Surf Splendor

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June 29, 2022 New

418 – Sterling Spencer: Act Two

by DLS

Sterling Spencer returns to discuss the dark repercussions of his brain injury, his path through recovery, how his audience has

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June 22, 2022 New

417 – Dane Hantz: Restorative Intermission

by DLS

Dane Hantz returns to discuss withdrawing Vulcan Surfboards from the market, how the shaping machine is enabling an authoritative archiving

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June 15, 2022 New

416 – Dick Metz: Part Five

by DLS

Dick Metz returns to discuss the new documentary featuring his return to South Africa to relive and revisit the journey

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June 10, 2022 New

415 – Sasha Jane Lowerson

by DLS

Sasha Jane Lowerson made international news last month for winning Women's Longboard Title's in West Oz, not for the feat

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June 1, 2022 New

414 – Dylan Graves

by DLS

Pro surfer turned media man Dylan Graves is now using his popular Vlog to dissect social dilemma's that surf media

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May 26, 2022

413 – Benji Weatherley

by DLS

? Self proclaimed "pro surf fraud", Benji Weatherley joins us to chat about being cancelled by the WSL, his regrettable

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May 18, 2022

412 – Jon Pyzel

by DLS

Jon Pyzel joins us from Bali to discuss JJF's one-universal-board theory, the value of growing a business slower than its

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May 11, 2022

411 – Drew Brophy

by DLS

Artist Drew Brophy catapulted to surf world fame in the 90s by when his artwork adorned the boards that sparked

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April 28, 2022

410 – Wayne Rich

by DLS

Wayne Rich is an International Surfboard Builder Hall of Famer and a 2x Icons of Foam winner. In this episode

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April 20, 2022

409 – Waterman filmmaker Isaac Halasima

by DLS

Waterman, the award winning Duke Kahanamoku documentary hit theaters last week. Today filmmaker Isaac Halasima discusses Duke's extraordinary life, how

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April 14, 2022

408 – Jonathan Wayne Freeman

by DLS

? Surf lampooner Jonathan Wayne Freeman joins us to recount his fast rise to Instagram stardom, warn about the perils

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April 7, 2022

407 – Zoltan Torkos: The Surfing Magician

by DLS

The fourth generation magician, surfing's kickflip pioneer, and Santa Cruz stalwart regales us with stories of having Barney as a

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March 31, 2022

406 – Greg Jacobs: Campsite Media

by DLS

Greg Jacobs sits at the nexus of surf content distribution. The top filmmakers in surf rely on him to ensure

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March 23, 2022

405 – WaterWays Founder, Sean Murphy

by DLS

??? Sean Murphy ditched the suit and tie and the weight of his parent's expectations to follow a pipe dream.

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March 10, 2022

404 – Stephen Cooney: UNEARTHED

by DLS

Stephen Cooney was raised on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in the 50s and 60s. At the age of 16,

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March 2, 2022

403 – Jamie Brisick: SOUNDINGS

by DLS

The always lovely Jamie Brisick returns to tell us about his foray into podcast hosting, dating in his 50s, the

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February 24, 2022

402 – Albe Falzon

by DLS

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal surf film Morning Of The Earth. Filmmaker Albe Falzon joins us

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February 16, 2022

401 – Mark Cunningham

by DLS

Ehukai lifeguard, greatest bodysurfer of all time, friend to all, Mark Cunningham joins us to discuss amphibious life, the greatest

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February 9, 2022

400 – Selema Masekela Welcomes 50

by DLS

It’s been 2 years since our last one-on-one with Selema Masekela. In that time he’s reversed aged, launched a clothing

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February 3, 2022

399 – Stab Mag’s Michael Ciaramella

by DLS

Stab's resident surfboard reviewer, writer, and content wrangler Michael Ciaramella joins us to detail his first-ever sessions at Pipe and

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January 27, 2022

398 – Brad Gerlach and team Snapt4

by DLS

Brad Gerlach hosts a chat with the winner and winning team of the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout, Snapt4's Mason Ho,

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January 20, 2022

397 – Stu Kenson

by DLS

San Diego board builder Stu Kenson has built boards for decades, with Rusty, for Joel Tudor, with JS, and all

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January 14, 2022

396 – Arthur Rashkovan

by DLS

? Israel's burgeoning surf scene centers around Tel Aviv where Arthur Rashkovan discovered surfing and now runs Klinika Surf Shop.

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January 6, 2022

395 – Alex Gray: Quarantined at Cloudbreak

by DLS

Alex Gray spent 8 months of quarantine on Namotou and Tavarua as one of the only surfers with full access

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December 30, 2021

394 – A Pod Party

by DLS

The whole gang is together to reflect on 2021, make bold predictions for 2022 and hold one another accountable for

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December 24, 2021

393 – Jim Hogan

by DLS

Former pro surfer, elite level coach and mentor Jim Hogan joins us to talk about rise, fall, and recent qualification

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December 17, 2021

392 – Greg Webber

by DLS

Board builder and inventor Greg Webber joins us to discuss designing on the fringe, infighting in the wave pool biz,

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December 8, 2021

391 – Matt Warshaw

by DLS

Original Z-Boy, part of the greatest surf team ever, Oxford English Dictionary consultant, and surfing's foremost historian Matt Warshaw joins

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November 30, 2021

390 – Maurice Cole: Part 2

by DLS

MC returns to discuss the aftermath from our last chat, Sunny Garcia, the concept of “sustainability” in surfboards, searching for

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November 25, 2021

389 – Maurice Cole

by DLS

In today’s episode Maurice Cole contemplates recent tragedy and candidly laments compromising his integrity to chase business goals. He explores

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November 19, 2021

388 – Izzy Paskowitz

by DLS

Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz discusses growing up with 8 siblings in a 24 foot camper, the blessings and limitations of his

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November 12, 2021

387 – The Drop: Thad Ziolkowski

by DLS

Author Thad Ziolkowski joins us to discuss surfing's sordid history with drugs and alcohol, how surfing triggers behavioral addiction's physiology

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November 3, 2021

386 – Derek Dunfee: Waking Up In The Sea

by DLS

In December of 2012 Derek Dunfee was found floating unconscious 100 miles to sea, nearly 20 minutes after suffering a

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October 26, 2021

385 – Jon Roseman

by DLS

Quietly and immeasurably influencing the surf world, Jon Roseman's stewardship of Cloudbreak has been cosigned by Fijian tribal leaders and

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October 21, 2021

384 – Mickey Munoz: Part Two

by DLS

In our 2nd and final installment, Mickey Munoz tells us about his work stunt doubling for Sandra Dee in the

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October 13, 2021

383 – Mickey Munoz: Part One

by DLS

Southern Californian icon, board builder, Gidget stunt double, professional surfer, all around surf pioneer Mickey Munoz joins us to tell

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October 8, 2021

382 – Jeff Timpone & The Gillespie

by DLS

With 50 years of board building experience, Maui's Jeff Timpone continues to innovate, both with construction and design. He joins

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September 23, 2021

381 – Torren Martyn

by DLS

? Torren Martyn joins us to discuss his sojourn from Scotland to West Africa, his new found celebrity, the anti-Vlog,

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September 16, 2021

380 – Derek Hynd & The Hyndline

by DLS

In today's episode Tyler Breuer talks with Derek Hynd replicating his life's quiver, The Ultimate Surfer, having his life's material

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September 9, 2021

379 – Andrew Cotton

by DLS

Plumber turned professional big wave surfer Andrew Cotton talks about being rescued by helicopter at Mullaghmore, breaking his back at

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September 2, 2021

378 – Akila Aipa: Round Two

by DLS

Akila returns to discuss why big swells coincide with big losses, how increased demand can actually threaten a small business,

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August 25, 2021

377 – IPD: Mark Simpson & Seth McKinney

by DLS

As the surf industry has largely disbanded, talented and experienced former big surf brand stalwarts are positioned to reengineer surf

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August 19, 2021

376 – Tim Crozier: Blackbird Surfboards

by DLS

Boardbuilder Tim Crozier talks about the inherent rewards of kindness, gleaning insights from each of the Icons of Foam, how

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August 4, 2021

375 – Kelly Slater x Brad Gerlach

by DLS

In today's show Brad Gerlach interviews Kelly Slater about the Olympics, the strengths and limitations of Gabriel, JJF, Italo, and

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July 29, 2021

374 – Mike Whisnant

by DLS

? 3x Surf Expo Shape-Off winner, 30 year board builder, Atlantic Beach lifer, Mike Whisnant joins us to discuss how

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July 20, 2021

373 – Rich Harbour of Harbour Surfboards

by DLS

Harbour Surfboards was my home surf shop growing up, so you can imagine the honor it was for me to

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July 14, 2021

372 – Garrett McNamara

by DLS

Big wave surfer, 8x Guinness Record holder Garrett McNamara is our guest today. He's also the star of the new

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Credits

David Lee Scales

@david_lee_scales

Host, Producer, Editor

Founder of Surf Splendor, David oversees all podcast production and new show development. Prior to launching the podcast network in 2013, David worked in the wine industry.

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