EP 198: Lauren Spalding - Competitive kayaking and What it’s like doing channel crossings in Hawai’i for fun, Qualifying for the 2004 Olympics, the Addiction to the burn of going the distance and coming across, Rodeo mom life, and Working with YETI
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6d ago
Competitive kayaking champion, 2004 Olympian, rodeo mom, and YETI ambassador Lauren Spalding joins us on the podcast. Lauren and Dave discuss her recent bout in the 2024 Kaiwi Solo Challenge, a competitive paddle crossing of the Kaiwi Channel, the treacherous body of water that separates the islands of Moloka’i and O’ahu. Lauren describes the series of events that landed her a second place finish in her division, how she gets her drive to continue competing, and the addiction she has to the burn of going the distance. She reflects on her upbringing, her early years on a canoe, and her father’s ..read more
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EP 197: Mitchell Salazar - Recapping Rio, Winners & Losers of the event, Italo’s dominance, The “Women’s Youth Brigade,” Vissla CT Shaper Rankings Update, and Listener Questions
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1w ago
WSL commentator and Lineup co-host Mitchell Salazar is back to recap the VIVO Rio Pro Presented By Corona. While still on the ground in Rio, Mitch joins Dave on the The Lineup to break down the event. They discuss their winners and losers, Italo’s dominance throughout the event, the showcasing of the young women on tour, and Jordy Smith still being a World Title contender in his 17th year on tour. Mitch and Dave give us the Vissla CT Shaper Rankings update, all but declaring Matt Biolos and the …Lost team riders a shoo-in for the Shaping World Title. They discuss the odds and ends of the event ..read more
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RE-AIR: Joao Chianca - His debut at the Billabong Pro Pipeline, A massive North Shore winter, The year that changed everything, The road to the Championship Tour, Performing at Pipe, His surfing family, and Big goals for his rookie year
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3w ago
This week, we are re-airing our episode from 2022 with then rookie standout, Joao Chianca. Championship Tour rookie Joao Chianca joins the podcast to talk about making his debut at the Billabong Pro Pipeline. He recaps his huge winter on the North Shore, enjoying an amazing run of swell, staying at the Volcom house for the first time, and competing in his first career event. He breaks down how he prepared for Pipeline, how he took a short break to recharge for the season, and how different it is surfing in heats with one other person versus free surfing with hundreds of people in the lineup. H ..read more
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EP 196: Mitchell Salazar - Unwrapping Punta Roca, Winners & Losers, John John’s demonstrable versatility in all waves, …Lost Surfboard’s phenomenal lead in the Rankings, Listener Questions, and His highly acclaimed wave at La Bocana
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3w ago
WSL commentator and Lineup co-host Mitchell Salazar returns to The Lineup to share his insights from the ground in El Salvador. Fresh after finishing in the first half of the window for the first time at an event this year, Mitch returns to podcast with Dave to break down what Punta Roca was all about - the endless point break waves on tap throughout the event resulting in spectacular surfing by the world’s best. They laud John John’s demonstrable versatility, skill, and prowess in all waves after taking the win in El Salvador, Yago’s ascension, Caroline Marks defending her Title, and the surf ..read more
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EP 195: Liam O’Brien - His new film with Yago Dora and Matt McGillivray, El Paraíso, The hunger for the winning feeling, Developing boards with Shaper, Darren Handley, and Getting barrelled in Fiji being at the top of the list
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1M ago
Australia’s very own, Liam O’Brien, joins us on the pod. Liam talks about growing up in Australia and shares his stoke on Snapper returning to the CT in 2025. He reflects on being a young grom, going down to the coast to get pro surfers like Jordy Smith’s autograph, and how crazy it is to look back to now competing against the very same surfers he admires. He describes traveling on the tour, the undeniable intimidation factor at waves like Pipe, and how that fear turns into a desire to overcome the challenge. He and Dave discuss his new film with Yago Dora and Matt McGillivrary, El Paraíso, ex ..read more
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EP 194: Mitchell Salazar - Unpacking the historic events from Tahiti, The best women’s heat EVER?, Tati’s 10, Vahine’s first CT win as a Wildcard, Powerful performances from both the men and women, The Shaper Rankings update, and Instagram Fan Questions
The Lineup with Dave Prodan | A Surfing Podcast
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1M ago
WSL commentator and Lineup co-host Mitchell Salazar is back to recap the historic event of the SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro Presented By Outerknown. Mitch and Dave rave over the pristine conditions at Teahupo’o and the level of performance that followed, Tati’s insane 10-point ride, Brisa’s consistent performance throughout the event, and Vahine representing the Tahitian community with her Wildcard win at home. They discuss the incredible performances on the men’s side, Gabriel making scoring excellent rides look easy, John John’s relaxed comfort at this size in Tahiti, and Ramzi proving he belongs at ..read more
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EP 193: ON THE ROAD w/ Kaipo Guerrero - The vibes on the ground in Tahiti, Anticipation for a significant swell on the way, Day 1 insight, The mythology and history of Teahupo’o, Standouts of the event, and Kaipo’s favorites to win the comp
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by World Surf League
1M ago
WSL Commentator Kaipo Guerrero joins the podcast to give the stories from the ground in Tahiti. The On The Road audio-only format aims to bring you quicker, deeper and better insight by checking in with our commentators and experts on-site at our various WSL events and airing these episodes as quickly as possible. These are the stories, the background, and the behind-the-scenes from the mouths of those closest to the action on the ground. In today’s episode, Kaipo talks to us about the anticipation for a significant upcoming swell en route for Teahupo’o, the fearless performances from the youn ..read more
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EP 192: Johanne Defay - Her incredible 2024 CT season, Her mentality heading into the rest of the season and the Olympic Games Paris 2024, Putting time in Tahiti, Joining Team Samsung Galaxy and featuring in their new surf doc, The Next Wave
The Lineup with Dave Prodan | A Surfing Podcast
by World Surf League
1M ago
France’s very own Johanne Defay is back on The Lineup podcast. Johanne talks about the incredible start to her 2024 CT season in comparison to her 2023 season. She discusses her mentality and her training in preparation for the rest of the year as well as for Tahiti and the Olympic Games. Johanne gets candid about how much Teahupo’o frightens her and how imperative it is to put in your time there to be successful. She and Dave dive into her partnership with Samsung, the film they worked on together, and why she wanted to work with them. Johanne discusses the Tour, how it has changed for her ov ..read more
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EP 191: Jack Robinson - Signing to Team Samsung Galaxy, featuring in their new surf doc, The Next Wave, Fatherhood, The 2024 WSL CT season and the Olympic Games Paris 2024, The importance of breathwork, Working with both Arakawa and Sharp Eye Surfboards
The Lineup with Dave Prodan | A Surfing Podcast
by World Surf League
1M ago
Welcome back four-time repeater guest, Jack Robinson, to The Lineup! Dave and Jack jump into the biggest changes since his last appearance, having a baby boy, how fatherhood affects him as a competitor and otherwise, and how he manages his time now. Jack talks about working with both Arakawa and Sharp Eye surfboards and the trust built over the years to be able to switch between boards. Jack recaps his early season win at Sunset this year, and his mindset heading into the 2024 CT Season. He and Dave dive into his partnership with Samsung and his decision to join Team Samsung Galaxy. They discu ..read more
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EP 191: Jack Robinson - Signing to Team Samsung Galaxy, featuring in their new surf doc, The Next Wave, Fatherhood, The 2024 WSL CT season and the Olympic Games Paris 2024, The importance of breathwork, Working with both Arakawa and Sharp Eye Surfboards
The Lineup with Dave Prodan | A Surfing Podcast
by World Surf League
2M ago
Welcome back four-time repeater guest, Jack Robinson, to The Lineup! Dave and Jack jump into the biggest changes since his last appearance, having a baby boy, how fatherhood affects him as a competitor and otherwise, and how he manages his time now. Jack talks about working with both Arakawa and Sharp Eye surfboards and the trust built over the years to be able to switch between boards. Jack recaps his early season win at Sunset this year, and his mindset heading into the 2024 CT Season. He and Dave dive into his partnership with Samsung and his decision to join Team Samsung Galaxy. They discu ..read more
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