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News and commentary about surf culture, characters, competition and coaching with Ru Hill and Harry Knight from Surf Simply.




50 - Surfboard Volume To Weight Ratios + “Island Earth” Film Review

How to calculate your surfboard size based on weight and skill level, also we unpack the science behind “Island Earth”, a new documentary about the conflict between Hawaiian communities and big agriculture companies, plus the news and what to watch.

Duration: 01:38:50

49 - The Women Who Surf On The Pale Blue Dot

Surf Simply’s Kerianne Kreger joins Ru, Harry and Asher for episode 49. We talk: Sexism in the surf industry; The ecplise; Triathlons; First time tow surfing; “Pushed” turns; New WSL CEO, Sophie Goldsmidt; Most expensive places to learn to surf; Fiji, Teahupoo + JBay round up; What to watch plus Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”

Duration: 01:25:44

48 - Surf Photography with Damea Dorsey

This episode is a water photography special. Ru Hill talks with Damea Dorsey about: being a photogrpaher ont eh world tour; traveling with John John; shooting at Pipeline; living in Bali; film vs digital; Sony vs Canon Vs Nikon and buying your first water photography kit.

Duration: 00:59:48

47 - The History Of The Fish + Rob Case Paddle School

Intro: the return of the occasional lady; the new “Tree Of Knowledge”. News: John Severson and Jack O’Neill obituaries; Laird talks pseudoscience again; Mick Fanning’s spider; Matt Warshaws’s History Of Surfing projects go live; Women’s Fiji pro. Feature: The history of twin fins and fishes. Interview: paddling coach Rob Case. Listener emails: how to film yourself.

Duration: 01:42:48

46 - Listener Questions

Listener emails special: feet in or out; hacking your autopilot; carve downs and drills. Plus: Nicaragua and favorite coaching moments. News: shark populations; lost off Scotland; new Wavegarden technology; ISA world games; cape fear; Rio and what to watch.

Duration: 01:09:35

45 - Systems Vs Goals

Surfer-Trump funny; board buying algorithms; surf industry product awards; new Aussie wave pool; Bells and Margaret’s; Systems Vs Goals; girls vs women; what to watch and Neil DeGrasse Tyson speaks out.

Duration: 01:14:02

43 - Do Shark Deterrents Actually Work?

Do shark deterrents actually work? We ask leading shark researcher, Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou. News: companies for the planet; Dane Reynolds headlines; surfer magazine merge; BWWT winners; big wave equipment; Listener emails: alternate longboard tour; goofy or natural; Plus: Puppies; snowboarding and what to watch.

Duration: 01:13:43

42 - The Cuban Thaw

Main feature: Surfing in Cuba. News: Mavericks goes bust; new surf films and TV shows; Obama Vs Branson and why failure is good; female air project and explicit Vs implicit learning. Listener emails: surfing with different body sizes. What to watch: firewire get technical; surfboard adverts; Gerry Lopez in Bali; John John’s cut downs. Photos by Larissa Akira Hiraishi

Duration: 01:00:33

41 - The Wingnut Interview

Robert “Wingnut” Weaver talks about his career as surfing’s most iconic long boarder. Tommy Potterton also joins the growing Surf Simply podcast team. Surfing Magazine shuts down, Owen Wright back in competition, Asher’s rebuttal of Ru’s noseriding technique, Harry talks backhand tube riding, Rusty’s anti shark surfboards, Mick Fanning’s award, Mark Zuckerberg in hot Hawaiian waters. Listener emails: best technique on the WSL and if money were no object.

Duration: 01:23:38

39 - Live Bravely

This special edition of the show features interviews with: founder and editor of Outside Magazine, Larry Burke; climate scientist, Daniel Sigman; and surf film maker Heather Hudson, plus mountain biking, Nazara, the Pipemasters, Who’s on Tour, Photographysux and what to watch.

Duration: 01:17:29

38 - The Long Game

The future of longboarding; web series are the new surf movie. News: Dane Vs The Inertia; The Eddie will be on; who’s on tour for 2017; adaptive world title; longboard titles. Listen questions: priority tactics; back foot position. Plus What to Watch and chat from Harry, Derek, Will and Asher.

Duration: 00:52:35

35, part 2 - Plenty More Fish In The Sea

The Ross Sea, Ocean stats that will blow your mind, Typhoon lagoon, Deus’s Slidetober, Bonzers, twin fin rails, surf tax and corruption in Indo, best surfing podcasts, new A.I. documentary, computer modeling surfing, plus confirmation bias and how to know if you’re wrong.

Duration: 00:55:19

32 - Algorithms To Surf By

Costa Rica gets epic; Surfline use Trace users as wave bouys; Cape Fear; Puerto Escondido; using algorithms to get the best waves; Harry interviews Christian Dietrich about technological innovations preventing surfer’s ear; listen emails - longboard fins and should you switch boards or stick with one.

Duration: 01:12:08

31 - Land Of The Long Long Lefts

The guys are back from Peru and coach, Will Forster joins Harry, Ru and Jessie to catch up on what’s been going on in the surf world while they’ve been away: Chicama; Rio; Keremas; the WSL buys Kellly’s wave pool; surfing joins the Olympics; logs Vs performance longboards; gathering data on your own surfing; the last flight to Agadir. (Photo: Will at Chicama in Peru last week. )

Duration: 00:57:20

25 - Calling Out Kelly

Kelly Slater is once again taking pseudoscience to an uncritical surf media, so we take a skeptical look his claims armed with science and reason. We also talk about the Evo, Stab Magazine’s board of the year and ask whether Quiksilver plans to be the next Starbucks. Plus the usual news and chat with Ru, Harry and Asher.

Duration: 01:00:55

21 - Listener Emails

Your emails answered: different pop up techniques; kicking when you paddle; establishing your surfing level; and learning at Todos Santos; plus the usual surf news and chat with Ru, Asher andHarry (pictured on his red bonzer).

Duration: 00:50:59

19 - In The Thick Of It

Harry, Ru and Oli talk about the etiquette of navigating a busy line up. Plus: water cameras; finless surfboards; Teahupoo round up; Duke Kahanamoku;best man speeches and what to watch.

Duration: 01:00:34

17 - Shark Science

Mick Fanning’s close encounter at J-Bay last week prompted us to speak with prominent shark researcher Derek Burkholder who helped us debunk a few shark myths and better understand the science about these amazing animals. (Photo byThomas P. Peschak)

Duration: 00:58:19

16 - Tides And The Rule of Twelfths

Harry explains to Ru and Asher why we measure tides incorrectly and how we can time our sessions better; also why you might not want to buy the new GoPro 4 Session; plus all the usual news and banter.

Duration: 00:50:40

15 - Surfboard Construction Special

Oil and Asher join Harry this episode to talk about surfboard construction: what to expect from different materials and what language to use when you’re talking about them.

Duration: 00:54:34

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