In today’s show David and Scott discuss Dane Reynolds compensation and dispute with Quiksilver. They also chat about the Big Wave Award winners, Kelly Slater’s Willy Wonka-style Golden Ticket to his wave pool, and the upcoming Oi Rio Pro. So much good stuff. Dig in!
DANE REYNOLDS’ DISPUTE WITH QUIKSILVER
Really, this whole debacle was best summed up by Reuters “Surfwear retailer Quiksilver Inc and professional surfer Dane Reynolds are battling over $3.6 million the surfer says he is owed from a sponsorship deal from before the company went through its bankruptcy reorganization. Reynolds’ demand is unjustified because he agreed last year to give up all claims related to the deal, Quiksilver said in court papers on Tuesday.“
You read the various developments in the story on BeachGrit: PART ONE and PART TWO. Part One includes Mickey Picon’s embarrassingly poorly written email to Blair Marlin (as read by Scott Bass on the show).
Also, BG contributor Rory Parker dug up this compensation schedule from Dane’s contract:
BIG WAVE AWARD WINNERS
Here’s the full broadcast.
Shane Dorian’s Ride of the Year:
Paddle Award: Aaron Gold
Biggest Wave Award: Yuri Soledade
Barrel of the Year Award: Keala Kennelly
Wipeout of the Year: Niccolo Porcella
Men’s Performance of the Year: Shane Dorian
Women’s Performance of the Year: Andrea Moeller
SLATER’S WILLY WONKA-STYLE GOLDEN TICKET TO HIS WAVE POOL
Scott Bass develops the ultimate marketing strategy for KS Designs; a golden ticket with each board purchase, one of which grants the lucky winner a pass to surf Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool. A capital idea!
THE OI RIO PRO
The WSL builds a footbridge to protect competitors from the pandemonium and fans.
This year competitors will have the benefit of an elevated footbridge from the competitors area to the water.
Surfline’s Time Lapse Footage of the Whale Washing Ashore at Lowers.
Donald Trump for threatening to blockade Doughmore Doonbeg Beach. Full story on MagicSeaweed and sign the petition to prevent the 200,000 ton wall that would ruin Doughmore.
Barney Miller. The film documenting his story, “You and Me” is touring Australian now. Here’s the 60 Minutes overview. We’ll update you on when the film is available to watch.