Surf Simply Podcast40 - Science Salad 

Surf Simply technical surf coaching resort, Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

Recorded on Monday January 16th 2017, with Harry Knight, Will Forster, Ru Hill and Harrison Abry


We started by talking about Will's finished surfboard. You can read the article he wrote about the experience in the Surf Simply Magazine, and we'll have more on that later in the show.

Harrison also told us about his modification of a longboard fin to allow him to use it in his shortboards.

Surf Simply technical surf coaching resort, Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

Ru has also been playing with fins in his boards, and recommended putting bigger fins in longboards. He then went on to talk about different techniques for controlling the board while noseriding.

Harry finished us off by talking about how Asher and He ended up sharing waves with Robert “Wingnut” Weaver last week.


First up in the news, Matt Warshaw has launched the History of Surfing Website to sit alongside his Encyclopedia of Surfing site.

Surf Simply technical surf coaching resort, Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

We then spoke about Paul Speaker resigning from the WSL. We'll be waiting to see who takes over from him. Harry and Ru spoke about how to engage non-surfers in competitive surfing.

Surfer Kepa Acero was injured at Mundaka during the January 1st swell. He broke his neck when he hit the sand, but is now recovering.

Meanwhile, Kalani Chapman was also injured during the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout competition.

Surftech are launching a new range of boards with 1 year warranty, the first board in the range is going to be a Balsa wood 9'6 Dick Brewer Gun.

MAIN FEATURE: Will On Shaping Surfboards

Will gave us a follow up to his article that we mentioned earlier.

Surf Simply technical surf coaching resort, Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

He mentioned the Billabong video of Tyler Warrens quiver, and in particular his Bar of Soap Surfboard

He spoke about the problems he had with glues melting the EPS foam, but also the surprising ease he had actually shaping the Polystyrene foam.

His big recommendation was fiberglass on the roll, and getting a good pair of scissors, and he got some guidance from the guides on Greenlight Surf Supplies website.

MAIN FEATURE: Ru on Nutrition and Diet Woo

Ru has been interested in this subject for years and took information from multiple sources to produce this piece. Here are some of the articles that he specifically cites in his piece on nutrition as well as some deeper dives into some of the subjects he covers.

Nutrition in general



Vitamins and Supplements

Gluten Sensitivity

Organic Food


Fast Food


Buying Local

We didn’t get round to talking about Paleo diets on the show but this is a great article unpacking the science (or lack of it) behind the claims made by proponents of the Paleo diet.


Ru was getting excited about Bezerke:

Will gave us 2 edits to watch. The first was RVCAloha

and the second was this longboard edit, Beached Brethren 2:

Harrison was a big fan of this edit from Mason Ho:

and Harry finished off with the documentary Surfer's Blood from Red Bull

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