We are thrilled to welcome back former guest Dave Parmenter. He first appeared in episode 101 of Surf Splendor where we outlined his biography. A former pro surfer, a surf writer, historian, and boardbuilder, Surfing Magazine once described Parmenter as “the most interesting surfing in the world.” In today’s show Dave explains how “old” surfboard designs are more advanced than many modern designs, why he doesn’t read surf mags nor watch surf films, and why he’s spending most of his watertime miles off the coast. Enjoy the show!
Dave Parmenter’s website is Nowtro.com
Huge “Thank You” to Libertine Brewery for allowing us to record this episode at their San Luis Obispo location.
Read “Shaping Flippy’s Board”, an article written by Parmenter that originally appeared in the Surfer’s Journal in 2001.
And a few of Parmenter’s recent board’s built. Follow @AleutianJuice
New missiles beside rustic silo, with @pablo_fernandez_42 showing off his new 10’0″ longboard and 12’0″ Makaha Megalodon. Ron Barrilito rum-tinted resin work by @watermansguild @surfboardsbyclutch @greggae13 A post shared by Dave Parmenter (@aleutianjuice) on
Autumnal retinal glare by @watermansguild @greggae13 @surfboardsbyclutch 6’8″ MPegg for Todd Williams 16.9″ N X 21.5″ WP X 15.375 T X 3.0″ thickness and 74SP p/u core by @usblanks
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Kamanu is the company that Dave spoke about when talking about single person canoes.
Lastly, here are links to:
Rell Sunn’s entry on The Encyclopedia of Surfing