In today’s episode Chas and David track Isis’s affiliation to surf media. Chas investigates the WSL’s declaration of war on surfers and aims to take his 3rd WSL scalp. David presents the 2nd annual Gritty Awards and the boys play around of Barrel or Nah? Enjoy!
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OPRAH: HUMANITARIAN? SCOURGE? BOTH?
Introducing Erik Logan
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Today, I’m announcing that I will be stepping down as President of OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network. Working for one of the greatest leaders in the world has truly been the most incredible opportunity in my career. I have learned and grown more over the past 10 years professionally than I did in the prior 20. The accomplishments over the last decade have been many – from ending the Oprah Winfrey Show, transitioning the company to a studio, moving to LA, and making OWN the most high-profile turnarounds in cable network history. What has made these many years of work so memorable and enjoyable are the people who I had the opportunity to work and partner with. My “Next Chapter” (as Oprah would say) is truly an opportunity of a lifetime. To marry my passion of surfing with my career is something that I never thought was possible or even imagageable 5 years ago. SUP, surfing, loving the ocean, were all things I’d never thought would be a part of my life. Now, it’s my life, my daily passion, and something that propels me into my next professional journey. Joining the World Surf League is something I never thought this kid from landlocked Oklahoma would say, but it’s happening. I’m beyond grateful tothe WSL for the chance to join the already exceptional team for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If I have learned one thing from Oprah over the past decade, it’s this: there is a “divine order” to the universe and our job is to get into that flow. We must LISTEN to what the universe is saying. So here I am. Marrying my passion with my career in this way is something only a higher power could forge for me. I’m humbled by this moment and still in a state of “I can’t believe this is happening!” But it is…. You’ll hear me say this a lot, but it’s true: #followyourpassion #liveyourpassion
THE GRITTY AWARDS
The best surf terms of 2018
Quantum Foam Neoprene
Titanium Z Fleece
SPY’S HAPPY GIVEAWAY
Congrats to Throwing Disqus . . .
Chris Binns to replace Martin Potter on the WSL commentary team in 2019?
BARREL OR NAH?
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“Sir, is this your first time to this island? Wow, I’m sorry this had to happen to you. I want you to listen to me very carefully. There is no damage to your spinal cord, but you fractured the C2, C3, and C4 vertebrae of your cervical spine. Mr. Kapono, you are lucky to be alive.” • Being told that I had a broken neck just hours before boarding a 27 hour flight home was not exactly the highlight of my trip. After cheating death for nearly a week while exploring a remote island deep in the Western Pacific, I couldn’t believe that all it took to avoid this horrific accident was to simply paddle in right after my best wave. • Maybe it was greed. Perhaps destiny. Whatever it was that forced me to pummel head first into shallow reef, it was perhaps one of the most sobering experiences of my life. Long story short, I am back in Hawaii with no broken neck and just a new haircut. I’ll be back in the water by the weekend. • I hope others can take this experience and use it to understand the importance of learning basic life saving skills and taking the extra $100 to invest in emergency medical insurance while traveling overseas. I used the Divers Alert Network membership, but I’m sure there are equally as reliable ones out there. It cost me $35 and saved me over $20,000 during my evacuation. I am lucky. Lucky to have amazing people in my life and luckier to share this positive story with everyone. Check out the full story by clicking link in my bio.