Monthly Archives: April 2015

086 – Surf News, April 28, 2015

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In today’s show David and Scott recap the Western Australian leg of the Tour, discuss man-scaping with Kelly and Gabe, 65 year old’s getting pitched over the falls at Puerto, and proper parenting techniques coming out of Baltimore. Oh yeah, Duke’s and Kook’s, Must-See Moments and much more. Enjoy!

THE BILLABONG CHALLENGE

As listener Dean W. in Sunshine Coast, AUS pointed out, Scott’s idea of an elitist tour has already been done by Jack McCoy in the Billabong Challenge.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Congrats to Adriano de Souza and Courtney Conlogue for winning the Margaret River Pro.

The highlight of the event was the massive swell and stellar conditions.

Highlights from The Box.

A few of the many severe wipeouts from The Box

Kelly’s 10 at the main break (Margaret River)

And the greatest surfing of the swell was taking place at North Point. Have a look.

MORE ON THE BRAZILIAN STORM

Bravo to Adriano for his humble, classy, and articulate post-win interview.

Also, I have a new found appreciation for Filipe Toledo after watching this.

Gabriel Medina is featured on Time’s 100 Most Influential list for 2015

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THE OAKLEY LOWERS PRO

Click to watch the Oakley Lowers Pro

DUKE

Scott’s Duke: The mother in Baltimore who disciplined her son for protesting.

David’s Duke: Jake Patterson for bringing his quiver of bigger boards to the comp site and loaning them out to any surfers who needed them.

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KOOK

John John Florence for his scraggly, patchy goatee. Shave that thing, John John.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

65 year old Gary Linden’s horrific wipeout at Puerto Escondido.

085 – Richard Schmidt

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Over the past 4 decades, Santa Cruz’s Richard Schmidt has quietly helped define the surfing culture of this small but important surf town. In today’s episode we discuss Richard’s rise to big wave icon status; from pioneering Puerto Escondido, to surfing in the Eddie, and operating one of the longest running surf schools in the world, Richard has spread as much aloha as anyone, which is why we’re honored to have him as a guest on today’s show. Enjoy!

Visit RichardSchmidt.com to learn more

Richard Schmidt at Waimea Bay on the December 1991 issue of Surfer.

Richard Schmidt at Waimea Bay on the December 1991 issue of Surfer.

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Schmidt on a roll-in second reefer at Pipe.

Schmidt on a roll-in second reefer at Pipe.

Schmidt's hands-on teaching technique is part of the reason for his 37 years of success at his surf school.

Schmidt’s hands-on teaching technique is part of the reason for his 37 years of success at his surf school.

This episode was possible through a referral from filmmaker and photographer Tony Roberts. Listen to Tony’s episode here.

Also, listen to episode 008 to learn more about Santa Cruz’s rich board building culture.

084 – Surf News, April 14, 2015

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We open today’s show discussing a couple insightful emails from listeners who know much more about our show topics than we do (no sarcasm intended!). We also analyze the WSL going into what looks to be a phenomenal forecast at Margaret River and coming off of two lackluster events. We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Puerto Escondido to the Big Wave World Tour and the “Badcast” to the world of surf commentary. We close out the show with our Must-See Moments and David provides this week’s Duke and Kook. Enjoy!

RECAP FROM LAST SHOW

Grant “Twiggy” Baker won the Titans of Maverick’s event last year, not Pete Mel. Pete did, however, win 2013.

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BELLS BEACH FINAL

Style must be addressed! It is the opinion of this humble critic that Fanning surfed infinitely better than Adriano. While I acknowledge Adriano is surfing to the judges criteria, one cannot ignore that Mick’s surfing is better, more precise, and I’d argue much more appealing. The fact that these heat scores are tied illustrates the limitations of the current judging criteria.

MARGARET RIVER EVENT

The swell forecast is very good. Kelly’s sitting in 12th position. What will become of the Brazilian Storm? Will Jay Davies spoil them all? Do not miss it!

Watch the full event here.

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THE BWWT GOES TO PUERTO ESCONDIDO

Dungeons is gone, but Puerto is a GO!

Link to article on StabMag.com

SURF CELEBRITY CROSSOVERS

Steph Gilmore was recently featured in Harpers Bazaar, click here.

Steph Gilmore in Baazar

The brothers Florence were in British Vogue, click here.

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And Anastasia Ashley for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

THE BOARDROOM SHOW

David’s been helping Roger Hinds prepare for The Ultimate Craftsman by filming the process of the build. Here are his first two (of four) videos.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Pick: Kelly’s candid conversation with Ross Williams.

Scott’s: Anthony Tashnick by Kyle Buthman

DUKE

David’s Duke: Jay Davies for winning the trials event at Margaret River and earning a wildcard spot in the main event. Look at this bloke!!! He’s on fire!

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Scott’s Duke: Anthony Tashnick (see Must-See Moment’s above, and yes, Bassy phoned it in yet again!)

KOOK

WSL for clearing copying Red Bull’s 21 Days series with their new Priority series. I’m glad WSL is producing human-interest style content, but this is a blatant copy of Red Bull’s excellent series. Here’s the evidence.

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083 – Fantasy Surfer Update: Post Bells, Pre Margs

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Just a quick recap of our Fantasy clubhouse after Bells Beach and before Margaret River.

Make sure to secure your team and place your wager before April 15th (Western Australian time). All wagers received after the 15th will be applied to the next event.

Participation in our clubhouse is free. To participate go to FantasySurfer.com, click on “Clubhouse” and search “Surf Splendor”, then join.

If you’d like to wager, go to PayPal.com and send your payment to “hello@surfsplendorpodcast.com”. It’s $10 per division, per event. So $10 to play the Men’s division and $10 for the Women’s. You can play 1 or the other, or both.

Here are the results of the Bells Beach event:

Congratulations to “philosoraptor” for winning the Men’s division of the Bells Beach event. The total cash prize purse was $228.25 ($230 before PayPal fees). Here’s his winning team. Strangely, it was the exact same team he had at Snapper!

Philosoraptor's Winning Fantasy Team for Bells 2015

And for the Women’s Division:

There was a 4 way tie with 810 points (Kee310, Ombak Bagus, JFL1642, Grege3). I (David Scales) actually placed 32nd, but the top 31 did not wager, so I’m taking the cash purse. Congrats to the winners. Thanks for playing. Here’s the winning team.

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We’ll be back with an episode of Surf News on Tuesday. Thanks!

 

082 – Matuse CEO, John V. Campbell

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In today’s episode of Surf Splendor David speaks with Matuse Wetsuit’s CEO John V. Campbell about what it takes to launch a small business, the necessity of authenticity in branding, and how to navigate growth while honoring your core values.

Visit Matuse.com to learn more about their incredible wetsuits.

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ABOUT GEOPRENE from Matuse Inc. on Vimeo.

Here are a few examples of Matuse’s always compelling ad campaigns.

Mikala Matuse

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Joel TUdor Matuse

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And Episode 1 of “Can’t Knock the Hustle” with John’s high-school art teacher, Fred Marinello.

Want to see some surfing? Here are Matuse family members Joel Tudor and Mikala Jones.

Learn more at Matuse.com

081 – Surf News, March 31, 2015

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CEO’s are getting clipped. Sharks are getting jumped. South African’s backhand the BWWT. The NY Times chimes in on the Brazilian Storm. Kelly invests in yet another business venture and Playmates are hosting surf trips! Not to mention we’ve got Dukes, Kooks, Must-See Moments and oh so much more! Dive in! The water’s warm.

KELLY’S BUSINESS VENTURES

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Kelly options the rights to “Thai Stick”. Link here.

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It’s official: Kelly’s the majority stake holder in Firewire Surfboards. Link here.

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SOUTH AFRICA SAYS “NO THANKS” TO THE BWWT

Here’s the link to the article.

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TITAN’S OF MAVERICKS DON’T INCLUDE THE TITAN HIMSELF

Pete Mel at Mavs

QUIKSILVER CEO GETS THE BOOT

Link to the Wall Street Journal article. Link to the StabMag.com article.

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NY TIMES REPORTS ON THE BRAZILIAN STORM

Link the NY Times article.

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PLAYMATES IN PARADISE

The Surfing Mermaids Mystical Maldivian Adventure from The Perfect Wave on Vimeo.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s: Jay Davies at P-Pass

Scott’s: Himself shredding. (Not really, but look at him go!)

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Bassy's Slam

DUKE

David’s: Mason Ho for inking a deal with Rip Curl and producing this amazing POV clip rock-dodging.

Scott’s: Oscar Moncada for his Puerto Escondido heroics.

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KOOK

David’s: Ricardo Toledo (Filipe’s dad) for this Instagram he posted.

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