Monthly Archives: October 2014

059 – Timmy Curran

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For today’s episode of Surf Splendor we bring you conversation with the limber, graceful, and innovative goofy footed pro surfer who inspired and partially defined my surfing identity in the mid 90’s through early 2000’s. He pioneered the Alley Oop and the backflip. He ranked 6th place on the World Championship Tour in 1999, just before quietly turning away from pro surfing and pursuing a career in music. We’re catching up with Timmy Curran, today on Surf Splendor.

Visit TimmyCurran.com

Links to all of Timmy’s music on iTunes

Timmy’s segment in Taylor Steele’s Good Times

The Rocky Point flip in 2005

Photo by DJ Struntz

Photo by DJ Struntz

Here’s another flip we found on YouTube (not discussed in the show)

Timmy on his first big surf trip to Tavarua in 1995. We could not find the iconic poster image, but it looks like it was taken a few moments after this shot.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

Timmy at Cloudbreak by Tom Servais.

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Photo by Steve Sherman

Photo by Steve Sherman

RIDERS ON THE STORM from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

LEFT RIGHT LEFT from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

IF I ONLY HAD A WAY from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo.

058 – Surf News, October 20, 2014

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While watching the final of the Rip Curl Pro, David and Scott discuss the highs and lows of the event. They then continue the debate about the decreasing market influence of the professional freesurfer, where David provides a social media popularity analysis. David then unearths Scott’s very first episode of Surfer Magazine’s “In The Line Up” radio show, recorded on November 2nd, 2005. They chat about how the show began and how it’s grown. They also discuss Alana Blanchard’s nude pics (The Fappening!), Chanel’s Surf Commercial (featuring Brazil’s finest export, Gisele!), Kelly’s 540 (The Huey Spin!), Dane’s filmer punking David, and oh so much more!

CATCH UP

Social Media Stats:

Alana reigns supreme. Kelly dominates the male’s division. But most important to note, Dane Reynold’s, arguably the #1 freesurfer in the world doesn’t even crack 100k, and Luke Davis isn’t far behind.

Social Media BReakdown

Steve Perry lead’s the crowd in a sing-along.

THE RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL

Congrats, Mick Fanning!

Gabriel’s post heat interview after a round 3 loss to Brett Simpson.

Kelly’s post heat interview after a round 3 loss to Artiz Aranburu.

David’s first ever sighting of Kelly Slater wear sunglasses! I dare you to find another photo of him in sunnies, ever!

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John John and Jordy had incredible form throughout the entire event. Thank you, gents.

Alana Blanchard and The Fappening

BeachGrit broke the news 1st: Naked Photos of Alana Leaked Online
Stab 2nd: Alana was a Victim of The Fappening
And TheInertia in a distant 3rd: Alana Blanchard’s Leaked Nude Photos: Why You Shouldn’t Click
That makes us a distant 4th :(

WEBLAND

Dustin Barca’s FIGHTLAND

Red Bull’s Qualifying series starts in a couple weeks.

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The cringeworthy Chanel commercial featuring the magnificent Gisele Bundchen.

MINISERIES AND MINI-DRAMA

And another Ventura filmer, Norwell, apparently has a beef with Mini (as does David).

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Kelly’s 540. The man is freak. Here’s link to the breakdown, with Dane.

But why does he think it’s a 810? Odd, and incorrect.

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Day after the big air Kelly names it and say’s it’s a 810 degree air, he explains it here! @kellyslater #bigAir #GOAT #kellyslater @asp #ripcurlproportugal @peterkinglajolla

View on Instagram

DUKE

Brett Simpson for derailing Gabriel Medina’s world title pursuit and forcing the title to take place at Pipeline.

Scales to Simpo

Scales to Simpo

KOOK

CJ Hobgood for his faceplant into a rock caused by excessive claiming.

Also (not Kook related) check out this substantial injury CJ suffered during a freesurf. It forced him out of the event. Best wishes during recovery and we hope you have 100% health before Pipe!

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057 – John Van Hamersveld

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Today we chat about the evolution of one man’s career; about growing up surfing in Southern California, how designing The Endless Summer poster led to him working with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He tells us about being headhunted by John Severson, skiing in Mammoth with Dora,  and how all art is a derivative of destruction. It’s a conversation with John Van Hamersveld, on today’s episode of Surf Splendor.

JohnVanHamersveld.com

Link to purchase My Art, My Life

My Art My Life

Link to purchase John Van Hamersveld: 50 Years of Graphic Design

JVH 50 Years

BELOW IS A SMALL SAMPLING OF JOHN’S WORK

Endless Summer Poster

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Cream 2005

BELOW IS IMAGERY THAT WE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

John's 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John’s 4 page spread in the March 2014 issue of Vanity Fair.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1984, featuring their latest computer.

John, as featured in an Apple advertisement in 1983, featuring their latest computer.

HERE’S MORE OF JOHN’S WORK (NOT DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW)

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

A recent image of Larry Bertlemann.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

The wave, designed for the 1992 Pipeline Masters poster.

BELOW ARE REFERENCE VIDEOS FOR TODAY’S EPISODE

WITB #3 – John Van Hamersveld from Joran Briand on Vimeo.

Finding America – John Van Hamersveld from sinuhe xavier on Vimeo.

Shepard Fairey & John Van Hamersveld Interview from Daniel Borine on Vimeo.

056 – Surf News, October 7, 2014

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David & Scott discuss Kelly Slater’s wave pool, trespassing through private property to surf, John John’s mastery in France, the world title scenarios, Dukes and Kooks and much more!

INTRO AND CATCH UP

Kelly explains Outerknown. Link to article.

Kelly Slater, the face and founder of Outerknown. Photo: Taras

Kelly Slater, the face and founder of Outerknown. Photo: Taras

Brad Domke getting pitched!

THE QUIK PRO FRANCE

Watch John John put together a 19.90 heat total against Mick in round 5.

7 surfers are in contention for the world title. Here are the scenarios:
– If Gabriel finishes 25th or 13th in Portugal, Joel and John John will need a 2nd, Mick; 5th and Kelly; 25th to send the title race to Pipe.
– If Gabriel finishes 9th, Joel and John John will need a 1st, Mick a 2nd, Kelly a 3rd.
– If Gabriel makes the quarters, Joel and John John will be out of the race, Mick and Kelly will need a 1st.
– A third place finish for Gabby, and Mick and Kelly will need a 1st. If Gabriel finishes 2nd, Mick will be out of the race, Kelly will need a 1st.
– But, if Gabriel finishes 1st, he will win the world title in Portugal.
– Taj and Michel are still mathematical chances but so far from the hitting range it’s not worth reporting.

WAVE POOLS OF THE NEAR FUTURE

Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool Company

BILLIONAIRE CLOSES PUBLIC BEACH

Link to article.

WETSUIT COLOR

Link to article.

Will wearing Kelly's suit make you rip?

Will wearing Kelly’s suit make you rip?

TOUR NOTES

Shout out to Peter King for this great series.

“Bye, Dad!” John John Florence

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Must-See Moment: Greg Long on Vice Sports

Scott’s Must-See Moment: Get the Led Out. The Led Zeppelin cover band.

DUKE & KOOK

David’s Duke: Mom John!

Link to her profile on Stab from 2012. Link to the recent article on BeachGrit.

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David’s Kook: The barney who drove it front of me and ditched his board behind me at the the pier the other day. Learn to duckdive.

Scott’s Kook: Sam George for not donating to the 100 Wave Challenge.

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