On today’s episode of Spit!, tempers flare when Scott and David debate whether specific ethnic groups should be granted priority access to events exclusively based on heritage. They then explore vulnerability by admitting their fears in head-high barrels, extoll the virtues of the high-performance shortboard, ponder the potential of precisely replicating a “magic” board, and give tips for how to protect your local coastline from billionaire developers. We’re solving all the big issues, one podcast at a time. Oh, and Duke’s, Kooks, Must-See Moments and more. Enjoy!
“Hello David & Scott,
I have a theory I’d love to hear your opinions and thoughts on.
Both Gabe Medina and Carissa Moore are former world champs that were having an off year up until these last 2 events, Carissa was in 7th, Gabe in 9th. Gabe has won his last two events and Carissa has made the last two finals, winning the former. Now they are both in the World Title conversation. So . . . what happened to them before these two amazing final runs in Europe? They both won the Future Classic at Slater’s Surf Ranch
Is The Wave Pool a magical place that helps the best surfers (or surfers that have hit a slump in other conditions) find their groove back and tap into their pure and technical form.
Crazy conspiracy? Complete coincidence? Or does surfing a perfect, reeling wave without any question mark conditions (no rocks in the middle of the pool yet) help surfers in a slump realize what they’re capable of?”
In regard to the Surf Ranch, why are the old dude’s surfing it so much better than the young bucks?
Today my dream became a reality. I received a chance to surf @kswaveco and it was amazing. It’s human nature to set an expectation. Even though we all know, we shouldn’t. This place exceeded everything I could have imagined. Yes…..the wave is perfect. But the experience around it, is so much more. Please accept my congratulations and utmost gratitude for all involved to create this dream into a true reality. Nothing is overlooked. A+++. After our nice lunch, this was my first wave completed from start to finish. I need to do a lot more squats.
The wave is surprisingly similar to an ocean wave- kinda like a clean groundswell on a sand point. was kinda barrel-dodging cuz my back was a little stiff so crouching small was uncomfortable. The wave looks easy to surf on video, but it’s definitely super fast. Fun day! @kswaveco @billabong @reef @bigislandtoyota
Here is the very first wave of the morning at @kswaveco #SurfRanch , very hard to read being so smooth but the most incredible glassy barrel ever. @barrel_dodgers_anonymous on the end section ?? thanks guys!! @wsl @kellyslater || Ecco la prima onda del giorno alla famosa piscina di @kellyslater , molto difficile da surfare essendo così liscia. Non posso neanche immaginare l’evoluzione di questa tecnologia! Grazie per la giornata incredibile! ??
THE RIGHT BOARD FOR THE RIGHT CONDITION
Impressive longboarding, but was it the right board choice?
North Shore locals have scheduled a meeting in a parking lot to discuss how to get more Hawaiian surfers into the Triple Crown. Should special accommodations be made for the locals?
#Repost @zorelator (@get_repost) Like I said before, we need to come up with a better system than the one the @wsl already has. A lot of very good surfers get left out of the Triple Crown every year because they don’t have the money or sponsors to travel the world to get points. This is the only place in the world that it happened to this degree. There are way more surfers now than there were 20 or 30 years ago and everyone deserves a chance and traveling is only getting more expensive everyday. #SupportOurLocalSurfers ??? PLEASE JOIN DA HUI AT VLAND PARK TODAY AT 11:00 A.M. It’s time to RALLY & ORGANIZE. We will meet to discuss the limitations the @wsl Wsl is putting on local wave riders being pushed aside to foreigner surfers in their own breaks here in Hawaii. ALL PROFESSIONAL SURFERS / PROFESSIONAL BODY BOARDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS SATURDAY. If you are heading to a path of Professional Surfing Bring your ideas & ALO)(A. More info coming tomorrow. Please Feel Free To REGRAM & SPREAD DA WORD. Mahalo ???? Any questions you can DM @mahinadahui808 #Repost @dahui8o8
Sunny’s retort . . .
I? worked hard my entire career to wear and compete in that jersey here in Hawaii during the Triple Crown and I? hope a lot of kids from Hawaii follow in the foot steps that I? have followed like so many before me and the many other that do now:) but it still baffles me that some choose to sit at home and complain because they choose to not put in the work that’s needed to be honored with wearing that jersey?? Thank you @wsl for giving the young Hawaiian kids that platform to be able to follow their dreams and shame on you guys not willing to work for it and putting the ones that do at risk of losing that hope of living their dreams of being the next Hawaiian World Surfing Champ?? #workforit
The Eddie will go, but without Quiksilver
Caroline Marks is the youngest surfer ever to qualify for the world tour.
NAZARE WENT BONKERS
and Andrew Cotton got absolutely detonated, breaking his back in the process.
RASTA ON THE OCC-CAST
Shane Dorian’s son and Kelly Slater’s godson, Jackson Dorian gets the golden ticket!
Ramon Navarro for having his local coastline protected as a World Surf Reserve.