Lipped the Surfer's Podcast

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Dec 29, 2017

Nic Von Rupp is a big wave surfer from Portugal.

After finding success on the WQS Nic decided to devote himself to chasing the best waves in the world.

Jimmy & Cahill caught up with Nic while he was dockside in Portugal for an enlightening chat with one of the most humble and understated surfers around.

We chat about Nic's exploits chasing waves in Indonesia for his epic movie Reef Road, in addition to his growing reputation paddling into spots like Nazare and Mullaghmore.

We talk about his transition away from the WQS and his origins tackling big waves in Portugal.

An interesting conversation with a surfer that's chosen his own path.

This episode will kiss you where it feels good.

Dec 22, 2017

Jimmy & Cahill sit down with legendary surf journalist Sean Doherty who is fresh back from Hawaii where he witnessed the crowning of John Florence as the 2 x World Champ, Jeremy Flores as a 2 x Pipe Master and Gabriel Medina as public enemy number one.

We also chat Wave Pools, Olympics, meetings with the CEO of the WSL and hear a shout out from Iggy Pop.

All this plus enough banter and good times to keep Santa entertained all Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas 2018 from Lipped!

Dec 17, 2017

Ever had a great moment in boardshorts?  If you're listening to this podcast chances are yes!  If you ever wanted to know more about what goes into those ripping little bits of fabric that bring you so much joy then look no further.

Listen to the Global head of boardshort design at Quiksilver, Tom Purbrick, Rip Curl head designer Trav Edwards, Afends founder Jono Salfield and Editor of the Business of Surf Brad Bricknell explain what goes into making the best boardshorts on the market today!

Then from around 22mins you can hear as Jimmy, Cahill and special guest former editor of Empire Ave Tim Hawken break down 8 of the best shorts on the market today.

Entertaining, informative and full of sh*t we didn't know about shorts this is product reviews in a way you've never heard before.

You can also check out our full review on Medium dot com.

Dec 11, 2017

Cahill and Jimmy sit down to chat through the year that's has been in surfing. They look at contests, performances, cultural events, guests, movies and clips.  Jimmy also chats about his shark encounter that happened the day this episode was recorded.

Lipped has always been designed to have a conversational tone, like relaxing on the couch and chatting over a few cold beers with your mates and this episode was exactly that. Two mates sitting down and chatting about surfing over a few beers.

The boys also break down the Pipe contest and take a look at their (likely terrible) Fantasy teams. Don’t forget to get a team into the Lipped Podcast Group on WSL Fantasy surfer for your chance to win a LEUS Towel.

Massive thanks to all of you that have made this year so epic!

Dec 2, 2017

Neil Ridgeway is the Chief Brand and Marketing Officer at Rip Curl and along with Andy Higgins and Brooke Farris was responsible for bringing together the revolutionary Rip Curl Search WCT Events that set the benchmark for exploratory surf contents at an elite level.

Starting at the legendary left hander St Leu on Reunion Island and holding events in Mexico, Chile, Portugal, Bali and San Francisco between 2005 and 2011 - the events created some of the most legendary moments in pro surf history.

We discuss the origins of Rip Curl's Search as well as why the idea of turning it into an event was such a controversial decision within the brand.  We discuss the highlights, lowlights and challenges of running events in different places each year and finish off by looking at the future of events, including wave pools, in the context of the legacy of the Search events.

I fascinating insiders perspective on some of the coolest events in the history of pro surfing - this episode will kiss you where it feels good.  

Nov 2, 2017

Paige Alms is a big wave surfer from Hawaii who is pushing the limits of paddle in surfing.

She is a two time winner of the Pe’ahi Challenge and has been nominated for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Wave of the Year.

Jimmy caught up with Paige just days after she claimed her second victory at Pe’ahi (Jaws) to chat about the history making day, the perfect timing of her training camp, travelling, surfing and why setting goals is so important.

A fascinating chat with one the most inspiration surfers in the world.

Oct 18, 2017

A huge episode as Jimmy & Cahill are joined by legendary surfer/coach and one time WSL commentator Jake Paterson to chat coaching some of the best up and coming surfers in the world, being the self proclaimed biggest over achiever in surfing (2 x JBay winner & Pipe Master) and the cultural difference between nights in France now and when he was on tour.

PLUS we are joined by Johnny Hawken who plays "Shades of Blue", the much requested outro song of Lipped, live.

Johnny also joins us to chat the Quiky Pro France, crazy QS rankings and look forward to the MEO Rip Curl Pro

So much surf banter you need to take a bex and have a lie down.

This episode of Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!

Oct 1, 2017

A huge episode to celebrate our big 25th!!

Michael Ciaramella from Stab Magazine joins us to chat his gate crashing antics at the Wave Ranch Future Classic plus we are joined by Kanoa Igarashi to find out if he's an asshole hassler, what he thinks of re surfs and why he's maybe not great mates with Filipe's dad.

All this plus Trestles breakdown, France preview, Ask Cahill and a whole lot more.

Thanks for letting us talk surfing for 25 massive episodes and don't forget to rate and review on iTunes.

This episode will definitely kiss you where it feels good! 

Sep 20, 2017

On a historic day in surfing we chat wave pools and the first wave pool competition from Lemoore, California with Sean Doherty.

When did the pro's find out, how did they get selected and whether there's a chance this could still be the format for the Olympics.

Sep 4, 2017

It’s the mega Q&A episode where surfing’s brightest and brainiest answer your questions.


Nick Carroll on Julian Wilson and stats.

Michael Frampton (Surf Mastery Podcast) on mindfulness and why Kelly Slater splashes water.

Vaughan Blakey on Felipe, Midget and Shane Herring.

Stace Galbraith and Cahill on everything…literally everything.

Plus Jimmy and Cahill break down Tahiti and look ahead to Trestles.

2 plus hours of surf content to keep you feeling stoked on your daily commute.

This episode of Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!

Aug 8, 2017

Jimmy is joined by surfer, teacher and all round legend Brad Gerlach to discuss surfers stubbornness, where the best are leaving points on the table, his WaveKi training system, life, love and a whole lot more.

Jimmy & Cahill also break down the highlights and one lowlight from J Bay and quickly run through their fantasy teams for Tahiti.

Lipped will kiss you where it feels good

Jul 10, 2017

A special round table conversation as some of the most experienced and influential surf journalists around as Nick Carroll, Sean Doherty, Reggae Ellis and Doug Lees join Jimmy and Cahill to chat surfing in the olympics, the Owen Wright comeback, JJF and so much more - an entertaining and informative chat not to be missed.

The boys also talk Matty Wilko and Connor O'Leary's performances in Fiji and breakdown the upcoming Corono JBay Open.

The boys also give you some ideas on how to manage an empty lineup for those lucky enough to be heading off on boat trips or to uncrowded locations.

This episode of Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!

May 30, 2017

Cahill and Jimmy are joined by 2012 World Surf League Champion Joel Parkinson for a great conversation about his surfing career. The conversation moves from his win as a wildcard in JBay 1999 through to his World Title win in 2012 and why he now hates the retirement question. Great insights, honesty and some amazing Andy Irons stories make this a must listen to episode.

Before Joel, there’s a breakdown of Adriano’s victory in Rio(on the back of his Lipped Episode), a preview of the Outerknown Fiji Pro plus a look at the importance of the surfing tribe and the Australian Indigenous Titles. Banter, smart stuff, dumb stuff and a whole lot more…..World champs and the good fantasy late mail…Lipped will kiss you where it feels good.

May 14, 2017

Taylor Steele is a legendary surf film maker with a career spanning 25 years.  His movies include Momentum, Campaign 1 & 2, Sipping Jetstreams and Missing.

He joins Jimmy & Cahill to talk about his new film Proximity, the changes in his films over the years and why he doesn't want to make Campaign 3 but wishes someone would.

An interesting, candid and inspiring chat with the man responsible for documenting an entire era of surf history.

Lipped will kiss you where it feels good

May 4, 2017

Cahill & Jimmy are joined by 2015 WSL World Champion Adriano De Souza to talk being competitive, winning young and Kelly's wave pool video.

The boys also break down Jordy Smith's victory at Bells and look forward to the next stop on tour the Oi Rio Pro, learning why Cahill never won a heat at the new venue, Saquarema.

World Champs and all the good oil.....Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!



Apr 25, 2017

Live from Bar 61 at Quiksilver Boardriders Torquay on Easter Sunday - Jimmy & Cahill catch up with Zeke Lau, Leo Fioravanti and Connor O'Leary to chat their rookie debuts, qualification stories and whether they can just free surf with each other.

Plus we caught up with Zeke just after his semi final finish in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

Proudly presented by Quiksilver - Lipped will kiss you where it feels good.

Apr 10, 2017

Jimmy and Cahill chat all that is amazing about JJF's performance at Margies and breakdown the upcoming Rip Curl Pro.

They are then joined by the one & only Maurice Cole for an enlightening chat about surfing, sustainability, shaping and fighting for your beliefs.


Mar 24, 2017

Jimmy & Cahill break down all the good and bad stories from the Quikilver Pro at Snapper including Owen's comeback, judging and THAT heat.  

They are then joined by 3 x WCT event winner Bede Durbidge to talk comebacks, Owen, judging, making beer and what it's like to coach the champ.  Lot's of meaty conversation with a true legend in and out of the water.

Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!

Mar 11, 2017

Jimmy & Cahill kick off the year with a in depth look at the upcoming Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast as well as World Title predictions.

They are then joined by legendary surf journalist Nick Carroll to discuss the uncertainty and excitement of the upcoming WSL season, JJF technical breakdown, is competitive surfing a useful benchmark and the dark world of surf site forums.

Lipped will kiss you where it feels good!

Feb 26, 2017

Stace Galbraith was the coach of Jack Freestone for his two qualifying years on the WQS and last year on the WCT.

He continues to provide support for Jack and 2017 Rookie Ethan Ewing.

This episode brought to you by Coastalwatch Plus Surf Forecasting Workshops check Coastalwatch for details.



Feb 19, 2017

Ian Walsh is one of the best surfers on the planet, mixing wins on the WQS with a reputation as one of the most complete big wave surfers on the planet.

Rob Bruce is the director of Distance between Dreams, an amazing new surf film featuring Ian.  Rob was also director of the Emmy nominated ski movie, McConkey.