In today’s episode of Surf Splendor, we dissect the board design and cultural revolution that was the …Lost Round Nose Fish 5’5″ x 19 1/4″. Featuring interviews with Matt “Mayhem” Biolos, Chris Ward, Cory Lopez, Chris Christenson, Mike Estrada, Kelly Connelly, and Hank Warner. This episode was recorded at The Boardroom Show, while documenting The Chunk of Foam Challenge presented by US Blanks.
David Scales spends the hour with 3x Women’s Longboard Champion, Cori Schumacher. They discuss some of the challenges Cori faced as female professional surfing emerged in the mid 90s and how hypersexualization challenges the current growth of the sport.
And lastly, we asked Cori to provide an image for the cover art of this episode. Here’s what Cori provided, along with her response:
“I’ve included an art piece by Audrey Kawasaki that is representative of the mixed sensation I have around women’s surfing (industry and free) which captures that inbetween space of sinking and/or emerging. Is this a woman rising from the depths of the ocean to speak some long-held secret? Are we, as a culture, ready to listen what she is about to speak? Or is she caught in a bucking, frothing, overwhelming sea, nearly drowning? This is the “where” we are negotiating and I think this piece captures it nicely. It is also ART/creativity-beauty, which I feel Big Surfing could certainly use more of, rather than lowest-common-denominator, lazy marketing schemes. ” Cori Schumacher