In today’s episode of The Grit! Chas and David pay homage to the fabulous wordsmiths who market wetsuits (Technobutter!), then discuss the cancelation of The Eddie, which surf media outlet employs the finest surfers, why we’re boycotting the WSL, and why you should never put a sticker on your surfboard. Plus, a round of #KookAndCurren and Barrel Or Nah? Take the candy!
Special thanks to our home studio, Surfrider Foundation for hosting today’s recording. Support Surfrider here.
IS THE WAVE POOL SURFING’S GUITAR HERO?
Listen to the show for the full analogy.
CONTENT FOR CONTENT’S SAKE
Why in the world would O’Neill publish this? It’s a terrible showcase of Surf Snowdonia (after a deluge of KS Wave Co footage). It’s a terrible showcase of Jordy. Who does this benefit?
Lululemon’s showcase of surfing at Fashion Island
BEST SURFERS, BY MEDIA OUTLET
Which media outlet employs the most talented surfers. We’ll hold a comp, WSL format, and each outlet can enter 2 surfers, 2 events: Lowers and 8′ Blacks beach. Who would come out on top?
BeachGrit: Derek Rielly & Chas Smith
Stab: Sam McIntosh & Ashton Goggans? Michael Ciaremella? Brenden Buckley? Damien Fahrenfort?
Surfing World: Vaughn Blakey & . . . ?
Surfer Magazine: Grant Ellis & Todd Prodonavich?
Anyone have photos of Grant or Todd actually surfing? Post em in the comment section below!
WSL: Pete Mel & Pottz? Rosy Hodge? Strider?
Have you ever invented a word? Would you like some Technobutter on your toast? Or would you use DuraTex to protect you catching herpes? Just add an “X” or the words “technology” or “fiber” to any normal word and you’ll increase it’s impact-quotient x 100! Listen, “Smart Fiber . . . Therma X . . . X Fiber Technology!” Wowee!
All these amazing new words were culled from Surfline’s recent Wetsuit Buyers Guide CLICK HERE
Billabong offers “Carbon Ultra”, “Drymax”, & “Hollow Fiber”
Body Glove offers “HRS – Heat Retention System”, “Evoflex”, “Microbead”, & “Liquid Weld”. Sounds fantastic!
Buell offers “Ninja Neoprene”, “Ultraspan”, with a “Power-lite sizzle seam seal”, “Power-band technology”, & “Supratex”.
BOYCOTT THE ROXY PRO AND QUIKSILVER PRO
Chas’ feelings are hurt. He’s putting his foot down. CLICK HERE!
KOOK AND CURREN
Putting stickers on your board.
Riding a Hypto Kryto.
BARREL OR NAH?
Peeing in your wetsuit PRIOR to entering the ocean?
Posting concert videos on Instagram?
Waxing your feet?
Print surf media?