In today’s episode we Wax On with San Diego mid-length impresario Devon Howard. A writer, professional surfer, marketing consultant, and surf history advocate, Devon shares how San Diego surf culture has influenced surfboard design, why surf writers are too scared to tell the truth, which surf website is akin to McDonalds, why you need an Egg in your quiver, and which surfboard will allow you to tap into ancient Hawaiian trim. Enjoy!
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Around this same time 30 years ago, I went with my younger brother Bret to the University Town Center theater to watch the debut of “North Shore” (story of an Arizona wave pool surfer that enters the Pipe Masters on Oahu)… We knew in some ways it was bad but we didn’t care, we dug it instantly. I mean, Gerry Lopez’s character Vince was a total badass in a classy way. Occy and Paigey were modern day heroes already and 80s vibes were peaking. Rick and Chandler were stilted but Turtle made the movie an Overnight cult classic. We rented it countless times from our local Shop Video Biz , and eventually got our own VHS copy. Knew every line to it. Later on we’d meet geeks like us and go tit for tat on the quotes. Uber nerds knew that the most random non scene was “go get it Roger! Yeah! … Yeah.” … still cracks me up to this day. “Scrub it kook” was a fav of Bret’s, still used to this day:) …. @toddglaser said they’re trying for a sequel… I hope not, you can’t ever top this. So bad, it’s amazing!