In today’s show David and Scott discuss Paul Speaker’s departure from the WSL, Gabriel Media’s Surf Institute, a new Guinness Record in surfing, competing surf podcasts, the “Ride Anything” event at Lunada Bay, and Kepa Acero’s neck-breaking wipeout at Mundaka. We hope you enjoy!
PAUL SPEAKER STEPS DOWN FROM CEO POSITION AT THE WSL
Conner Coffin, Miguel Pupo, and Noah Beschen are all off Hurley
Kolohe Andino and Carissa Moore are off Target
GABRIEL MEDINA’S SURF INSTITUTE
Link to full story on StabMag.com
BEST SURF COACHES
Glen Hall makes an impressive statement in 2016 with his students Tyler Wright and Matt Wilkinson.
Link to story about Glenn Hall on Sports Illustrated
Mike “Snips” Parsons has a long and impressive track record with many surfers, including Kolohe Andino.
Chris Gallagher proves his worth in the upper echelon with Jordy Smith’s 2nd place finish in 2016.
RIDE ANYTHING AT ‘ALOHA POINT’ (AKA LUNADA BAY)
In response to decades of localism at Lunada Bay, the surf community at large has organized a “Surf Anything” event schedule for Monday January 15, Martin Luther King Jr day.
Imagine a “Lower’s Raid” style event at Lunada!
LNF: LOWERS RAID 2012 from LastNameFirst.tv on Vimeo.
OTHER SURF PODCASTS
Kill the Messenger
The Kyle Theirmann Show
The Truth Barrel
Mason Ho in “Northern Praying Mantis”
Northern praying mantis from rory @ digital good times on Vimeo.
And Brendon Gibbens in “Bouncing”
Hey Foil Boarder, you’re on our radar as tentative kooks! Be on your best behavior! Laird, Lenny, and Kalama all get free passes.
Kepa Acero for revitalizing our passion for rugged solo surf travel. We’re wishing you the best in your recovery! Link to full article.