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.
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!
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
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.