144 – Wayne Rich

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Surfer/Shaper Wayne Rich is the subject of today’s episode of Surf Splendor. Wayne was inducted into the International Surfboard Builder Hall of Fame last week and he’s a 2x Icons of Foam winner. In this episode Wayne details his childhood in Hermosa Beach during the heyday of Noll, Bing, and Weber. He unpacks asymmetrical board design and discusses how the wipeout that nearly paralyzed him altered his perspective on surfing, shaping, and life. Get comfy and enjoy our conversation with Wayne Rich.

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Wayne Rich with his winning shape for the Icons of Foam Tribute to Carl Ekstrom.

Wayne Rich with his winning shape for the Icons of Foam Tribute to Carl Ekstrom.

David Scales just trying too hard to look cool between Wayne Rich (left) and Steve Coletta (right)

David Scales just trying too hard to look cool between Wayne Rich (left) and Steve Coletta (right)

Wayne about to get shacked somewhere near his Santa Barbara home.

Wayne about to get shacked somewhere near his Santa Barbara home.

Wayne with former Surf Splendor guest Marc Andreini and Santa Cruz shaper Ashley Lloyd.

Wayne with former Surf Splendor guest Marc Andreini and Santa Cruz shaper Ashley Lloyd.

Wayne finishing an asymm.

Wayne finishing an asymm.

A glorious Wayne Rich on display at The Boardroom Show in Santa Cruz.

A glorious Wayne Rich on display at The Boardroom Show in Santa Cruz.

The Nightmare Model

The Nightmare Model

One thought on “144 – Wayne Rich

  1. Jim boyce

    Thoroughly enjoyed the pocast with Wayne rich. My fist exposure was your interview with Wayne Okamoto. The podcast medium is special. As a young surfer of 63 it takes me back to endless hours as a kid just listening to the radio whether it was a baseball game or music. Very good for the mind and soul – keep up the good work.

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