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.

2 thoughts on “053 – Mickey Munoz: Part 1

  1. Frank Altomari

    I never knew much about Mickey Munoz…I must say, I am in awe of his surfing life. If I calculated correctly, Mickey has been surfing for 66 years. He has surfed through most of the history of surfing on the mainland United States. Most impressive to me, is that, Mickey is still surfing, in conditions that many half his age, could not endure. I listened to one hour of this podcast in my car, and was so impressed with his recollections and stories, that I pulled my car over, and purchased the book, “No bad waves”, for my kindle, from my smartphone. This podcast is amazing, and Mickey is a living surfing treasure. David thanks for bringing this podcast to us. I have listed to every podcast so far, and for me, this is the high water mark for Surf Splendor…Outstanding.

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