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.
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
66 surfers. 42 ft. surfboard. 12 seconds ride. 1,300 lbs Nev surfboard.
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.
TOM CURREN BODYBOARDING
David’s: Surfer Magazine’s new ReDirect Project. Check their site weekly for updates, but here’s a link to John John’s video.
Scott’s: Desert Point Footage
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.
Novices wiping out and capturing it with their nose-mounted GoPro’s.
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!
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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
NLAND WAVE PARK
Here are the bullet points:
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.
The same Spanish engineers from the Wave Garden
Opens in 2016
CHRIS DIXON’S TED TALK
SLATER ON WHERE HIS WINS WENT
Litter Bugs! Listen for the full story.
Seth Moniz for his incredible rotation that flew under the radar.
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.
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