65 – Wide Points And Bottle Necks 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 17th December with Harry Knight, Asher King, Will Forster, & Ru Hill INTRODUCTION: We recorded this show during the final heat of the WSL Pipe Masters, but we opened the show by talking about Asher leaving the team to go and work with Birdwell Beach Britches. We spoke about Asher’s terrible attempt to interview Kelly Slater a few years ago. View this post on Instagram It's not everyday you get the chance to meet your childhood hero, and it's even more rare that said hero takes the time to have a good ole fashioned chat with you. @kellyslater, being the absolute legend he is, checked both boxes in one fell swoop yesterday afternoon. The highest degree of props for inspiring three (and counting) generations of surfers, while being an overall rad human.. Now it's time to get healed up and take back the title next year! A post shared by Asher King (@king_asher) on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT Harry mentioned this beautiful board that Otter Surfboards have lent us… View this post on Instagram The Coaster. – Our idea of a one-board-quiver. At 7’2 long with it’s pulled in tail it’s comfortable in the bigger surf, but with a nice wide area under the chest it paddles well and catches smaller waves easily too. This beauty was made by Justin on our October workshop course last year. English poplar with a walnut stringer. – #woodensurfboard #wood #surf #surfboard #madewithlove #madebyhand #makeadifference #handcrafted #surfing #madetolast #cornwall ???? @matarneyphotography A post shared by Otter Surfboards (@ottersurfboards) on May 1, 2018 at 9:15am PDT Ru spoke about the building of the new resort here in Nosara. He mentioned our Project Managers, SPHERA, our Contractor, Rodrigo Altmann, and our Architects, Gensler. View this post on Instagram Coffee and surf chat before a morning session at the new resort. A post shared by Surf Simply (@surfsimply) on Nov 21, 2018 at 4:28pm PST He also mentioned that we shipped him off to Barbados for a few days to unwind. He mentioned 2 places he’d found to stay, The Atlantis Hotel, above Soup Bowls, and Little Good Harbour on the Caribbean coast. We also spoke about Ru’s preparations for Asher’s leaving party which somehow managed to involve a smoke machine. THE NEWS: We spoke about the recent Increase in violent crime on the north shore. In talking about this Harry mentioned the recent episode of Adam Ruins Everything We also spoke about the fact that Surfrider are planning to Sue Trump administration, as well as the recent results in the Surfer Poll Awards. CONTEST ROUNDUP: Harry gave us a roundup of the 4 events that took place simultaneously in November. The World Cup of Surfing at Sunset, the WCT event at Honolua Bay, the Big Wave World Tour event at Jaws and the Longboard World Title event in Taiwan. Ru brought up the amazing freesurfing that Kai Lenny was doing after the event was put on hold. Asher then also brought up Kelly Slater’s wave at Pipeline View this post on Instagram Well, that was interesting. I thought I just fell straight onto my belly and bodyboarded out. Didn’t realize I had to grab for it! Haha. Hope I did @mikestewart and @kkandmc proud! Fun day. #Repost @wsl ??? ??? ???? @kellyslater . . #BillabongPipeMasters #VTCS @billabong @vanssurf A post shared by Kelly Slater (@kellyslater) on Dec 16, 2018 at 7:38pm PST I couldn’t find the video of Toledo that we spoke about at length. We spoke about the amazing surfing that took place at the Women’s event at Honolua Bay. MAIN FEATURE: Ru’s take on Equality Ru wanted to follow up on some of the criticisms of equal pay that we touched on in the last episode. SUPERHERO OF SURF: Asher King Will gave Asher a Superhero of Surf send off from the podcast. Here is Asher’s first ever surf photo. Here is the one of Asher looking studious… Here is the photo of the board that he won in a raffle Here is little Asher winning his first contest. Here is Asher’s first team photo from Surf Simply, back in 2014. LISTENER EMAILS: Asher spoke at length about different longboard designs. WHAT TO WATCH: Harry Suggested that you check out the BBC Earth Podcast that his sister Emily has been making. He also suggested that you read this long article by Nick Carroll. Asher liked this edit from the world longboard finals. Kelly’s 3.07 against Felipe in Round 3, Heat 12 at Pipe yesterday. Best 3 point wave ever! Will liked this edit from Torren Martyn Ru also suggested checking out this end of week video from the resort. 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