This week’s guest is unflinching big-wave surfer, champion spear fisherman, and part time Hollywood stuntman Mark Healey.
He’s a perennial invitee to the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau contest at Waimea Bay, and winner of the 2010 Todos Santos Big Wave Event. Healey won the 2009 Billabong XXL Monster Tube Award for getting shacked at a little known Oregon wave known as the Yeti.
In addition to his big wave exploits, in 2008 Healey won the World Cup of Spearfishing in La Paz, Mexico, and he recently launched Healey Water Ops where he facilitates extreme ocean experiences for anyone who wants a world-class experience with the worlds best athletes.
You can find him on Instagram @HealeyWaterOps and at HealeyWaterOps.com. I found him to very forthcoming, affable, astute and very spoken. I really enjoyed chatting with him and appreciated his insights into a lot of aspects of professional surfing that Scott and I speculate on regularly. I’m really pleased to be able to bring this episode to you. Enjoy!
Mark Healey’s 2009 XXL Monster Tube Award Winning Wave by Jason Murray (at The Yeti in Oregon)
In this week’s episode of Surf News, David and Scott discuss the bankruptcy of the Titans of Mavericks, Kelly and Joel’s retirement announcements, RedBull’s new standard of broadcasting, and whether or not Lakey will be the first female to nail a full rotor. Enjoy!
Griffen Guess and his Cartel Management for their Titans of Mavericks debacle (Marissa Miller tho!!!). Link to article
From the SF Chronicle, “The bankruptcy filing comes after costly legal trouble for Cartel Management. Red Bull Media House North America Inc. filed a lawsuit against Cartel and Titans of Mavericks in the Superior Court of Los Angeles on Friday, just days before the bankruptcy action. Red Bull Media House sought an unspecified amount in damages after paying Titans of Mavericks $400,000 for the rights to webcast this year’s competition — which hasn’t happened yet — then never receiving a refund after Cartel abruptly terminated the contract. After receiving Cartel’s purported termination letter, searching for a rationale for Cartel’s erratic behavior, Plaintiff found that Cartel is beset by financial and legal difficulties,” the suit states. At the end of October, a jury in the Central District of California found Cartel and Marisa Miller, an international supermodel and wife of Guess, were liable to pay $1 million after breaching a contract with another company, Segler Holdings LLC.”
Sophia Tiare Bartlow; the women’s American SUP champ who was killed in a car accident last week on the North Shore.