Monthly Archives: February 2015

076 – What Box? Tom Morey & Carl Ekstrom

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The surf crafts of long time friends and design collaborators Tom Morey & Carl Ekstrom, along with Donald Brink & Ryan Burch are currently on display at The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in an exhibit entitled, “What Box? Thinking Outside the Lines of Traditional Surfboard Design.” In this episode, Tom Morey discusses inventing the bodyboard and the early experiences that influenced his design ideas. Carl Ekstrom shares stories about the invention of skateboarding, the Flow Rider wave machine, and his ceaseless quest for hydrodynamic understanding.¬†Additional interviews include Paul Strauch and Donald Brink. Some of the audio for this show was recorded during the opening exhibit for “What Box?”.

Visit SurfingHeritiage.org to support SHACC and become a member.

Learn more about executive director of SHACC, Paul Strauch HERE.

Here’s Paul at Haleiwa in 1962 by Severson.

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Tom Morey with his first ever “boogie” board.

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Carl Ekstrom (Right) in front of a finless design at SHACC.

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Ekstrom by Grant Ellis

Ekstrom by Grant Ellis

The Lord Board, 4′ chunk of un-glassed, finless stryofoam.

Lord Board from Hydrodynamica on Vimeo.

We also had a couple cameo clips from Donald Brink in this episode. Visit BrinkSurf.com to learn more about or contact Donald.

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Donald was featured on a previous episode of Surf Splendor, which can be found here.

075 – Surf News, February 18, 2015

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Spreading rumors, what we’re riding, Noa Deane talks sobriety, Kelly’s birdie, Pay-Per-View surfing, Dukes, Kooks, and so much more. It’s a plentiful week for Surf Splendor. Get it while it’s fresh. Enjoy!

CATCHING UP

Torrey Meister got the Green-Light from the doc after his ruptured spleen. Shred on Torrey!

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We got an email from Kev Smith, the filmer/editor of “Growing” with his brother Fergal Smith. Check it out!

What I’m Riding

I’m been loving this Thing II by Roger Hinds

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PAY-PER-VIEW SURF EVENTS?

Link to article

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THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN OF SURFING

Congrats to Kolohe Andino and Laura Enever. Link to full article.

Kolohe Andino Wins at Aus Open

FANTASY SURFER LEAGUE

We launched our first ever Fantasy club team. Free for all! Compete against Bassy and I.

Here’s a link to our team. Or search “Surf Splendor” under clubs.

NOA DEANE TALKS SOBRIETY

Link to the full article

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KELLY THE KING (OF GOLF)

Is there anything he can’t do? Here’s the link to the article.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

HEATH JOSKE & 25 MINUTES OUT J-BAY from LACHLAN MCKINNON on Vimeo.

DUKE

Mateia Hiquily, the unsponsored Tahitian goofyfooter who beat Mick Fanning twice and surfed all the way to the final of the Australian Open of Surfing. The kid was ripping!

Follow this link and navigate to Round 5, Heat 1 to see him defeat Mick

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KOOK

Beach Grit for a blatant hypocrisy!

Follow me here . . . Chas pens an article shaming the WSL for removing controversy content, then 3 days later Beach Grit removes two audio interviews with Dane Reynolds, presumably because Dane did not approve. Where’s my Dane interview?! I want Part 2!

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074 – Torrey Meister: Life on the ‘QS

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Torrey Meister finished 2014 in a hospital bed, recovering from a ruptured spleen suffered from a wipeout at Backdoor. Days prior, he was a mere few heats away from qualifying for the World Championship Tour. With the 2015 season upon him, after spending 2 months out of the water and sitting 32nd on the ‘QS ranking, Torrey faces his greatest opportunity and greatest challenge. We spent an hour with Torrey to hear about that horrific wipeout and the mental and financial requirements for a life on the road in the pursuit of professional surfing. We hope you enjoy today’s episode.

Follow Torrey at @TorreyMeister and ALTORREGO.com

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Here’s footage of Torrey’s spleen rupturing wipeout (4:59 mark).

Here’s Torrey going nuts in 2014.

Torrey’s Wave of the Winter entry at Backdoor in 2013 (see footage below).

Torrey at Backdoor in November 2014. Photo: Duncan

Torrey at Backdoor in November 2014. Photo: Duncan

And here’s footage of the above image:

Torrey at Haleiwa, November 2014.

Torrey at Haleiwa, November 2014.

And a couple unsponsored Torrey clips David filmed in 2012 (at the 00:31 mark).

1 Week at the US Open from David Lee Scales on Vimeo.

073 – Firewire CEO, Mark Price + Surf News, February 3, 2015

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We spend the first half of today’s show chatting with Firewire CEO Mark Price about board construction, rumors of Kelly Slater’s investment in the brand, and upcoming trends in board building materials. In the second half of the show David and Scott discuss the Volcom Pipe Pro, pro surfers getting smashed on rocks, Jamie Brisicks’ latest book “Becoming Westerly Windina”, Duke and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!

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VOLCOM PIPE PRO

Congrats (once again) John John! 4x Volcom Pipe Pro champ! Link to VolcomPipePro.com

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KELLY SLATER’S ENVIRONMENTAL/COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS

Click the image to read the full Instagram post.

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Kelly’s Apple ad from 2002.

And Kelly’s Superbowl appearance (.33 second mark).

PRO SURFERS vs. ROCKS

Tyler Wright Smashed into Rock Pool at Cronulla (All original YouTube traces have been deleted. WTF? Here’s a video found on the DailyMail.

And Mark Matthews attempting to exit Ours.

FERGAL SMITH’S GROWING

There are 20 episodes of this series. The most recent episode recaps the previous 20 without any dialogue, but all the best visuals.

BECOMING WESTERLY

The book and documentary are by Jamie Brisick

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary.

Also, here’s a link to an article that Jamie Brisick wrote about, which I believe first appeared in The Surfer’s Journal.

THE ROSY RESURRECTION: SHEDDING PETER DROUYN, BECOMING WESTERLY WINDINA

And footage of the great Peter Drouyn from EOS

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Mark Healey and Michael Ho’s shared Pipeline barrel. Bravo, boys!

And (unfortunately) Healy’s only usable frame from the GoPro.

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DUKE

David’s Pick: Bureh Beach Surf Club in Sierra Leone. Link to full article on NYTimes.com

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Scott’s Pick: Gary Linden for paddling in to a wave at Jaws at the ripe age of 65! Link to full story.

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KOOK

Surfline for their filterless Wave of the Winter acceptance policy. They currently have 138 entries!!!! Most of which are fairly mediocre waves and they have multiple entries for the same wave from different angles. I want to see who the contenders are, but quickly lose patience letting after sifting through dozens of mediocre waves to get to the few gems. Here’s a link to the complete list.

This episode was recorded at SHACC, The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center