PODCAST - Boardroom Show
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Recorded Oct 3, 2018 – Imagine walking into a surf shop and all you see is surfboards. Everywhere you look. On the floor. On the racks. On the walls. In the rafters. On the ceiling. There is no slick merchandising. No bikini section. No Ugg boots. No snowboards. Just surfboards. An interactive museum with a timeline of surf culture rooted solely in the surfboard, and an onsite docent/ proprietor — a walking and talking surfing encyclopedia — at your beck and call. Meet San Diego’s Eric “Bird” Huffman.


Sept 12, 2018 – What if I told you that the most important factor in your new custom surfboard isn’t the shape or the rocker but rather the construction? A discussion with surfboard builder Javier Huarcaya Pro – an expert shaper and manufacturer with an emphasis on epoxy resins and extruded polystyrene foam (XTR). Clark Foam, Epoxy, Foam Venting, Al Merrick, and the American Dream.

Aug 27, 2018 – A discussion with photojournalist Steve Sherman. Sherman gives us special access to cultural spheres and personal realms where we would otherwise not be allowed. Quadraphenia, Andy Irons, Neil Young, Wavepools and much more. Listen in now.

Aug 13, 2018 – A discussion with shaper Timmy Patterson. Timmy cut his teeth in the San Clemente surfboard ghetto with mentors like Terry Martin, Mickey Munoz, Terry Senate and of course… the three Patterson brothers (two uncles and a father).

Aug 2, 2018 – A discussion with Chas Smith author of Cocaine and Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing’s Greatest Love Affair

JULY 17, 2018 – A discussion with Chris Christenson: Owner/Shaper/Boardbuilder at Christenson Surfboards.

A shaper’s shaper. Chris can build you a surfboard start to finish including the fins and it will have the precision of a German sports car, the style of an Italian suit, the craftsmanship of a Scottish cooper, the street cred of Banksy, and the subtle marketing genius of Madison Ave. Christenson believes capitalistic entrepreneurship should include community awareness which benefits the region through employment.


JULY 02, 2018 – A discussion with Scott Anderson General Manager of Channel Islands Surfboards 

JUNE 12 – A discussion with Mark Price from Firewire Surfboards regarding the domestic board builders vs. the imported surfboard. 

JUNE 1 – A discussion with DENNIS JARVIS from Spyder Surfboards about the ongoing concerns of imported surfboards to the USA.

Click here to view the American Board Builders website and petition. Click here for Spyder Surfboards website

MAY 21 – A discussion with Willy McFarland from American Wave Machines (AWM) about the latest engineering marvel at the Barefoot Ski Ranch in Waco Texas.

A brief history of wave pools . . . courtesy of Matt Warshaw and the Encyclopedia of Surfing

1934 – Empire Pool, London, England

1985 – Dorney Park Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas debuted in a spectacular fashion with a series of high-performance surfing clips. Most notable, Seth Moniz’s backflip, the first-ever landed in a wave pool.

@sethmoniz & the new gold standard for a manmade aqua ramp

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1966 – Summerland Wave Pool, Tokyo, Japan

1997 – Typhoon Lagoon, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

2015 – Surf Ranch, Lemoore, California, USA

1969 – Big Surf, Tempe, Arizona, USA

2015 – Surf Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom

2018 – BSR Cable Park, Waco, Texas, USA

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