In today’s episode of Spit!, Scott and David survey the latest rumors around the WSL’s withdrawal from Hawaii and their bid for a wave pool construction in Tokyo. They also examine the atrocity of burying radioactive waste 100 feet from the sand at San Onofre, why Nazare is best at 8′, why Darren Handley ought not leave the shaping bay, and they fawn over the greatest invention since podcasting. Oh! And Must-See Moments, Dukes, Kooks, and more!
Special thanks to the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center SurfingHeritage.org
Make sure to secure tickets to attend The Boardroom Show in Del Mar, California on May 5 & 6.
THE FOUNDERS CUP
Open to the public and directly stepping on our beloved Boardroom Show.
The Pipe Masters is gone. Is the Triple Crown ejecting too?
Which Nazare event ruled supreme?
SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR WASTE
From Jake Howard on Stab, LINK TO FULL ARTICLE
“Southern California Edison has begun burying nuclear waste 100 feet from the beach at San Onofre. There are massive cranes. There are canisters under tarps on the bluff, heavily armed Private Security chasing people off. And for the foreseeable future, nuclear waste will be sitting a stone’s throw from one of the most utilized surf breaks in the world. There are 3.6 million pounds of “spent nuclear fuel assemblies” on site at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). A third of it was transferred to a “horizontal dry storage system” in 2003. The rest is 73 canisters (it takes five to seven years to bring it down to a temperature where it can be transported), the eventual goal is to move it all somewhere safer. Meanwhile, the U.S. federal government has completely failed in its efforts to find a permanent location to store this stuff. It takes 7 days to move 1 container, so it’s a year and half long project. Each of the canisters will hold as much radiation as was released in the Chernobyl accident and weather patterns would create a plume extending far across our nation. The canisters have a 20 year life span.”
MASON & TC
Ross Clarke Jones surviving the dangerous shorebreak at Nazare.
Darren Handley for this ridiculous display of ski driving.
Seabin inventors: Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski