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023 – Surf News, January 22nd, 2014


David and Scott discuss recent big wave activity around the Pacific, localism at Lunada Bay, the passing of Bruce Jones, and the changes for 2014 ASP World Tour.

Big Wave Activity

Eddie Waimea

The Eddie is off for this current swell, but still on hold through the end of February.

The Official Eddie Site

The Maverick’s Invitation is called on for Friday, January 24th!

The Maverick’s Invitational Site

Discovering Maverick’s Documentary

Oregon’s Nelscott Reef Event

Shane Dorian and Jamie Mitchell tackle Balharra France, even though we neglected to mention it on the show.

Localism at Lunada Bay

Lunada Bay

The whole debacle can be traced via the links below.

Original Reddit Post

Inertia Post #1

Inertia Post #2

Inertia Follow-Up Report 

Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones

Sadly, Bruce passed away on January 14th. You will be missed!

Surfline Article about Bruce

ASP in 2014

Changes to the ‘CT and ‘QS ranking systems, click here for the ASP’s article with Kieren Perrow.

Scott’s Must See Moment

EPIC PEAHI AERIAL SURF VIDEO 1-19-2014 from AERIAL 808 on Vimeo.

David’s Must See Moment

Chas Smith Interview

Click over to see Chas being interviewed on San Diego 6

014 – Surf News with Scott Bass, November 1st, 2013


David and Scott discuss Maya Gabiera’s wipeout at Nazare, Carlos Burle’s potential record breaking ride at Nazare, the Pipeline Season opening swell, Tom Carroll’s meth addiction, the One World Ranking, and the best songs ever! Click play on the episode and scroll down to see all the videos.

David’s Must See Moment

Scott’s Must See Moment


Maya Gabiera’s Accident at Nazare

The Ride

More of the rescue footage

Laird Hamilton’s Interview on CNN about the events at Nazare

Opening Season Swell at Pipeline

John John Florence’s impeccable butt drag.

Photo by Laserwolf

Photo by Laserwolf

 Tom Carroll Opens Up About Meth Addiction

 The One World Ranking

Link to the ASP’s site and the One World Rankings

David’s “Best Song Ever”

Scott’s “Best Song Ever”

009 – Quiksilver Pro Recap with Chad Wells


Quik Pro Recap

We’re bringing you another BONUS episode discussing the Quiksilver Pro France. David is joined by guest co-host Chad Wells to dissect the stories and drama that transpired from the event. Chad managed the surf team at Quiksilver for years, working with Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, the rest of the Quik family and spent some time in the commentary booth. David and Chad discuss Dane’s round 2 losses at the past 2 events, the inexplicatble judging of the Parko vs. Lacomare heat, Jake Patterson and Damien Fahrenfort being fired from the commentary booth, and much, much more!

Enjoy the show. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

1st – Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.66
2nd – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.00

SF 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.10 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.03
SF2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.87 def. Filipe Toledo (BRA) 12.93

QF1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 15.77 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 13.60
QF2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.00 def. John John Florence (HAW) 13.77
QF3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) 16.37 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 11.40
QF4: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 15.70 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 12.00

ASP WCT TOP 5 SURFERS (Following Quiksilver Pro France);
1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 51,900 pts
2. Kelly Slater (USA) 45,900 pts
3. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 39,700 pts
4. Taj Burrow (AUS) 39,400 pts
5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 38,950 pts




002 – Shaper’s Series: Eric Arakawa


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This episode is sponsored by US Blanks.

US Blanks is the world’s leading supplier of surfboard blanks.

I was excited to interview Eric Arakawa. I grew up watching Andy Irons shred on Eric’s boards and I knew that he was regarded as one of Hawaii’s finest shapers. I was surprised to learn that shaping surfboards has only been one facet of Eric’s career. He’s an astute entrepreneur who has woven a fine balance of continually shaping boards and growing several successful businesses. I spent a couple of days with Eric in March of 2013. Episode 2 - Eric ArakawaHe was recovering from a broken leg he suffered while surfing Laniakea. In December 2012 an unidentified surfer ran over Eric and the blunt force of his longboard broke Eric’s femur. When we met he was walking, regularly attending physical therapy, and expected to make a full recovery. This episode was recorded over the course of 2 hours in his shaping room at the Sugar Mill. I wasn’t mic’d so my audio isn’t ideal. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening.

Eric Arakawa Surfboards, The Sugar Mill, Waialua, Oahu. March, 2013.

Learn more about Eric at EricArakawaSurfboards.com