065 – Gary Linden: The Big Wave World Tour

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Humble, ambitious, persistent, and still charging big waves in his early sixties, few people are more qualified to give insight into competitive big-wave surfing than Gary Linden. In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, Gary talks about his early days helping pioneer Todos Santos, spending decades building surfboards, judging on the ASP, and orchestrating the advent of the Big Wave World Tour. Enjoy!

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The Big Wave World Tour

Big Wave World Tour founder and director, Gary Linden. Photo: Jimmicane

Big Wave World Tour founder and director, Gary Linden. Photo: Jimmicane

Gary at Todos Santos in 2010, at age 57.

Gary at Todos Santos in 2010, at age 57.

Gary working with his preferred surfboard medium, Balsa wood.

Gary working with his preferred surfboard medium, Balsa wood.

Gary (right) at the first-ever Nelscott Reef event.

Gary (right) at the first-ever Nelscott Reef event.

4 thoughts on “065 – Gary Linden: The Big Wave World Tour

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  2. Sandy Olney

    Long time listener (2 yrs – ha!)…love the show. That may have been the best interview yet with Gary Linden. It would be fun to get more “big wave” perspective from Gary…as in, what the hell drives someone to paddle out solo to a shark-infested reef for 3x OH surf. Fascinating. Your show really helps with these somewhat depressing winters.

    Please let us know when you’re in Boston next. Happy to get you in the water! -Sandy, Duxbury, MA

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    1. DS Post author

      Thanks, Sandy. Not to mention, Gary’s doing those solo missions in frigid waters at the age of 62!!! Incredible. Thanks for the feedback. Hope to be back in Boston soon. I’d love to experience the surf scene.

      David Scales

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