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?”.
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!
Torrey Meister got the Green-Light from the doc after his ruptured spleen. Shred on Torrey!
We got an email from Kev Smith, the filmer/editor of “Growing” with his brother Fergal Smith. Check it out!
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.
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!
Scott’s Pick: Gary Linden for paddling in to a wave at Jaws at the ripe age of 65! Link to full story.
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.