DTL: Uncovering the Mysterious World of the World Surf League
Down The Line Surf Pod: Uncovering the Mysterious World of the World Surf League with Dave Prodan ; We talk judging, Donald Trump, Joffrey Baratheon, Paul Speaker, Game of Thrones, Tywin Lannister, Bobby Martinez, Todd Kline, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Brazil, Ryder Cup, Chelsea Cannell, Nationalism, Rivalries, big waves, Kai Otten, Dane Reynolds, Kelly Slater, and oh soooo much more.
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THINGS we want to see and we want to know your thoughts on these, and when will they be implemented.
Soundproofing for judges so that they DO NOT know the score a surfer requires to move on to the next round.
What is the WSL doing internally to nurture rivalries? Nurturing rivalries? Nationalistic rivalaries, Gabe vs Slater ; Wiggolly vs Conner ? Are there internal discussions about this?
The Brazil Olympics is taking some heat for a number of reasons; Does the WSL look at Brazil as a location and feel that it is a MUST go to destination? Based on the breakedown of Brazilian surfers on tour?
Is there any talk over there about making four of the events categorized as MAJOR EVENTS? Similar to Golf and tennis. Tavarua, Teahuppoo, JBAY, Pipe.
Josh Kerr won a big wave event, Damien Hobgood surfs on the Big Wave World Tour. THE WSL has the greatest surfers in the world on the WCT, why not make them compete in a big wave event each year as part of the WCT tour?
PURE – Australian SURFER SHAPER Maurice Cole recently brought up the idea of a mandate from the WSL that all competitors begin riding “environmentally friendly sustainable surfboards “ and he used the F1 racing as an example they’ve mandated v6 engines and everyone complied and they are making breakthroughs because of it.
HQ is in Santa Monica – what is the corporate culture like up there?
Is it fun?
What’s it like to work for Paul Speaker?
Is Paul Speaker voting for TRUMP?
Does he make you feel appreciated?
If the surf is firing do you get to go to Malibu?
How much salt is in the office?