Monthly Archives: March 2017

158 – A Couple Things . . .

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Lately there has been a batch of things that never make it into the podcast; film reviews, listeners comments, corrections from previous episodes, so today’s bonus episode is meant to set those records straight. Hope you enjoy this new, experimental format. Keep the feedback coming.

MULLAGHMORE

Mullaghmore

A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO JUDGING

Jimmicane says “Hire Ex Pros”. We agree! David suggests keeping the judges in a soundproof booth, where they can’t hear the scores that surfers require.

Link to “A Simple Solution to Judging”

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More impressively, I remember reading/hearing that Jimmy used to shoot photos of Emily Ratajkowsi (@emrata) back when she first began modeling swimwear in Florida. Do you still have her digits Jimmicane???!!

Swimsuit 2015: Hawaii Emily Ratajkowski NA/NA, Kauai, Hawii 4/26/2014 X158020 TK2 Credit: Yu Tsai Swimsuit by: Lybethras

Swimsuit 2015: Hawaii
Emily Ratajkowski
NA/NA, Kauai, Hawii
4/26/2014
X158020 TK2
Credit: Yu Tsai
Swimsuit by: Lybethras

JORDY SMITH’S JUST NOW

A better use of your time would be to watch Julian’s “Wayward”

FANTASY SURFER

Get your team locked in for Margaret River on FantasySurfer.com

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And make sure to check out Surf-Stats.com

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RONNIE BLAKEY MAKES AMENDS TO PETE MEL

And Pete is absolutely still ripping!

The Executioner from Kyle Buthman on Vimeo.

157 – Quiksilver Pro Analysis

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In today’s episode David and Scott analyze the spectacular event that was the 2017 Quiksilver Pro. The Slater vs Medina non-interference, the judges love of non-risky backside snaps, and the greatest comeback story in surfing history. We hope you enjoy the show.

NEW CHANGES TO THE BROADCAST

Ross is gone (to coach JJF).

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Kaipo is in.

@kellyslater keeping @kaipoguerrero cool ?

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The desk is gone, replaced by the sofa and more casual, opinionated analysis.

THE KELLY VS. GABRIEL AND THE NON-INTERFERENCE

Gabriel, unquestionably, mashed down Kelly’s exit on a potential 10 point ride. Do you think it should have been deemed an interference? Did Gabriel deserve the score on his final wave and was Kelly’s underscored?

THE 10 POINT RIDES

MATT WILKINSON MAKES DAVID AND SCOTT EAT CROW

OWEN WRIGHT’S REMARKABLE COMEBACK STORY

GLEN HALL CEMENTS HIS PLACE AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SURF COACH IN HISTORY

Both finalists, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson are coached by Glen Hall.

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OUR FANTASY CLUBHOUSE RESULTS

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Lakey Peterson for her overshadowed, yet nonetheless incredible comeback story.

KOOK

Ronnie Blakey for constantly provoking Pete Mel in the commentary booth. Throughout the entire event Ronnie seemed to be jabbing Pete and it also seemed to keep Pete off kilter. Kinda odd. They are both usually super nice guys.

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Corey Wilson’s incredible capture of Owen Wright celebrating his win with his girlfriend Kita Alexander and their newborn child.

@owright so incredibly proud of you. Been through hell and back and now you are on top of the world.

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156 – Sal Masekela

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Today’s guest is Sal Masekela. Sal is a professional broadcaster, television host, musician & television producer. He came from the surf/skate/snow world but did a brief detour into mainstream entertainment with gigs on MTV and E! Television. He’s currently a correspondent for Vice Sports and the voice of the Red Bull Signature Series. In today’s episode we discuss Sal’s unique origin story and then Sal weighs-in on the failures of  the WSL broadcasters, Slater’s final year on tour, and why Mick Fanning will be the 2017 world champ. Enjoy!

SalMasekela.com

As the host of VICE World of Sports, Sal gets on the field and into the ring through a series of compelling stories at the fringe of culture and politics, across a range of places and people through the one lens that connects them all: sport.

Sal also hosts The Red Bull Signature Series,  which includes the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events, showcased on custom courses from the inspiration of the athletes themselves.

ALEKESAM is the musical congruence of Sal Masekela and Sunny Levine. Theirs is a second generation musical union as the sons of longtime musical conspirators, Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine. ‘All Is Forgiven’ is the first song off their second album (used in the closing of this show), the follow up to their 2012 debut, The Sound Of Alekesam.

155 – 2017 WSL Season Analysis

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In today’s episode David and Scott analyze the upcoming 2017 WSL season and the first event at Snapper Rocks. Who will win? How will the rookies perform? Will Mick and Owen return to their world title contention? Who will be Duke? And who will be Kook? So much fodder! Enjoy!

FOLLOW UP

Alex Gray’s POV of those Morocco tubes.

One minute, one ride. Peer through the window of your device and enjoy @a_gray’s Moroccan experience.

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JJF’S NEW COACH

Ross Williams will be stepping out of the commentary booth into the world champ’s corner as his full time coach. Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 12.26.59 PM

OWEN & MICK ARE BACK!

 

  

THE ROOKIE CLASS

Stuart Kennedy: Proven prowess, especially in right hand pointbreaks. Ethan Ewing: unknown in the big leagues, but tons of promise. Zeke Lau: the most potential, but the also the most volatile? Connor O’Leary: the next Ace Buchan? Conner O Leary Frederico Morais: He’s consistent and has a record of giant-killing, but a bit unexciting. Frederico Morais Joan Duru: He’ll fall the way of Dion Atkinson Joan Duru Leonardo Fioravanti: Really well-rounded and a proven competitor. Leonardo-Fioravanti Ian Gouveia: Maybe the next Alex Ribeiro?   Ian Gouveia

RESTRUCTURING THE 2018 SEASON

Link to Jake Howard’s article on StabMag.com

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Jake Davis go to JakesStrength.com to support

Got to JakesStrength.com to support

KOOK

Wave pool surfer Mo Rahma for his attempt to conquer Mullaghmore.

154 – Surf News, March 6, 2017

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In this week’s show David and Scott catch up on their recent travels, the plethora of surf films washing through the Internets (Former, The Smiling Bag, Julian’s “Wayward”, etc), the upcoming 2017 WSL season and their loss of their title sponsor, Dukes and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!

THE UPCOMING WSL SEASON

The WSL loses their title sponsor, Samsung. Full article on BeachGrit.

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Former Surf Splendor guest and WSL VP of Communications Dave Prodan told BeachGrit, “That’s correct. Samsung will not be the title sponsor for the Championship Tour in 2017. The WSL’s official statement is, ‘Samsung has been a great partner for the surfing community over the past three years, elevating the sport to new heights and honoring the community’s heritage. We thank them for their partnership and look forward to an exciting 2017 season. The WSL is excited about upcoming announcements in the commercial space. More to come when available.’

Owen Wright returns to competition!

The long awaited return of the Avatar!! Where will he finish? Photo: @edsloanephoto

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GRANT “TWIGGY” BAKER IS THE 2016 BWWT CHAMP

 

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WEB VIDS!

The Cradle of Storms Part 1 and 2

Kelly’s Best Footage Ever from the KS Wave Pool

Ari Browne’s Finless Surfing on a Ryan Lovelace “Rabbit’s Foot”

Ari ‘Rookie’ Browne || Bali Cultural Experience from RVCA on Vimeo.

Craig Anderson in FORMER.XXX’s debut surf film.

Unfortunately, Craig’s video was only available for 48 hours. Here’s the teaser though.

DION AGIUS’ “THE SMILING BAG”

Dion will send you the whole file for his new 30 minute film, “The Smiling Bag”. Just email him dion@epokhe.co (yes, “.co”, not “.com”) and he’ll send it over!

DUKE

Surf commentator extraordinaire, Rosy Hodge for her recent nuptials to Ian Foulke

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KOOK

MUST-SEE MOMENT