In today’s episode of Spit! David and Scott recap the Billabong Pro Tahiti, declare their updated World Title picks, lament the loss of their youth, David pans the new film “Given”, Scott discovers the new Alana, and then the boys find solace in their mutual distaste for Mikey Wright. Oh! And don’t forget about Dukes, Kooks, and their Must-See Moment! Enjoy!
SKINNY OCCY’S HOT TAKE
Leave us a comment, maybe we’ll read it on-air, like this one from Skinny Occy,
“You guys ever discuss the dichotomy of never ever having so much available surfing content that its not only like drinking out of a fire hose and becoming boring, but at the same time because of the format, its so fleeting that, unlike when you could hold a magazine in your hand and study the pics over and over again, it also feels like there is a lack of true tangible quality content and instead its just a never ending parade of 5 second flashes and then they are gone? I’m old, but to me the whole cratering of traditional and “manged” surfing media (mainly mags and traditional movies) to social self directed media seems like something to dissect.”
“I like it, but hate it at the same time – social media and the demise of mags. Easy and free access to it, but oddly bored of seeing the same stuff (ironically perfect waves and bitchin boards) over and over again, not being able to readily find something i liked because it disappeared already into never never social media land, so on and so forth. then again, who really cares?”
RICHARD KEVIN, HYDRODYNAMICA, AND THE WSL
Link to Richard Kenvin’s Hydrodynamica
Link to a Surfline story on Kenvin
BILLABONG PRO TAHITI
Filipe is still unproven in barrel left reefbreaks
Congrats to the most technically sound surfer on tour, Julian Wilson
“GIVEN”, LOVELY TO LOOK AT, FEEL FREE TO KEEP IT ON MUTE
This trailer (from 5 years ago) was so amazing! What went wrong? Listen to the podcast to find out!
Asher Pacey for riding updated “old” surfboard designs, securely fastened in old-school style while adding radical flare to the function.
SCOTT’S MUST-NOT-SEE MOMENT
Gabriel Medina/The Judges for not giving priority to Kolohe after Gabriel blocked him from catching this wave.
@gabrielmedina should have lost priority for blocking @koloheandino22 on this wave. The @wsl judges are at fault. Regardless of all of our opinions on tactics, can we all agree that Gabriel impeded Kolohe’s attempt to catch this wave?? (Also, let’s still not forget that Pete Mel believes in #TheSecret)
Strider “Raspberry” Wasileski, not only for vastly improving his commentary, but also for hulking into Teahupo’o pits inbetween heats!!
When you’re trying to get a post heat interview with @jordysmith88 between the semis and finals and a wave comes while he is paddling back out! Jordy laughed and said “glad you weren’t in my heat bru!” After 5 hrs of sitting on my board I was stoked just make it to my feet! @lostsurfboards @shadesunscreen @raimanaworld #undertheweather #workperks #gotone #life #tahiti #thankyousurfing #billabongprotahiti ? @wsl PS: thanks @cgdsurf for the wax ?