Surf Simply Podcast57 - Mick Fanning: The Best Of Us
Recorded on Monday 9th April, 2018, with Harry Knight, Asher King, Derek Dietiker and Tommy Potterton
We started by catching everyone up with our team trip up to Northern Nicaragua
Asher ended up blowing his knee while out in the water, but also got a late invite to the compete in the Mexi Log Fest Longboard competition, so we're hoping he'll be back on form in time for his Round 1 heat.
Derek has taken up Body Surfing and we had a little discussion about techniques.
We also had an email from Jason Claremont recommending a “Dryrobe” as a product that has changed his life. Tommy mentioned 2 other options from Robie and Wavehunters, and Derek mentioned his friend Dallas Friday as also being an advocate.
The WSL Hawaii permit fiasco has resolved itself and there will be no Pipe Masters in 2018. There will however be a return to the Airshow format. For those who don't remember the Airshows, check out Matt Warshaw's entry on the EOS.
MAIN FEATURE: TOMMY ON MICK FANNING'S RETIREMENT.
Tommy started by talking about Mick Fanning's las heat in the Final of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.
He also mentioned the heat from Pipeline in 2015.
and of course the shark “event” at J-Bay.
We spoke about in impact Mick has made to the professionalism of the sport and the changes in the attitudes that athletes now approach competition in.
Harry mentioned the ESPN Documentary series E:60 that featured Mick a few years ago.
and Tommy spoke about this cool animation that Red Bull made to celebrate Mick's retirement.
Asher led us through a round up of the first 2 contest of the 2018 season.
The last day of the Quiksilver Pro took place in big, chunky Kirra.
Going into Bells Beach, we saw some good waves at the Bells Bowl.
We spoke about Zeke Lau husselling John John Florence at the start of their heat.
We also spoke about some of the changes to the Tour for this year including the new points breakdown, new head judge and the loss of the non-elimination heats before the quarter finals.
Harry finished off by giving us a round up of the Fantasy Surfer results.
Harry spoke to us about some emails he received about the relationship between the Volume and Surface Area of a board when trying to catch a wave.
Here is an example of a Lift to Drag Ratio graph plotted against the angle of attack of a foil.
WHAT TO WATCH:
Asher started us off with Tanner Gudauskas' edit:
Derek recommended this Netflix stand up from Fred Armastons.
Tommy liked this clip, “I hate Politics, but I love rights” from Caio Teixeira.
Lastly Harry recommended this edit from Mason Ho & Tom Curren.
That's all for this episode folks, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org