Humorous, irreverent, sensational, speculative, BeachGrit has quickly become one of our favorite destinations for anything surf. Albeit often superficial, BeachGrit provides something that surf media has long avoided: gossip! Blood feuds, backroom deals, million dollar corporate buy-outs, BeachGrit provides the parking lot fodder that was previously only privy to industry bros. Oh, and they have opinions! “They” are Derek Rielly and Chas Smith, along with a small crew of contributing writers. In today’s episode, David chats with Derek and Chas about the founding of BeachGrit, where it’s headed, the state of women’s surfing, Bruce’s Wildcard entry into the Pipe Masters, the title race, and so much more. Enjoy!
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Here’s a link to Chas Smith’s previous episode of Surf Splendor
Here’s what the blokes look like:
ROSIE HODGE’S STAB PHOTO SHOOT
IS JOHN JOHN FLORENCE GAY?
TOM CURREN SURFS A SKIM!
THE ORIGINAL BLOOD FEUD: ALEX GRAY VS. RICARDO TOLEDO
CHAS SMITH’S BOOK
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The Gallery by John Horne Burns PURCHASE HERE
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov PURCHASE HERE
The Revolt by Menechem Begin PURCHASE HERE
My LIfe by Golda Meir PURCHASE HERE