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.
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!
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.
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!
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.