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Swell Season Surf

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Steven Bedford Brown is as local as you can get in the Hampton Bays area. He started surfing around twelve years old, riding over the Ponquogue bridge year round with a few buddies. Brown grew up in a rigid pecking order that taught grommets re
Tyler travels to Spanish Basque country and sits and eats with creative director Sancho Rodriguez. Sancho founded the San Sebastián Surf Film Festival and has just opened a public library collection dedicated to surf.
Filmmaker Chris Gentile, owner of Pilgrim Surf & Supply, discusses his upcoming project, "Self Discovery for Social Survival.” The film was a joint venture with music label Mexican Summer and paired musicians with surfers as they explored Mexi
In 2011, Tyler sat down with Jamie Brisick, writer, former editor of Surfing Magazine, former pro surfer and one of surfing's great storytellers. We recorded in front of a live audience at the legendary Anthology Film Archives in the East Villa
Photographer Chris St. Lawrence had just started his career in surf photography when he heard that waves can get a little big in a small town in Portugal. That was enough for him to jump on a plane to Nazaré and set up his lens among the pro p
Long Island native Chris Blotiau grew up surrounded by educators. When he graduated college with his own degree in teaching, Chris turned his attention to surf education, which he believes is still underdeveloped. We chat about his Surf Continu
Montauk native Pat Falon of Whalebone Magazine hosts a raucous award ceremony for best winter surf photography shot from Maine to Outer Banks. Jurists and master lensmen Mike Nelson and Taylor Steele handout awards in categories of empty wave a
From January to April photographers from Maine to OBX and across to the Great Lakes braved the elements to shoot the best image of winter surf in order to compete in the Clifbar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0. Last week at a gallery on the L.E.S. Clif
The Valpo Surf Project support education, language development, and good old fashion confidence building while surfing for the young people of Valparaíso, Chile. Co-Founder Jon Steuber conceived of the project while on his college semester abro
Johnny Borbone shapes boards sourced from his background in robotic engineering and Formula 1 stock car racing. The Belmar, NJ shaper dances on the edge of art and science as he applies his expertise in fluid dynamics with his love of the long
Portrait photographer Jair Bortoleto sits down for a deep and candid interview with Tyler Breuer at Brooklyn's Head-Hi Gallery. The former editor of Surfer's Journal Brazil unpacks that nation's surf history and culture, as well as the effect o
Noah Avallone is only 11 but is quickly becoming a major name in the competitive snowboard tour with talk of possible 2026 Olympic run. Mike, his father, works in finance, is a Snowboard Coach at United States of America Snowboard and Freeski A
David Dowd cut his teeth working at a surf shop in Long Beach Island at the ripe age of 10 years. He eventually went on to own and operate Division East Skate Shop in Montclair, NJ for over 13 years. His shop became a focal point for skate cult
Mosco Aa first appeared on the show last year voicing his opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline underneath Raritan Bay and the Rockaways. He's still battling the Williams Transco Pipeline and has now embarked on something almost more
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Since the late 1950s women have been charging in the big wave club but have not received the proper respect, ability to compete, or receive equal prize money as their male counterparts. We speak with filmmaker Karen B. Song about her project in
Retail is a tough game. Owning a surf shop in the seasonal market of Rockaway is even tougher. We speak with Nigel Louis, owner of Station RBNY, on how community drives customer loyalty, working along side his retail peers, and why selling a s
Peter Brandi has a day job in Midtown. He commutes to waves year round in NYC. He's a solid surfer defying middle age. Six months ago he was invited to join a crew to surf Cloudbreak. Ben chats with Peter about getting ready for that legendary
The 80 minutes of this episode is a meager attempt to give proper room for the writer, filmmaker, hair stylist Danny DiMauro to share his opinions, revelations, conversations and gossip of surf cultures from Dirt Lot to Pavones, Uluwatu to Rock
Smriti Keshari, Matt Danzico and Toddy Stewart have all won James Beard, Peabody and Clio awards respectively. Through documentary film, investigative journalism, and advertising campaigns our guests have tackled subjects as challenging as the
Andrew Zinicola started his career with glassing as sculpture student working with resin at Pratt Institute. He transitioned that interest into the basement of Imaginary Surf Company in nearby Bed-Stuy. It was there under the tutelage of wood b
Swell Season in 2018 continued to push the boundaries on what makes up the surf conversation. Dip into last year's span of episodes that covered Andy Iron's struggle with mental illness, a start-up funded with crypto-currency, the history of se
Co-host Ben Pomeroy interviewed Tyler Breuer in the spring of 2017 as a guest on Swell Season. After an effective charm offensive, (really just an email), Tyler became the co-host and the show relaunched itself into the podcastverse. Now it's T
Host and producer David Scales sits down with us to discuss how he went from selling wine to being kingpin of surf podcasting. He details how the audio genre is haltingly making its own way within the visually driven surf industry, and the eter
Filmmakers Lincoln Caplice and Stefan Hunt messed around with cameras together as kids. They now have real deal grown-up careers in art and film. Stefan made waves in 2006 when he filmed his journey surfing all 50 states across the U.S, and mor
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