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Surf Safety

The ways in which we can get hurt in this world are endless. And the sport of surfing is no exception. That's why this week on KookCast: Surf Education, Coach Chris and Coach Evan are talking about a few ways to keep yourself a little safer in the ocean while learning to surf. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to KookCast !


The Way Groms Learn How to Surf feat. Sal Termini

A special episode this week as Coach Chris checks in with old friend, and original surf buddy Sal Termini. A proficient surfer in his own right, enjoy the behind-the-scenes stories of how Sal came to learn to surf by heeding the call of his older brothers, and learning right and wrong the hard way. If you're a grom, or learned to surf when you were one, this episode is going to ring all the bells.


Choosing the Right Surfboard for the Conditions

This week Coach Chris and Coach Evan talk about some of the variables that they consider when pulling up to the beach and choosing a surfboard to ride that session. If you have more than one surfboard, it can be easy to get a little scrambled trying to figure out which board to ride that session. So tune in and listen to how your virtual surf coaches make that decision for themselves and bring a little clarity to your own decision next time you need to make that choice.


Lady Sliders feat. Zippy Seven

Learning to surf can be intimidating! Especially for women who already know their male counter parts to be passionate about "their" sport and even a little aggressive at times. That's why in this episode, Coach Chris sits down with Zippy Seven, a new surfer with a cool and casual style in and out of the water, to talk all about learning how to surf when you're a bit sensitive to the fact that you're a female...and a kook.


3 More Kooky Things You Can Easily Stop Doing

Alright, alright we heard you! Apparently "3 Kooky Things" was a popular episode since we got multiple requests to talk about another 3 things! Loud and clear, captain. So enjoy this weeks episode as Coach Chris and Coach Evan discuss "3 More Kooky Things You Can Easily Stop Doing". Keep those letters coming peeps! It's a lot easier to come up with content when you're doing it for us! YEW!


Managing Surfing Fears

Welcome back to another episode of KookCast! This week Coach Chris & Coach Evan are talking about some fears that arise as you begin your journey learning how to surf, which also reminded them of their own stories about dealing with some of these things. Tune in and let's all laugh about the things in surfing that scare us. Did we miss anything that scares you? Write in and let us know about it. We'll follow up with a part 2 episode one week.


How to Surf Crowded Lineups

This week, Coach Chris & Coach Evan stay up late to talk surf strategy, specifically dealing with crowded line ups. This episode was a pleasure to record because it was accomplished while sitting outside on a beautiful Puerto Rican evening accompanied by the native nocturnal creatures. You don't have to listen closely to hear the symphony of crickets & coquis that surround them. So imagine yourself sitting there with your surf coaches as they discuss their favorite strategies for dealing...


Surfing Misconceptions: Red Means Bad Green Means Go

Hey Kooks! Do you only surf when the forecast goes green? Do you skip out on checking the waves if it's red? Well tune in this week, because Coach Chris and Coach Evan talk about one of surfing's biggest misconceptions among beginners and that's in regards to reading the surf forecast.


Surfing Inspirations: The Dudes Who Guide The Groms

This week on KookCast, Coach Evan came up with a great idea for an episode called Surfing Inspirations, where Coach Chris and Coach Evan each introduce and discuss a surfer that inspired them along their surfing journey. Tune in and hear a little bit about the two older surfers, Mike Edwards and Mike Etersque, who were there to guide, support, and inspire your two favorite surf coaches during their grom years. A lot is owed to those two surfing inspirations.


Fundamental Fails: Setting Your Rail

Hey Kooks, this week on the KookCast Coach Chris and Coach Evan begin a new series of episodes called, Fundamental Fails. In this episode, they discuss the outcomes and situations that ensue when you improperly set, or fail to set your rail. It seems to us that many people think that surfing is all about riding waves. But without knowing and practicing your surfing fundamentals, you'll have a tough time riding many waves! Enjoy your weekly does of surf education with your favorite surf...


Surf Travel: Do's and Don'ts feat. Matty Liot

Coach Chris and Coach Evan had the pleasure of sitting down with veteran traveler, Matty Liot from the husband and wife team that began driving from NY and so far have made it all the way to Peru surfing along the way. Tune in with us as Matty tells some great stories from his experiences that'll help us all become better traveling surfers. Make sure to follow them out on instagram (@down_theline) and check out their blog.


Surfing Misconceptions: How to Pop Up

Anyone ever advise you while learning to surf to make sure your pop up is fast and explosive? We hear it all the time, and Coach Chris and Coach Evan can't help but disagree. While there's a time and a place in surfing (mostly during steep critical takeoffs) for a quick and agile pop up, beginners who are surfing small waves should keep their focus centered on keeping control and creating drive during takeoff, instead of just popping up fast.


3 Kooky Things You Can Easily Stop Doing

Welcome to another episode of KookCast! This week, Coach Chris and Coach Evan discuss 3 kooky things surfers can easily stop doing. There are many things that will qualify even the best of us a kook...these three topics are easily fixed with just a little effort. It may be that none of these things deem you unqualified to surf, but wouldn't you rather be enlightened to the less kooky codes of conduct? Of course you would! Enjoy, yew!


No Paddle Takeoff feat. Stevie White

Reporting from the beach! In this episode, Coach Chris sits down with Stevie White to laugh, cry, and receive some surf wisdom from a most diligent surfer. He doesn't like to brag, so I'll do it for him--Stevie White is a master of the "no paddle takeoff". But how can you catch a wave without paddling? Tune in and listen as Stevie talks about it and drops a few subtle, but massive points throughout the show about how to continue to improve your surfing and maybe one day accomplish the "no...


3 Surf Etiquette Rules You Should Know

Hey Kooks ! Tune in this week as Coach Chris and Coach Evan chill at their favorite hilltop to discuss 3 surf etiquette rules you should definitely know, and maybe a story or two about how we learned these things the hard way. If you're a new surfer--hell, if you're an experienced surfer you're going to loose your marbles when you hear these tales how about we've KOOKED it and learned to be better surfers the hard way.


Surfing Saves feat. Dalton Portella

This week on KookCast, I sit down with fellow surfer & master artist Dalton Portella to hear about his surfing journey from the time he started at 13, til now at 60. Enjoy this down to earth & honest discussion, & if you're wise learn a few valuable lessons by listening to Dalton's honest reflections how he learned these lessons the hard way. Be sure to check on the link below to see some of Dalton's epic...


The Brown Fox Fails to Flee the Sea Wolf feat. Coach Evan

This week on the KookCast I'm introducing my friend and partner in surf education, the brown fox Coach Evan. With a lifetime of experience in the ocean, and supported by a family that grooms their young ones to be competent water people, there's no shortage of comedy, education, and loving sentiment in Coach Evan's history. Tune in and get to know a little more about the toughest surf coach you'll ever have the pleasure of progressing with.


When Legends Speak, Kooks Should Listen feat. Tony Caramanico

This week on the KookCast I had the honor of sitting down with surf legend, Tony Caramanico. When you fall in love with something like surfing, simply "doing it" is not want to know everything about it. The history, evolution, important figures, especially the little behind the scene info you never get from the surf mags or other industry contributors. That's why I asked Tony to talk to me personally. And when legends speak, kooks should listen. Tune in and learn heaps. yew!


Committed to the Kook Life ! feat. Jules Sheehan

This week on the Kookcast I had Jules Sheehan on the show. Without a doubt the most dedicated and committed beginner surfer I've ever met. Of course, when you surf everyday and you're accident prone, you're bound to catch a few injuries per year. Tune in and learn more about how Jules somehow finds herself in the midst of chaos and calamity a little more often than chance should allow, and if you see her in the lineup let her know you're a fellow kook with a friendly hoot (yeww!) from a safe...


Surf for Life feat. Jim Wandzilak

My favorite kind of surfer is the kind that never stops. That's why I asked veteran surfer, Jim Wandzilak to come on the show and talk with me about surfing into your 60s and beyond. He shared some of his advice on how to surf for life, and he doesn't care if his solutions appear kooky or not. You know what I think, right? I'm going to take his advice and make sure I'm still surfing when I'm 60. Thanks for the tips, Jim! yew!