Randy Rarick has worn many hats. Weber Team Rider, pro surfer, shaper and board builder, professional surfing tour administrator, Triple Crown of Surfing executive director, world traveler, a vintage collectable surfboard aficionado… and Rarick is the go-to guy for expert surfboard restoration and that’s just to name a few hats worn.
In this episode we chat about his latest project The Summer of 66, and we dig deep into the world of vintage collectable surfboards.
Erik Logan CEO WSL We discuss the ups and owns of the 2022 WCT season, the Vans Pipeline Masters, the shuttering of the WSL Studios , CT injury wildcards, the upcoming Rip Curl WSL Finals at Lowers and a whole lot more.
On this episode of The Boardroom Podcast. The CEO of the World Surf League, Erik Logan. Let us begin.
Successful shaper and longtime Santa Cruz stalwart Ward Coffey has carved out pardon the pun a fine legacy in an area renowned for great surfers, shapers and board builders. Doug Haut, Mark Angel, Steve Colletta, Joey Thomas, Bob Pearson, Doug Fletcher and Dave Aronovici and their crew – and frankly way too many icons of the surfing to mention here — Santa Cruz was and is a hot bed of talent.
Ward Coffey has won the Boardroom International Surfboard Show’s Icons of Foam Shape-Off and been asked to participate in at least five of them… which is a testament to the respect his shaping heroes and shaping contemporaries have for him.
On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast, Mr. Ward Coffey… let us begin.
Deeply concerned with preserving the environment, Léo Bouffier & Sylvain Fleury are passionate surfers and engineers, created their brand HEXA Surfboard in September 2018 in order to find a more sustainable alternative to existing surfboard manufacturing. This isn’t just another eco surfboard; this is a 3d printed surfboard made out of sugar cane based plastics. Very intriguing stuff.
On this episode of The Boardoom Podcast Sylvain Fleury and Leo Bouffier of Hexa surfboard.
Let us begin.
July 20, 2022 – Marty Hoffman
Marty Hoffman comes from an incredible lineage, peppered with iconic surf characters including his father Flippy Hoffman, and his uncle Walter Hoffman. Marty has produced a new film “Big Wave Guardians”, an in-depth look at the Hawaiian North Shore lifesaving culture.
On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast, Marty Hoffman. Let us begin.
June 26, 2022 – Timmy Patterson
Generations. That’s the word that sticks with me. His grandfather glued up life boat balsa out of Pearl Harbor for Walter Hoffman’s escapades on the West Side of Oahu. His dad, a foundational member of the Windansea Surf Club, buddies with Butch and the Ekstroms. This guy also soaked up generational knowledge from Hobie Alter and Phil Edwards.
Timmy Patterson, from shop rat to the shaper for a World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist (arguably the most exciting surfer, both competitive and free from surfer) in the world — Italo Ferriera.
On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast: Icon of Foam honoree Timmy Patterson… let us begin.
June 14, 2022 – Evan Slater
This guy is street smart, emotionally intelligent, and business savvy. And Slater is a damn good surfer. As a young man, a he was dominant competitor in NSSA events and later on a charger in big wave venues such as Mavericks — both free surfs and competitions. On top of all that he displays a genuine humility that is sorely lacking in today’s “look at me” social media culture.
On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast …the VP of Global Marketing at Billabong …. Evan Slater.
May 30, 2022 – Gary Linden
An iconic surfboard shaper to champion surfers and the local crew, a big wave surfer, a world traveler, a big wave contest promoter and judge – yes Gary Linden is all of these things. But of course labels never really do justice – that’s why we have these long form discussions to dig a little deeper. I’ve always viewed Gary Linden as a do-er — He gets stuff done.
Currently a proponent of the Agave stalk as a surfboard blank and gearing up to produce another Big Wave event at his beloved Todos Santos Island off the coast of Ensenada. On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast: Gary Linden. Let us begin.
May 16, 2022 – Jason Burnett
There are many one-man shops: a shaping room, a laminating room, a sanding room …maybe a spray room. These are small but efficient. Local boards, built by local builders for local surfers—seems simple, and proper. In late March of this year one such workshop was destroyed by fire.
On this episode of the Bordroom Podcast, we speak with Scottish surfer and surf board builder Jason Burnett.
Let us begin.
May 3, 2022 – Chris Christenson
This guy is one of the sharpest minds in the game. Savvy businessperson, incredible craftsman, understands the importance of an authentic aesthetic — and an intense work ethic.
On this edition of The Boardroom Podcast – surfboard builder Chris Christenson. Let us begin.
April 18, 2022 – Devon Howard
Marketing Director at Channel Islands Surfboards… and the WSL Longbord Tour Commissioner. Two great gigs. I thought it’d be wise to catch up and discuss surfboards, fins and the recent goings on with the WSL Longboard Tour.
The Boardroom Podcast with Devon Howard … let us begin.
February 8, 2022 – Sean Duggan
There are some really good documentary surf films. Origin stories. Who was there first? How did they get there? Of course all documentary surf films must attempt the high bar that is The Endless Summer. A herculean feat.
Keep It A Secret is the origin story about Surfing in Ireland — and much more. On this episode fo the Boardroom Podcast, Mr. Sean Duggan
… let us begin.
August 6, 2021 – Tim Crozier
A dear friend, and he’s been a spiritual mentor giving me providing guidance based on a Judeo Christian ethos- and he’s my right hand man at the boardroom, basically helping the show run smoothly especially the Icons of Foam Shape-off.
… let us begin.
July 18, 2021 – Shaun Tomson
In 1977 I was 12 years old. Like most groms, I devoured every surf magazine and every surf movie. The big three were Mark Richards, Rabbit Bartholomew and Shaun Tomson. These guys were and still are my surf heroes. On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast, 1977 World Champion Shaun Tomson… let us begin
July 6, 2021 – Jim Kempton
A delightful conversation with the opinionated former editor of SURFER Magazine and cultural / historical surf expert. On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast, Jim Kempton. Let us begin.
June 21, 2021 – Daniel Thompson
Daniel Thomson, Tomo, Tom-O; regardless, for those of you that require a shaper who absolutely rips, Daniel checks that box. Of course Tomo also thinks, and therefore designs, outside of the box, pushing the boundaries of how we visualize surfboards and surfboard design. On this episode of the Boardroom Podcast, Daniel Thomson. Let us begin.
June 7, 2021 – Bob Foulke: One80 Surfboards
I imagine at some point in history, when Tom Blake showed his surf board fin to other surfers somebody scoffed, rolled their eyes and muttered “that ain’t gonna work”. Contempt prior to investigation is perhaps Mankind’s deadliest sin. No doubt it is our stupidest sin.
May 12, 2021 — Jon Pyzel
Jon Pyzel is a classical craftsman figure in that he started out in ding repair surrounded by older, smarter craftsmen, and he soaked it up. Now Pyzel is one of the top shapers in the industry.
April 26, 2021 Graham Smith
Many know Graham Smith as the father of WCT campaigner Jordy Smith. That was my connection to Graham. What I didn’t know about was his lifelong passion for building surfboards, a passion that has taken him all around the world.
April 13, 2021 Sean Young
April 13, 2021 — In my opinion, as a relative outsiders looking in, Wavegarden seems to be one of the fastest moving wave pool companies in the space, and like all the players, the Wave Garden team is designing towards the future — as if it were today.
I met this weeks guest, Sean Young of Wave Garden, five or six years ago in Orlando Florida while I was moderating talks for the surf park industry.
March 30, 2021 Peter Townend
The WSL continues it’s abbreviated 2021 season with the Australian leg kicking off at Newcastle. And also for certain is that 45 years years ago, Peter Townend was the very first IPS world Champion. PT, a great bloke with an incredible ability to recount surfing history and put it into perspective in relation to today’s world tour.
March 15, 2021 Joe Turpel
Everyone knows somebody like Joe Turpel: sincere, kind-hearted, a listener; the type of person that exudes optimism; the type of person that turns lemons into lemonade. The type of person that makes you feel important.
March 8, 2021 Keane Weber Hayes
At the age of 13, in early October of 2018, on opening day of Lobster season, the unthinkable (or always thought about) happened, Keane Webre-Hayes was attacked by a Great White Shark at Beacons, a surf spot and beach in Leucadia California. This is his story.
Feb 25th, 2021 -Ian Cairns
Ian Cairns won the 1973 Smirnoff Pro, at the time the contest was considered the de factor world championship. I’m convinced in a different time Ian led a large army of men to glorious victory on a loamy battlefield somewhere. He’s intelligent, courageous and speaks truth even when it’s uncomfortable to do so. A professional surfer before there was such a thing.
Feb 11th, 2021 – Devon Howard
Devon Howard and I have been friends for close to three decades ; I’ve surfed with him, shared waves, shared laughs, ideas about surfboard design, we’ve also shared personal stuff about our families and about the challenges of surfing. And in this podcast we touch on a lot of these points of interest and much more.
November 10, 2020 – Taylor Knox
Taylor Knox – over two decades on the elite WCT professional surfing tour. You simply don’t survive that long without consistency, without a level head, and without a fitness regime.
Taylor is bright, kind, and — if you haven’t seen him surf in person– Taylor is a powerful, controlled, stylish surfer from the Tom Curren vein. Some surfers throw buckets of water, Taylor throws barrels of water.
October 26, 2020 – Chris Mauro
Chris and I worked together at Surfer Magazine more or less from 19917 to 2007. We spent years in the same office space bantering about, terrorizing the ad department and each other.The fondest memories for me might be edit meetings in Evan Slater’s or Chris Mauro’s office where they would eventually ask for my opinion and just as quickly dismiss it – rightly so – I was pretty outspoken a little bit ignorant.
This will be the second time I’ve had Chris Mauro on the podcast, and the only guest who’s been on twice.
Chris is opinionated, articulate, and draws from decades of surf industry experience growing up at Ground Zero in Laguna Beach.
The Boardroom Podcast with Chris Mauro ; let us begin.
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October 16, 2020 — Barton Lynch
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, TO HAVE SELF AWARENESS, SELF CONTROL, TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, ACKNOWLEDGE AND THEN MANAGE ONES OWN EMOTIONS IS A POWERFUL TRAIT. IT ALSO ASKS FOR SENSE OF HUMILITY. FOR MANY OF US, MYSELF INCLUDED, TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR OWN FAULTS IS TO WRITHE IN SELF PITY. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TELLS US TO ACKNOWLEDGE SHORTCOMINGS IN THE SPIRIT OF GROWTH.
Emotional intelligent individuals are generally happy, stable, serene and lead a purpose driven life.
In sport, especially individual sport, Emotional intelligence is often what separates world champions from the really gifted.
Barton Lynch spent 15 years on the ASP tour raked up 17 WCT victories.
Culminated in 1988 Hawaiian season at Pipeline, surfing the perfect tubes of Hawaii’s barreling reef, to take out the 1988 Billabong Pro and the ASP World Title.
In conversation, as you will hear, Barton Lynch is every bit the magnanimous individual in one on one conversation as he is with his broadcasting cap on. That’s really no surprise.
Barton Lynch is very smart. Street smart. He lost his Father at a young age and this forced him into self-determination.
But perhaps more importantly, Barton Lynch is self-aware. He acknowledges his emotions. He is emotionally intelligent. He is a world champion surfer and world champion human being.
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July 22, 2020 – Randy Rarick
A STEWARD OF PROFESSIONAL SURFING ON THE NORTH SHORE OF OAHU; NO EASY FEAT AND HE DID SO FOR OVER 45 YEARS. SOMETHING TELLS ME HE STILL GETS CALLED UPON FOR SAGE ADVISE. RANDY RARICK, A FOUNDING PATRIARCH OF THE CURRENT VINTAGE SURFBOARD AND COLLECTABLE SURF MARKET PLACE.
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