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58 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Ep.60: Battle Against Shoreline Privatization with "Free the Beaches" Author Andrew Kahrl
There are 253 miles of shoreline in Connecticut and only seven of them are free and open to the public. Andrew Kahrl Associate Professor of history and African American Studies at University of Virginia brings us the story of Ned Coll who mobilized a multi-decade battle against town residency requirements and other segregating mechanisms along the Connecticut coast which make a day at the beach expensive, impractical or simply illegal. Our conversation delves into the core of public and private rights to the water. Music credit: Ryan Andersen http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/Swimming/Set_Me_Free
50 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
Ep.59: Deep Dive with Mind behind Instagram's @SurfAds
Co-host Tyler Breuer nerds out with Nick (last name withheld), the founder of the Instagram account @surfads, which both honors and "takes the piss" out of the bleach tipped, neon glory of 1980's and '90s magazine advertising. The conversation covers how social media has changed how stoke and rad is sold to us and why the 90s surf culture remains so potent in popular imagination. Music: Hoodoo Gurus "What's My Scene"
63 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Ep. 58: A Walk On Water surf therapy with legends Sam Hammer and Corey Senese
The non-profit A Walk On Water brings individuals with disabilities to the beach with their families for a day of surf, fun and celebration. Volunteer staff share the joy and healing power of surf and sea with athletes of all ages who may have never believed it possible to glide through the ocean. Garden State winter barrel hero Sam Hammer talks about the obstacle leveling nationwide program in advance of Hammer Surf and AWOW's June 9th event in Spring Lake, NJ. Corey Sanese of Corey's Wave in Montauk, the school which brought A Walk on Water to the East Coast shares the impact of a day at beach for new athletes as well as their family. awalkonwater.org/ hammersurfschool.com/ www.coreyswave.com/about Photo Credit: A Walk On Water
54 minutes | May 30, 2018
Ep.57: Rockaway Beach Closures and Nat. Gas Pipeline discussion with an industry insider
Right on top of Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to beach season, the NYC Parks Department drops the news that due to extreme erosion it is closing indefinitely the beach between 89th St and 102nd in Rockaway. We speak with Local's Surf School co-owner Mike Reinhardt about the pace of erosion he's seen first-hand and how the closure might affect other businesses on the boardwalk. Our feature interview is of Danny Collins: former fossil fuel worker brings us into what he learned fixing nat. gas infrastructure in Texas and how that informs his understanding of the proposed Williams pipeline to run underneath Raritan and Lower New York Bays. Music credits: SRO http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sro/~/I_Miss_Summer
63 minutes | May 23, 2018
Ep. 56: Director Todd Jones of Teton Gravity Research discusses Andy Irons: Kissed By God
Teton Gravity Research's latest film, Andy Irons: Kissed by God, is bold in ways you might not expect for a documentary featuring the famously fearless three time world surf champion who died in 2010 at age 32. The documentary goes to a challenging space that many of the bravest in the extreme sports will not go - an open discussion of mental illness and opioid addiction with of its own. Todd Jones, the film's co-director and co-founder of TGR brings us into the three year journey of making the film and how the access and honesty the Irons family provided became a process of healing in itself. Andy Irons: Kissed by God will be in theaters nationwide on May 31st only. Find a theater near you: https://www.tetongravity.com/films/andy-irons-kissed-by-god/tour Closing music credit: Johnny Hawaii http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Johnny_Hawaii/
59 minutes | May 16, 2018
Ep 55: Big Wave, Big Love: Will Skudin and Jen Hanono
Mavs, Nazare, Jaws. If it is huge and scary Will Skudin has surfed it. He's one of the elite on the WSL Big Wave World Tour. Will's performance and confidence out in the water is supported by his partner on land, Jenny Hanono. The couple join us in the studio to talk about a relationship around the world, on the water and how balance makes the difference with an extreme sports athlete. Music credits: Benjamin Banger http://smarturl.it/hjfi20 Zombie Dandies http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Zombie_Dandies/Lo-Fi_Heroes/The_Zombie_Dandies_-_Lo-Fi_Heroes_-_05_Electric_Girlfriend
51 minutes | May 9, 2018
EP. 54: Brooklyn Fishing Club's Founder Victor Lucia
Victor Lucia studied fishing culture in college and realized that the NYC fishing community was deep but disconnected. In response he launched Brooklyn Fishing Club in order to connect city anglers and help them get on top of fish. The club, now in the hundreds, has evolved into a take no prisoners crew who patrol the most unexpected fishing ground, like the East River and a lake in Central Park. We’ll talk about why the surf community and the fishing community have common cause here in New York City. For live shows listen in on Tuesday Nights at 8PM on KPISS.FM Music credits: Ryan Little The Special Pillow
57 minutes | May 3, 2018
EP. 53: Live coverage from Clifbar Cold Shot Challenge Awards Hosted by NYSEA at Union Pool
On a balmy May Tuesday at Union Pool in Brooklyn, the 2nd annual Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge awarded cash and prizes to the best photography taken from land, air and sea this winter. The contest started in freezing and dark January and ran through a procession of record size and conditions of blizzards, named winter storms, and Nor' Easters that pounded the the East Coast the first four months of 2018. All of these storms were tackled by core winter chargers and documenting them were hundreds of photographers from the Outer Banks to Maine. NYSEA Collective invited all to submit their nastiest and most beautiful to be posted online and judged by the public and professionals. Guests: Will Skudin, Ryan Mack, Mike Nelson, Michael Weinstein, Josiah Ryan, Davina Grincevicius, Tredd Smith, Ty Smith Winners of the Climber Cold Shot Challenge: Air Division - Pat Nolan, Land Division - Evan Conway, Sea Division - Ryan Moore
8 minutes | May 2, 2018
Surfers and Residents Weigh in on Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline
On April 26th residents of Rockaway and New Jersey, city surfers, and others gathered at a Best Western in Brooklyn to voice their opinions on a proposed natural gas pipeline that would extend from Pennsylvania, through New Jersey and under the Raritan and New York Bays. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approval authority of pipelines and invited the public to speak to the agency, the Army Corp of Engineers and a contractor about the proposed Williams Company project. Co-host Ben Pomeroy spoke with a few of the attendees on why they showed up to speak out. We reached out to Williams Company via email for comment and did not hear back by deadline. (recorded on the fly, sorry about p-pops). Music credit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiobinger/~/Random_Thoughts
57 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
EP 52: Jeremy Dean - Artist & Wave Magnet
Jeremy "Dingo" Dean literally grew up in the jungles of Peru. Born the the 2nd son of missionaries, Jeremy Dean recounts his upbringing, the culture shock of moving back to the US and has always had an outsider vantage point, which reflects in his art work. We sit down with Jeremy to discuss, his art, race, redlining, religion, and the state of the New York Surf Scene. We go deep in this episode. Sit back and listen to some knowledge being dropped by our guest this week.
55 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
EP. 51: Bonzers, Shapers, and Secret Sandbars w/ Long Island shredder Johnny Knapp
We know Johnny Knapp can shred a sandbar. We learned on the show what deep grasp the Brookhaven native has on Long Island shaper geneology and lore. The renaissance man brings us into the finer points of glide in the Bonzer shape, lessons in the "kiddy pool" of whitewash while surfing with dad as a kid, and taking the Bellport arts collective Auto-Body to the Bronx. Music credits: Ryan Little; Johnny Knapp Intro sound credit: Atlanta Arts Today
23 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
EP. 50: Why NY/NJ Surfers should know about a Louisiana workplace tragedy
In October 2015 a natural gas compression plant in Gibson, Louisiana exploded killing 4 and badly hurting 2. Houma-Thibodaux senior staff writer John DeSantis broke the story. We spoke on the phone about what happened at the Williams Company owned facility, which is currently applying to expand nat. gas capacity under NY Bay, the role of subcontractors, and why all this matter to us who surf in the waters NY/NJ Bight. https://www.houmatimes.com/news/year-later-at-williams-feds-blast-company-for-deadly-explosion/article_97c8262a-85a0-11e6-9e8d-9bfe4c321c6b.html
27 minutes | Apr 11, 2018
EP 49. Mother and Son learn to Surf Together
Charlie turned 8 years old on a surfboard in Nosara, Costa Rica last week. His mom, Marta Maletz , joined him in a lesson when Charlie stood up for the first time. "Dancing on the board", in the words of the instructor. The Brooklyn son and mom duo bring us back to joys of learning how to surf and sing a long to Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling". If you are offended by silliness, this is not the episode for you.
99 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
EP: 48: The mind and heart of Joe Falcone
Rockaway native Joe Falcone is not afraid getting real when it comes to the surf scene at his local breaks ; and did so unabashedly in a March New York Times article when he called out bad conduct in the line-up. We sat down with Joe to discuss early life in Rock, how he really feels about the way things have evolved on the peninsula, and some of the costs and benefits of not worrying about what people think of him. Also, we preview next week's interview with the reporter who covered the explosion at a Williams Company natural gas facility in Louisiana. Williams hopes to expand a pipeline under the Rockaways. Music credits: Action Bronson ; Soft and Furious
72 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
Ep. 46: Surf Legend Wayne Lynch, Gas Industry Responds to Surfrider Foundation
Tyler's feature interview with Australian surf legend Wayne Lynch. It's a deep dive into the sport and Lynch's life: from when he gained international fame in the late '60s, to the health toll of shaping his coveted boards, and that one time when Lynch was MIA from his family on Christmas because of swell. Also on the show, a response from the gas industry read by aloud by Ben to last week's show with Surfrider Industry.
60 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Ep. 45: Two Views on the Williams Transco Nat. Gas Pipeline Expansion Project
An underwater natural gas pipeline running from New Jersey into Rockaway, Queens is under review right now. The pipeline owner and operator Williams Transco declined come on-air to comment. We were happy however that Paul McCay, a spokesperson and researcher at Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, lent his voice on industry safety mechanisms and the reasons why pipelines are dependable and environmentally efficient. Noelle Picone of Surfrider Foundation returns to discuss why the pipeline is a safety hazard and a threat to the environment. This topic is relevant to us all: surfers, beach visitors and anybody who expects gas to come out of a stove or heat a boiler. Read more here: INGAA www.ingaa.org/ Surfrider nyc.surfrider.org/williams-transco…cement-pipeline/ Music Credits: Random Thoughts by Audiobinger Pipeline by Rho
67 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
Ep. 44. Former N.S.S.A Pro and Mottai surf bag designer Shaun Crowley
At age 13 Shaun Crowley was a competitive surfer in Ocean City, NJ. This path brought him to Trestles twice as N.S.S.A team member. We chat about his journey from groomhood to Rusty sponsorship to his current conquest of reinventing the board bag with his company Mottai. Shaun shares everything with us.
129 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
Ep 43: Surf Splendor's David Lee Scales & The Art of Surf Podcasting
For Surf Podcast fans, have you ever wondered who is the voice behind the The Surf Splendor Podcast? The tables get turned on the host of Surf Splendor, David Lee Scales, on our next episode. We had an opportunity to have a very long chat with Dave to discuss his origins story, the future of podcasting, the great Debate of 2018 between Chas Smith & Ashton Goggans, SPIT Podcast and much, much more. This is one episode you don’t want to miss!
54 minutes | Feb 14, 2018
Ep. 42. Black Surfing Association's Tony Corley and Louis Harris
In 1974 Tony Corley wrote an open letter to Surfer Magazine calling out fellow black surfers to represent and get to know each other. In response, he received warm support but also a racist threat. A year later he founded the Black Surfing Association which has been bringing black surfers together in celebration of waves in Central and Southern California for 43 years. Inspired by this work, Rockaway's Louis Harris started offering free surf lessons in 2016 to any kid who wanted to jump in. We talk about perceptions of who can and can't surf, the barriers of access to stoke, and the black surfing pioneer Nick Gabaldon, who paddled 12 miles across segregation barriers to ride Malibu. http://www.blacksurfingassociation.org/ Music credit: Boss Bass
62 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
Ep. 41: Barbarian Days with the New Yorker's William Finnegan
Co-host Tyler Breuer sat down with Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan back in 2016 for a Surfrider Foundation fundraiser at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ. What took place was an intimate slide show and interview with the legendary surfer and writer in front of a live audience. While polite and cordial, Finnegan is not a subject to take likely. The man has interviewed some of the most powerful people in the world. This conversation allowed Finnegan to expand on some of the stories and his thoughts on the process of making his book. Sit back and enjoy...
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