Monthly Archives: September 2015

105 – Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

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David Davis is the guest on today’s show. Davis is a journalist, and the author of the new book “Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku.” It is, in fact, the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku. A lot of has been written about Duke and there’s been a mythology that has developed around him, but in Waterman, Davis takes a very journalistic approach to researching the facts of the man himself. He provides social, political and cultural context that helps to better understand Hawai’i itself and just how astounding Duke’s accomplishments really were.

We focused this conversation on getting to know the personality of Duke. We discuss some of the adversity Duke faced, financially and racially, and we discuss some of the misconceptions the public has of Duke. 

The book will be released on October 1st, via Nebraska Press.

LINK TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

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Duke Kahanamoku and Babe Ruth

Duke Kahanamoku and Babe Ruth

Duke and his brother

Duke and his brother

Fun fact from the book; Duke was an avid (and good) golfer!

Fun fact from the book; Duke was an avid (and good) golfer!

LINK TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

Link to learn more about David Davis and his past works.

www.DDavisLA.com

On Twitter @DavidDavisLA

104 – Surf News, September 22, 2015

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In today’s show David and Scott discuss Kelly Slater and Joel Tudor’s jiu jitsu grapple, Quiksilver’s bankruptcy, the gruesome shark attack video in Instagram, Duke, Kooks, and much more!

Man Attacked by Tiger Shark Posts It On Instagram

Warning! Very graphic imagery.

LOWERS

Congrats Mick and Carissa!

Link to the BeachGrit article “The Mick Fanning Complex”

RED BULL UNLEASHED AT SURF SNOWDONIA

Link to video recap

Congrats Albee Layer!

Red Bull Unleashed

Red Bull Unleashed

KELLY AND JOEL’S JIU JITSU GRAPPLE

Link to full article on BeachGrit

Kelly and Zach

QUIKSILVER FILES CHAPTER 11

Link to full article on StabMag.com

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HEAVY WATER: NATHAN FLETCHER BIO-PIC

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David’s Pick: Last Name First’s “Spice Islands”

LNF: SPICEiSLAND from LastNameFirst.tv on Vimeo.

Scott’s Pick: Koa Rothman at NoKanDui

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DUKE

Albee Layer for winning the Red Bull’s Unleashed Event and these insane airs in his latest flick.

THE HABITAT EP05 CLOSER from TAKE SHELTER PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

MAURICE COLE AND TOMMY CURREN’S BOARD

Link to full interview with Maurice Cole. (Scroll down to March 12, 2015)

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Here’s the link to TheVintageAuction.com

103 – SURF AID’s DR. DAVE JENKINS & HURLEY LOWERS PRO

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In today’s show we talk to Surf Aid founder Dr. Dave Jenkins. He explains the Mother & Child Health Project that he distributes through the remotes regions of Indonesia. In the second part of the show, David & Scott discuss the Hurley Lowers Pro thus far: Kelly’s insane 4 point ride, his anonymous board, Freddy P’s odd retirement, Seabass’s interference debacle, and more. Enjoy!

SURF AID

Visit SurfAid.org and GET INVOLVED HERE and DONATE HERE

Dr. Dave Jenkins

Dr. Dave Jenkins

HURLEY LOWERS PRO

Kelly’s Insane 4 point ride.

Kelly and Richie Porta discuss the score.

Pete Mel tells Strider to “Slow down boss!”

Freddy P. retires immediately after winning his 1st round heat with a 10 point ride.

Seabass’s Interference Debacle

Did Ian Crane get robbed by the judges?

102 – SURF NEWS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

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In today’s episode David and Scott discuss kook slams, the anomaly of the current North Shore activity, the perils of kitesurfing, how Julian will win the world title this year, and Curren playing jazz at Sumbawa. Enjoy!

BRIEF TAHITI RECAP

Filipe’s Blunder in Tahiti

Flores Pig Dog’s to Victory

TRESTLES PRO PREVIEW

Congrats to Bethanny Hamilton for receiving the wildcard into the Swatch Women’s Pro

OCEAN DOME

Wavepools 10 years ago were better than today.

TOM CURREN AT SUMBAWA

TANNER GUDAUSKAS’S CLUB SANDWICH COMBO

DUKE

Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lees for their latest edit, “Drive Fast and Take Chances”. Is this the best 3 minutes of surfing we’ve seen since Owen at Cloudbreak? I think so. DRIVE FAST & TAKE CHANCES from Julian Wilson on Vimeo.

KOOK

All the kooks featured on @KookSlams.

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