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Oct 12, 2021

Fresh off the back of a career best runner up finish at the MEO Vissla Pro in Portugal the boys catch up with Jacko Baker to chat the Aussie momentum on the Challenger series, scoring in the finals and the impossible task of not claiming.

The boys then chat the highs and (very few) lows from an epic week of the Challenger series in Portugal and look ahead to the Quiksilver Pro France.

So much surf it hurts it's fuelled by Salt Lager!

Use the code lipped25 at until the end of the Quiksilver Pro 

Oct 5, 2021

Meet your new favourite WSL commentator Mitchell Salazar!

Jimmy & Cahill catch up with the new face on the English language WSL team Mitch Salazar to chat WSL commentary, leaving perfect waves for bigger opportunities and dive into the first event of the Challenger Series, The US Open.

So Surf it Hurts and fuelled by Salt Lager 

Sep 22, 2021

The WSL Finals experiment has been run and won and Cahill, Jimmy & Harry have a whole bunch of opinions.

What went right (heaps), what went wrong (not much) and what does it mean moving forward.

Finally it's crystal ball time as the boys look forward to 2022 and make completely baseless predictions of the future.

Then it's onto the kick off event of The Challenger Series, The US Open from the home of surf riots and hopping, Huntington Beach.

So surf it hurts, fuelled by Salt Lager and illuminated by the legends at Dragon


Sep 7, 2021

It's a Lipped Mega Episode as the boys take a look back to the Corona Pro Mexico, a look forward to the WSL Finals plus they catch up with the voice of the Olympics Jonny Bryan.

Which Aussie does Dumper think will win a world title next year, who charged in the 50 year storm and Cahill uses data to show the decline of Australian surfing.

It's so surf it hurts and it's brought to you by an epic summer day at URBNSURF Melbourne, some beers from Salt Lager and some shades to take the glare of from Dragon.

Aug 9, 2021

The boys are joined by Quiksilver APAC team manager Sam Griffiths to discuss the newly announced changes to the WSL format.  Should the tour finish at Pipe, Is the cut off a necessary evil and what do today's junior surfers think being a pro junior means.

Plus we dive deep into Mexico and find out who got the wave of their life at Puerto, who will win the Corona Open and break down all of our fantasy picks.

Its so surf it hurts!  Illuminated by Dragon, fuelled by Salt and kept in Klim style by Manscape use the code Lipped20.


Jul 28, 2021

A full run down of surfings debut in the Olympics.  Did it sink or swim?  Will grumpy locals pull it down or will it lift it to new heights.....or more likely was it just a fun and exciting few days.

Plus Harry goes Michael Klim thanks to - use the code Lipped20 for 20% off and free international shipping!

Illuminated by Dragon and fuelled by Salt Lager!!

Jul 24, 2021

Better late than never!

The boys sit down to chat all things Olympics before surfing historic moment tomorrow.

Who will win, will it matter and should it be in a pool.

All this and an update on Cahill's lovelife.

Illuminated by Dragon, Fuelled by Salt and kept in check by the all new Lawnmower 4.0 from Manscaped - use the code Lipped20 at checkout!

Jun 21, 2021

Surf geeks rejoice!  The 2021 Lipped & Empire Ave wetsuit review is now live.

First off we chat with the movers and shakers behind the best suits on the market to find out all about the innovations that moved the needle in 2021.

Then from 36.40 Jimmy is joined by Tim Hawken and Lincoln Eather from Empire Ave to look at suits from Billabong, Need Essentials, Xcel, Hurley, Rip Curl, Patagonia and Vissla.

If you want to stay warm, stay flexi and potentially look after the world around us then this is a must listen.

Jun 17, 2021

Heaps to chat about this episode on the eve of what should be the most exciting, but is unlikely to be, event of the year - The Surf Ranch Pro.

Is Sally on a golden path to Tokyo?

Is Morgs overscored?

Should everyone be doing more airs?

The answers to this and many more questions are unlikely to be answered but at least they are discussed at length.

As always fuelled by Salt Lager and supported by Dragon

May 14, 2021

Is West really best?

The boys are joined by beach commentator and surfing luminary Chris Binns to breakdown the emotional rollercoaster that was the Margaret River Pro.

Plus we look at board picks, the tone deaf lunacy of the Ultimate Surfer and Cahill's rant gains momentum #4minmovement.

Plus the Dragon Fantasy Picks, Coaches Corner so much surf it hurts.

Fuelled by Salt Lager available via Dan Murphys online and supported by Rip Curl and Dragon Alliance.

Apr 28, 2021

The Rip Curl Aussie Quaddie heads west with the Margaret River Pro.

The boys are joined by the new MVP of the WSL commentary team Stace Galbraith to chat little boards in big waves, coaches corner and the ins and outs of his WSL experience so far.

Plus we break down fantasy picks, talk incomplete airs and Cahill goes on a rant.

It's fuelled by Salt Lager and supported by Dragon

Apr 14, 2021

The second leg of the Rip Curl Aussie Quaddie kicks off this week with the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic.

The boys are joined by wildcard Dylan Moffat to chat the WCT's return to Sydney plus some North Narrabeen history and folklore.

We look at Fantasy plus we breakdown all the news, views and banter from our Instagram feed post Newcastle including Newy v Bells, scoring, Morgs, the emergence of Stace Galbraith and THAT AIR.

As always fuelled by Salt Lager and supported by Dragon.

Mar 29, 2021

The WSL circus is back with the Rip Curl Newcastle Pro kicking off the Aussie Quaddie of events this week.

Jimmy, Cahill and Harry ponder whether it's better to be hot or cold coming into the first event, who's going to catch Italo, Gabs and JJF and how Harry came to eat so many Chiko Rolls.

Plus we are joined by Newcastle wildcard, local lad Jacko Baker to chat Newy culture, his thoughts on the event and his Hawaiian nightmare moment.

It's surf banter and bullshit, fuelled as always by Salt Lager, illuminated by Dragon and presented by Rip Curl.

Feb 16, 2021

Sean Doherty joins us to chat taking over Surfing World and how surf media is (and is being forced to) changing.

We also chat the WSL, Stab premium and why he lost 100 Instagram followers last week.

All this and more from one of our favourite guests.

Feb 7, 2021

This episode was recorded as part of the URBNSURF Conversations series, a members only webinar series conducted during the 2020 Victorian lockdown.

Dr Dave Jenkins is the founder of SurfAid.

SurfAid's mission is to improve the lives of women and children in remote areas connected to us through surfing.

In this conversation Dave chat's about the transformative surf he had at Lance's that changed his life's direction, standing in pits getting bitten by mosquitoes in the name of research and what the lessons learned by SurfAid tell us about our current health crisis.

SurfAid does amazing, measurably effective work and you can support or find out more at

Dec 4, 2020

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The road to the World Championship starts this weekend at Maui and continues with the men at Pipe next week.

Jimmy, Cahill and Harry sit down to chat 2020 highlights, who's winning world titles, who's going back to the regionals and...Fantasy Surfing (and Surfvival).

More surf banter than you can poke a stick at.  Fuelled by Salt Lager.

Join the Dragon x Lipped Fantasy League for your chance to win Dragon Eyewear at Maui/Pipe.

Nov 12, 2020

Lakey Peterson catches up with Jimmy and Cahill to chat a crazy 2020.

Having spend a large part of the year relaxing in Torquay with husband Tom Allen we chat changing perspectives, the importance of winning and overcoming big wave fears.

Plus we chat her recent trip to Tahiti, the new generation of ripping girls and the recent WSL schedule announcements.

Open, honest and now a Richmond Tigers fan it was great to catch up 2 years on from our first chat.

Fuelled by Salt Brewing and the all new Salt Brewing pub at Deans Marsh and illuminated by Dragon

Nov 5, 2020

Rivals is a new Australian surf competition/documentary that has just wrapped on Channel 9 (and is now out on Youtube).  The series features a unique format challenging some of Australia's greatest ever surfers to surf a two hour window in a session of their choosing.  Underpinning this competition was incredible story telling, exploring the lives of the epic cast of characters.

Lipped chats with creator and director Matt Baker along with two of the stars of the show Nathan Hedge and Jay Thompson to find out about their experiences with the show, the pressure of picking their sessions and how much they enjoyed catching up on the lives of the other competitors.

As always illuminated by Dragon and fuelled by Salt Lager!

Sep 17, 2020

Fuelled by Salt Lager now available at Dan Murphy's online

Ethan Ewing and Tyler Wright took home the first "sort of" CT level competition of the year and the boys are back to chat all things Tweed Pro. 

How did Ethan make it look so easy, why did the judges put the progression of women's surfing back three years and which new commentator should be promoted to the big leagues straight away?  All this plus Field Producer Chris Binns joins us to tell us why Surf100 will blow our minds this Thursday/Friday.

All this and so much more surf it hurts.  

Sep 11, 2020

Fuelled by Salt Lager now available via Dan Murphy's online

The WSL is back in the water this weekend and the boys are back to breakdown all the in's and out's of this Sunday's Tweed Coast Pro.

Plus Jimmy catches up with South African WCT Rookie Matt McGillivray to chat his weird and wonderful year, base jumping and his starring role in Postcards from Morgs.

So much surf it hurts and supported by Dragon it's good to be back chatting real pro surfing!

Sep 4, 2020

Weird times call for weird conversations

Ryan Buell is the founder of Buell wetsuits and a Californian oozing with passion and drive.

In this interview, recorded as part of our wetsuits reviews he chats about starting Buell and trying to fix the things he sees as broken, hacking athlete sponsorship and why JOB is surf star 2.0

Fun, fast and no f**ks given - not only does Ryan make a great wetsuit he's an amazing interview.

Supported by Dragon and fuelled by the legends at Salt Brewing - get your Salt Lager now via Dan Murphy's online.

Aug 14, 2020

Presented by Dragon

Competitive surfing is back....sort of

Stace Galbraith joins Jimmy and Cahill to take a look at the three new surf events that ran last week.

Does Surf100 change the game, is the nostalgia of Rivals enough to keep you engaged and did the Rumble live up to the low expectations on any event from Lemoore?

We answer these questions and more.

Fuelled by Salt Lager now available via Dan Murphys online

Aug 11, 2020

Presented by the new T'shirt releases at

The Lipped Virtual Tour heads to the land of the long panned line-up shot J'Bay.

Will John Florence continue to dominate or will it be an event for the wildcards?

We join J'Bay Trials winner Damien Fahrenfort and 2015 J'Bay Quarter Finalist Keanu Asing for bad decisions, surf banter and who Kelly Slater beat at J'Bay going switchfoot.

It's fake surfing as good as it comes and as always it's fuelled by Salt Lager now available via Dan Murphy's online!

Jul 17, 2020

This episode of Lipped is a repost of episode 330 of Surf Splendor with the permission of David Lee Scales.

Selema “Sal” Masekela and Ryan Harris join us for a discussion about how the surf industry needs to respond to Black Lives Matter and how it will foster a healthier, more robust industry, why they are both more optimistic about the future of America than ever, and they introduce 1Planet1People. Enjoy!

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Also follow @Selema and @EarthTechnologies

Jul 1, 2020

Presented by Salt Lager and

For the third year we dive deep into the world of wetsuits and test nine of the best bits of rubber on the market.

Featuring full reviews of suits from Billabong, Buell, Cheer, Matuse, Need Essentials, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Rip Curl and Xcel as well as a look inside the business of wetsuits in 2020.

Plus we crown the Best Overall, Best Performance and Best Value suits for 2020.

More rubber talk than a condom convention with corresponding reviews dropping on the regular over at Empire Ave.

So surf it hurts and fuelled by the legends at Salt Lager


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