Chas Smith joins David Scales again to spill the gossip from over at Beach Grit. The boys ponder why no one is willing to discuss the details that surround Owen Wright’s head trauma. They then dissect Reno Abellira and Matt Warshaw’s Blood Feud, the state of women’s surfing, and Chas’s latest book and film projects. Take the candy! Enjoy the show!
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Opening song: Father John Misty, Hollywood Forever Cemetery
OWEN WRIGHT’S HEAD TRAUMA
Here’s the day Owen ruled Pipeline, just before his reported head trauma from duckdiving.
And here’s one of BeachGrit’s various stories covering the saga. This one by Chas’s partner, Derek Rielly.
Blood Feud: Reno Abellira vs. Matt Warshaw
DOES BLONDE HAIR MAKE YOU SHRED?
Pretty compelling evidence this year . . .
THE STATE OF WOMEN’S SURFING
Can we begin an honest and critical dialogue about the shortcoming of women’s surfing?
Courtney won the Fiji Pro this year with a 8.74 heat total, and without getting barreled.
Rochelle Ballard’s surfing a decade ago would be winning heats today, especially during the big, unruly days. Here’s Rochelle surfing the Roxy Fiji Pro in 2006 (Not an apples to apples comparison. Rochelle is surfing a perfect day, but still worth noting).
And here’s an example of Stephanie Gilmore’s superiority over all other surfers, regardless of gender.
ABOUT CHAS SMITH
Here’s some background info and spin-off stories regarding Chas Smith’s controversy with Mick Fanning. Uncharted Waters: Bigotry in Surfing by Zach Weisberg on TheInertia.com
Closing song: TV on the Radio, Quartz