Monthly Archives: May 2014

039 – 5’5″ x 19 1/4″, The Chunk of Foam Challenge

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Surf Splendor Five Five 600x600In 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.

…Lost Surfboards website

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Mike Estrada’s website, EstradaSurfboards.com

Kelly Connolly’s website, EverydaySurfboards.blogspot.com

Hank Warner’s website, HankWarner.com

Chris Christenson’s website, ChristensonSurfboards.com

Purchase 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ the movie



Mike Estrada in the Chunk of Foam Challenge shaping booth.

Mike Estrada in the Chunk of Foam Challenge shaping booth.

Kelly Connelly attempting to replicate the 5'5" x 19 1/4" from a chunk of foam.

Kelly Connolly attempting to replicate the 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ from a chunk of foam.

Hank Warner sized up the block.

Hank Warner sized up the block.

Chris Christenson en route to victory.

Chris Christenson en route to victory.

 

Cory Lopez and Matt Biolos judged the competition.

Cory Lopez and Matt Biolos judged the competition.

Congratulations for Chris Christenson for winning the 2014 Chunk of Foam Challenge

Congratulations for Chris Christenson for winning the 2014 Chunk of Foam Challenge presented by US Blanks

 

038 – Surf News for May 13th, 2014

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In today’s episode of Surf News, David and Scott discuss finless surfing, shark deterrent wetsuits, the Billabong Rio Pro, Dustin Barca’s bid for mayor, the Duke and Kook, and much more.

Today’s episode was recorded at The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in San Clemente.

Also, check out our new Spotify playlists on our Music archive page.

Mason Ho

Santa Ana Winds and Combo Swell in So Cal

Link to Surfline’s Swell Feature
Surfline Feature

Ode to Derek Hynd

Link to the Surfer Mag feature

Surfing Magazine Flipbooks Are Rad

Shark Deterrent Wetsuits

Shark Cull Update

ASP Talk

ASP Licenses the Triple Crown
ASP Acquires the XXL Awards
The Billabong Rio Pro

Congrats Michel & Sally!
Michel Bourez

Duke

Dustin Barca and best wishes in his bid for mayor.
Barca4Mayor.com
Dustin Barca

Kook

Kook of the Day Instagram Page
Kook of the Day

Must See Moment

Click Here to See Chris Ward’s Bomb at Zicatela
Chris Ward

Spotify playlist for this episode

037 – Cori Schumacher on the State of Women’s Surfing

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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.

Visit Cori’s website, State of Flux at CoriSchumacher.com

Cori’s recommended reading is:

Surfer Girls

Cori’s recommended viewing: Out In The Line Up

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:

Audrey Kawasaki

“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

CoriSchumacher.com