51 – Profile, Outline and Foil Your browser does not support the audio element, which is required to listen to this podcast. Please consider downloading either Chrome or Safari. Recorded on Monday Nov 6th, 2017, with Harry Knight, Asher King, Will Forster, & Ru Hill INTRODUCTION: We started this episode by catching up on everyone’s travels over our September break. Harry has been hanging out in Europe & the US and spent some time with Rob Case in San Francisco Ru mentioned our new Tree of Knowledge which you can now download for FREE! Will & Asher both were part of the team that went down to Chicama in Peru for a couple of weeks of coaching After a year of planning, preparation, and anticipation, the team has finally touched down in Chicama, Peru, for Surf Simply's 2017 satellite coaching course. As the longest left hand wave in the world, Chicama is the perfect canvas for our two weeks of level 3 and 4 coaching, and we couldn't be more excited to share with you the story as it unfolds. A post shared by Surf Simply (@surfsimply) on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:48am PDT Will & Jessie then went on to Los Flores in El Salvador Palm tree photo bomb ???? A post shared by Will (@willandthewater) on Oct 6, 2017 at 4:26pm PDT and Asher went down to Punta de Lobos in Chile Storm before the calm before the storm. A post shared by Asher King (@king_asher) on Oct 5, 2017 at 6:40am PDT and we mentioned Pete Devries as a good example of cold water surfing Meanwhile Ru was in Fiji surfing at Cloudbreak and sharing a room with actor Linden Ashby Back home now (last Fiji pic i promise ????). Thanks heaps for the board @hjmknight, I needed every bit of foam, also to @nickliotta for the beautiful pics ????????, @abelerner for the guidance and all the folks at @tavaruaislandresort. A post shared by Ru Hill (@simplyruhill) on Sep 26, 2017 at 4:26am PDT THE NEWS: In the news this episode we reported on Surfline buying MagicSeaWeed which gives them a solid monopoly on the surf forecasting market. Kelly Slater’s WavePool have announced that their first commercial operation will be in Palm Beach, Florida. Well…it’s official…we have a building permit in Palm Beach County for #SurfRanchFlorida. I’m beyond proud and stoked to see the first of our developments at @kswaveco going to my home state of #Florida. Thank you to Mayor Burdick and the city commissioners for your approval and support of the project. Also thank you to #JupiterFarms for your comments and support. Looking forward to being neighbors. I keep joking about it but it might be true that now I can move back home now and surf as much as I want! Cannot wait to see a bunch more stoked people riding waves. This is gonna be fun. ???????????????????????????? A post shared by Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) on Oct 26, 2017 at 8:24am PDT Finally, the WSL have announced that they will be taking over the contest licence for Mavericks in California. SURFBOARD DESIGN: VOLUME DISTRIBUTION Harry gave us a follow up to his piece on Volume to Weight Ratios from Episode 50. He talked us through the various aspects of a surfboards outline and foil. Asher asked a question about the speed needed to start a surfboard planning, and Harry mentioned an article he wrote for his blog. Here are the full calculations for swing weight: In talking about the importance of balancing tail size with wave size, Harry mentioned this highlight reel from the recent Big Wave World Tour event at Peahi. ART BREWER’S INSTAGRAM: Will recently discovered the Instagram account of photographer Art Brewer and thought you guys should check it out. Will mentioned his 2 favorite photos which we’ve attached here. Owl Chapman on his Dick Brewer board showing off his classic hood ornament back arch on Big Monday at Pipeline after running the gauntlet, 1971. Owl Chapman on his Dick Brewer board showing off his classic hood ornament back arch on Big Monday at Pipeline after running the gauntlet, 1971. A post shared by Art Brewer Photography (@artbrewer) on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:51pm PDT Herbie Fletcher, Maalaea, Maui, Surfer Magazine Cover, 1976. Herbie Fletcher, Maalaea, Maui, Surfer Magazine Cover, 1976. @herbiefletcher #herbiefletcher #surfermagazine #surfermag @surfer_magazine #maalaea #classicsurf #artbrewerphoto A post shared by Art Brewer Photography (@artbrewer) on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:37am PDT Asher was a big fan of this photo of Bunker Spreckels, and also mentioned the upcoming movie about Bunker’s life. 1969 The first time I met 19 year old Bunker Spreckels I was walking by Pipeline around sunset time and Bunker walked up and out of the blue an introduced him self and ask if I would take a few portraits of him, I never saw him again until 1973-74. A documentary Bunker 77 by Takuji Masuda is being released on AMAZON this November A post shared by Art Brewer Photography (@artbrewer) on Oct 26, 2017 at 9:32am PDT Harry mentioned Mark Richards Instagram account, which is an amazing treasure trove of information. A 40 year old photo of me at Sunset Beach in Hawaii taken in 1977. I'm riding a 7'4" round pin single fin that was either 19" or 191/4" wide & 3" thick. It had a flat panel Vee bottom & a hard tucked under resin edge which ran from nose to tail. I shaped it in Dick Brewer's shaping room just behind his beach front house at Chuns Reef on the North Shore. It was one of the first boards I shaped under his watchful eye during that winter. I also stayed an extra month after the contests finished continuing to shape with & learn from Dick. My memories of this board are that it went great, claw like grip off the bottom & nice & free out of the lip. ( still a design requirement needed today ). No idea where the board is now, just add another one to my seriously long list of boards "I wish I still had". The shorts are Quiksilver scallop legs. The photo was apparently published in the March 1978 issue of Surfer magazine. Sorry, I don't know who took the photo. I only discovered it by being tagged on Instagram. Photo. Maybe, Dan Merkel ? Lance Trout ? Jeff Divine ? Steve Wilkings ? Baker / Brady ? Bob Barbour ? Don Balch ? Art Brewer ? @merkelmedia @artbrewer @bernie_baker1 @balchphoto @jeffdivinephotographer @slimesboardstore @quiksilver_originals @quiksilver @anothery #markrichardssurfboards #mrretrosinglefin #mrsinglefin #dickbrewersurfboards #dickbrewer @pop_diddy @boskophoto @surfer_magazine A post shared by Mark Richards (@markrichardssurfboards) on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:56pm PDT WSL CONTEST ROUNDUP: Asher walked us through the comings and goings of the WSL World Tour European Leg. Before the athletes went to Europe, they went to the KS Wavepool for a test event. WIll mentioned Steph Gilmore’s post about 24 world titles in an airplane Precious cargo. En route to @kswaveco the other day. Such a fun day. Lowers was 1ft so we went inland and got tubed all day???????????madness – @kellyslater @mfanno @rissmoore10 @joelparko || Potential start for the comp in the ocean again tomorrow!! @wsl A post shared by Stephanie (@stephaniegilmore) on Sep 10, 2017 at 6:30pm PDT and Ru mentioned this edit of Shane and Jackson Dorian Returning to the World Tour, we started by talking about the Women’s event at Cascais in Portugal. The Men and Women then competed in great conditions in Hossegor, France The Men had great conditions in Peniche, Portugal WHAT TO WATCH: Harry thought the Deus edit “Scrabble Gamble” was great Ru was inspired by Kai Lenny in this edit from Steve Aoki: Will has been impressed by FireWire’s move towards a zero waste operation Asher recommended this Andy Irons tribute from Surfer Magazine That’s all for this episode folks, email us at email@example.com Why not try listening to one of our other Podcasts? 60 – A Grand Day Out 59 – Surviving Holds Downs + CJ Nelson Interview 58 – Mexico & The Machine 57 – Mick Fanning: The Best Of Us 56 – Clarke Little Interview and Surf Simply 2.0 Head back to the Podcast Homepage to checkout the latest from the our podcast.