KookCast: Surf Education
The best podcast for beginner surfers! Tune in to The Surf Continuum's Coach Chris, Coach Evan and their 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 No Sand in House with Kenny Angiulo 10/06/2020
No Sand in House with Kenny Angiulo Growing up, Kenny was blessed to have one of the best beaches on the East Coast right out of his grandmothers front door. And they didn't just keep it to themselves either...they generously shared their home with many surfers that came from far wide. Fast forward to today and nothing has changed. Kenny is still a father to many lost boys looking for surf.
info_outline Fin Theory 09/24/2020
Fin Theory You'll have to excuse us missing a week of publishing KookCast...the surf has been PUMPING in the North East for the last two weeks. Of course you understand. This week, Coach Chris is joined by Coach Ev and Cole to discuss fin theory. Stick around towards the end for a mind blowing conclusion.
info_outline "First You're Laughing, Then You're Crying" with Uncle Freestyle 09/08/2020
"First You're Laughing, Then You're Crying" with Uncle Freestyle This week on Kookcast, Coach Evan breaks down a situation that happened between him and Uncle Freestyle that could have ended in disaster ! Fortunately, both parties came out alive and well with nothing more than a little board damage and a great story to discuss on record.
info_outline Surfboard Shopping: How to Choose a Good Used Board 09/01/2020
Surfboard Shopping: How to Choose a Good Used Board This week on Kookcast, Coach Ev gives us some guidance on how to choose a decent used surfboard by talking about three major surfboard flaws/issues/dings that you should be on the look out for when shopping for your next used board.
info_outline "See You Tomorrow" with James Badge Dale 08/26/2020
"See You Tomorrow" with James Badge Dale Badge is one cool cat, and he's got all the right ingredients that make a proper surfer...surfs every condition, drinks any beer, and when he's had a rough session, he shows up again the next day. Make sure you stick around to the end of this episode for a good life lesson and to find out why this one is called, "See You Tomorrow".
info_outline It's Not The Wand, It's The Wizard 08/18/2020
It's Not The Wand, It's The Wizard You could find a thousand different ways to say it, but the point of this episode is to discuss how good or bad surfing has little to do with the board. It's the surfer who's responsible. Tune in as we break this idea down.
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