Monthly Archives: February 2016

121 – The Eddie Aikau Recap

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After a couple worthy swells and one false start, The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau Invitational finally ran on February 25th, 2016. It was glorious! Arguably, the biggest, best Eddie ever, Waimea Bay was greeted by the #BrockSwell with 30′-40′ faces and extremely challenging yet surfable conditions all day long. The event was won by John John Florence, the youngest ever winner. In today’s show, David and Scott discuss all the wonder that was and then close out the show with brief look at the upcoming WSL season.

THE EDDIE

Get the full recap on WorldSurfLeague.com

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CLYDE AIKAU SURFS HIS FINAL EDDIE AT THE AGE OF 66!

MASON’S NEAR 100 POINT RIDE (HAD ONLY HE MADE IT!)

JOHN JOHN SECURES THE SCORE HE NEEDS TO CLINCH THE WIN

KELLY PAYS TRIBUTE TO BROCK BY IMITATING HIS BEST KNOWN WAVE

ROSS CLARK-JONES RIDES ONE OF THE BIGGEST WAVES OF THE DAY
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THE UPCOMING 2016 WSL SEASON

MICK FANNING TAKING A “PERSONAL YEAR”; WILL ONLY BE SURFING IN SELECT EVENTS

OWEN WRIGHT HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE FIRST 6 EVENTS DUE TO INJURY

Link to full article on WorldSurfLeague.com

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BEDE DURBIDGE WON’T COMPETE AT SNAPPER, BUT WILL IN THE COMMENTARY BOOTH

Link to full article on WorldSurfLeague.com

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MUST-SEE MOMENT

Brock Little’s archival footage from the 1990 Eddie

DUKE

Albee Layer for scoring the best ever barrel at Pe’ahi

KOOK

Iconic Australian surfwear giant Rip Curl for selling millions of dollars worth of clothes made in a North Korean factory where workers endure slave-like conditions. Full story on SMH.com

Rip Curl in North Korea

120 – Surf News, February 16, 2016

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So much surf news! Big waves smashed Mavericks and Jaws, but not Waimea. Did Quik know? Was it all a hoax? Also, lots of green talk this week; Fergal Smith runs for the Green Party, KS Wave Co goes solar powered, and big-biz overdevelops Cali’s coast. And let’s not forget about Dukes, Kooks, and Must-See Moments. Can you handle this show? Try!

THE EDDIE DIDN’T GO

The Eddie got the Yellow light, then the Red light, but did they ever even intend to get Green light conditions? You’ll have to listen to to get the answer.

Full story here on StabMag.com

TYLER LARRONDE’S BOARD PIERCER

Read an interview with Tyler here, on Surfline.com

NIC LAMB IS THE NEW TITAN

The Titan’s of Mavericks ran in good (but not great) surf. Nic Lamb ruled the day.

You're all titans!

You’re all titans!

KELLY SLATER’S WAVE POOL IS SOLAR POWERED

Full article here on BusinessWire.com

Kelly's Wave Solar Powered

FERGAL SMITH GETS INTO THE POLITICS!

Full story here on MagicSeaweed.com

MUST-SEE MOMENTS

David’s: Clay Marzo trunking it in West Oz

Clay Marzo In West Oz Perfection from SUPERbrand on Vimeo.

Scott’s: Carlos Munoz’s Wave of the Winter entry

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Derek Hynd for these sage words and inspired surfing.

The man & the sea. from Andrew Kaineder on Vimeo.

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California Coastal Commission for firing Dr. Charles Lester. The commission staged a coup, hosted a sham of a public hearing, and ousted our coastline’s biggest defender of overdevelopment. Full story here on the LATimes.com

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119 – Surf News, February 2, 2016

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Recorded while David and Scott watch the final day of the Volcom Pipe Pro, the boys discuss Kelly’s plea to investigate 9/11, Quiksilver’s $600 million bailout, Brock Little’s cancer diagnosis, Brazil’s unpaid bills, and so much more. Dig in and enjoy!

CATCH UP FROM OUR LAST SHOW

Shout out to Keahi de Abortitz, who David mistakenly referred to as a “no namer”, but who is actually a 2x Kitesurf Champion and all-around waterman.

Which leads us to another great waterman, Kai Lenny.

QUIKSILVER’S SAGA CONTINUES

After catching criticism for not running the Eddie on 2 very worthy swells, Quiksilver released this statement which only served to fuel the Internet’s (and our) skepticism about whether the event will ever run again.

Let’s set the story straight, the team here at Quiksilver want The Eddie to run more than anyone. However we also want it to be a fair event contested in conditions Eddie Aikau himself would have approved of. For this prestigious event to get the green light the event criteria must be met. The waves MUST be in 20 foot plus range for an entire contestable 8-hour period. That means from 8am to 4pm Waimea Bay must be bigger than 20 foot. The judging format for The Eddie is different to every other event in the world. The surfers waves in the first heat are judged against surfers waves in the last heat. Therefore if we ran the event yesterday, where the waves didn’t peak until the afternoon, the first three heats would have been surfed in smaller, lesser, unfair conditions. The event window remains open until February 29th and another storm is forming for next week. Although it’s a long way out, we have everything crossed that it will produce the waves we need to run this amazing spectacle of a surfing event. Any questions, hit us in the comments and we will do our best to make sure they are answered. #EddieWouldGo.

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KELLY FOR ELECTRIC

What? Kelly in sunnies?

WHERE DOES SURF FILM GO FROM HERE?

Case and point: The 10-minute long The Dill & Beeg Project has 30k plays. They spent 1 year filming. Is that a worthy investment for Monster? For Dill or Beeg? Hard to justify the expense for so little exposure, especially when Mickey Wright punches out a 3-minute clip that took 3 weeks to film and racked up 85k plays. Is less more? Will you even sit through the full 10 minutes? The Dill & Beeg Project from Brendon Gibbens on Vimeo. RAGE from wade carroll on Vimeo.

KELLY, KELLY, KELLY

First Kelly saves a mum and her baby.

Then drops some serious truth on us.

Then he takes down the Volcom Pipe Pro! The old man won’t quit! Kelly_Champ_Marquee

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Tom Dosland’s massive wipeout at Pe’ahi

DUKE

Our boy Brock Little. Brock is an icon and last month he was diagnosed with cancer. He’s been enduring chemo and recently shared this news with everyone via Instagram.


Derek Rielly called Brock to discuss. Click “play” below.

And Warshaw shared some thoughts here. Click to read.

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KOOK

Our Kook of the week is the ‘QS contest organizers in Brazil who failed to pay contestants from their 2015 events. In this article Perth Standlick and Beyrick de Vries share their stories, but the rumor that these aren’t 2 isolated incidents. Read the full article on StabMag.com

Beyrick surfing for free in Brazil

Beyrick surfing for free in Brazil