Innovative photographer and filmmaker Tony Roberts packed his boards and camera gear and drove from Santa Cruz, California to Santa Cruz, Costa Rica 30 years ago to pursue a surf centered life. In today’s show he talks about adapting his career due to surf media’s instability, the exponential growth of surf tourism in Costa Rica, raising a daughter, and how physical and mental acuity is allowing him to do his best surfing at age 54.

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Also be sure to check out Tony’s first appearance on Surf Splendor and the audio diary of our first surf trip together.

025 – A Portrait of Tony Roberts

027 – Anatomy of a Surf Trip

Tony Roberts by Chris Klopf

Tony Roberts at age 13 with Tom Curren (via EOS.surf)










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Good times on #thecrossing with @bennyboosh @joshhoyer @sealtooth @markoblow @indiestrader @quiksilver #shootwithTR ??


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Shred clinic with @munozcali ?? #shootwithTR ? @realsurftrips ?


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Tony with his daughter Xia in 2008
Tony with a nose pick Slob at Ollie’s Point. Photo: Murf


Host, Producer, Edit: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales

Intro Music: Khruangbin, A Calf Birthed in Winter

Outro Music: Frazey Ford, Bird of Paradise


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