073 – Firewire CEO, Mark Price + Surf News, February 3, 2015

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We spend the first half of today’s show chatting with Firewire CEO Mark Price about board construction, rumors of Kelly Slater’s investment in the brand, and upcoming trends in board building materials. In the second half of the show David and Scott discuss the Volcom Pipe Pro, pro surfers getting smashed on rocks, Jamie Brisicks’ latest book “Becoming Westerly Windina”, Duke and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!

FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS

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VOLCOM PIPE PRO

Congrats (once again) John John! 4x Volcom Pipe Pro champ! Link to VolcomPipePro.com

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KELLY SLATER’S ENVIRONMENTAL/COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS

Click the image to read the full Instagram post.

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Kelly’s Apple ad from 2002.

And Kelly’s Superbowl appearance (.33 second mark).

PRO SURFERS vs. ROCKS

Tyler Wright Smashed into Rock Pool at Cronulla (All original YouTube traces have been deleted. WTF? Here’s a video found on the DailyMail.

And Mark Matthews attempting to exit Ours.

FERGAL SMITH’S GROWING

There are 20 episodes of this series. The most recent episode recaps the previous 20 without any dialogue, but all the best visuals.

BECOMING WESTERLY

The book and documentary are by Jamie Brisick

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary.

Also, here’s a link to an article that Jamie Brisick wrote about, which I believe first appeared in The Surfer’s Journal.

THE ROSY RESURRECTION: SHEDDING PETER DROUYN, BECOMING WESTERLY WINDINA

And footage of the great Peter Drouyn from EOS

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Mark Healey and Michael Ho’s shared Pipeline barrel. Bravo, boys!

And (unfortunately) Healy’s only usable frame from the GoPro.

Healey and Ho

DUKE

David’s Pick: Bureh Beach Surf Club in Sierra Leone. Link to full article on NYTimes.com

Sierra Leone

Scott’s Pick: Gary Linden for paddling in to a wave at Jaws at the ripe age of 65! Link to full story.

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KOOK

Surfline for their filterless Wave of the Winter acceptance policy. They currently have 138 entries!!!! Most of which are fairly mediocre waves and they have multiple entries for the same wave from different angles. I want to see who the contenders are, but quickly lose patience letting after sifting through dozens of mediocre waves to get to the few gems. Here’s a link to the complete list.

This episode was recorded at SHACC, The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center

2 thoughts on “073 – Firewire CEO, Mark Price + Surf News, February 3, 2015

  1. Fraser Cameron-Laurie

    Hi David love the podcasts! I found the talks about the FireWire construction really interesting. Would be cool to hear more about different surfboard constructions or maybe to hear about what you and Scott are currently riding, almost a mini review? Do you guys know much about the lib Tech boards? I know they make amazing snowboards but don’t know much about their water boards.
    Keep up the good work!
    Fraser

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