111 – Derek Rielly & Chas Smith: BeachGrit

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Humorous, irreverent, sensational, speculative, BeachGrit has quickly become one of our favorite destinations for anything surf. Albeit often superficial, BeachGrit provides something that surf media has long avoided: gossip! Blood feuds, backroom deals, million dollar corporate buy-outs, BeachGrit provides the parking lot fodder that was previously only privy to industry bros. Oh, and they have opinions! “They” are Derek Rielly and Chas Smith, along with a small crew of contributing writers. In today’s episode, David chats with Derek and Chas about the founding of BeachGrit, where it’s headed, the state of women’s surfing, Bruce’s Wildcard entry into the Pipe Masters, the title race, and so much more. Enjoy!

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Here’s a link to Chas Smith’s previous episode of Surf Splendor

Here’s what the blokes look like:

Derek Rielly

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Chas Smith

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ROSIE HODGE’S STAB PHOTO SHOOT

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IS JOHN JOHN FLORENCE GAY?

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TOM CURREN SURFS A SKIM!

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THE ORIGINAL BLOOD FEUD: ALEX GRAY VS. RICARDO TOLEDO

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RICARDO TOLEDO

CHAS SMITH’S BOOK

Purchase Chas Smith’s Welcome to Paradise Now Go to Hell here

Welcome to Paradise

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Chas Smith’s:

The Gallery by  John Horne Burns PURCHASE HERE

THE GALLERY

Derek’s Recommendations:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov PURCHASE HERE

Lolita

The Revolt by Menechem Begin PURCHASE HERE

The Revolt

My LIfe by Golda Meir PURCHASE HERE

My Life

4 thoughts on “111 – Derek Rielly & Chas Smith: BeachGrit

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  2. LEE PEGUS

    Pipe layday 13 December 2015, 4am Queensland Oz time, so glad I spent the past hour & five, listening, chuckling, and learning, even more about my amazing, long time friend & colleague, Derek Rielly from Beach Grit. The last Pipe layday I had so much fun, was when Pipe day one of the waiting period went on hold. I was stoked, as I jumped in the rental, zoomed to Haleiwa & got to see & Photograph The Crusty Deamons in the Pineapple fields. Nice gig Surf Splendor, I’m left with a superb memory …… & Aloha to Scotty Bass :) LEE PEGUS

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  3. Matt

    Hi David – big fan of the show since the beginning. Reckon the Derek and Chas pod is the best yet. Keep them coming. Looking forward to a Peahi special on Tuesday! Cheers, Matt (Ireland)
    ps. Well done for keeping Bassy on a leash re. women’s surfing, Brazilians, xenophobia etc!

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