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Cyrus Sutton: Island Earth

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In today’s episode David chats with professional surfer turned filmmaker Cyrus Sutton about his new film “Island Earth”. The film takes a candid look at the agricultural industry in Hawaii and  follows a young scientist’s struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. Cyrus shares lessons from the film and how world travel and a decade of living in a van has positioned him to venture into filmmaking outside the world of surfing.

Attend Our Screening of “Island Earth” CLICK HERE

Find all screenings at IslandEarthFilm.com

A BIG BACKYARD A Big Backyard from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

STOKED AND BROKE

UNDER THE SUN Under the Sun Trailer from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

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FOLLOW CYRUS ON INSTAGRAM

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159 – Surf News, April 12, 2017

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In today’s episode, David and Scott catch up on JJF’s blistering performance in WA, the budgetary cuts for the WSL, the private job description for the WSL’s CEO position, a potential 2nd Fukishima-level radioactive waste dump, Dukes and Kooks, and much more. Enjoy!

DRUG AWARE MARGARET RIVER PRO

JJF’s Blistering Performance

JJF’s Freesurf Domination

JJF’s Wipeout

BIG WAVE AWARDS

Mike Parson’s takes over as the comish Mike Parsons Francisco Porcella’s Sleigh Ride at Mavs Ride of the Year Entries

DANE REYNOLDS’ VERTEBRAE CRACKING WIPEOUT AT BACKDOOR

 

ALEX GRAY’S UPS AND DOWNS IN APRIL


MUST-SEE MOMENT

Mikala Jones’s covershot on The Surfer’s Journal

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We somehow overlooked this segment, but I have one! I’ll deliver it asap.

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Huntington Beach for being the epicenter of rioting. This time it was at a Pro Trump Rally. Click to read the full article.

A pro-Trump marcher, center, and an anti-Trump protester clash as the two sides come together in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

A pro-Trump marcher, center, and an anti-Trump protester clash as the two sides come together in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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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

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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
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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

Click over to SurfSplendorPodcast.com/Fantasy-Surfer/ to see how to join our fantasy surf club.

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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

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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!

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

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KOOK

MUST-SEE MOMENT

153 – Mark Healey

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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.comI 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)

Mark Healey’s 2009 XXL Monster Tube Award Winning Wave by Jason Murray (at The Yeti in Oregon)

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Click to learn more about Healey’s Ginastica routine on Surfline.com

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152 – Surf News, February 6, 2016

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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!

FOLLOW UP

Zuck concedes to Kauaiian tradition. Link to article

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David’s fav Russian Insta account @LookAtThisRussian

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Rate and review the show in iTunes. Try and outdo “dcp10″‘s review.

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JOEL’S FINAL YEAR ON TOUR

During the Occast with Bruce Irons, Occy accidentally mentions that 2017 will be Joel’s final year on Tour.

Apparently, Kelly’s also stated that it’s his last year on Tour, but I can’t find this quote nor the original source. Let’s call it a credible rumor until further notice.

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REDBULL.TV’S NETWORK 

In addition to rad live broadcasts like The Volcom Pipe Pro and The Cape Fear event, RedBull has feature films “Let’s Be Frank” and “Distance Between Dreams”, and a number of excellent series like “The Ripple Effect”. Toil your hours away on RedBull.tv

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WILL LAKEY BE THE FIRST FEMALE TO NAIL A FULL ROTATION SPIN?

Link to Dez’s article

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GROM SNAPS OVER A SHARK

Check this photo

Grom Over Shark

MUST-SEE MOMENT

rejects from Marine Layer on Vimeo.

KOOK

Griffen Guess and his Cartel Management for their Titans of Mavericks debacle (Marissa Miller tho!!!). Link to article

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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.”

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Sophia Tiare Bartlow; the women’s American SUP champ who was killed in a car accident last week on the North Shore.

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151 – Roger Hinds & Surf News, January 24, 2017

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Today’s episode comes to you in two parts; the first 30 minutes is a follow-up conversation with surfboard shaper Roger Hinds discussing The Dream Fish that he shaped for David. In the second part of the show, David and Scott discuss the closure of Surfing Magazine, Paul Speakers’ departure from the WSL, Kalani Chapman’s near-drowning at Pipeline, Zuckerberg’s debacle in Kauai, and much more. Enjoy!

Visit the new RogerHindsSurfboards.com

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R.I.P. SURFING MAGAZINE

Link to Michael Ciaramella’s piece on BeachGrit.com

KALANI CHAPMAN’S NEAR DROWNING AT PIPELINE

PLAYBOY’S ARTICLE ON METH IN BIG WAVE SURFING

Link to the article on Playboy.com

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Koa Rothman for his winning wave at The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. It’s at the 2:09 minute mark.

KOOK

Mark Zuckerberg for his land ownership debacle in Kauai.

Link to video

MUST-SEE MOMENT

The underviewed and humorous “Weak Wrap” videos produced by Surfing Life