Monthly Archives: February 2014

027 – Anatomy of a Surf Trip: Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Surf Splendor Anatomy 600x600Join us for a surf trip to the island chain of Bocas del Toro off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Former pro surfer and ASP judge, Erik Krammer hosts a training camp for professional track, pro junior surfers. We tag along with Derek Peters from Huntington Beach, California, Aurelio Prieto from Ecuador, Jorge Lymberopulos from Panama, and Jordan Montgomery from Virginia Beach, Virginia to bring you the trials and tribulations involved with international surf travel. We’re joined by photographer Tony Roberts and tour guide Scott Balogh.

Special thanks to Erik Krammer at International Surf Services and Scott Balogh at Red Frog Bungalows.

Global Training Camp ~ Bocas del Toro, Panama ~ January 2014 from Erik Krammer on Vimeo.

Derek Peters surfing during the trip.

All photos provided by Tony Roberts

The crew checking the waves at Bluff.

The crew checking the waves at Bluff.

Boats are a part of the daily commute in Bocas.

Boats are a part of the daily commute in Bocas.

Ecuador's Aurelio Prieto at Bluff.

Ecuador’s Aurelio Prieto at Bluff.

Derek Peters at one of the many reef breaks in Bocas del Toro.

Derek Peters at one of the many reef breaks in Bocas del Toro.

Jorge Lymberopolus applying some of the technique that he's learned this week.

Jorge Lymberopolus applying some of the technique that he’s learned this week.

Jordan Montgomery celebrated his 16th birthday while in Panama.

Jordan Montgomery celebrated his 16th birthday while in Panama.

Coach Erik Krammer earning his street cred on a set wave.

Coach Erik Krammer earning his street cred on a set wave.

The local groms lend a helping hand.

The local groms lend a helping hand.

Coach Erik Krammer explains the judging criteria before the boys paddle out for a heat.

Coach Erik Krammer explains the judging criteria before the boys paddle out for a heat.

Our crew, from left: David Scales, Derek Peters, Jorge Lymberopulos, Tony Roberts, Erik Krammer, Jordan Montgomery, Aurelio Prieto

Our crew, from left: David Scales, Derek Peters, Jorge Lymberopulos, Tony Roberts, Erik Krammer, Jordan Montgomery, Aurelio Prieto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

026 – Surf News February 18th, 2014

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Scott Bass and David Scales discuss Equality for the Women’s Tour, Lewis Samuels, Bat Tails, The Polarity of Adriano, plus the Duke and Kook of the week.

SURFERS CROSSING OVER

Anastasia Ashley

Anastasia Ashley

Bethany Hamilton

Golf Digest

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PAUL SPEAKER ON IMPROVING THE WOMENS WORLD TOUR

LEWIS SAMUELS

Post-Surf.com

Screen shots provided by @Dranolds

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KELLY SLATER’S BAT TAIL

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Kellys Bat Tail Three

THE POLARITY OF ADRIANO

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DUKE AND KOOK

Duke of the Week – Todd Chesser

Kook of the Week – Hate Mail Received About the Lunada Bay Controversy

MUST SEE MOMENT

David’s Pick – Worst GoPro Wipeout Ever

Scott’s Pick – Matt Bromley’s Charitable Wave of the Winter

025 – A Portrait of Tony Roberts: a life in filmmaking, photography, and surfing

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Tony Roberts opens up about his life’s work producing over 20 surf and skate films, earning numerous cover shots, traveling the world and trying to find balance between work and play.

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Tony Skating, with his Daughter, and Surfing.

Tony Roberts Surfing in April & May 2013

The opening segment of Tony Robert’s Jacked

Examples of Tony's Skate Inspired Photography.

Examples of Tony’s Skate Inspired Photography.

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To reach Tony, contact him via RealSurfTrips.com/tony-roberts/

To purchase his work, visit ReelHouse.org

And follow Tony Roberts Photo on Facebook

024 – Chris Taloa on Localism at Lunada Bay & Surf News with Scott Bass for Feb 4th, 2014

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As a follow up to the discussion in our last episode about the localism at Lunada Bay, we begin today’s episode with an interview with Chris Taloa, aka, Chris Won. Chris has spearheaded the movement to free Lunada Bay from the ugly and sometimes violent localism that has plagued one of Southern California’s greatest surf spots for more than half a century. The interview concludes at the 30 minute mark and segues into Surf News with David Scales and Scott Bass. David and Scott discuss the Volcom Pipe Pro, why shortboarding is for the groms, and who’s life has more value, human or shark? We hope you enjoy the show. Please share your feedback in the comment section below. Today’s show was recorded at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center.

Chris Taloa Interview and Localism at Lunada Bay

Map to Lunada

Footage from Lunada

Footage of Chris Taloa, aka Chris Won

Aloha Point Surf Club’s Facebook Page

Lunada Bay

Hurley Fusion Wetsuit

*This is not a paid advertisement! I just love this suit, especially for the price.

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Volcom Pipe Pro

Volcom Pipe Pro

Bruce’s Heat (he paddles out 20 minutes late.

Evan Geiselman & John John Florence’s heat.

Nazare Goes Huge

Andrew Cotton’s Big Ride

Jamie Mitchell’s Close Call with a SUP’er

Jamie Mitchell experiences a close encounter. from Powerlines Productions on Vimeo.

Shark Culling in OZ

CNN’s Video of the first kill on the West Coast.

Link to article about the history of culling in Queensland.

Kook and Duke

David’s Kook

The dude at the beach who trips on his leash because he’s not holding it!

Hold Your Leash

David’s Duke

Congrats Jordy and Lyndall!

Jordy and Lyndall

Scott’s Kook

Vladmir Putin killing dogs in Sochi

Scott’s Duke

Must See Moment

David’s Must See Moment

Dane Reynold’s Loaded

Dane Loaded

Scott’s Must See Moment

It’s actually a Must Read Moment

The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

The Big Burn

Best Song Ever

David’s Best Song Ever

The late, great Pete Seeger’s Mr. Tom Hughes Town. Here’s the full album.

Scott’s Best Song Ever

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Powder Finger