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Get Out and SURF
34 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
50: So This Is The End?
Wow it's almost the end of 2019. After publishing a podcast every week this year, we're taking a break and enjoying the holidays. We’re also super hung over from last night’s Xmas party! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the final episode of Season 1 of Get Out and SURF with Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren, and Patrick McNulty. 50 episodes in 50 weeks… So what were some of our favorite episodes this year? - Episode 11: Mark Cunningham: Lifeguard, Bodysurfer, Artist - Episode 33: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019 - Episode 49: Chicago Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil - Episode 36: 1 Motorcycle, 2 Surfboards, 3 Years and 10,000 Miles Special thanks to Ray Finley, Adam Greenman, Robert August, Bird Huffman, Sean Mattison, Pancho Sullivan, Peter Cole, Doug Cole, John Becker, Adrian Fernandez, Larry the Cheese, Frank Lemes, Gordon Beh, Andrea Diaz, Ryan Waldron, Paco Vega, Mike Clifford, Katie Rice, Happy Walsh, Kristen Brown, Andrew Cotton, Mitch McNeil, Eric Sharman, Jamie Bott, Grant McCartney, Amber Shaffer, Greg Gordon, all of the other guests that we had in 2019, and of course all of our listeners. Pura vida! We took some awesome surf trips in 2019. Here are the destinations we’ll be putting on the Wheel Of Waves for 2020: - Colombia - The Amazon River tidal bore - Sardinia - Cleveland - Hainan, China - Alaska - Nova Scotia - Kiribati - Brooklyn If you’re a surfer, you’re an environmentalist. Please join your local Surfrider Foundation. What is Season 2 going to look like? Tell us your thoughts. Email the podcast at email@example.com This podcast has been brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
41 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
49: Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil
20% of the planet’s fresh water can be found in the Great Lakes. This area is also home to some of the US’s biggest industrial manufacturing complexes. For over a century, many of these companies have been dumping lethal chemicals into the watershed, destroying eco systems, and damaging the water supply for millions of Americans. So when the US government allows this to happen in the name of capitalism, what are we supposed to do? Introducing Mitch McNeil, Chair of the Chicago chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Mitch, along with a group of hungry environmental law professors from the University of Chicago, have filed a lawsuit against US Steel for repeatedly dumping hexavalent chromium into Lake Michigan. Go google that shit and then you’ll see why this is such a big deal. Get involved! Join your local Surfrider Foundation or donate to the Chicago Surfrider chapter https://www.chicago.surfrider.org/ Questions or comments for the podcast? firstname.lastname@example.org Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
30 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
48: Green Steps, Tamarindo Rivermouth, and Surfing the Strait of Juan de Fuca
This week PMAC, Joe, and Niki hung out in the office with the recorder on and simply talked about what’s been happening at the surf camp, in the lineup, and on the podcast. PMAC shares recent green initiatives the surf camp has taken for 2020 and beyond in a quest to utilize more and more biodegradable plant-based materials, trying to eliminate plastic from the ocean and our food chain. The first NW swell of the 2019/2020 arrived this season and Tamarindo was booming. We dissect the current state of the Tamarindo Rivermouth sand bars and try to help listeners learn how to score this surf spot best. Hint: check the conditions constantly because she’s a fickle beast and can turn on in an heartbeat. The Get Out and SURF podcast is compiling our 2020 surf trip destination list. One trip we’re discussing is to the Pacific Northwest, to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands. We’re not sure if we should be more afraid of the great white sharks or the killer whales, but Niki seems mostly scared of bears. Do you have any questions or comments for the show? What do you want to hear more of in 2020? Email the podcast at getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com This show is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
37 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
47: Californication with Paco Vega
Joe, Niki, and PMAC catch up with Costa Rican surfing prodigy and Witch’s Rock family member Paco Vega. Paco joined Get Out and SURF on Episode #3 when we discussed transitioning from a longboard to a shortboard. This time around we talk about Paco’s new home and what life is like living and surfing in Los Angeles. Rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and crusty Malibu locals, it seems that Paco is right in the mix of California living. He lets us know what he misses from home and reassures us that he’s still Tico through and through. Grab a listen, pura vida! Email the podcast: getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
46 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
46: Expat Legal Guide To Living And Working In Costa Rica
This week we sit down with good friend and Costa Rican attorney Adrian Fernandez. Adrian is an expert in many areas of Costa Rican law and helps answer many questions that anyone who is considering moving to, working, or simply living in Costa Rica needs to know: How long can I stay in Costa Rica on a tourist visa? How do I get my residency? Should I bring my vehicle? Can I legally work in Costa Rica? What happens if I get in a car accident? What happens if I get arrested? Can anyone by real estate in Costa Rica? And more. You can contact Adrian Fernandez for a free consultation: legaladviceCR@gmail.com +506-8386-1698 (text) This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
40 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
45: The Great Overseas Surfboard Debate
The crew is back in the GOAS recording studio with Niki Hurren, PMAC, and Joe Walsh discussing one of surfing’s biggest controversies: Does it matter that so many surf industry brands are now producing surfboards in factories overseas in places like China, Taiwan, and Thailand? Does technology and production en masse vs. the working with your local shaper push surfboard evolution forward, or does it hinder the progress of the sport? And what about the environmental impact? We hope you enjoy this episode and ongoing discussion. Please send us your perspective as well! Email the podcast at getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com and we’ll include it in next week’s show. This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/
49 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
44: Visiting Witch’s Rock Surf Camp In Tamarindo
*DISCLAIMER* Hi there, this is Joe Walsh from the Get Out and Surf Podcast. I want to make a disclaimer about this week’s episode. After 44 episodes of Get Out and SURF, I’ve gone out of my way to be as objective as possible and to not be promotional at all. I mean really, you’re not listening to this podcast to be marketed to, and I’m not doing this podcast to sell you anything. Yes its true that Witch’s Rock Surf Camp produces this podcast, and in full disclosure, I’m the founder and owner of the camp. But this podcast really has very little to do with the surf camp and everything to do with the passion we all share for surfing. Since our first episode on January 4th, we’ve had some fun banter, we’ve conducted some very interesting interviews, we’ve traveled to far away places, and we’ve covered lots of content about Costa Rica and everything else surf. But this week it’s going to be a little different. After being asked over and over again “What’s it like at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp?”, “When’s the best time to go?”, “How do I get there?”, “What else is there to do?”, etc, I figured we owed at least one episode to try and answer these questions. So, I sat down with Shawna Mullen, Julie Javelle, and Daniella Ortiz, three very lovely ladies from the Witch’s Rock Surf Camp reservations office to ask them all of the most frequent questions from prospective travelers interested in coming to Tamarindo and Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. For more information about Witch’s Rock Surf Camp: https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com 1-888-318-7873 (SURF) email@example.com Get ready for next week as Niki, PMAC, and myself will all be back together again right here in beautiful Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Questions/comments for the show? Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
50 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
43: Leave Your Ego On The Beach (with Andrew Cotton)
Joe and Niki continue their hunt for waves and surf culture in the British Isles. Joe loses a bet and shaves his head as a surf sacrifice, immediately leading them to strike gold with awesome waves at Fistral Beach In Newquay. They then travel back up to Devon to connect with local legend big wave surfer Andrew Cotton, who has just returned to Nazare, Portugal to chase a new swell. Listen in as Andrew and the boys discuss the equipment, training, and mental strength needed to surf the biggest waves on the planet. So put your thermals on, get out of the wind, and enjoy this week’s episode of Get Out and SURF! Please send all questions and comments for the show to getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com
42 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
42: Bring Your Booties: A British Surf Adventure
Joe and Niki threw destiny to the Wheel Of Waves and so this week’s episode comes from the beautiful coasts of England! Niki shows Joe around his native land, they take in a couple of cold surfs, culinary treats and drive the length and breadth of the Southwest peninsula. Sit back and relax as we discuss being unprepared for colder temps, the best time of the year to surf England, and what to do when the waves are flat. We also ask local surfers in the parking lot for some of that invaluable “insider knowledge” and what motivates them to surf in these colder conditions. Plus Joe has a near heart attack as we drive down old narrow country roads in the search of waves, while figuring out if the boys are real surfers or have just gotten soft from surfing too long in tropical paradise. Put on your 5:4 wetsuit and enjoy the show! Questions/comments? Email us at getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com
43 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
41: San Diego Surf Trip Review
Welcome to another episode of Get Out and SURF! Join us this week as Joe and Niki wrap up their San Diego surf trip with special guest and local San Diego surfer Amber Shaffer. Listen in as we discuss San Diego’s surf seasons, the best local surf breaks, the best boards to ride, and the absolute best surf shops in the city. Want to surf in San Diego? Get Out and SURF has an awesome surf house that you can rent for your next trip. Email getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com for more information. And make sure you don’t miss next week’s podcast episode as Joe and Niki’s excellent surfing adventure continues in Cornwall, UK. Pura vida!
49 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
40: Bird’s Surf Shed with Bird Huffman
You can’t visit San Diego without going to see Bird Huffman at Bird’s Surf Shed. And that’s exactly what Niki Hurren and Joe Walsh did in this week’s episode of Get Out and SURF. Located in a hidden Quonset hut on W. Morena Blvd, at the crossroads of Bay Park and Linda Vista, and within striking distance of every surf spot between Black’s Beach and Sunset Cliffs… welcome to Bird’s Surf Shed. Bird keeps over 1000 surfboards in the Shed, some of which are for sale, many of which you can ride if you just say please. Hear stories about the infamous local surfboard craftsmen of the area, the origin and resurgence of the fish, and the fine line between being a surfer and owning a surfing business. Thanks for listening, pura vida! Email Get Out and SURF any questions, comments, show ideas, etc. getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
66 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
39: Function, Not Fashion with Sean Mattison
Welcome to Get Out and SURF! In this week’s episode we’re hanging out in Oceanside, California with local surf icon Sean Mattison. Sean discusses his elite line of Von Sol surfboards and tells the story about how Kelly Slater won his 11th world title riding Sean’s patented Nubster surfboard fin. * We have fixed the technical glitch that occurred during the last 5 minutes this episode - Monday Sept. 30 11:49AM PST Email us anything/everything/questions/rants/love letters/show ideas/recipes/surf reports/etc - getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica - witchsrocksurfcamp.com
72 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
38: Surviving A Crocodile Attack with Jon Becker
Introducing Jon Becker A.K.A. the surfer who was attacked by a crocodile and lived to tell the tale. And now, for the very first time, Jon shares this unbelievable story with the world. Listen firsthand as Jon describes his near death experience and how this event gave him inspiration for life and an even greater love for surfing. Sorry for any background noise, our studio is above a brewery and it was brew day the day we recorded this episode. Pura vida! Email us anything/everything/questions/rants/love letters/show ideas/recipes/surf reports/etc - getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica - witchsrocksurfcamp.com
38 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
37: Tamarindo Wild West Stories and the Wheel Of Waves
It’s story time! Sit back and listen as Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren and PMAC talk about the early days of living and working in Tamarindo on a tourist visa, and how close we all came to getting arrested and being deported. Also, we spin the Wheel Of Waves to decide where the Get Out and SURF podcast is headed next. Is it going to be Nova Scotia, Japan, England, or Kiribati?? Listen to the show and find out. Have any questions? Is there something we can do better to make the podcast even better? Just want to give a shout out? Email us here: getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com Find us on Instagram: @getoutandsurf Witch’s Rock Surf Camp https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/ Firewire Surfboards https://firewiresurfboards.com/
52 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
36: 1 Motorcycle, 2 Surfboards, 3 Years and 10,000 Miles
Meet Eric Sharman, a traveling surfer from Coos Bay, Oregon currently on a 3-year adventure of a lifetime riding his motorcycle from Oregon to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We caught up with Eric as he was passing through Tamarindo to hear all about his trip, and what a rad conversation we ended up having. The takeaway? Bring only the essentials, shed any expectations, and go wherever the road takes you. https://www.instagram.com/ersharman Sorry for any background noise early on in the show (the recording studio is located upstairs above the Volcano Brewing Company brewery). Witch’s Rock Surf Camp - Tamarindo, Costa Rica https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/ Jeffrey Brundage, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Intern https://jeffreybrundage.com/ Vagabonding - by Ralph Potts https://www.amazon.com/Vagabonding-Uncommon-Guide-Long-Term-Travel/dp/0812992180 And don’t forget about the #ShowUsYourSunset contest! Follow the Get Out and SURF podcast on Instagram (https://instagram.com/getoutandsurf) and post your favorite sunset (or sunrise!) photo. Make sure to tag @getoutandsurf, @witchsrocksurf, and @sambatothesea. Every month one lucky winner will receive an official Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt, and at the end of the year one of these lucky winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Pura vida!
28 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
35: What Is Hurricane Season? (with Ryan Waldron)
It’s Sunday night, September 1st 2019, and the first major hurricane of the year Hurricane Dorian is currently blasting the Bahamas and heading towards Florida and the Carolinas. While most people along these coasts are boarding up their windows and packing their emergency bags, surfers from around the world are doing the exact opposite and heading directly towards the eye of the storm. It’s officially hurricane season, and the surf is going to get EPIC. In this week’s episode we hang out with Ryan Waldron, Senior Meteorologist for Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Ryan grew up surfing in Virginia Beach and he seriously rips. Ryan also studies swell formation and swell forecasts and knows more on the subject than just about anyone.
46 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
34: The Sound Of Tamarindo (with Jesse Bishop)
If you’ve spent any time in Tamarindo over the past 20 years, you’ve probably seen (and heard) local music legend Jesse Bishop jamming out on stage. In this week’s episode Joe Walsh, Niki, and PMAC sat down with Jesse to hear his story. Hear how Jesse Bishop found himself playing guitar at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas with musicians such as Count Basie and Willie Nelson. Listen in as he describes how he ever ended up in Tamarindo in the first place, driving from the US to Tamarindo five different times and the adventures he had along the way.
38 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
33: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019
Join Niki, PMAC, and Joe Walsh for the 2nd annual Great Lakes Surf Festival in Muskegon, Michigan. Most people don’t even realize you can surf on the Great Lakes. We really had no idea what to expect, and were stoked with what we found. This was a great episode, sit back, relax and enjoy. Pura vida! Great Lakes Surf Festival Third Coast Surf Shop Wet Mitten Surf Shop Great Lakes Surfer's Journal
27 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
32: Current News From The Surfing World
Hang out with Joe Walsh, PMAC, and Niki Hurren as we talk about whats been going on this month in surfing news. - Great Lakes Surf Festival August 17, 2019 in Muskegon MI - Delta drops surfboard baggage fees - Cliff collapse at Grandview surf break in Encinitas CA - Pan Am Surf Games results - Chinese wave pool malfunction - 150+ great white shark sightings along Cape Cod beaches since June 2019! Sorry for the extra background noise towards the end of the episode, there was some construction going on next door. Pura vida!
54 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
31: Old School Adam Greenman
Welcome to the show Adam! Adam Greenman got his start in the surfing industry working as a reservationist at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp back in 2002. After a few years, Adam went on to start Trim Surfboards in the UK and became the UK’s main importer of high-end longboards, selling classic logs for upwards of $6000 to the UK’s surfing elite. These days you can find Adam working hard at developing more environmentally friendly surfboards using hemp, plant-based resins, and other forward-thinking materials. Check it out!
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