the Week: Brad Domke

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Turn Around from Turkeymelt on Vimeo.

044 – Surf News with Rezzy! for July 10, 2014

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David Scales is joined by Tom Rezvan for a discussion about violence in surfing, pro surfers with STD’s, surfing naked, Huntington Beach’s finest surfers, and much more!

GET TO KNOW THIS WEEK’S CO-HOST, REZZY!

Rezzy's on one of his dozens of strike missions.

Rezzy’s best known for his spur-of-the-moment strike missions.

Rezzy on Social Absorption

LISTENER EMAIL

Is violence ever warranted?

EOS’s page on Violence & Surfing

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THE HO KIDS SURFING NAKED

Coco Ho by Morgan Maassen for ESPN's Body Issue

Coco Ho by Morgan Maassen for ESPN’s Body Issue

ALLEN SARLO SUED FOR STD TRANSMISSION

Link to the article

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Allen Sarlo by Lance Trout

Allen Sarlo by Lance Trout

ASP TALK

Jordy reigns supreme on day one at J Bay


Timmy Reyes wins Balito and moves to 5th place on the ‘QS

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Brett Simpson surfs at home and talks about the World Tour (recorded March 15, 2012)

@Home with Brett Simpson from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Lifeguard Ben Carlson drowns after rescuing a swimmer in Newport Beach.

Link to ABC News article

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Legendary filmmaker Sonny Miller passed away from a heart attack on July 8th at the age of 54.

Link to the article on StabMag.com

Sonny Miller by Tom Servais

Sonny Miller by Tom Servais

DUKE OF THE WEEK

Rezzy’s Pick: Timmy Reyes for winning the Mr. Price Pro in Balito

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David’s Pick: Sonny Miller for his vivid depiction of Tom Curren, among many other things. Sonny pasted away from a heart attack on Tuesday, July 8th. RIP Sonny.

KOOK OF THE WEEK

Rezzy’s Pick: The delusional redheaded lady burning folks at Malibu.

David’s Pick: The fishermen who hooked a white shark on the Manhattan Beach pier, fought it for 45 minutes, and then cut the line as a group of swimmers approached.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Rezzy’s Must See Moment: Anthony Walsh’s 5 barrel wave at Desert Point with selfies!

David’s Must-See Moment: Shane Dorian for his massive wave at Puerto Escondido

Click here to see the HD version with Shane’s narration.