KookCast: Surf Education
Just a couple of kooks talking about surfing. Tune in to The Surf Continuum's Coach Chris, Coach Evan and guests talking about how they learned the hard (and often hilarious) way to be a little less kooky--or in some cases, just embrace it!
info_outline Just Taking It All In with Tom Casse 07/28/2020
Just Taking It All In with Tom Casse One of the most positive and optimistic of surfers, he will help you see light in the darkness and find a wave during a flat spell. An epic surfer and great friend, Coach Chris is claiming he's probably surfed the smallest of waves and biggest with episode 111's guest, Tom Casse.
info_outline Caught Outside 07/21/2020
Caught Outside We recently did an episode about getting caught inside, and it can be an annoying, arduous, and stressful situation...but have you ever been caught outside? You know, when the waves are pumping and somehow you underestimated the ocean and got yourself out the back only to then realize you should NOT be out there? It's TERRIBLE. Tune in kooks, it's happened to us all.
info_outline Why We Coach You One-On-One 07/07/2020
Why We Coach You One-On-One In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Evan discuss why we almost always coach our students one-on-one and not in groups. Other surf instructors have asked us, "why?" with a puzzled look, business focused minds made their case for why we should teach groups and maximize our profits, students have begged us to let their friends join us for a session, but we refuse. This episode explains why.
info_outline A Boat Ride with "Captain" Dave 07/01/2020
A Boat Ride with "Captain" Dave One of the best surf sessions Coach Chris & Coach Evan have ever had didn't happen without one hell of an adventure before & after. This isn't our version though. In this episode, Coach Chris talks with Captain Dave on the phone to hear his perspective on the chain of events that led to us scoring the best session of our lives. Soon enough we're going to get the whole crew of boys that scored it with us to tell you the TRUE version of this story, for now, enjoy this little teaser from our kooky Captain Dave
info_outline Serenity Now! Managing Your Anxiety in the Water 06/23/2020
Serenity Now! Managing Your Anxiety in the Water Anxiety in surfing is a real thing. Between the waves and the crowd, what's meant to be a pleasant and spiritual experience can transform you into a nervous wreck real fast. Tune in this week to hear Coach Chris and Coach Evan's thoughts on dealing with your anxiousness and finding your peace.
info_outline The Most Unconventional Stand-Up with Chad Callahan 06/16/2020
The Most Unconventional Stand-Up with Chad Callahan Chad has a lot of great things to say, but the reason we had him as a guest on Kookcast is so you can hear more about his stand up technique. It is wacky, wild, seemingly off kilter, yet somehow maintains balance, but bite your tongue before you say anything negative because when you hear Chad's story your excuses for not surfing will be dim compared to his positive and perseverant light.
info_outline If You Want to Go Fast, Go Slow 05/26/2020
If You Want to Go Fast, Go Slow It may sound like a contradiction, but the secret to speed and efficiency is slow motion practice, and a focus on good technique. In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Ev talk about all the ways in which you can slow down in order to speed up. Enjoy
info_outline Can You Surf When You're Pregnant? with Jenna Menen 05/19/2020
Can You Surf When You're Pregnant? with Jenna Menen Well we don't know! That's why we had Jenna Menen on the show to help us answer a few questions on the topic. A great listen for any pregnant surfers, and even their spouses. Jenna gives us some insight and a positive outlook to being a surfer while you're pregnant.
info_outline 100th Episode Celebration! 05/12/2020
100th Episode Celebration! Tune in and celebrate our 100th episode anniversary with us! We're remembering how it all started, the good times, our favorite episodes, and of course announcing the winners of our contest! This is the episode where we announce the two lucky people who we'll award a year long membership to thesurfcontinuum.com ! yeeew ! Big thanks to all our listeners !
info_outline Caught Inside 05/05/2020
Caught Inside This week we're officially releasing an episode we pre-released on YouTube about getting caught inside (check it out on youtube if you wanna watch the surf with us as we recorded this episode). Also, there's only a few days left to leave us a review on the Apple Podcast directory for a chance to win a membership to the soon to be launched Surf Continuum membership site! Last day to submit your review is May 8th!! Yeeew good luck!
info_outline Why You Need to Ditch Your Soft Top 04/28/2020
Why You Need to Ditch Your Soft Top Soft tops are taking over the world! While we recognize their place in surfing and what they offer, be wary of your surfing getting stuck on a plateau if you depend on it for too long. In this episode, Coach Chris and Coach Evan have a discussion on when's the right time to ride one, and when you need to ditch the foamie.
info_outline Surf Sense & Soul Stories with John Angiulo 04/21/2020
Surf Sense & Soul Stories with John Angiulo A close friend, epic surfer, and one of the best surf instructors you'll have the pleasure of training with, John Angiulo is character in more ways than one and there's no doubt you're going to enjoy this exchange of memories and surf philosophies.
info_outline The Tables Have Turned with Coach Chris 04/07/2020
The Tables Have Turned with Coach Chris "I've had many requests from listeners over the years to flip the show around and have someone interview me, Coach Chris, for an episode of KookCast...I never liked the idea of being in the hot seat myself, but I guess it just took the right circumstances! Paul Maddison, Surf Continuum student and host of the podcast, Secret Famous asked me to be to be a guest on his show. Since Paul is such a rad dude, I couldn't say no. This week on the KookCast, it's me! (Copped straight from the Secret Famous podcast!)"
info_outline "Keep it Clean" with Skip Frye 03/24/2020
"Keep it Clean" with Skip Frye "A favorite kind of episode. Just doing my thing, out surfing in the line-up and next thing I know I'm sitting next to Skip Frye, and he wants to be on KookCast! What an honor to have a chance to chat with a legend of our sport. If you're not familiar, do yourself a favor and check out the video of Skip surfing in the link below from Matt Warshaw's Encyclopedia of Surfing" - Coach Chris
info_outline How To Not Get Featured On @kookslams 03/17/2020
How To Not Get Featured On @kookslams If you follow @kookslams or @kookoftheday on instagram then you know damn well a majority of the kookiest moments happen when people are going in or getting out of the water. It's actually easy to avoid if you're an observant and aware surfer, but if not there stands a good chance that some sneaky surfer is going to catch your kooky moment on camera. Tune in for a few tips to avoid your next @kookslams disaster.
info_outline No Ego with Bryan Perez 03/10/2020
No Ego with Bryan Perez It's all in the title. This up and coming pro surfer is one of the most epic dudes, and he absolutely RIPS! Tune in to hear a little background about the El Salvadorian dark horse who is all but guaranteed to cause some serious upsets on the WQS tour, and we'll be so happy to see it. Bryan's attitude is one of humility and gratitude, he has a great coach (Marcelo Castellanos) in his corner, and he's definitely gaining fans as he goes. I'm sure you'll be rooting for him too after this episode. Yew !
info_outline 9 Surfing Hacks That'll Make Your Life Easier 03/03/2020
9 Surfing Hacks That'll Make Your Life Easier When you do anything for a long time you start to pick up some tricks that make your endeavor of that thing a little easier, more efficient, pleasant etc. Obviously Coach Chris and Coach Evan are long time surfers, so in this episode they're sharing nine of their favorite hacks they've picked up on the way.
info_outline The Three Circles of Power with Marcelo Castellanos 02/25/2020
The Three Circles of Power with Marcelo Castellanos An episode for the books! Marcelo is a pro level surf coach from El Salvador who founded the Puro Surf Academy and his formula, "The Three Circles of Power" to help people improve their performance on the wave. While Coach Chris and Coach Ev are usually more focused on the fundamentals of surfing and how you use them to position yourself and catch waves, Marcelo's method addresses your technique once you're riding. Get out your notepads, this is killer episode that's gonna make you a better surfer.
info_outline How to Stay Warm for a Cold Session 02/18/2020
How to Stay Warm for a Cold Session Do you often catch a chill out in the water? Well you're listening to the right guys today, because Coach Chris and Coach Evan are always battling the cold and they've figured out some ways to last a little longer during a cold session. Stay warm kooks! Yeww!
info_outline Busted Ear Drum with Cole Olson 02/11/2020
Busted Ear Drum with Cole Olson Our dedicated listeners are gonna be amped on this episode...We got Brother Cole back on the show to finish his busted ear drum story that got cut off the first time he was on as our guest (episode 72 "Two Wave Hold Downs with Cole Olson"). If you were bummed to miss out on that story, fret no more! We got it right here.
info_outline How to Know When Your Surfboard is Too Big 01/21/2020
How to Know When Your Surfboard is Too Big Is your surfboard too big for you? But how do you know? Join us as we discuss. You'll have to excuse the quality of the audio this week! Brother Cole joined us on this episode and we had to make due with two mic's between the three of us.