In today’s show David recounts his Texas surf trip (NLand & BSR), Chas recounts his book tour of the Pacific Northwest, the boys then discuss the dangers of censorship, the value of criticism, and Chas’s daughter explains how to burglar a surf shop. Plus Barrel or Nah? and more! Enjoy!
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SPY’S HAPPY GIVEAWAY
We want to help Kelly Slater see happy. Kelly, contact us! We’ll try to track you down at Surf Ranch and hand deliver a pair of the Haight to you.
Kelly, we also don’t want you to get pterygiums like Malia
I got eye surgery to remove the Pterygium from my left eye two days ago. It hurt… a lot, and my eye is looking pretty freakin scary at the moment, but I cannot wait to be all healed up without the constant red, uncomfortable, scratchy eye feeling my Pterygium braught me since it started growing when I was 14! Im really really excited, but I wanted to share this because I want everyone to take care of your eyes! You don’t want to have to do this, trust me. Wear sunglasses (I hardly ever did as a teen) and rinse your eyes with fresh water after surfing. Throw a hat on too, might as well! ?
CENSORSHIP IN WRITING
Here’s the original story, which David retold in front of Chas’s young daughter.
DAVID’S TEXAS SURF TRIP
Book your NLand trip HERE and your BSR Cable Park HERE. Giant thanks to both parks. Everyone was so gracious and both facilities are fantastic.
JOIN US AT SURF RANCH!
David will be at the Surf Ranch Pro all 4 days of the event. Chas Smith and Scott Bass will be there on Saturday, September 8th. If you plan to be there, come say “hi”. We’ll try to get you on the air.
BARREL OR NAH?
Watching WSL events while driving?
Getting married at 20?
Deducting points for claims?
@Stab_High Rule: Up to 15 points might be deducted from any finished ride if a surfer claims the wave. This is a rule that Maui flyboy, @mattmeola, is not particularly fond of. Stab High will be going down in Waco, Texas September 22nd. Hit the link in bio to get tickets to our poorly run surf contest held mostly in the air. Surf footage by @acl_cinema | Art by @lucas_beaufort / @shinyadalby. Thanks for @monsterenergy for helping us bring to life.
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Studio: Album Surfboards AlbumSurf.com
Co-Host: Chas Smith @SurfJournalist
Co-Host, Producer: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales