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Urban surf stories. Meet the dedicated obsessives that make our urban waters one of the most interesting and unexpected surf scenes around. The podcast is the reformatted version of the live show which broadcasts on Tuesdays on KPISS.FM.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 75: Matt McGregor Mento Argues the Case for Alternative Surf

ECreative Director Matthew McGregor Mento has ridden almost every possible design of water craft from long boards to knee high paipos to his favorite, belly boards from England. Matt argues why we should ditch our boring thrusters and fish for equipment that is more fun, easier to handle and magic for your wave count. Also, in the show Ben shares his afternoon liberating a private NJ beach and Tyler introduces our new "Name that Song" segment.

70 MIN2018 NOV 22
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Ep. 75: Matt McGregor Mento Argues the Case for Alternative Surf

Ep. 74: Matt Roar Surfs on Mats, Writes Books, Draws and Plays Awesome Music

EWhen we invited our guest Matt L. Roar of IG's @matsurfingsocietyofny our intent was to learn about the nuances of getting majorly barreled on an inflation device that looks like a pillow. We got all that but we were not expecting our guest to share his life of non-stop creative output most recently with the band Golden West Service, his lines of poetry and a forthcoming book that deals with friendship, male identity and intimacy. And yes, we get into the problem with sexism in surf. It's a deep episode. Tune in. Music credit: Golden West Service goldenwestservice.bandcamp.com/

68 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Ep. 74: Matt Roar Surfs on Mats, Writes Books, Draws and Plays Awesome Music

Ep. 73: Rozbern shaper Jon Oppito Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EAsbury Park shaper Jon Oppito of Rozbern and TrimCraft Surf designs boards with the steep barrels of his native Jersey in mind. In the second half of our live show at Asbury Park Yacht Club organized by Headland Collective Oppito reveals how winter storms and local sandbars influence his shapes. We learn about the consumer shift away from high performance and why surfers always over sell their ability when ordering their boards. Special thanks to Last Wave Brewing. https://rozbernsurf.com/boards/ https://www.lastwavebrewing.com/ https://www.headlandcollective.com/ Music credit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skoz/No_Futur/04_-_Skoz_-_Sympho_Nick

32 MIN2018 OCT 31
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Ep. 73: Rozbern shaper Jon Oppito Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

Ep. 72: Big Wave Lenswoman Jianca Lazarus Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EAs early as she can remember Jianca Lazarus saw the world as if through the lens of a camera. Just as soon as got one in her hands Jianca jumped into a decades long career documenting the extremes of the natural world and human experience. At a live taping at Asbury Park Yacht Club the Changing Tides Foundation co-founder brings us into the intimacy of documenting sailer-adventurer Liz Clark one-on-one in the middle of the Pacific, the raw power of paddling into historically XXL waves off the Dominican Republic, and a consideration on leaving South Africa alone at age 17 to make it in the Big Apple. Special thanks to organizer Chris Labzda at Headland Collective and Last Wave Brewing. Music Credit: Ian Sutherland http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ian_Sutherland/The_Age_Of_Understanding__Assorted_Tunes/The_Age_Of_Understanding__Assorted_Tunes_105_Shatter

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Ep. 72: Big Wave Lenswoman Jianca Lazarus Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EP. 71: Shaper Studios founder Chris Clark

EChristopher Clark is a shaper who understood that the rest of us also wanted to get our hands on a planer. We speak to Chris about his company Shaper Studios which offers workshops on board design and craft all the while creating community in cities around the world. We get into the challenges of making a buck in the board business, why Vancouver (six hours and a ferry away from surf) was the perfect spot to expand his business, and the emergence of women shapers though his classes. Ben and Tyler also share their very different Hurricane Michael experiences. Music Credit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/OKAM/

74 MIN2018 OCT 18
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EP. 71: Shaper Studios founder Chris Clark

Ep. 70: The Master Woodworker and the Foamie Butcher: Shapers Jonathan Alcock and Matthew Schenning

EJonathan Alcock is a high end wood furniture maker who took a busman's holiday to learn how to build a wooden surfboard. Matthew Schenning is an artist who found a surf school foamie in the trash and hacked a swallow tail in it, painted the NASA worm logo it and vowed to tinker with it until the foam can't be surfed. They both presented their creations at last month's It Doesn't Not Work Design Symposium. Music Credit: The Silent Partner: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tha_Silent_Partner/Platters_Act_7_Tha_Anniversary_Plate/03_-_Virginia__Youre_the_killerPart_1

15 MIN2018 OCT 12
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Ep. 70: The Master Woodworker and the Foamie Butcher: Shapers Jonathan Alcock and Matthew Schenning

Ep.69: Kevin Miller previews The 2018 Florida Surf Film Fest, Matt McGregor-Mento circles L.I. in a hacked kayak-sailboat

EKevin Miller co-founder and director of the Florida Surf Film Festival talks about why mounting an annual and quarterly non-profit film fest is best done when you are a CPA. The film fest is one of the sport's best and the line-up of jurists is a whose-who in surf journalism. Kevin tells us why he loves the Shorts and is excited about the the Zimbalist brothers' (ESPN's 30 for 30) ode to 90s surf gods, "Momentum Generation" one of the best docs of the year. Head down to New Smyrna Beach on November 9th & 10th to see these films. Later in the show the It Doesn't Not Work shaper series continues with tinkerer and madmen Matt McGregor-Mento, a self-proclaimed frustrated product designer who built a fold up kayak sailboat from hardware store parts to then circumnavigate Long Island. This show was broadcast live from Milly's Pizza in Bushwick. The power was out at the studio that night. https://floridasurffilmfestival.com/ Music credits: Soft and Furious

69 MIN2018 OCT 5
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Ep.69: Kevin Miller previews The 2018 Florida Surf Film Fest, Matt McGregor-Mento circles L.I. in a hacked kayak-sailboat

Ep. 68: Jen Poyant of Zig Zag podcast and why surfing and Blockchain are integral to new gig

Jen Poyant was winning at New York Public Radio. She was Executive Producer of WNYC Studios and launched the hit shows "2 Dope Queens" and "Note to Self". After the institution fell into its own #MeToo scandal and mismanagement the simmering burn to work for herself only became hotter. So like all good start-up founders, Jen and "Note To Self" host Manoush Zomorodi met at Le Pain Quotidian and plotted the launch of their company Stable Genius Productions. They received a grant made of cryptocurrency and quickly entered the universe of Blockchain and there was no turning back. Jen and Manoush's podcast Zig Zag documents this journey. Season 2 launches October 11th. We talk to Jen about what she's learned since the leap and how her need to surf was part of the deal when launching this new endeavor. Music Credits: OKAM: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/OKAM/Alpha_-_The_Confliction/03_okam_-_stay Skoz: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skoz/No_Futur/04_-_Skoz_-_Sympho_Nick Lobo Lobo: h...

69 MIN2018 SEP 27
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Ep. 68: Jen Poyant of Zig Zag podcast and why surfing and Blockchain are integral to new gig

Ep. 67: Meet the Shapers from It Doesn't Not Work

EProfessional shapers and backyard tinkerers took over Rockaway Beach Surf Club last weekend for the 5th Edition of the experimental water craft symposium: It Doesn't Not Work. Swell Season spoke with several designers one on one, including Johnny Borbone and Grace Moon. Tyler and Ben also moderated a panel discussion with Chris Clark of Shapers Studios, Dan O'hara of Solid Surf, and Ron Shine of Board Porn TV. Pressing questions like: Do shapers charge enough? The Wave Pool effect, and Asymmetrical design. Music Credits: Prids: The Problem Radio 4: Dance to the Underground

59 MIN2018 SEP 20
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Ep. 67: Meet the Shapers from It Doesn't Not Work

Ep. 66: Preview of It Doesn't Not Work Surfboard Design Symposium

ESeptember 14th-16th Rockaway Beach Surf Club will host the "It Doesn't Not Work" design symposium. In its 5th year, IDNW hosts professional shapers and tinkerers alike to share their most boundary breaking and bizarre water craft creations. We preview the event with forward looking shaper Kyle Black and show organizer and hosts J Scott and Lois Klossner. We also look back to this day 17 years ago when Hurricane Erin pumped surf while the city was under attack. Music Credit: Boss Bass http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Boss_Bass/Love_For_Everyone_Everywhere/13_-_Boss_Bass_-_State_of_Guanabara

68 MIN2018 SEP 13
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Ep. 66: Preview of It Doesn't Not Work Surfboard Design Symposium

Latest Episodes

Ep. 75: Matt McGregor Mento Argues the Case for Alternative Surf

ECreative Director Matthew McGregor Mento has ridden almost every possible design of water craft from long boards to knee high paipos to his favorite, belly boards from England. Matt argues why we should ditch our boring thrusters and fish for equipment that is more fun, easier to handle and magic for your wave count. Also, in the show Ben shares his afternoon liberating a private NJ beach and Tyler introduces our new "Name that Song" segment.

70 MIN2018 NOV 22
Comments
Ep. 75: Matt McGregor Mento Argues the Case for Alternative Surf

Ep. 74: Matt Roar Surfs on Mats, Writes Books, Draws and Plays Awesome Music

EWhen we invited our guest Matt L. Roar of IG's @matsurfingsocietyofny our intent was to learn about the nuances of getting majorly barreled on an inflation device that looks like a pillow. We got all that but we were not expecting our guest to share his life of non-stop creative output most recently with the band Golden West Service, his lines of poetry and a forthcoming book that deals with friendship, male identity and intimacy. And yes, we get into the problem with sexism in surf. It's a deep episode. Tune in. Music credit: Golden West Service goldenwestservice.bandcamp.com/

68 MIN2018 NOV 14
Comments
Ep. 74: Matt Roar Surfs on Mats, Writes Books, Draws and Plays Awesome Music

Ep. 73: Rozbern shaper Jon Oppito Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EAsbury Park shaper Jon Oppito of Rozbern and TrimCraft Surf designs boards with the steep barrels of his native Jersey in mind. In the second half of our live show at Asbury Park Yacht Club organized by Headland Collective Oppito reveals how winter storms and local sandbars influence his shapes. We learn about the consumer shift away from high performance and why surfers always over sell their ability when ordering their boards. Special thanks to Last Wave Brewing. https://rozbernsurf.com/boards/ https://www.lastwavebrewing.com/ https://www.headlandcollective.com/ Music credit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skoz/No_Futur/04_-_Skoz_-_Sympho_Nick

32 MIN2018 OCT 31
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Ep. 73: Rozbern shaper Jon Oppito Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

Ep. 72: Big Wave Lenswoman Jianca Lazarus Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EAs early as she can remember Jianca Lazarus saw the world as if through the lens of a camera. Just as soon as got one in her hands Jianca jumped into a decades long career documenting the extremes of the natural world and human experience. At a live taping at Asbury Park Yacht Club the Changing Tides Foundation co-founder brings us into the intimacy of documenting sailer-adventurer Liz Clark one-on-one in the middle of the Pacific, the raw power of paddling into historically XXL waves off the Dominican Republic, and a consideration on leaving South Africa alone at age 17 to make it in the Big Apple. Special thanks to organizer Chris Labzda at Headland Collective and Last Wave Brewing. Music Credit: Ian Sutherland http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ian_Sutherland/The_Age_Of_Understanding__Assorted_Tunes/The_Age_Of_Understanding__Assorted_Tunes_105_Shatter

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Ep. 72: Big Wave Lenswoman Jianca Lazarus Live at Asbury Park Yacht Club

EP. 71: Shaper Studios founder Chris Clark

EChristopher Clark is a shaper who understood that the rest of us also wanted to get our hands on a planer. We speak to Chris about his company Shaper Studios which offers workshops on board design and craft all the while creating community in cities around the world. We get into the challenges of making a buck in the board business, why Vancouver (six hours and a ferry away from surf) was the perfect spot to expand his business, and the emergence of women shapers though his classes. Ben and Tyler also share their very different Hurricane Michael experiences. Music Credit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/OKAM/

74 MIN2018 OCT 18
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EP. 71: Shaper Studios founder Chris Clark

Ep. 70: The Master Woodworker and the Foamie Butcher: Shapers Jonathan Alcock and Matthew Schenning

EJonathan Alcock is a high end wood furniture maker who took a busman's holiday to learn how to build a wooden surfboard. Matthew Schenning is an artist who found a surf school foamie in the trash and hacked a swallow tail in it, painted the NASA worm logo it and vowed to tinker with it until the foam can't be surfed. They both presented their creations at last month's It Doesn't Not Work Design Symposium. Music Credit: The Silent Partner: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tha_Silent_Partner/Platters_Act_7_Tha_Anniversary_Plate/03_-_Virginia__Youre_the_killerPart_1

15 MIN2018 OCT 12
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Ep. 70: The Master Woodworker and the Foamie Butcher: Shapers Jonathan Alcock and Matthew Schenning

Ep.69: Kevin Miller previews The 2018 Florida Surf Film Fest, Matt McGregor-Mento circles L.I. in a hacked kayak-sailboat

EKevin Miller co-founder and director of the Florida Surf Film Festival talks about why mounting an annual and quarterly non-profit film fest is best done when you are a CPA. The film fest is one of the sport's best and the line-up of jurists is a whose-who in surf journalism. Kevin tells us why he loves the Shorts and is excited about the the Zimbalist brothers' (ESPN's 30 for 30) ode to 90s surf gods, "Momentum Generation" one of the best docs of the year. Head down to New Smyrna Beach on November 9th & 10th to see these films. Later in the show the It Doesn't Not Work shaper series continues with tinkerer and madmen Matt McGregor-Mento, a self-proclaimed frustrated product designer who built a fold up kayak sailboat from hardware store parts to then circumnavigate Long Island. This show was broadcast live from Milly's Pizza in Bushwick. The power was out at the studio that night. https://floridasurffilmfestival.com/ Music credits: Soft and Furious

69 MIN2018 OCT 5
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Ep.69: Kevin Miller previews The 2018 Florida Surf Film Fest, Matt McGregor-Mento circles L.I. in a hacked kayak-sailboat

Ep. 68: Jen Poyant of Zig Zag podcast and why surfing and Blockchain are integral to new gig

Jen Poyant was winning at New York Public Radio. She was Executive Producer of WNYC Studios and launched the hit shows "2 Dope Queens" and "Note to Self". After the institution fell into its own #MeToo scandal and mismanagement the simmering burn to work for herself only became hotter. So like all good start-up founders, Jen and "Note To Self" host Manoush Zomorodi met at Le Pain Quotidian and plotted the launch of their company Stable Genius Productions. They received a grant made of cryptocurrency and quickly entered the universe of Blockchain and there was no turning back. Jen and Manoush's podcast Zig Zag documents this journey. Season 2 launches October 11th. We talk to Jen about what she's learned since the leap and how her need to surf was part of the deal when launching this new endeavor. Music Credits: OKAM: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/OKAM/Alpha_-_The_Confliction/03_okam_-_stay Skoz: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skoz/No_Futur/04_-_Skoz_-_Sympho_Nick Lobo Lobo: h...

69 MIN2018 SEP 27
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Ep. 68: Jen Poyant of Zig Zag podcast and why surfing and Blockchain are integral to new gig

Ep. 67: Meet the Shapers from It Doesn't Not Work

EProfessional shapers and backyard tinkerers took over Rockaway Beach Surf Club last weekend for the 5th Edition of the experimental water craft symposium: It Doesn't Not Work. Swell Season spoke with several designers one on one, including Johnny Borbone and Grace Moon. Tyler and Ben also moderated a panel discussion with Chris Clark of Shapers Studios, Dan O'hara of Solid Surf, and Ron Shine of Board Porn TV. Pressing questions like: Do shapers charge enough? The Wave Pool effect, and Asymmetrical design. Music Credits: Prids: The Problem Radio 4: Dance to the Underground

59 MIN2018 SEP 20
Comments
Ep. 67: Meet the Shapers from It Doesn't Not Work

Ep. 66: Preview of It Doesn't Not Work Surfboard Design Symposium

ESeptember 14th-16th Rockaway Beach Surf Club will host the "It Doesn't Not Work" design symposium. In its 5th year, IDNW hosts professional shapers and tinkerers alike to share their most boundary breaking and bizarre water craft creations. We preview the event with forward looking shaper Kyle Black and show organizer and hosts J Scott and Lois Klossner. We also look back to this day 17 years ago when Hurricane Erin pumped surf while the city was under attack. Music Credit: Boss Bass http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Boss_Bass/Love_For_Everyone_Everywhere/13_-_Boss_Bass_-_State_of_Guanabara

68 MIN2018 SEP 13
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Ep. 66: Preview of It Doesn't Not Work Surfboard Design Symposium

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