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The Longboardarian Podcast
86 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Jim Russi- The Longboard Magazine Years/Behind The Lens.
As a young man in my early 20's in Puerto Rico (1990's), before the advent of social media and the internet, I was a passionate and fever-laden longboarder. My only access to longboarding content were VHS videos at my local surf shop and the arrival of Longboard Magazine every three months. That magazine was a bible to me.My excitement in setting up and conducting an interview with the man that had such strong involvement with the mag that influenced the course of my life was...... indescribable. I am confident to say that many of you, especially of my generation and older individuals of our community, were fans of LM.Jim Russi was born and raised in Southern California. He learned to surf at a young age (1960's) in the Manhattan Beach area of Los Angeles County. He became interested in photography in middle school and that interest became a passion/profession that took him around the world. He graduated from The Brooks Institute of Photography. In 1978 he took a one week vacation, post graduation, to Oahu, Hawaii. He arrived from that vacation forty years later. A proud resident of Hawaii for forty years, his contributions to surfing photography and his local surf community have brought him countless blessings and strong friendships in the surf world.His surf photography has been published in most if not all of the top surfing magazines in the world. Cover shots, two page spreads, single full page, you name it! His work has been printed and seen!In the early 90's he was approached by Longboard Magazine founder Guy Motil and was offered the job of Senior Photographer. He was instrumental in that capacity and contributed to the growth and fan base of the magazine. He traveled around the world with some of the top longboarding talents of the time, bringing to the longboard community the photos and stories of those adventures.In the late 90's Jim teamed up with Roxy and created a series of highly successful advertising campaigns that may have impacted the popularity of women's surfing especially with longboarding. Some of those ads included the surfing talents of Kassia Meador, Daize Shayne, Kelia Moniz and many others.Jim is a family man, that now lives in Ventura, CA. He is semi retired, raising his two teenage sons, surfing and attending another one of his passions, horses.I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.nos vemos en el agua,Tupi CabreraTopics:His BeginingsLongboard MagazineTyler Hatzikian Logs Massive TavaruaWorking with Teenage Joel Tudor in Puerto EscondidoLocalismSurf CultureThe Roxy CampaignHow to Surf MalibuListeners QuestionsThe Ten Rapid Fire SegmentShoutouts and more!THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY-MANHANDLERSCBD Infused Beard and Skin OilMinimal Effort, Maximum Effect!Great for that after shave soothing sensation and treatment.-No more razor burns-Reduce Inflammation -Speed Up Healing of Nicks and Cuts- Alleviate Acnewww.manhandlersgrooming.comInstagram- manhandlersgroomingUSE CODE TUPI10For $10 discount on your order!Support The Longboardarian Podcast and productions via-www.ko-fi.com/longboardarianYour support will help me produce more longboardlecious content!
87 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Ashley Lloyd- Planers, Foam And Surfing- A Woman's Journey.
Originally from Southern California, this shaper/surfer, musician, super Mom and entrepreneur is part of the strong surfing community of Santa Cruz, CA.She has established a strong presence and a positive reputation in the surfboard manufacturing world. She has proactively pursued methods of building surfboards that cause less harm to our planet and environment. Her board designs and shapes are a product of decades of R&D and influences from her favorite shapers. Ashley Lloyd Surfboards is the name of her surfboard brand, she has an excellent variety of models. From longboards to mid-lengths to fishes, when I went to her website I had to hold my thoughts at bay and not order a longboard, lol.Ashley is also a skilled and avid musician, she studied music in college and has been part of different musical projects and bands.As a single Mom she balances life between her son, surfing, shaping, music and a new entrepreneurial project www.unfurling.com .It was a great pleasure to interview Ashley and learn from her perspectives on surfboard design and surf culture.Topics:BackgroundBeing A ShaperShaper MentorsEco Board BuildingSurfboard DesignSurf Etiquette and HierarchiesListeners QuestionsThe TenIf you are enjoying my content please consider donating. It will contribute to the sustainability and long term life of Longboardarian. You can do so by going to www.ko-fi.com/longboardarian and leave me a tip. Its easy! I promise!
72 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Linda Cuy- Author of The Surf Sting- Surf Travels with Miki Dora and Don Wilson.
If you are a surf history nerd and are curious and willing to listen to a different perspective on one of the most controversial surfing icons in history, you are in for a treat.The author of The Surf Sting goes by the name ofLinda Cuy, she is a native of Southern California and her surfing journey began in 1962.Once upon a day in the sixties, as she was drying up by her car after a surf session Miki "Da Cat" Dora approached her and invited her to a date, the rest of the decades long story is now history and in this interview Linda relates to us her experiences, anecdotes and close relationship with Miki and another colorful individual and charlatan, Don "Pirate Captain" Wilson. Both men were strongly persistent for Linda's companionship, to the point of hate and violent actions between each other.On this interview/conversation I ask Linda many questions and at times I press her on different matters that she was involved in with these two questionable and adventurous characters. It was a fun and insightful conversation. The book is ultra entertaining and it gives you a clearer understanding on Miki Dora and his ways. Her stories with Don Wilson are as epic and dramatic as what she experienced with Dora. A great read!I hope you enjoy!TupiThe book is available on Amazon. Keywords -The Surf Sting by Linda Cuy.You can support The Longboardarian Podcast by visiting www.ko-fi.com/longboardarianIts super easy! I promise!Also, leave a review in whichever platform you are using to listen to our podcast, its is of great help and its much appreciated.Topics-Relationship with Miki Dora and Don Wilson.Reasons of Writing the Book.The Great Scams.Miki and Racism.Running from the Law.The Life of Manipulations.Global Surf Travel.Irelandand Much More!!!This episode is dedicated to the memory of Phil Becker and Mike Eaton
91 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Gary Larson- Hobie Surfboards Master Shaper
Surfing is very rich in history. It's a fact that the Hobie Surfboards label is a crucial and important part of that history, especially in the context of surfboard building and surf culture.Our guest for this episode was given the honor and responsibility to carry on Hobie Surfboards legacy as their numero 1 shaper (head shaper) of the brand. As of the day of this interview, alongside Gary, Michael Arenal and in special projects Adam Davenport also joins the diminutive lineup of shapers of Hobie Surfboards.This interview was my first time meeting Mr. Larson. My impression of him after this interview was of a man that is intelligent, humble, very knowledgeable, respectful and well spoken, to name a few descriptive adjectives.We geek-out on many topics and I tried my best to squeeze some longboard design wisdom out of his brain. I am confident all of you longboard nerds will appreciate our conversation.See ya in da wata!TupiTopics:BeginningsHobie AlterTerry MartinShaping MentorsHobie SurfboardsShaping Journey Advice For Shaping Up and ComersLongboard DesignBest Selling Longboard ModelsLongboard CultureLongboard SnobberyThe WSL LB TourListeners QuestionsThe TenShoutoutsSpecial thanks to Blue Tone Marketing & Public Relations, Gary Larson, Hobie Surfboards and Papa Dios for making this episode happen!Also, to all my longboard community!
110 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Matt "The Waxhead" Chojnacki- Australian Longboard Sensei
The Waxhead, as he likes to be called is a longtime longboard aficionado from Sydney, Australia. Still a young man ( in his early thirties), I had and have the impression that he speaks with the knowledge of an old surfing soul. Basically, he is one of those people that I like to call a "longboard nerd". What happens when you get 2 longboard nerds to sit down and talk longboarding? A heavy, deep and entertaining interview!Matt is a professional longboarder, business owner, car restorer, event commentator and surf mentor. He has won almost a dozen Australian Longboarding Championships, he has been a Joel Tudor Vans Duct Tape Invitee 3x and is currently ranked 9th in the WSL LB TOUR. He is very involved with surfboard and fin design, collaborating and doing R&D with surfing legend of legends Bob McTavish and his son Ben McTavish.In my objective opinion, one of the world's top 10 most relevant longboard surfers today.Topics:His beginningsInfluencesWho's Who of LongboardingCompetitive LongboardingLongboard and Fin DesignSurf Etiquette & Surf HierachiesWSL LB TourListeners Questions & moreMatt "The Waxhead" Chojnacki can be reached on his personal Instagram @thewaxhead or his business IG/ Facebook account @tbbodyworks.The Longboardarian Podcast is sponsor and listener supported. If you are enjoying our content please consider a donation or purchasing some of our products. You can donate via www.ko-fi.com/longboardarian, Its super easy! Or checkout our kool products via www.longboardarian.com.See ya in da wata!
90 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Terry "Simba" Simms- Untold Stories Of A Longboarding Legend.
Back in the 90's, when I was in my early twenties I was one hungry longboarder. I am not referring to food hungry....., but hungry to learn more about longboarding and the cast of characters presented to me via videos and magazines. Remember, this is pre internet revolution. When the new issue of Longboard Magazine would show up at my local surf shop, I was the first one in buying one, sometimes the only one lol. Sometimes it was a new surf video arriving at the shop where either there was a segment of hot longboarding or it was a full on longboard vid. Thats where I got acquainted with a tall, slim, lanky dude by the name of Terry Simms. There was something about his surfing that seemed so God Damn intense, fast and unique. Many months ago I wrote and reached out to his Instagram account to see if I'd be lucky in getting an interview with the longboarding shredder that I had seen in mags and vids almost thirty years ago. I did not hear back immediately from Terry, which is not uncommon when I am looking for my special guests. However, one day I woke up to a message from his wife Nancy in which she wrote that Simms was happy to do an interview for my podcast.So here It is! My super packed longboardlecious interview with Terry "Simba" Simms.Enjoy!Topics:His Beginnings in SurfingGiving BackBalancing Surfing and WorkThe Paskowitz FamilySurf Etiquette The Simba Helmet Longboarding of the 90'sLongboarding TodayProfessional Competitive LongboardingSurfboard SegregationSurfboard DesignListeners Questionsand way way more!Find Terry on his website,www.terrysimmssurf.comNeed the safety and protection of a water sport helmet?Checkout www.simbasurf.comEnjoying our podcast? Please consider donating viawww.ko-fi.com/longboardarian or by visiting our websitewww.longboardarian.com
87 minutes | Sep 13, 2020
Belinda Baggs- Aussie Queen Of Traditional Longboarding. Ep. 10
Belinda Baggs is, in my mind, one of the first female longboard traditional stylists that I have memory of. That does not mean that she was one of the first women traditionalists in the world. Southern California had a few young ladies that had taken that route of longboard surfing before Belinda. Lady loggers like Carla Rowland (now Zamora) and Kassia Meador to name just a few. However, I am pretty confident in saying that Belinda is one of the first Aussies, male or female, to adopt traditional longboarding style and become an ambassador of it in Australia.On this episode we will learn about her first encounter with traditional longboard surfing at Surfrider Beach, Malibu. This was in the summer of 2000. She was a young lady discovering the dynamics and the culture of Californian surfing. A summer that had a profound impact in her life then and it still dictates her present.Belinda is a dedicated mother, surfer, environmentalist activist, Patagonia ambassador and still one of the finest longboard stylists in the world. Though competition is not her thing, she's won Australian Championships in longboarding and placed third in the 2000 Women's World Longboard Competition. She was the first woman to ever appear on the cover of The Surfers Journal. She's been featured in multiple surf flicks including one of my favorites Sprout. She is an important character of our longboard community and its history.Enjoy!Topics:Her Introduction To Traditional Longboarding.California Longboard Culture.Australian Longboard Culture.Australian Influences .Women Surfing.Surf Films.Listeners Questions.Environmental Activism.Surfboard Design.The Ten- Rapid Fire Segment.Shoutouts.The Longboardarian Podcast is listener supported via www.ko-fi.com/longboardarian Visit us on our website www.longboardarian.com or on our Instagram and YouTube Channel.Episode Sponsor:Matt Kolo Photography Visit him on www.mattkolo.com and/or his Instagram @mattkolo.Episode Offer!1 and a half hours of water photography for you and two others, 10 images edited for maximum sharpness and beauty. Regular price $300, NOW $150 until October 31st, 2020.
86 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
The Beau Young Story- Roots and Fruit of Aussie Surfing.
This episode is one of the most loaded and heavy interviews that I have done up to date. A gem for the surfing history nerd.Born in Australia in 1974, Beau is a two times longboarding world champion, he is a respected musician, a proud father and family man, a surfboard shaper and owner of Beau Young Surfboards and a member of one of the most important surfing families in the world in part thanks to the patriarch of The Young Family, the one and only Nat Young.Beau was very eloquent in sharing his experiences, opinions and anecdotes of his journey in the surfing world. From his early years as a surfing grom to his years as a longboarding pro, his interactions with his Dad, his approach to longboard designs, surfing and surviving, literally, gigantic Puerto Escondido in a longboard contest and much much more.Sit back and enjoy!Topics:The Young FamilyNatEarly YearsCompetitive YearsWorld ChampionshipsThe ASP YearsThe WSL LB TourDrama and Tragedy at Puerto EscondidoZack Howard HeroismKanoa vs Beau Final at Puerto EscondidoSurfboard Design and Beau Young SurfboardsThe Magic SamListeners Questions and way more!Support Longboardarian by donating via a virtual tip jar on our www.ko-fi.com/longboardarian page. Its super easy! Also you can visit our website www.longboardarian.com and purchase some of our cool longboard themed merchandise. Proceeds go towards content production.Want to advertise on our podcast?Email us @ email@example.comFollow Longboardarian on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
71 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Josh Constable- World LB Champion- Pride of Noosa Heads.
On this episode I travel via cyberspace to Noosa Heads, Australia and sit-down with one of the most dominant forces of longboard surfing of his generation. At 39, his interest and motivation to go back into professional competitive longboarding has been sparked by the recent changes (2019) in the WSL Longboard Tour. Josh has won pretty much every brand of high level longboarding contests that he's entered throughout the world and even an SUP Australian title. In 2006 he won the ASP World Longboard Championship in the Rabbit Kekai Longboard Invitational in Costa Rica.Josh married Anna, a Southern Californian native, whom which they have two beautiful boys, Jet and Jive. The Constables divide their time between Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia and San Clemente, California.Mr.Constable founded and operates Creative Army Surfboards. A respected label in Australia and beyond. He specializes in longboard designs, mid-lengths and alternative boards. Nothing better than a shreddin' surfer/shaper to bring some sweet designs to life!Its an honor to present to you, my interview with Josh Constable!Topics discussed:His beginnings.Shaping Mentors.Contrasts of the Australia longboarding community and the USA's .Changes in his longboarding approach.Longboard designs.The WSL Tour.Surf Etiquette .And more.....Support Longboardarian?Checkout our merch on www.longboardarian.com or our Etsy store. You can also give a virtual tip or donation via www.ko-fi.com/longboardarian .You can also support Longboardarian via my Venmo account tupi-cabreraInterested in being a sponsor of the podcast? Email at firstname.lastname@example.orgSee ya in da wata!!!!
56 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Edouard Delpero- The Frenchman Longboard Champion
Edouard Delpero was born in Marseilles, France. For the last 16 years he's been a resident and a local in the Basque Country, Biarritz, France where he has set his roots alongside his brother, Antoine and family.They run a successful surf school and are part of one of the most iconic surfing communities in Europe. Edouard has been competing in the highest level of professional longboarding for over a decade. Reaching winning podiums from pretty much every single longboard professional, amateur and olympic organization in existence. He won the prestigious 2019 Surf Relik World Longboard Tour and has consistently maintained a top rank in the WSL Longboard Tour. He has won multiple French and European Longboard Championships.On this interview we talk about his passion of longboarding, influences, surfboard design, The WSL, contest politics, his infamous "Triple Flipping The Bird" incident post heat at a WSL event in Spain in 2019, his future WSL plans and much more.Enjoy,TupiP.S. Want to support Longboardarian? Checkout our website for longboard themed products at www.longboardarian.com or our Etsy Shop.Interested in sponsoring or promoting your brand? Contact us at email@example.com
73 minutes | May 8, 2020
Stevie Sawyer- South Africa's World Longboard Champ.
On this episode we sit down with Señor Stevie Sawyer. Born and raised in majestic Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa, It is there where this World Champ learned to surf and become the man he is today. As usual, I had many questions for this surfer/musician phenom who happens to be the WSL 2018 World Longboard Champion. I was very interested in tapping into his mind with a variety of topics. Stevie has been on the Longboard Tour since 2015. In 2019 there was a major shift in regards to the judging criteria being used in the Tour. That pretty much led to a facelift or a restructuring, led by Tour Director Devon Howard, of these series of contests. As a competitor Stevie has been in the middle of that restructuring. I wanted to know how he felt about those changes. Stevie comes from a "Modern Hi-Pro LB" background of longboard surfing and The Tour has now implemented a traditional or classic judging criteria into all their events.Stevie is an accomplished musician, fisherman, shaper, community activist, family man and very proud of being a South African.Enjoy!Topics Discussed:The WSL Longboard TourSurfboard DesignRelik Trestles Win- Traditional DivisionHis MusicSouth Africa Surf Community The TenShoutoutsListeners QuestionsSupport for The Longboardarian Podcast can be done through my Etsy store (longboardarian), www.longboardarian.com or my Kofi page www.ko-fi.com/longboardarianInterested in being a sponsor?Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.orgAll proceeds go towards the creation of more longboardinglecious content! and maybe a beer at the end of the day!Blessings!
84 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
Devon Howard- The Longboarding Intellectual.
Devon Howard is a San Diego, California native. Born in a community where surfing is a normal and common aspect of daily life. Surfing was encouraged in his family as Devon's Mom was a surfer as well. It makes sense that Devon became an avid surfer.Growing up he discovered longboarding at an early age when most kid surfers were not keen about a "prehistoric" approach to surfing. As a teen he had the privilege in landing a job as "The Shop Rat" with Donald Takayama Surfboards as he became an elite longboarder of the community . As a young adult he became the editor for Longboard Magazine in the late 90's/2000's. He starred in many iconic longboard films like The Seedling, Sprout, Single Fin Yellow and One California Day. He became a strong competitor in the ASP Longboard Tour (now WSL). He is a successful entrepreneur, he founded and runs a marketing and branding agency called Blu Sky with clients like Channel Islands Surfboards, Coastal Wellness and the World Surf League. Now destiny has added to his plate.... the job as Longboard Tour Director for the WSL.Topics discussed but not limited to:Surfing BeginningsTeam Donald TakayamaResurgence of Traditional Longboarding 90's and BeyondBeing a Pro Longboarder in the ASPLongboard Design 101The WSL Longboard TourHis Role as DirectorTransition YearThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly.The Economics Where it is Headed (new venues)The Competitors and Fans.and MORE!!!!!!Thank you Devon for this great conversation, my listeners and special thank you to people that work in health care!Support for Longboardarian can be done by you! Please share news about our podcast. Longboardarian is on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.Please consider donating via our ko-fi.com/longboardarian page. We also have t-shirts and hats available online on our Etsy store or our website.Nos vemos en el agua!!!
57 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Kely Rodrigues- Manuela Shapes/ A Hawaiian Perspective.
Recently, I had the true pleasure of visiting for the first time the Hawaiian island of Maui, beautiful would be an understatement to describe Maui. I was there for my wife's work related conference. It was the perfect timing for me to connect with Kely Rodrigues from Manuela Shapes.I juggled my time between my lady and friends, surfing (scored good Honolua Bay), an interview with big wave hellman and longboard great Zack Howard and meeting up with Kely Boy. Unfortunately, time was limited so I was not able to visit his shaping room and record our interview on-site. I had a brief meeting with him at an undisclosed surf spot somewhere in the northern part of the island. Kely said I was so lucky that this particular spot was super fun with its offshore winds as its usually totally blown out. Kely came across as a strongly rooted Hawaiian. His heavy accent, the visuals of his Polynesian tattoos and a welcoming aloha attitude made me feel in good company. There wasn't time to talk to much as my host of the day, another longboard great, Johnny Pitzer and I wanted to hit the water.Few weeks later on April 1st, 2020 we recorded this interview via the miracle of technology. It's my first "remote recording" interview. A pleasure for it being with Mr. Kely Rodrigues. Thank you for sharing your story and knowledge on the passion that tie so many of us together. TOPICS:Who is Kely?Shaping careerShaping Influences (Ron Tzuhako & Wayne Rich)Longboard DesignMaui's LB CommunityBob OLE OlsonKimo LB ClassicSurf Etiquette Shoutout- To my lady and all the committed health care workers out there who are kicking ass during the Goddamn covid19 pandemic.Sponsors: Leashless Brewing, Fin-Jak and Ventura Surf ShopSUPPORT LOCAL!* Technology is awesome, however I did have issues with the internet during recording. My apologies for the fixes and special edit done so we could enjoy this interview.
59 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Zack Howard- Big Wave Hellman & The Early Days of Pro Longboarding.
In early March of 2020 my wife had a work related conference in Maui, Hawaii. Upon knowing this my mind immediately went into brainstorm mode! Who lives in Maui that would be a great interviewee? My friend Puna Moeller from Big Island, Hawaii suggested Zack Howard aside from other suggestions he gave me. I also had friends in the mainland suggesting that I meet up with other local longboarders. For example, Mike Siordia and others suggested Johnny Pitzer and other IG friends suggested other names including Mau Ahhee and Kelly from Manuela Shapes and others. I was quite surprised with the size and the history of longboarding within the Maui community.Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I was only able to get one interview. BUT ITS A GOODIE! The 90's/2000's period is very interesting to me aside from it being so relevant to our worldwide longboarding community today. Zack Howard lived and participated during that era of longboarding. I was very excited in asking questions about the days that I had only read about few decades ago in Longboard Magazine.I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!Gracias Zack!Topics and stories discussed:His Beginnings. Rejection at the beach from Donald Takayama.Joel Tudor in the 90's.His contract with Oxbow.Drama at the 90's Longboard World Championship at Malibu.New era in competitive longboarding.Big wave riding, like REALLY big!Sponsors:Fin-JakMake life easy!Change your center fin with no tools!Find it on Pelicansurfcraft.comAsk for the tupi20 discountLeashless BrewingOrganic Beer that kicks ass!By Brewmaster John Gonzales.585 E. Thompson Blvd.Ventura, CAVentura Surf Shop88 E. Thompson Blvd.Since 1961Family owned805-643-1062
62 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Surf Etiquette/Lineups and Hierarchies with Carla Rowland Zamora.
For a while now I had been wanting to do an episode about surf etiquette, the present status of our surf lineups and surf hierarchies (the latter is or should be connected to SE). My friend Laura from IG @saltwatersoulutions recently posted a 1 minute video of some nasty snaking burning from a single session involving the same surfers. That video was my trigger to go ahead and do this episode. I knew Carla was going to be in town and I pitched the idea to her about doing an open conversation episode addressing the topics. She agreed with zero hesitation.Lack of surf etiquette has always existed, however, our surfing lineups have changed dramatically in the last ten years. We will always have the offenders that are just being plain selfish jack-asses, there is not much we can do about them BUT I feel it is our responsibility to a certain extent to educate the masses of new "surfers" who are showing up in our lineups. Surf culture is a very special thing. Its a community, a set of ideas, concepts and traditions which, in my opinion, include SURF ETIQUETTE.Enjoy!Sponsors:Fin-Jakuse code tupi20 for a 20% discount on this clever device.www.pelicansurfcraft.comLeashless BrewingOne of the Finest Beers in CA, and it's organic!585 E. Thompson BlvdVentura, CAVentura Surf ShopOne of the longest running surf shops in the world!William Dennis Surfboards, Wayne Rich, Roberts, Campbell Bros, Steve Brom and many more! Great selection of hard goods and merchandise.www.shopvss.com
77 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Michael Takayama- The Vision Behind the Diamond Spears. EP 20
In the relatively young and short history of surfing evolution, let's say in the last 70 years, there has been so much done for surfboard design and innovation. In regards to longboards, this particular type of surfboard had gone away, generally speaking, and comeback for its revival, a resurrection of sorts. We have seen a strong longboard transition in design and surfing approach since its rebirth. In regards to design some would argue that "everything" has been done and tried for the long sleds, has it really?Michael Takayama, a man with deep surfing history connections due to the family that he was born to, shows up in an arena with an extensive cast of great shapers, surfers, legends of our sport and culture. This surfer blue collar family man, who has spent decades as a craftsman, specializing in tile flooring, had the initiative and vision of creating his own line of surfboards. His specialty being longboards, he incorporated what he learned from his Uncle Donald and blended some of his own concepts and ideas to produce a line of unique and special boards that as of late have been under the feet of some of the most exciting longboarders in the world, including World Champions!On this interview you will meet Michael! He talks sincerely and openly. Sharing some of his very personal anecdotes, experiences and surfboard knowledge.Enjoy!Topics discussed: The Team, Surfboard Design, The Takayama Family Tree, Donald, pro competitive longboarding and more.Sponsors:Fin-Jakuse code tupi20 for a 20% discount on this clever device.www.pelicansurfcraft.comLeashless BrewingOne of the Finest Beers in CA, and it's organic!585 E. Thompson BlvdVentura, CAVentura Surf ShopOne of the longest running surf shops in the world!William Dennis Surfboards, Wayne Rich, Roberts, Campbell Bros, Steve Brom and many more! Great selection of hard goods and merchandise.www.shopvss.com
52 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
Joyce Hoffman- Pioneering Surfing and Beyond. Episode 19
It's been 20 plus years since I remember first seeing pictures, reading articles, and watching videos from the 60's of a surfer named Joyce Hoffman.She may have been one of the first female surfers of her era implementing style in surfing. It's been more than 20 years and her name and the images of that iconic style are still engrained in my memory.Recently, I was interviewing Señor Dick Metz (episode 17), and he mentioned Joyce in the interview. Post interview, I asked if he knew of Joyce. His reaction was one of humorous confidence, sort of a level of disbelief that I would ask such a question. "She's my good friend, I call her Bubu". He proceeded to take out his phone and asked if I'd want to talk to her for a future interview. Mesmerized and with my eyes popped open like the surprised emoji, I said yes! A month later Joyce and I met at Surf Heritage and Cultural Center in San Clemente, CA. On this episode Joyce shares memories of her surfing story. She talks about her family, what it was like being a female surfer in the 60's, and her World Championships. Joyce tells us about being the first woman in California history to lifeguard its beaches and the first woman in the world to surf Pipeline. We also hear about how she dropped out of surfing and took on motocross and race car driving before coming back to surfing, thanks to her brother-in-law Herbie Fletcher.I want to thank Dick Metz, Barry Haun from SHACC and Joyce Hoffman for making herself available to talk about her surfing story and for providing context for a period of surfing history for those who were not there to experience it firsthand. Thank you to my listeners and sponsors! Together we've embarked on a surfing history journey with The Longboardarian Podcast. I hope that together we see it grow into a high quality, educational and entertaining podcast.One last thank you, to my lady. I call her The Executive Producer of Longboardarian. If it wasn't for your support and patience with my project, thousands of people would not be able to enjoy these interviews. Te amo Mamacita.Sponsors of this episode:Fin-Jak - Fin replacement deviceuse code tupi20 at www.pelicansurfcraft.comVentura Surf Shop- One of the world's oldest surf shops! Great variety of new and used surfboards, hard goods, T-shirts , wetsuits and way more!!Check their website www.shopvss.comLeashless BrewingSome of the finest and hard to get Organic Beer! Brew master John Gonzales ,through years of R&D creates and produces a great variety of delicious tasting beer!Located on E. 585 Thompson Ave. www.leashlessbrewing.com
60 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
WSL LB Tour 2019/Taiwan LB Open Review with Jeff Belzer
Good Day Everyone!On this special episode, Jeff Belzer and myself have a casual but in-depth discussion of what we saw in regards to the 2019 WSL Longboard Tour and their final main event in Taiwan.A lot of changes happened this year within the WSL LB Tour which was spearheaded by new tour director Devon Howard. In my eyes, the most exciting year for professional competitive longboarding. It was a question of time, on when these changes were finally going to be materialized. Changes were not of the liking of all competitors and viewers BUT I am confident that it was of the liking of most longboard heads around the world. We have seen a strong global movement towards a more classical approach of surfing longboards in the last 10 years give and take. Including more youngsters than ever taking on the art of longboard surfing to its roots. The WSL even got the "stamp of approval" of one of its most brash critics, longboard maestro and preservationist Joel Tudor. He showed this by participating in one of the WSL main events.I hope you enjoy our conversation. Please share with others and don't forget to give us a rating or feedback in which ever platform you are using to listen to our episodes.Nos vemos en el agua! Feliz Navidad!Tupi CabreraSponsors of this episode:Fin-Jak - Fin replacement deviceuse code tupi20 at www.pelicansurfcraft.comVentura Surf Shop- One of the world's oldest surf shops! Great variety of new and used surfboards, hard goods, T-shirts , wetsuits and way more!!Check their website www.shopvss.comLeashless BrewingSome of the finest and hard to get Organic Beer! Brew master John Gonzales ,through years of R&D, creates and produces a great variety of delicious tasting beer!Located on E. 585 Thompson Ave. www.leashlessbrewing.com
56 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Dick Metz- The Man Who Lived Surf History Ep.17
Legend of legends, Mr. Dick Metz. Born in 1929, raised and groomed in Laguna Beach, CA. I am pretty certain that Dick is the oldest active accomplished surf entrepreneur, surf traveler, historian, preservationist and adrenaline junkie out there. At 90 years old, I was impressed with Dick's sharp mind and ability to https://shacc.org his past. Every other sentence he would say something that popped my eyes wide open. This man has a long list of successes and experiences that make him, in my mind, a true godfather of surfing.He is probably best known for being the Co-founder of Hobie Surf Shops throughout the US, however he was and still is very much an entrepreneur and an adventurer. He managed and started many businesses throughout his life including investing in real estate. He still goes out in the ocean and the mountains for skiing or dirt bike riding.Inadvertently , he served as a surf location surf scout when his surf travels in the 50's to places like Africa helped Bruce Brown's Endless Summer Movie in regards to shoot locations.He now spends many of his hours contributing to his museum Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center. A must visit to any surf nerd or surf history buff. Check their website at https://shacc.orgTopics discussed:His beginnings in surfingArrival of fiberglassArrival of FoamGeorge FreethSurfboard Design TimelinePhil EdwardsGerry LopezLongboardingand way more....!Sponsors of this Episode:Fin-JakFind on www.Pelicansurfcraft.comuse code tupi20 for 20% discountLeashless Brewing585 E. Thompson AveVentura, CAVentura Surf Shop88 E. Thompson AveVentura, CAwww.shopvss.com
62 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Hotdogger Championship's Ed Solt- Ep.16
The coolest and richest in California surf culture, surf competition is called The Hotdogger Championship. The producer of this event is Señor Ed Solt. I had the pleasure in participating in this event in October of 2018. Now, the 2019 edition is around the corner so I thought timing was perfect for this interview.Ed was in Ventura County for a day to promote the event, surf and meet with respected surfboard craftsman Adam Davenport. I suggested an interview to plug THC which he kindly accepted.On this interview I really got to know more about the events history and Ed. He came across as a surf history nerd, stand-up comedian, great promoter and....., just Ed being Ed. Super fun discussion! At times very opinionated but funny as heck, I think everyone will enjoy this recording.THC has amp support from the local businesses and the surf community. Sponsors like Subaru Pacific, Surfboards by Davenport, Beachlife Festival, Jonesea and many many more are a crucial part for the viability of the event.Don't miss this years event! Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Hermosa Beach, CA.For more info check Instagram @hotdoggerchampionshipSponsors for this podcast:Fin-Jak- Fin DeviceGet 20% discount with code tupi20 @ www.pelicansurfcraft.comLeashless BrewingFinest Organic Beer in CA. 585 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CAVentura Surf ShopSince 1967. Serving the 805 surfing community.88 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
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