149 – Surf News, January 11, 2017

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In today’s show David and Scott discuss Paul Speaker’s departure from the WSL, Gabriel Media’s Surf Institute, a new Guinness Record in surfing, competing surf podcasts, the “Ride Anything” event at Lunada Bay, and Kepa Acero’s neck-breaking wipeout at Mundaka. We hope you enjoy!

PAUL SPEAKER STEPS DOWN FROM CEO POSITION AT THE WSL

Full article here

Paul Speaker

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SPONSOR GOSSIP

Conner Coffin, Miguel Pupo, and Noah Beschen are all off Hurley

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Kolohe Andino and Carissa Moore are off Target

GABRIEL MEDINA’S SURF INSTITUTE

Link to full story on StabMag.com

Gabe Medina

BEST SURF COACHES

Glen Hall makes an impressive statement in 2016 with his students Tyler Wright and Matt Wilkinson.

Link to story about Glenn Hall on Sports Illustrated

Glenn Hall and Wilko

Mike “Snips” Parsons has a long and impressive track record with many surfers, including Kolohe Andino.

Snips and Kolohe

Chris Gallagher proves his worth in the upper echelon with Jordy Smith’s 2nd place finish in 2016.

Gally with Damo at JBay in 2011

Gally with Damo at JBay in 2011

RIDE ANYTHING AT ‘ALOHA POINT’ (AKA LUNADA BAY)

In response to decades of localism at Lunada Bay, the surf community at large has organized a “Surf Anything” event schedule for Monday January 15, Martin Luther King Jr day.

Imagine a “Lower’s Raid” style event at Lunada!

LNF: LOWERS RAID 2012 from LastNameFirst.tv on Vimeo.

OTHER SURF PODCASTS

Kill the Messenger

The Kyle Theirmann Show

The Truth Barrel

The Occ-Cast

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Mason Ho in “Northern Praying Mantis”

Northern praying mantis from rory @ digital good times on Vimeo.

And Brendon Gibbens in “Bouncing”

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KOOK

Hey Foil Boarder, you’re on our radar as tentative kooks! Be on your best behavior! Laird, Lenny, and Kalama all get free passes.

foil board danger

DUKE

Kepa Acero for revitalizing our passion for rugged solo surf travel. We’re wishing you the best in your recovery! Link to full article. 

Kepa Acero

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