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Surfing Inspirations: The Dudes Who Guide The Groms

KookCast: Surf Education

Release Date: 10/01/2018

Celebrating Hobie's 70th Anniversary - Part 2 show art Celebrating Hobie's 70th Anniversary - Part 2

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Ev got Adam Davenport back on the phone after he was dropped halfway through the first call with Kris Carlow in part one of this now two part series. Time Stamps: (01:41) - Adam’s family and beach life growing up (03:47) - How Adam came to be a shaper (06:47) - The basic foundation of a good longboard for novices (08:41) - Mastering the importance of mastering the basics (15:11) - Innovation vs. Tried and True (18:31) - Elements of traditional design (23:01) - Coach Chris’ Hobie story (24:51) - Hobie Cat background from Adam (26:43) - Coach Ev...

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Celebrating Hobie's 70th Anniversary - Part 1 show art Celebrating Hobie's 70th Anniversary - Part 1

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Coach Chris and Coach Evan are joined by Kris Carlow and Adam Davenport of Hobie Surfboards to celebrate the brands 70th anniversary. We're first introduced to them through their surfing background before Kris, the brand manager at Hobie, takes us through the life of Hobie Alter and how the Hobie brand came to be.  Next week in part 2, Adam describes his job of lead shaper and how we has a passion for preserving Hobie's standards and many of the traditional elements of surfboard building. Time Stamps: (02:23) - Kris Carlow’s Surf Background (09:45) - Adam...

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Emma Bukowski of Nose Rider Surf Club show art Emma Bukowski of Nose Rider Surf Club

KookCast: Surf Education

Emma Bukowski, creator of Nose Rider Surf Club, joins Coach Chris to talk not only about her surfing journey, but the effort it took to reach the starting line of that journey. Coming from Wisconsin, it might not have seemed like surfing was in the cards for Emma. Tune in to hear how Emma played her hand and now gets to live her dream. The discussion eventually turns a little more serious as we hear Emma's perspective on being a woman surfer and shares her worst experience while surfing. Stick around to hear the one thing that gave her surf confidence a huge boost and how a homemade bathing...

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2024 La Misión Surf Trip Recap show art 2024 La Misión Surf Trip Recap

KookCast: Surf Education

This episode is a recap of the annual surf trips Coach Chris and Coach Ev organize to La Misión in Baja. It begins with an introduction from Coach Chris, moves into a discussion between him and Coach Ev debriefing on important takeaways and key lessons, and finishes with some clips drawn from the raw recordings of both group one and group two at our final dinner of the week.  Time Stamps: (00:00) - Coach Chris' Introduction (02:15) - Coach Chris and Coach Ev debrief (39:57) - Audio clips from group one's last dinner (43:06) - Audio clips from group two's last dinner KookCast is brought...

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SHARK! with Erin LaVallee show art SHARK! with Erin LaVallee

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Erin LaVallee joins Coach Chris to share her story on fulfilling a lifelong dream to surf, the mistakes and successes on the journey, and of course her kooky story. (01:58) - Intro to Erin (08:25) - First Surfboard (09:56) - First Boogie Session & Revelation (16:08) - Background as a tattoo artist (18:08) - Being a woman surfer, courage, and perseverance (27:55) - Surf tripping to the East Coast (30:57) - Erin’s Kooky Story

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Alek Rockrise from The California Surf Academy show art Alek Rockrise from The California Surf Academy

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, Alek Rockrise joins Coach Chris to talk surf education, sharing your surf knowledge, and the personal battles that come with it. Thank you to our sponsor for helping us stay warm in the water. Episode timestamps: (02:01) - Alek’s surfing background (07:15) - The grom mentality (08:49) - Teaching “how to read waves” (13:06) - Surf etiquette (16:08) - How we learned to surf (18:58) - Paddling technique (24:15) - Catching waves (27:25) - Why do surfers hate instructors/student surfers? (37:45) - The importance of surf history (41:02) - Surfboard talk (57:00) - The...

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7 Pillars of The Surf Continuum show art 7 Pillars of The Surf Continuum

KookCast: Surf Education

In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Evan are sitting down to discuss 7 pillars upon which they've built their brand of surf education on. Head over to the membership site and check out the to see pillar #8, which they forgot to include in this recording.  (02:04) - What makes surfing special (03:31) - #1. No touching, stabilizing, or pushing students (08:39) - #2. Fundamentals are the foundation (10:27) - #3. Good surfing is simple (12:03) - #4. Create Space (17:53) - #5. Unconditional surfing (20:17) - #6. (link to deeper discussion about this topic) (23:43) -  #7 - The joy is...

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Blame it on the Boogie Board show art Blame it on the Boogie Board

KookCast: Surf Education

Coach Chris and Coach Ev are taking you back to the boogie board! One of the most overlooked crafts in helping beginner surfers progress is the boogie board, and in this episode we're telling you a few reasons why. (01:28) Come to La Misión with us (email: ) (01:49) Why Coach Chris gets self conscious about the boogie episodes (03:15) Why the "grom mentality" is so important (05:16) The Values of the Boogie: Timing: Getting Through Waves (11:12) The Values of the Boogie: Catching Waves (14:08) The Values of the Boogie: Setting Your Rail (19:02) The Values of the Boogie: Paddling (20:16) The...

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Paddling Somewhere? Follow the North Star with Rob Case show art Paddling Somewhere? Follow the North Star with Rob Case

KookCast: Surf Education

FINALLY! Rob Case has entered the chat. With KookCast over 200 episodes in, it's safe to say this episode is late. Rob is a paddle technique coach and one of our personal favorite surfers to talk shop with. Check out his website, subscribed to his newsletter, and see the timestamps below to find key moments in our chat together.  (01:08) - How I discovered Rob (06:21) - Moving the needle: New board vs Fundamentals (08:23) - The importance of technique (14:17) - Corking technique (22:00) - Finding the sweet spot = control (30:31) - Personal feelings towards copy cats (40:10) - At home...

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Catching Up with Matt Warshaw show art Catching Up with Matt Warshaw

KookCast: Surf Education

This week on KookCast, we're happy to have Matt Warshaw back on the show. The premier historian and archivist of surfing, the value of this man's work isn't lost on us, and it shouldn't be lost on you either! Subscribe to the and consider to make help make sure Matt continues his good work. Here's a link to The New Yorker article we discuss at the beginning of the episode:

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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.