Category Archives: Grit!

Grit! is a twice monthly show hosted by David Lee Scales and featuring guest Chas Smith discussing the most scintillating headlines from BeachGrit.

172 – Grit! Chas Smith, June 29, 2017

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David and Chas answer listener inquiries, review the worst boardshorts on the market, critique Albee Layer’s musical tastes and intellect, analyze hipsters’ contributions to surfing, and then the boys seek barrel. Enjoy!

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And visit Chas’s website BeachGrit.com for ultra hard surf candy.

and follow Chas @ReportsFromHell and David at @david_lee_scales @surfsplendor

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ALADDIN SURF MAG

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Aladdin Issue 18

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THE WORST!!! – BOARDSHORT REVIEW

Entry #1: Broactive’s Bro Raptor, designed for boardbuilders, plagiarizing Hurley.

Entry #2: Lululemon, with new spokesmodel, and legitimate Pipeline charger, Evan Valiere Lululemon Boardshorts Evan Valiere for Lululemon

FILM REVIEW: TIN OJEDA’S “FREE JAZZ VEIN”

Listen to the pod if you want the review Free Jazz Vein from Tv Dinner Motion Pictures on Vimeo.

ALBEE LAYER’S “BLACK WAVE”

Albee is, undeniably, contributing more groundbreaking surfing to the world than nearly any other surfer . . . . buuuuuuuuuuuttttttttt . . . why oh why would he use this song? Leave your comments below.

IS TYLER ALLEN THE BEST THING IN SURFING RIGHT NOW?

 

Da real!! @adrianodesouza @wsl @coconut_willie music by my favorite surfer Gabe Boucher @ocsabat_ A post shared by Tyler Allen (@tylerallenvo) on

Trump walks us through his wave from the other day

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DEFEND YOUR CLIP

Michael Ho’s below sea-level Backdoor barrel. Go to the 5:30 mark.

LICENSE TO CHILL | ROCKY POINT from LICENSE TO CHILL on Vimeo.

169 – The Grit! Chas Smith

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Gimme the Grit Artwork 2Chas Smith joins David Scales again to spill the gossip from over at Beach Grit. The boys ponder why no one is willing to discuss the details that surround Owen Wright’s head trauma. They then dissect Reno Abellira and Matt Warshaw’s Blood Feud, the state of women’s surfing, and Chas’s latest book and film projects. Take the candy! Enjoy the show!

Episode 72 with Chas Smith

Episode 111 with Chas Smith and Derek Rielly

Visit BeachGrit.com to see Chas’s work in all it’s glory.

Opening song: Father John Misty, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

OWEN WRIGHT’S HEAD TRAUMA

Here’s the day Owen ruled Pipeline, just before his reported head trauma from duckdiving.

And here’s one of BeachGrit’s various stories covering the saga. This one by Chas’s partner, Derek Rielly.

Owen Wright Head Trauma

Blood Feud: Reno Abellira vs. Matt Warshaw

Part 2

Reno Blood Feud

Link to Part 1

DOES BLONDE HAIR MAKE YOU SHRED?

Pretty compelling evidence this year . . .

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THE STATE OF WOMEN’S SURFING

Can we begin an honest and critical dialogue about the shortcoming of women’s surfing?

Courtney won the Fiji Pro this year with a 8.74 heat total, and without getting barreled.

Rochelle Ballard’s surfing a decade ago would be winning heats today, especially during the big, unruly days. Here’s Rochelle  surfing the Roxy Fiji Pro in 2006 (Not an apples to apples comparison. Rochelle is surfing a perfect day, but still worth noting).

Looking forward to some sick #barrels this #winter #tbt #pipeline @cisurfboards @nukumoisurf @surfintoyoga ? Kumio

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And here’s an example of Stephanie Gilmore’s superiority over all other surfers, regardless of gender.

Stephanie Gilmore – The Tempest. from Monster Children on Vimeo.

ABOUT CHAS SMITH

LINK TO PURCHASE THE BOOK

Welcome to Paradise Now Go To Hell

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Here’s some background info and spin-off stories regarding Chas Smith’s controversy with Mick Fanning. Uncharted Waters: Bigotry in Surfing by Zach Weisberg on TheInertia.com

Mick Fanning and Chas Smith

Link to Chas Smith’s Article on Eddie Rothman in Playboy

Fast Eddies Last Stand

Closing song: TV on the Radio, Quartz