I was down in Rincon, Puerto Rico last week for the Beach Boy stand up paddle board race and got a chance to catch up with Greg Carson. Carson is a waterman through and through. After growing up outside Fort Worth Texas and later attending the University of Florida, he answered a call for a job as a dive instructor at a small dive shop in Rincon. He's been there for 25 years since.
Will Skudin has secured a full time spot on the Big Wave World Tour this year. We talk to him about growing up as an east coast surfer on the big wave world stage and how his background in swimming helped prepare him for the mental toughness required for huge surf.
Zane has had an incredible year this year having won the Ultimate Water Challenge, The Master of the Ocean, runner up to SUP male athlete of the year, and as I write this he has just won gold in the 2016 ISA men's sup surf event in Fiji. The guy is on fire.
If you've ever watched a live stream of a professional surfing event, you'll love hearing from our guest in this episode. Brian Reardon is the owner and founder of the Auxiliary Channel - a media production company responsible for providing internet streams for action sports events.
We were extremely excited to have David Carson in the shop today to talk about his life as a surfer and graphic designer. David grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida where he started riding waves, then eventually becomes a professional surfer and shares his experiences both competing and judging contests in the late 1970s and 80s.
Meet Samantha Bittner. Born and raised in Washington state, moved to Maui out of a passion for windsurfing and soon after created the American Windsurfing Tour. Hear her story as she pumps new energy into windsurfing by re-introducing wave sailing to the Americas.
Russ and the boys get Chuck Patterson on the line to talk about stand up paddle surfing at Jaws this winter and the need for a single world racing/surf tour.
The WND&WVS crew sits down to talk with Mavericks founder and big wave surfer, Jeff Clark, about his latest custom stand up paddle surf and race shapes and the SUP scene in Northern California.