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.

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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.

043 – Richard Graham’s The Ride

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Surf Splendor Richard Graham 600x600Richard Graham discusses the founding of Surfing Magazine, his involvement in establishing the first international surf brands, and his new book The Ride, which documents the journey through a pivotal portion of surf history.

Link to Richard’s Kickstarter page

Adam West, Bruce Brown, Duke Kahanamoku, and Richard Graham at the first ever Surfing Hall of Fame. Photo by Leroy Grannis, 1966

Adam West, Bruce Brown, Duke Kahanamoku, and Richard Graham at the first ever Surfing Hall of Fame. Photo by Leroy Grannis, 1966

Early International Surfing Covers.

Early International Surfing Covers.

Footage of Bob McTavish from Fantastic Plastic Machine

Link to Richard Graham’s Kickstarter Page

Link to The Ride’s Facebook page

042 – Surf News for June 24, 2014

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David and Scott discuss Fast Eddie’s threat to the ASP, Freddy P’s un-sewn wild oats, Webland, Duke & Kook and more!

Gossip Hour

Kelly in Pumas and Volcom

Freddy P’s 10 Regrets

Freddy P

Increased Shark Population

Link to Time.com article

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Eddie Rothman’s Message for the ASP

Eddie Rothman Da Hui leader from I Want My North Shore 2 on Vimeo.

Matt Banting

MattBanting.com

He just won the Los Cabos Open, but we’ve been hyping this kid for years. Sidenote: when he’s in Southern California he stays with our mate Derek Peters (see our Must See Moment below).

Surf Craft at the Mingei

Link to the Mingei’s Site

The exhibit is curated by Richard Kenvin. Photo by Kenvin.

The exhibit is curated by Richard Kenvin. Photo by Kenvin.

Webland

Surfline’s Wave of the Winter Movie

Reef’s De Passage

One Session with Gabriel Medina

One Session with Gabe

 

Wipeout Porn by EOS

Wipeout Porn II from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.

Tom Curren at J-Bay

Whatever Happened? with Jay Davies

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Kelly for his Performance of the Winter win.

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Kook

The vast majority of Go Pro users, like this duo.

Must See Moment

Sponsor Derek, please.

041 – Ben Aipa and the Sting

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Surf Splendor Ben Aipas Sting 600x600In this episode of Surf Splendor, we dissect the Sting surfboard and its design revolution during the mid 70s. Featuring interviews with Ben Aipa, Matt Calvani, Davey Smith, Skye Richard, and Roger Hinds, this episode was recorded at The Boardroom Show during the Icons of Foam Tribute to Ben Aipa where six shaping contestants were tasked with replicating a classic Aipa Sting.

The original 1974 Aipa Sting, shaped for Buttons, was on hand for contestants to asses prior to their allotted 90 minutes in the shaping bay.

The original 1974 Aipa Sting, shaped for Buttons, was on hand for contestants to asses prior to their allotted 90 minutes in the shaping bay.

The Sting design was made famous by Larry Bertlemann, Buttons, and Mark Liddell.

BEN AIPA

Ben Aipa and his son Duke judged the Icons of Foam shaping competition.

Ben Aipa and his son Duke judged the Icons of Foam shaping competition.

DAVEY SMITH

Davey’s Facebook page

Davey Smith with Ben.

Davey Smith with Ben.

Davey Smith's 8-fin prototype.

Davey Smith’s 8-fin prototype.

MATT CALVANI

Matt Calvani’s bio on BingSurf.com

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Defending Icons of Foam champion Matt Calvani puts the finishing touches on his Aipa Sting replica.

Defending Icons of Foam champion Matt Calvani puts the finishing touches on his Aipa Sting replica.

SKYE RICHARD

Link to Skye’s Facebook Page

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ROGER HINDS

RogerHindsSurfboards.com

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Here’s a flipbook of the event.

040 – Surf News for June 6, 2014

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In today’s episode of Surf News, David and Scott begin by recapping The Boardroom Show. Scott then shares about a luncheon he attended in 2012 with Ricky Grigg and talks about his passing. The guys then lament the Women’s WCT, The Fiji Pro, and attempt to find a silver lining. The show wraps with Duke and Kook and Must See Moments.

Also, check out the new Spotify playlists on the Music Archive page.

The Boardroom Show

Link to the Surfline coverage

US Blanks’ Digital Zine


 

R.I.P. Ricky Grigg

Link to Ricky’s EOS page

Link to Jose Angel’s EOS entry

The Women’s Fiji Pro

Fiji Pro Screenshot

 

Duke

Scott’s Duke: 100 Wave Challenge

Boys to Men

David’s Duke: Maya Angelou, R.I.P

Kook

David’s Kook: Pat Parnell for his overuse of the phrase, “Sends it to the top” when commentating waves. I randomly selected a heat (Round 1, Heat 4), and this is what I found.

Go ahead, go to the Heat Analyzer and watch any heat that Pat is commentating. Sorry, Pat, but it’s annoying!

Must See Moment

David’s Must See Moment: Matt Banting’s East Coast Travels

Scott’s Must See Moment: The latest Nambia footage

039 – 5’5″ x 19 1/4″, The Chunk of Foam Challenge

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Surf Splendor Five Five 600x600In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, we dissect the board design and cultural revolution that was the …Lost Round Nose Fish 5’5″ x 19 1/4″. Featuring interviews with Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, Chris Ward, Cory Lopez, Chris Christenson, Mike Estrada, Kelly Connelly, and Hank Warner. This episode was recorded at The Boardroom Show, while documenting The Chunk of Foam Challenge presented by US Blanks.

…Lost Surfboards website

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Mike Estrada’s website, EstradaSurfboards.com

Kelly Connolly’s website, EverydaySurfboards.blogspot.com

Hank Warner’s website, HankWarner.com

Chris Christenson’s website, ChristensonSurfboards.com

Purchase 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ the movie



Mike Estrada in the Chunk of Foam Challenge shaping booth.

Mike Estrada in the Chunk of Foam Challenge shaping booth.

Kelly Connelly attempting to replicate the 5'5" x 19 1/4" from a chunk of foam.

Kelly Connolly attempting to replicate the 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ from a chunk of foam.

Hank Warner sized up the block.

Hank Warner sized up the block.

Chris Christenson en route to victory.

Chris Christenson en route to victory.

 

Cory Lopez and Matt Biolos judged the competition.

Cory Lopez and Matt Biolos judged the competition.

Congratulations for Chris Christenson for winning the 2014 Chunk of Foam Challenge

Congratulations for Chris Christenson for winning the 2014 Chunk of Foam Challenge presented by US Blanks

 

038 – Surf News for May 13th, 2014

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In today’s episode of Surf News, David and Scott discuss finless surfing, shark deterrent wetsuits, the Billabong Rio Pro, Dustin Barca’s bid for mayor, the Duke and Kook, and much more.

Today’s episode was recorded at The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in San Clemente.

Also, check out our new Spotify playlists on our Music archive page.

Mason Ho

Santa Ana Winds and Combo Swell in So Cal

Link to Surfline’s Swell Feature
Surfline Feature

Ode to Derek Hynd

Link to the Surfer Mag feature

Surfing Magazine Flipbooks Are Rad

Shark Deterrent Wetsuits

Shark Cull Update

ASP Talk

ASP Licenses the Triple Crown
ASP Acquires the XXL Awards
The Billabong Rio Pro

Congrats Michel & Sally!
Michel Bourez

Duke

Dustin Barca and best wishes in his bid for mayor.
Barca4Mayor.com
Dustin Barca

Kook

Kook of the Day Instagram Page
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Must See Moment

Click Here to See Chris Ward’s Bomb at Zicatela
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Spotify playlist for this episode

037 – Cori Schumacher on the State of Women’s Surfing

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David Scales spends the hour with 3x Women’s Longboard Champion, Cori Schumacher. They discuss some of the challenges Cori faced as female professional surfing emerged in the mid 90s and how hypersexualization challenges the current growth of the sport.

Visit Cori’s website, State of Flux at CoriSchumacher.com

Cori’s recommended reading is:

Surfer Girls

Cori’s recommended viewing: Out In The Line Up

And lastly, we asked Cori to provide an image for the cover art of this episode. Here’s what Cori provided, along with her response:

Audrey Kawasaki

“I’ve included an art piece by Audrey Kawasaki that is representative of the mixed sensation I have around women’s surfing (industry and free) which captures that inbetween space of sinking and/or emerging. Is this a woman rising from the depths of the ocean to speak some long-held secret? Are we, as a culture, ready to listen what she is about to speak? Or is she caught in a bucking, frothing, overwhelming sea, nearly drowning? This is the “where” we are negotiating and I think this piece captures it nicely. It is also ART/creativity-beauty, which I feel Big Surfing could certainly use more of, rather than lowest-common-denominator, lazy marketing schemes. ” Cori Schumacher

CoriSchumacher.com