In today’s show David and Chas analyze Dirk Ziff’s speech, delivered during his acceptance of the Waterman of the Year award. Chas offers an open letter as rebuttal, and the boys question whether the WSL is helmed by a man who fails to understand fundamental surfing truths. They also survey Kanoa’s mental health, and play a round of Barrel or Nah? Enjoy!
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WSL OWNERS, DIRK AND NATASHA ZIFF
From Forbes . . .
DIRK’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
CLICK HERE for full transcript on Shop Eat Surf
CLICK HERE for excerpts on BeachGrit, Chas’s rebuttal, and the public’s response.
CLICK HERE for full photo gallery from the Sima event
KANOA BLACKS OUT DURING INTENSE CELEBRATION AFTER WINNING US OPEN
Still digesting what happened on the weekend. So many different emotions and I truly felt like I wasn’t all there competing that day emotionally. The beach where it all started for me, with the friends and family that have been with me since day one and the crowd that got me hyped up to the max… I felt like something took over my body at the end there and I even blacked out on the beach! Thank you @snaketales for the countless hours on the beach for us. I’m just thankful for the overwhelming amount of kind messages. This is just beginning! I can’t wait for the rest of the year.
And lest we forget about the sexy sandcastle . . .
BARREL OR NAH?
Precious metal chain necklaces? as modeled by Chris Ward
Barefeet on airplanes?
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” —Abraham Lincoln #wednesdaywisdom ????????? • • • #passengershaming #flyingfeet #NOPE #instagramaviation #airplaneetiquette #frequentflyer #crewlife #sassystew #aviation #cabincrew #avgeek #cabincrewlife #flightattendant #flightattendantlife #stewardess #flightattendantproblems #travel #flightattendants #instapassport #aviationgeek #FAlife #airtravel #travelgram #traveltips #pilot #pilotlife #travelling #frequentflier
The Electric Surfboard Acid Test?
Co-Host: Chas Smith @SurfJournalist
Co-Host, Producer: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales
Music: Father John Misty, Hollywood Forever Cemetery