61 – Loggerheads & Big Wave Women

Recorded on, with Harry Knight, Asher King & Will Forster.


We opened the podcast by congratulating Will on his engagement to Jessie, and on the near completion of his new home.

We spoke about the replica surfboards that we’ve had shaped for the new resort, and Harry spoke about the new teaching material he’s been working on.

We had a quick correction from Episode 60, with a first had account of the big swell that hit Uluwatu a few weeks ago.


We started by taking about Hurricane Lane hitting Hawaii last month.

We also spoke about Blink 182 being picked to headline the musical entertainment at the Surf Ranch event this weekend. They have since pulled out of the event.


There have been 2 WCT events since our last recording.

The men competed in very small waves at Teahupoo in Tahiti.

We also spoke about the upcoming event at the Surf Ranch in California. Harry mentioned a conversation on the Spit Podcast (not Surf Splendour)

The women had a CT event during the US open in California. The waves were very, very small.


The Duct Tape Invitational event at the US Open was an all female event

Asher also mentioned the Surf Relik Competition that will be at Trestles later this month.


MAIN FEATURE: Asher on the Loggerhead Contest

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In a week we will be putting on our first surf contest. The Loggerhead Classic, a traditional longboard surf competition that will take place at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. We will host 32 Men and 16 Women, consisting of some of the best loggers on the East Coast. In addition to the surf competition there will be an after party open to the public at the @hotelpalms where we will announce the winners of the Men’s Pro Longboard and Women’s Pro Longboard. We will have a photography exhibit on display highlighting 8 local photographers including @connorcornell, @ianbunch, @evanhilton, @adamkingphoto, @codycoleman, @gabriiellewiilde, @gunner.hughes, and @wecoker. There will be live music by @themothergooses, @traildivermusic, and @skye_blumenfeld (the competitions youngest surfer at 13 years old). It will be a celebration of single fin longboarding, photography, and music! We encourage everyone to come to both the surf competition and after party for the full experience, and to show their support for all of the passionate and talented individuals involved. Big thanks to @vanssurf for contributing the $5K purse that will be split evenly between the Men and Women, as well as @hotelpalms and Blue Haven Pools and Spas of North Florida for reserving the entire hotel the nights of the 18th and 19th for the competitors traveling from out of town. Furthermore thank you to all the additional sponsors for making this event possible @sunrisesurfshop @mellowjax @imaginefineartprinting @halyardcoastal @sexwaxofficial ~ Swipe Right to see some of the images/prints that will be on display by @imaginefineartprinting, a quick clip of Skye practicing with Trail Driver, a sneak peak of the Trophies (Hand drawn by Chad Doyle @goinright), and the list of competitors/contest schedule. Half of the sales from the prints and a portion of bar sales from the night will go to the @georgiaseaturtlecenter; a great organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases Loggerhead Sea Turtles and other reptiles along the Georgia and North Florida Coastline. There is an event page on our Facebook that has all the details, and we will post any additional information there.

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Asher flew to Florida to compete and help judge at the inaugural Justin Quintal Loggerhead Classic.

We spoke about the different criteria at a “Traditional” contest.

MAIN FEATURE: Will on Backwards Bicycles

Will spoke to us about his thoughts on this video from Smarter Every Day and how it all links back to Surf Coaching.

INTERVIEW – Bonnie Tsui:

A few weeks ago Jessie and Teal interviewed journalist Bonnie Tsui about her recent article in California Sunday Magazine

Bonnie worked with Photographer, Rose Marie Cromwell to create the final article


Asher chose this edit from Jack Coleman

As well as this Boiler Room DJ set from the French band Air

Will continued down his black hole of YouTube with this video from Smarter Every Day


Harry was a fan of this longboarding edit from the Surf Ranch

And he also suggested checking out this feature from Surfline on Twin Fin Surfboards

That’s all for this episode folks, email us at podcast@surfsimply.com

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