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

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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.

JohnVanHamersveld.com

Link to purchase My Art, My Life

My Art My Life

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

JVH 50 Years

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

053 – Mickey Munoz: Part 1

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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
Morning Team

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
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