Monthly Archives: August 2015

101 – Dave Parmenter

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Today’s guest is former pro surfer, surf writer, and boardbuilder, Dave Parmenter. Surfing Magazine once described Parmenter as “the most interesting surfing in the world.” In this conversation we discuss his career path, how easily legacy can be misinterpreted, and we get insight into Dave’s view of the current state of surf culture. Enjoy!

The Encyclopedia of Surfing was helpful in outlining today’s show. View Parmenter’s entry here.

Dave Parmenter’s website is Nowtro.com

Dave Parmenter by Matt George, 1986

Dave Parmenter by Matt George, 1986

Read “Shaping Flippy’s Board”, an article written by Parmenter that originally appeared in the Surfer’s Journal in 2001.

And a few of Parmenter’s recent board’s built. Follow @AleutianJuice

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Lastly, here are links to:
Rell Sunn’s entry on The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Tom Parrish’s episode Surf Splendor

100 – Surf News, August 25, 2015

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Our 100th episode! Pop the champagne! Pat yourself on the back. In today’s show we discuss how Scott and David are the Easy-E and Dr. Dre of the surf podcast game, surfer’s horrible musical preferences, the terrors of Teahupo’o, the foibles of Surf Snowdonia, and oh so much more. Dig in!

OPENING SALVO

Iron Maiden

#VisorGate Scott comes correct

The Easy E and Dre of the podcast game.

The Easy E and Dre of the podcast game. Artwork by @teeejaaay

LRB

Donald Brink goes national. Go Donny!

THE SOUNDS OF SURFING’S FACTORY

Click to full song list.

CALIFORNIA VINTAGE SURF AUCTION

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BILLABONG PRO TAHITI

Congrats, Jeremy! Massive win.

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Scott’s: JOB 5.0, JOB and Dorian’s barrel swapping.

David’s: The Resano Girls.

KOOK

Surf Snowdonia for closing the park due to mechanical failure.

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DUKE

Google for honoring Duke Kahanamoku on his 125th birthday.

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099 – Tom Rezvan Surfs Snowdonia!

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We call him Indiana Jones or 007, but his legal name is Tom Rezvan. The guy is one of a kind. He has some notable professional surfing results from the late 90s and early 2000s. I remember him first from a back cover of Surfer or Surfing magazine when I was in high school doing a layback slam on an end section in a Rip Curl ad. Well, Rezzy still rips. He’s an eternal grom and he’s also the very first surfer to surf the new wave park in Wales, Surf Snowdonia. From all accounts, Surf Snowdonia is the best artificial wave that the world has for surfing. Rezzy breaks down the wave and tells us how he travels the world on a working man’s budget. Enjoy!

Follow Rezzy @REZZY76
Visit Surf Snowdonia’s website here.

Photo: WaveGarden Surf Snowdonia

Photo: WaveGarden Surf Snowdonia

Photo: Steven Thrailkill

Photo: Steven Thrailkill

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Rezzy at Wadi Adventure in 2013

Rezzy at Wadi Adventure in 2013

Rezzy at Panic Point in Peru. Photo: Salah Roberto Calderon Franco

Rezzy at Panic Point in Peru. Photo: Salah Roberto Calderon Franco

Rezzy at Panic Point. Photo by Jorge Herrera

Rezzy at Panic Point. Photo by Jorge Herrera

Rezzy at Panic Point. Photo: Jorge Herrera

Rezzy at Panic Point. Photo: Jorge Herrera

Rezzy at Machu Pichu when the swell dropped.

Rezzy at Machu Pichu when the swell dropped.

098 – Surf News, August 11, 2015

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David and Scott catch up and discuss their respective surf travels during the past month before discussing Fanning’s shark attack, Snowdonia, surf fashion, motocross at Teahupo’o, the US Open, and much more. Enjoy!

JBAY

Mick Fanning survives a shark attack during the final of the JBay Open.

Mick on 60 Minutes

Derek Hynd paddles out 1 hour after Fanning’s shark attack.

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Scroll down to Scott’s Must-See Moment to see Kelly Slater’s freesurf sessions.

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Congrats to Aaron Lieber and Noah Beschen for their winning film, “Wild”.

THE WILD from LIEBER FILMS on Vimeo.

FANTASY SURFER

Click over to SurfSplendorPodcast.com/fantasy-surfer/ if you’d like to join our league.

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TEAHUPO’O MADNESS

Jamie O surfs Teahupo’o on fire.

Robbie Madison rides a motorcycle at Teahupo’o (still not sure why).

And, of course, most importantly, the Billabong Pro Tahiti begins in 2 days.

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LAIRD HAMILTON ON THE TIM FERRISS SHOW

Listen to the full episode here.

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SURF SNOWDONIA

The largest and most rippable wave pool thus far.

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

David’s Must-See Moment: Hiroto Ohara’s acceptance speech at the US Open.

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Scott’s Must-See Moment: Kelly’s freesurf at JBAY, post event.

KSA from Guy Mac on Vimeo.

DUKE

Julian Wilson for paddling to Mick’s aid in the midst of a shark attack.

KOOK

Outerknown’s pricing. $95 beanies. $78 T’s. Bravo for championing responsibly-made clothing, but it’s a bummer that Kelly’s biggest supporters can’t support! (We still wish you nothing but success, Kelly. Kisses!) Click here to shop.

Kelly and Outerknown

097 – Bruce Irons on the Surfing Magazine Podcast

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This week we catch up after our hiatus and direct you to a Bruce Irons podcast that David edited for Surfing Magazine. Listen here (to Surf Splendor) to get the backstory and click on Surfing Magazine’s MixCloud episode below to listen to the Bruce’s interview. Enjoy!

Bruce Irons Podcast by Surfing Magazine on Mixcloud

Here’s the link to Surfing Magazine’s full feature with Bruce. 

Bruce by Hank Surfing Magazine