Alo Slebir - Big wave surfer, Mavericks Performer of the Year, Charger
This Ocean Life Podcast
by Josh Pederson
3M ago
Stoked to get back with my long time family friend, Alo Slebir, to catch up since our last episode in April of 2019. Alo takes us through the last ~4 years of surfing Mavericks on the regular, evolving his entire routine at this legendary heavy water break. We learn about Alo's new routine with tow partner Luca Padua, hear stories from the surprisingly different (and heavy) swells of 2023 hitting Northern California, winning the Mavericks Award in 2023, going big on Mainland Mexico barrels, and an overall humble and wise-beyond-his-years approach to life in the water. You can see a bunch more ..read more
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Dris Mhammedi - Moroccan surfer, world traveler, professional coach using the state of flow
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by Josh Pederson
1y ago
Join us on an exhilarating journey as we dive into the world of Moroccan surf culture, guided by the remarkable Dris Mhammedi, a true son of this captivating land. In this episode, we explore Dris's incredible progression in surfing, from his early days as a part of the development of surf culture in Morocco to his current role as the driving force behind a professional development program centered the flow from riding waves. Immerse yourself in the magic of Morocco's remote and perfect surf spots, as Dris shares his personal experiences and reflections on the state of flow that surfing provid ..read more
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Vince Broglio - surfer, shaper, big wave water rescue, waterman, artist
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by Josh Pederson
1y ago
Vince Broglio of Santa Cruz, CA is the definition of 'waterman'. Strong across a wide variety of disciplines in the ocean for over 40+ years, the cliff notes of his waterman resume go like this: 40 plus years surfing Santa Cruz, surfing Mavericks before pictures were ever published of that wave in a magazine, running jet skis as water patrol on the biggest swell days out there, hand shaping and glassing 1,000's of surf boards and other water craft, kite surfing, tow surfing, wing foiling, And on top of it all, he's an incredible artist creating unreal sculptures out of surfboard resin. But per ..read more
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Amber Jade -- free diver, underwater model, world traveler
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by Josh Pederson
1y ago
In this episode, Amber Jade, born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands, shares her stories of the beautiful challenge of underwater modeling on a breath. Amber shares her perspective on finding flow in the ocean, setting up for underwater photo shoots, free dive training, and life growing up on the island of Oahu. We also hear about Amber's world travels to over 30 countries and push to reach the 100' depth mark on a single breath. You can find Amber's amazing underwater photos and a wealth of inspiration on her Instagram @the.amber.jade. And for rad apparel with your favorite ocean imagery, che ..read more
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Anesti Vega -- scuba diver, citizen scientist, diving for veterans and the disabled
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by Josh Pederson
2y ago
Anesti Vega's colorful life includes homelessness, combat duty in the US Army, film making, activism for indigenous peoples, and more. But in this podcast episode we hear of Anesti's core passion for scuba diving and the ocean. Anesti takes us through his progression of scuba dive training, making scuba available to military veterans and disabled persons, his love for citizen-based marine science, and his recognized achievements across many ocean-related organizations, and much more. Anesti shares a wonderful perspective on balancing his passion for the ocean with a strong devotion to family a ..read more
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Lachie Lansdown -- legend of the prone paddle board, world champion athlete
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by thisoceanlifetv
2y ago
In the relatively niche sport of prone paddling, a few names stand out across the world -- one of those is Lachie Lansdown. As a top finisher of world class events such as Molokai 2 Oahu and The Catalina Classic, Lachie has built an incredible competitive career that has taken him around the world. From top athlete on Team Australia in the ISA World Paddleboard Championships to ripping waves on his 10' race board, Lachie's endurance and skill in the water is only rivaled by his charisma and thirst for adventure and fun.    ** Pick up your trash and save the plastic for another day ..read more
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Brooke Basse -- diver, spearo, captain, in the pursuit
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by thisoceanlifetv
3y ago
** Interview episode 129 ** Brooke Basse is a legend on and under the water. Growing up in Southern California Brooke has found her calling as part-time commercial diver, part-time spearfisher, and full-time charger. From surfing to blue water breath holds waiting for the right shot on huge fish, Brooke spends her days finding new adventures in her local waters and has tons of stories to share. With the landing of a 200+ lb blue fin tuna under her belt, her own boat, shark encounters, and a true appreciation for the camaraderie that her ocean life has brought her, Brooke shares a humble perspe ..read more
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Amanda Calabrese -- decade of surf lifesaving, world competitor, empowering women in sport
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by Josh Pederson
3y ago
In episode 86 we continue on the theme of competitive surf lifesaving and hear stories of Amanda Calabrese, a world-class competitor in the sport. Amanda takes us through her early days in Montauk, New York as a Junior Lifeguard, finding her passion for competing at a high level, and her path leading to the US National Surf Lifesaving Team. We talk about the fringe nature, supportive community of competitors, and gender equality natural to surf lifesaving with Amanda sharing stories of her mentors who have helped push her along the way and her philosophy toward the mental aspect of compet ..read more
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Ryan Paroz and Ryan Buell -- two generations of competitive surf live saving
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by Josh Pederson
3y ago
In episode 84 I sit down and talk story with two legends in the world of competitive surf lifesaving -- Ryan Paroz and Ryan Buell. We hear stories from Paroz about his competitive success today in both prone board and surf ski paddling events, his time on the US National Team, competing across the world, and crossing the Kaiwi Channel (Molokai to Oahu) six times on the surf ski. Buell takes us back into the 1980's and 90's where he competed on the world stage with major focus on prone board racing and beach flags, sharing a great history of the men and women of that era who have laid the found ..read more
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Tony Rapacioli -- surf photography, Noosa longboarding
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by Josh Pederson
3y ago
In episode 82 we hear stories from Tony Rapacioli on his life of longboarding and surf photography in the beautiful waters of Noosa, Australia. Tony shares his stories on learning to surf at Noosa, one of the most famous longboard surf communities in the world, and his perspective on the surfers and waves that make up this special place. We hear of Tony's positive approach to surfing, enjoying both the ocean and people around him in the water. Tony talks about rediscovering his love for photography through shooting surfers at Noosa and his approach to sharing photos within the community. We al ..read more
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