063 – Todd Glaser: The Art & Business of Surf Photography

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In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, photographer Todd Glaser tells about his path from humble beginnings to traveling the world with Kelly Slater on behalf of Surfer Magazine. Todd also share his thoughts on the art and business of surf photography, the modern media landscape, and of course we chat about the world title race leading into Pipeline. Enjoy!

Visit Todd Glaser’s website at TGlaser.com
Follow Todd on Instagram here @ToddGlaser

That’s Todd swimming behind Kelly after he stomped his 540.

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Here’s a small collection of Todd’s work.

Todd's first major cover. Greg Long, Surfer Magazine, June 2009

Todd’s first major cover. Greg Long, Surfer Magazine, June 2009

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Nathan Fletcher, Teahupo'o, Code Red Swell, 2013

Nathan Fletcher, Teahupo’o, Code Red Swell, 2013

Craig Anderson, Teahupo'o, 2013

Craig Anderson, Teahupo’o, 2013

Quiksilver's KS10 Campaign

Quiksilver’s KS10 Campaign

This image was used in Quiksilver's KS10 Campaign

This image was used in Quiksilver’s KS10 Campaign

See more of Todd’s work at TGlaser.com

062 – Surf News, November 18, 2014

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In today’s episode of Surf News, David and Scott catch up on the incredible event that was first jewel of the Triple Crown, Kelly Slater’s announcement about being a brand ambassador, electrified shark nets, Davo’s DUI, and Dane Reynold’s retiring Marine Layer. Plenty of hard facts and a bit of gossip, right now on Surf Splendor. Enjoy!

CATCH UP

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz passed away

Link to New York Times article

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CJ Hobgood’s Injury Update

Link to the ASP’s article

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DANE REYNOLDS ANNOUNCES MARINE LAYER’S RETIREMENT

KELLY ANNOUNCES HIS NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR RELATIONSHIPS

Link to Kelly’s full explanation

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CHRIS DAVIDSON’S DUI TROUBLE

Link to the full article on StabMag.com

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ELECTRIC SHARK BARRIER

Link to the full article

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REEF HAWAIIAN PRO

Congratulations to Dusty Payne who surfed unbelievably well.

Link to the full event website and heat analyzer

Requalifiying Scenarios

Here’s a link Al Hunt’s break-down

JOHN JOHN’S CRAZY AIR FROM ATTRACTIVE DISTRACTION

You should definitely check out Attractive Distraction. Purchase it here on iTunes

Here’s John John’s crazy air from the film and the film’s trailer below.

ATTRACTIVE DISTRACTIONS OFFICIAL TRAILER from TAKE SHELTER PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

In honor of Dusty Payne resurgence to greatness, we require viewing on his segment in Kai Neville’s Lost Atlas. We couldn’t find the original segment online, but Kai released a “B-Side”. Enjoy!

DUSTY PAYNE: Lost Atlas B-Side from Kai Neville Studio on Vimeo.

DUKE

Olamana Eleogram for always entertaining us each year at the Triple Crown. His 10 point ride last week at Haleiwa was his most recent feat. He broke his leg during the Pipe event last year, after a great season. His 10 point ride at Sunset in 2010 is also worth revisiting (see the 2nd video). And, of course, he’s married to Monyca Byrne (Wickey) Eleogram! You’re a hero, Ola!

Monyca + Ola // Hana Wedding from Cinemaui Studio on Vimeo.

KOOK

No kook this week!

061 – #TOURNOTES with Peter King

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#TOURNOTES! It’s the dessert course after every ‘CT event. We’ve been hyping the series since it launched nearly 2 years. David even makes a cameo in the very first episode! (Scroll down to the very first video on this page to see). The video series is produced by the incomparable Peter King. With 52 episodes and over 1 million views of the past 2 episodes alone, it’s no wonder why StabMag.com called him “surfings most powerful journalist.” We Google’d Peter and found very little information, so we thought, let us be the first to share the story of Peter King, straight from the man himself. Enjoy!

Make sure to follow Peter King on Instagram @PeterKingLaJolla

Here’s the complete #TOURNOTES series in reverse chronological order (as of 11/8/14).




















































David was one the beach, filming with Brett Simpson, when Peter King showed up and produced his very first episode of #TOURNOTES. David used some of the footage from that session in this edit. Peter’s version is the video above entitled, “#TOURNOTES with Brett Simpson”, where you can see David in the background at the 1:03 mark.

F1RST QUARTER from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

060 – Surf News, November 4, 2014

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Is Kelly “Jedi-Mind-Trapping” Gabby and Mick? These two podcasters think so! What is the Titan of Mavericks, and who? Is Scott endangering people’s lives by surfing leashless? Will Quiksilver be around in 12 months? All the answers will be revealed and you’ll learn how to avoid getting punched in the head! So much surf talk and sensible advice crammed into one neat episode. Enjoy!

KELLY’S INJURED! OR IS HE?

Link to the full article on CoastalWatch.com

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Image borrowed from @taylorsteele’s Instagram.

A HIPSTER SLICED MY HEAD OPEN

Link to the article on StabMag.com

Should we still promote #GoLeashless? Or should we shame the irresponsible?

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HOW TO AVOID GETTING PUNCHED IN THE HEAD

Link to the full article on TracksMag.com

Surfing legend Nat Young after having his face smashed in a dispute over waves at Angourie. From the March 26, 2000 Sun-Herald.

Surfing legend Nat Young after having his face smashed in a dispute over waves at Angourie. From the March 26, 2000 Sun-Herald.

Link to the “Does Localism Work” article on SurferMag.com

COLD WATER CLASSIC

Nate Yeomans claims the 2014 CWC and a 1 year sponsorship from O’Neill worth $50,000!

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TITANS OF MAVERICKS

It should be a killer event. Get all the event details HERE.

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QUIKSAND!

Things aren’t looking so good for our beloved Quiksilver.

Here’s the link for to the article.

DUKE

Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz. Doc is nearing the end of his life so we’re taking this week to honor his incredible life and immense contributions to surfing, health and well-being. Bravo, Doc! Link to Doc’s EOS page.

Dorian Paskowitz by Art Brewer

Dorian Paskowitz by Art Brewer

KOOK

Julian Wilson for being in a position to not re-qualify for the 2015 CT and for not backing up his standing in the Prime events. Poor career move for one of the world’s finest surfers. He’s currently in 21st position. If he finishes 22nd or lower, he will not re-qualify.

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Watch Surfwise the documentary to learn more about The Paskowitz family story and legacy.

059 – Timmy Curran

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For today’s episode of Surf Splendor we bring you conversation with the limber, graceful, and innovative goofy footed pro surfer who inspired and partially defined my surfing identity in the mid 90’s through early 2000’s. He pioneered the Alley Oop and the backflip. He ranked 6th place on the World Championship Tour in 1999, just before quietly turning away from pro surfing and pursuing a career in music. We’re catching up with Timmy Curran, today on Surf Splendor.

Visit TimmyCurran.com

Links to all of Timmy’s music on iTunes

Timmy’s segment in Taylor Steele’s Good Times

The Rocky Point flip in 2005

Photo by DJ Struntz

Photo by DJ Struntz

Here’s another flip we found on YouTube (not discussed in the show)

Timmy on his first big surf trip to Tavarua in 1995. We could not find the iconic poster image, but it looks like it was taken a few moments after this shot.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

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Photo by Steve Sherman

Photo by Steve Sherman

RIDERS ON THE STORM from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

LEFT RIGHT LEFT from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

IF I ONLY HAD A WAY from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

058 – Surf News, October 20, 2014

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While watching the final of the Rip Curl Pro, David and Scott discuss the highs and lows of the event. They then continue the debate about the decreasing market influence of the professional freesurfer, where David provides a social media popularity analysis. David then unearths Scott’s very first episode of Surfer Magazine’s “In The Line Up” radio show, recorded on November 2nd, 2005. They chat about how the show began and how it’s grown. They also discuss Alana Blanchard’s nude pics (The Fappening!), Chanel’s Surf Commercial (featuring Brazil’s finest export, Gisele!), Kelly’s 540 (The Huey Spin!), Dane’s filmer punking David, and oh so much more!

CATCH UP

Social Media Stats:

Alana reigns supreme. Kelly dominates the male’s division. But most important to note, Dane Reynold’s, arguably the #1 freesurfer in the world doesn’t even crack 100k, and Luke Davis isn’t far behind.

Social Media BReakdown

Steve Perry lead’s the crowd in a sing-along.

THE RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL

Congrats, Mick Fanning!

Gabriel’s post heat interview after a round 3 loss to Brett Simpson.

Kelly’s post heat interview after a round 3 loss to Artiz Aranburu.

David’s first ever sighting of Kelly Slater wear sunglasses! I dare you to find another photo of him in sunnies, ever!

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John John and Jordy had incredible form throughout the entire event. Thank you, gents.

Alana Blanchard and The Fappening

BeachGrit broke the news 1st: Naked Photos of Alana Leaked Online
Stab 2nd: Alana was a Victim of The Fappening
And TheInertia in a distant 3rd: Alana Blanchard’s Leaked Nude Photos: Why You Shouldn’t Click
That makes us a distant 4th :(

WEBLAND

Dustin Barca’s FIGHTLAND

Red Bull’s Qualifying series starts in a couple weeks.

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The cringeworthy Chanel commercial featuring the magnificent Gisele Bundchen.

MINISERIES AND MINI-DRAMA

And another Ventura filmer, Norwell, apparently has a beef with Mini (as does David).

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Kelly’s 540. The man is freak. Here’s link to the breakdown, with Dane.

But why does he think it’s a 810? Odd, and incorrect.

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Day after the big air Kelly names it and say’s it’s a 810 degree air, he explains it here! @kellyslater #bigAir #GOAT #kellyslater @asp #ripcurlproportugal @peterkinglajolla

View on Instagram

DUKE

Brett Simpson for derailing Gabriel Medina’s world title pursuit and forcing the title to take place at Pipeline.

Scales to Simpo

Scales to Simpo

KOOK

CJ Hobgood for his faceplant into a rock caused by excessive claiming.

Also (not Kook related) check out this substantial injury CJ suffered during a freesurf. It forced him out of the event. Best wishes during recovery and we hope you have 100% health before Pipe!

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057 – John Van Hamersveld

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Today we chat about the evolution of one man’s career; about growing up surfing in Southern California, how designing The Endless Summer poster led to him working with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He tells us about being headhunted by John Severson, skiing in Mammoth with Dora,  and how all art is a derivative of destruction. It’s a conversation with John Van Hamersveld, on today’s episode of Surf Splendor.

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Link to purchase My Art, My Life

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Link to purchase John Van Hamersveld: 50 Years of Graphic Design

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BELOW IS A SMALL SAMPLING OF JOHN’S WORK

Endless Summer Poster

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BELOW IS IMAGERY THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

John's 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John’s 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1984, featuring their latest computer.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1983, featuring their latest computer.

HERE’S MORE OF JOHN’S WORK (NOT DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW)

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

BELOW ARE REFERENCE VIDEOS FOR TODAY’S EPISODE

WITB #3 – John Van Hamersveld from Joran Briand on Vimeo.

Finding America – John Van Hamersveld from sinuhe xavier on Vimeo.

Shepard Fairey & John Van Hamersveld Interview from Daniel Borine on Vimeo.

056 – Surf News, October 7, 2014

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David & Scott discuss Kelly Slater’s wave pool, trespassing through private property to surf, John John’s mastery in France, the world title scenarios, Dukes and Kooks and much more!

INTRO AND CATCH UP

Kelly explains Outerknown. Link to article.

Kelly Slater, the face and founder of Outerknown. Photo: Taras

Kelly Slater, the face and founder of Outerknown. Photo: Taras

Brad Domke getting pitched!

THE QUIK PRO FRANCE

Watch John John put together a 19.90 heat total against Mick in round 5.

7 surfers are in contention for the world title. Here are the scenarios:
– If Gabriel finishes 25th or 13th in Portugal, Joel and John John will need a 2nd, Mick; 5th and Kelly; 25th to send the title race to Pipe.
– If Gabriel finishes 9th, Joel and John John will need a 1st, Mick a 2nd, Kelly a 3rd.
– If Gabriel makes the quarters, Joel and John John will be out of the race, Mick and Kelly will need a 1st.
– A third place finish for Gabby, and Mick and Kelly will need a 1st. If Gabriel finishes 2nd, Mick will be out of the race, Kelly will need a 1st.
– But, if Gabriel finishes 1st, he will win the world title in Portugal.
– Taj and Michel are still mathematical chances but so far from the hitting range it’s not worth reporting.

WAVE POOLS OF THE NEAR FUTURE

Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool Company

BILLIONAIRE CLOSES PUBLIC BEACH

Link to article.

WETSUIT COLOR

Link to article.

Will wearing Kelly's suit make you rip?

Will wearing Kelly’s suit make you rip?

TOUR NOTES

Shout out to Peter King for this great series.

“Bye, Dad!” John John Florence

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Must-See Moment: Greg Long on Vice Sports

Scott’s Must-See Moment: Get the Led Out. The Led Zeppelin cover band.

DUKE & KOOK

David’s Duke: Mom John!

Link to her profile on Stab from 2012. Link to the recent article on BeachGrit.

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David’s Kook: The barney who drove it front of me and ditched his board behind me at the the pier the other day. Learn to duckdive.

Scott’s Kook: Sam George for not donating to the 100 Wave Challenge.

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055 – Mickey Munoz: Part 2

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In our 2nd and final installment, Mickey Munoz tells us about his work stunt doubling for Sandra Dee in the film Gidget. We then have a discussion about his involvement with Surftech and the concerns of overseas surfboard manufacturing. Mickey closes our interview by proposing a theory about time travel and potentially discovering the Fountain of Youth.

Link to Mickey’s book “No Bad Waves”

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MICKEY’S FILM CREDITS

Link to Mickey’s IMDB page.

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Link to Mickey’s line of Surftech boards.

054 – Surf News, September 23, 2014

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Welcome back! In the midst of this “Gabriel the villain” controversy, Gabe runs over 2 people at Lowers and then Chris Ward’s daughter, Malia, pushes Gabe off a wave! We then recap the Hurley Lowers Pro including the ASP’s (soon to be the WSL) attempt to fine Jordy $50,000 for wearing a Red Bull hat. Also, Kelly Slater dropped a new song, Point Break 2 invaded massive Teahupo’o, Bassy caught 100 waves in 7 hours. And we figure out who’s a kook and who’s a duke and much, much more! Enjoy.

GABRIEL MEDINA

Villian or Hero?

And Malia Ward pushes Gabe!

HURLEY LOWERS PRO

John John’s Round 4 Heat. David’s claiming it’s the best high-performance surfing ever done in a contest jersey.

Bassy thinks JJF looks like Elaine dancing. Huh???

Taj’s blowtail is David’s Maneuver of the event.

Bassy thinks Slater’s air in round 1 was the maneuver of the event.

Martin Potter and Brad Gerlach battled in the Heritage Series heat.

Jordy was nearly fined $50,000 for wearing his Red Bull hat on the podium.

Link to article

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And the ASP announced that they’ll be changing their name to the WSL (World Surf League) in 2015.

Link to the ASP statement.

KELLY SLATER DROPS A NEW SONG

POINT BREAK 2 INVADES TEAHUPO’O

Scenes from the set on TheInertia.com

16 year old Matahi Drollet’s Wave of the swell!

And the shot of a lifetime of Matahi.

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Laurie Towner took a massive beating where he straightened out on a closeout, hit his head on the reef, blacked out, got blasted by the 2nd wave. Broke his jaw, whip lash his neck and back, punctures and stitches through his neck and into the back of his mouth, that narrowly missed an artery.

Link to Laurie’s Instagram

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Moment: Mark Matthew’s latest 360 angle attempt at The Right. Here’s the link.

Mark Matthews and Brad Domke

Scott’s Moment: This Soul Train Dance Party

KOOK OF THE WEEK

Queensland intiative to institute a “Pay-Per-Wave Policy”. Here’s the link.

Even Kelly can't a freebie.

Even Kelly can’t a freebie.

DUKE OF THE WEEK

The Gudauskas Brother’s for hosting their annual Stoke-O-Rama event the other day.

Straight from Kelly’s Instagram!

"Anything better than a #StokeORama #Selfie? Check out the Gusauskas Brothers' annual contest at T Street in San Clemente today. These guys throw a great event for the kids and are truly the ultimate #SurfAmbassadors. #PositiveVibeWarriors. #Stoked I got a little time at the event this year. #TheGromsAreFrothing" Kelly Slater

“Anything better than a #StokeORama #Selfie? Check out the Gusauskas Brothers’ annual contest at T Street in San Clemente today. These guys throw a great event for the kids and are truly the ultimate #SurfAmbassadors. #PositiveVibeWarriors. #Stoked I got a little time at the event this year. #TheGromsAreFrothing” Kelly Slater