We spend the first half of today’s show chatting with Firewire CEO Mark Price about board construction, rumors of Kelly Slater’s investment in the brand, and upcoming trends in board building materials. In the second half of the show David and Scott discuss the Volcom Pipe Pro, pro surfers getting smashed on rocks, Jamie Brisicks’ latest book “Becoming Westerly Windina”, Duke and Kooks and much more. Enjoy!
VOLCOM PIPE PRO
Congrats (once again) John John! 4x Volcom Pipe Pro champ! Link to VolcomPipePro.com
KELLY SLATER’S ENVIRONMENTAL/COMMERCIAL ENDEAVORS
Click the image to read the full Instagram post.
Kelly’s Apple ad from 2002.
And Kelly’s Superbowl appearance (.33 second mark).
PRO SURFERS vs. ROCKS
Tyler Wright Smashed into Rock Pool at Cronulla (All original YouTube traces have been deleted. WTF? Here’s a video found on the DailyMail.
And Mark Matthews attempting to exit Ours.
FERGAL SMITH’S GROWING
There are 20 episodes of this series. The most recent episode recaps the previous 20 without any dialogue, but all the best visuals.
The book and documentary are by Jamie Brisick
Here’s the trailer for the upcoming documentary.
Also, here’s a link to an article that Jamie Brisick wrote about, which I believe first appeared in The Surfer’s Journal.
And footage of the great Peter Drouyn from EOS
Mark Healey and Michael Ho’s shared Pipeline barrel. Bravo, boys!
And (unfortunately) Healy’s only usable frame from the GoPro.
David’s Pick: Bureh Beach Surf Club in Sierra Leone. Link to full article on NYTimes.com
Scott’s Pick: Gary Linden for paddling in to a wave at Jaws at the ripe age of 65! Link to full story.
Surfline for their filterless Wave of the Winter acceptance policy. They currently have 138 entries!!!! Most of which are fairly mediocre waves and they have multiple entries for the same wave from different angles. I want to see who the contenders are, but quickly lose patience letting after sifting through dozens of mediocre waves to get to the few gems. Here’s a link to the complete list.
This episode was recorded at SHACC, The Surfing Heritage & Culture Center