Monthly Archives: June 2015

095 – Andrew Kidman: Spirit of Akasha

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Today we chat with filmmaker, writer, and musican, Andrew Kidman about his recent film, Spirit of Akasha. The film is an homage to Albe Falzon’s Morning of the Earth to celebrate it’s 40th anniversary. Kidman chats about the production of the film, the orchestration of the soundtrack, shaping surfboards and the challenges of modern surf filmmaking.

Visit AndrewKidman.com and SpiritofAkasha.com

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SINGLE – STUDIES OF MOVEMENT FROM THE STEPHANIE GILMORE, SPIRIT OF AKASHA SESSIONS from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo.

094 – Surf News, June 23, 2015

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In today’s show, David and Scott discuss spectacle that was the Fiji Pro, Guiness record setting group surfing, Target taking over surf, Tom Curren bodyboarding, JFLO’s faceplant into the reef, a new dimension in surf film, Dukes, Kooks, and much more. Enjoy!

GUINESS RECORD FOR MOST SURFERS ON A BOARD

Link to article

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The details:

66 surfers. 42 ft. surfboard. 12 seconds ride. 1,300 lbs Nev surfboard.

FIJI PRO

What a spectacular event!

The couple main bullet points: Owen Wright scored 2 perfect heats, one of which was in the final. The Brazilian’s faltered, except Italo Ferreria. Slater showed moments of brilliance, but not sustained. Dane smashed a few sections.

PAUL SPEAKER TALKS BIZ

DC SELLS TO TARGET

Totally unsubstantiated! But juicy nonetheless! Link to article.

DC Surf

TOM CURREN BODYBOARDING

Save Your Breath from Matt Pagan on Vimeo.

FORBIDDEN TRIM

FORBIDDEN TRIM (Official Trailer) from George Trimm on Vimeo.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s: Surfer Magazine’s new ReDirect Project. Check their site weekly for updates, but here’s a link to John John’s video.

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Scott’s: Desert Point Footage

DUKE

David’s: Kai Otten for setting the “hell-charger” standard for the entire world tour.

Scott’s: CJ Hobgood for a glorious career and his recent GoPro winning entry at Cloudbreak.

KOOK

Novices wiping out and capturing it with their nose-mounted GoPro’s.

093 – Bootstrapping It with Maurice Agnello and Wayne Okamoto

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Bootstrapping it. In today’s episode we analyze the process of starting from scratch in the surf business. The first part of the show is with Maurice Agnello of Edit Surfboards and Used Surf. Maurice explains how he parlayed his humble beginnings delivering blanks Phil Edwards into a unique, industry-leading retail surf brand. In the second half of the show Wayne Okamoto of OakFoils discusses his journey from backyard shaping, to maxillofacial reconstruction, to exotic auto importing, and high-tech, hands-on shaping.  Today we bring you the genesis stories of two fascinating, humble, low-key board builders who invested in themselves, learned along the way, and have become experts in their field. Enjoy!

MAURICE AGNELLO

EditIndustries.com and UsedSurf.com

Follow Maurice @EditSurfboards

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WAYNE OKAMOTO

OakFoils.Blogspot.com

Follow Wayne @OakFoils

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092 – Surf News, June 9, 2015

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In today’s episode David and Scott discuss photographer’s infighting, Texas wave parks, Sally’s win with a ruptured ear drum, where Kelly’s wins went, and much more! Dig in!

PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Steele Fires Shots at Ellis

Steele vs Ellis

Balzer Fires Shots at Sherman

Sherman and Balzer

NLAND WAVE PARK

Here are the bullet points:
Austin, Texas
9 football fields large.
10 unique waves to choose from.
1’-6’ in size.
Including perfectly barreling waves and 35 second rides.
300 waves per hour.
Reclaimed/recycled water.
The same Spanish engineers from the Wave Garden
Opens in 2016

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CHRIS DIXON’S TED TALK

SLATER ON WHERE HIS WINS WENT

MUST-SEE MOMENTS

SAMPLER from Marine Layer on Vimeo.

KOOK

Litter Bugs! Listen for the full story.

DUKE

Seth Moniz for his incredible rotation that flew under the radar.

A video posted by sethmoniz (@sethmoniz) on

091 – Roger Hinds

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Roger Hinds is a name that’s come up on this show a number of times. He’s been involved with and working alongside the most well-known board builders in the industry, all of whom regard Roger as one of the most talented craftsmen in surfboard building. Roger’s story, however, has largely gone untold. He doesn’t have an entry on the Encyclopedia of Surfing. There have been no major profile pieces in the mainstream magazines. He’s just quietly maintained his focus on building surfboards for over 40 years.

Today we hear about Roger’s 40 year career and what drives his passion for perfectionism.

RogerHindsSurfboards.com

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Roger in the Icons of Foam shaping bay, recreating a '84 Occy model Rusty thruster.

Roger in the Icons of Foam shaping bay, recreating a ’84 Occy model Rusty thruster.

Rusty congratulating Roger on his win.

Rusty congratulating Roger on his win.

Roger with his Ultimate Craftsman Project; and the 3.400 year old checkerboard stringer.

Roger with his Ultimate Craftsman Project; and the 3.400 year old checkerboard stringer.

The board's outline and foil was inspired by a 1968 Skip Frye.

The board’s outline and foil was inspired by a 1968 Skip Frye.

The 3,400 year old checkerboard stringer is comprised of 504 individual pieces of solid wood.

The 3,400 year old checkerboard stringer is comprised of 504 individual pieces of solid wood.

Hinds is doing a limited run of 3 of these checkerboard stringers, based on the finite supply of the ancient wood. To inquire about securing a surfboard contact Roger through RogerHindsSurfboards.com