133 – Surf News, August 24, 2016


David and Scott discuss the proliferation of new podcast’s on the market, boards their currently riding, then they chat about the 44 year old unsponsored surfer who won Tahiti on an experimental surfboard after practicing in a wave pool! (Thanks for that caption Dean Weir). Enjoy!



The launch of Occy’s “Occ-Cast” has led to the surf media’s sudden interest in surf podcasts. Here’s a few to fill your non-Surf Splendor hours.

Scott’s long-standing “Down The Line” podcast.

Down the Line Radio

“Surf Simply”

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“Ain’t That Swell”

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Any others of interest? Leave them in the comment section.


Kelly combos JJF in an incredible finale to epic performances by both surfers.

Kelly’s insane, subtle, critical, and radical adjustments are pure artistry!

Kelly’s road to the finals

JJF’s road to the final

Was JJF underscored? I think so. Shoulda been a 10!

Jules with last minute heroics, then JJF with last second heroics!


Kelly chatted about life with Joe Buck on the Audience network.

Kelly’s shows emotion and passion! Glad to have you back Kelly!


Scott’s Pick: Kelly’s mastery.

David’s Pick: The best 11 year old surfer in the world.

13 thoughts on “133 – Surf News, August 24, 2016

  1. Ryan Lowe

    As always love the podcast just wanted to chime in on a few things. First off on your latest podcast you mentioned a board club with a membership so i just wanted inform you of a place right in your hometown of Huntington beach called Quivers. I recently had a trip to California and found them off yelp before I went. Let me tell you I couldn’t have asked for a better deal the guys were super friendly great local knowledge and a slew of new boards I ended up trying a mini Simmons that i took to upper trestles for 3 days. I never would have bought one but being able to try one was Awesome. Anyway just wanted to give them a shout out for making a good trip great. Also just wanted to give you props for mentioning the other podcasts here true surf ambassador stuff there. Id say that was a true Patagonia move :) Thanks again for all the great content Yeeeewwwwww :)

  2. Bob

    Hey guys, love the show. Last episode, in regards to surfing in the olympics and the Joe Buck interview, David said something along the lines that the mainstream media coverage of surfing, “…gets more people interested in surfing…shows that the outside world has an interest in surfing…” and that, “…I think it’s all great.” It’s your show and your opinions — as it should be — but just so you know, I’ve been surfing 40+ years, most of the people I know and hang out with are surfers, and as far as I can tell, nobody I know thinks that more people getting interested in surfing is a good thing. Except maybe the surf shop owners, but they’re not quick to admit it, and I think they’re morally conflicted about it. The premise that more mainstream interest in surfing is good, is not an undisputed given — far from it. In general I think that if you make money off of surfing then you think it’s good. If not, well, what’s so good about it? It might make an interesting topic of discussion in a future show. Keep up the good work.

  3. ASDF

    Another good podcast is ‘Surf Mastery’, which is a more technical podcast eg interviews performance coaches or paddling coaches or fitness/diet people, all of whom are connected to the (Australian) surf industry. I dont personally agree with everything (the diet stuff is a bit lacking in evidence) but its worth listening to, particularly when they arent talking diet!

  4. Roger clark

    How about that slater occast? Pretty revealing I’d say. The interview was a solid glimpse into the kings thoughts today. I’d have to say slater is an open mic that even Occ can stumble into, even with few words. So many topics of major intrigue in so little time. The tide does rise all boats…

  5. KM

    Hi David, thanks for another great podcast today – one thing I wanted to mention is if Scott has been doing one podcast per week for the past 10 years, wouldn’t he have completed 520 podcasts, and not 5,200 like he originally mentioned? Just sayin’!

    1. KM

      I forgot to mention that I do think Down the Line is easily deserving of being on the top 7 podcast list. It’s a sad state of affairs when Occy’s podcast made the list, when there has only been one and it was poorly done.

  6. JC

    After hearing you guys lament about lack of compensation in this week’s podcast, I visited your website to donate some cash to show my gratitude for a job well done. Surprised you don’t have anything set up on the site for donations; I think it’s a great way for listeners to give back.

    Regardless, thanks for the hard work. Good stuff.

  7. Roman

    I’m sure you’ve heard this a zil times today… Bass, check the math. One podcast every two weeks for ten years = 260 podcasts. 5200 = 10 per week for ten years.

      1. Henning Schwalbe

        I must feel like thousands to him though! 😉 10 years deserves nothing but respect. No other surf podcast that I know of comes close.

  8. Brett White

    Great show guys.

    Just a comment on Kellys board. There appeared to be nothing either experimental or banana like about his board/boards.

    Am I missing something?


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