In 2018 we took a look at almost every board shorts brand on the market to find the best performance board shorts. We defined this as the shorts you'd take on your dream boat trip.
The Quiksilver Highline New Wave Pro's took the honours....but here's the thing. There hasn't been a lot of new development in the boardshort space in 2018, which makes it hard to recycle everything we said last year.
Thankfully two brands launched new and innovative shorts that broke the mould from their previous designs and brought new fabrics, constructions and ideas to the table.
So in this episode we deep dive into the creation and performance of the Patagonia Hydroflow boardshorts and the Rip Curl 3/2/One Ultimate boardshorts.
Featuring interviews with the creators and designers and a full review against all of last years best performing shorts.
Interesting folks, harsh opinions and a whole lot of surf geekery.
Enjoy Boardshorts 2019
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Derek Rielly is the founder of Beachgrit & Stab Magazine and has been shaping some of the more unique ways we view surf culture since the late 90's.
He's founded mags, written books about Australian legends (Wednesdays with Bob), succeeded richly and failed miserably.
In this episode we chat about creating Stab, surfing wave pools, surf industry gravy trains and how being trampled on is character building.
Creative, interesting and sometimes controversial Derek offers a fascinating view on surfing through a sometimes alternative lens.
Check out Derek's writing on beachgrit.com and Wednesdays with Bob here: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760554262/
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Join Jimmy & Cahill as they dive into the 2018 WCT year including a full wrap on the Billabong Pipe Masters and Gabriel Medina's World Title.
What do the boy's think was heat of the year? What was the event of the year and why did Wilko and Connor O'Leary fall off tour.
We are then joined by Jack Freestone who will rejoin the WCT in 2019 after a huge year.
In 2018 Jack chased the WQS while welcoming a son to the world and he talks openly and honestly about the massive changes and challenges that being a Dad brought.
Funny & honest it's a late contender for interview of the year.
Our last episode for 2018 is so surf it hurts and as always is fuelled by Salt Lager.
Thanks to everyone for listening and we will see you in 2019!
Ted Grambeau is one of the most acclaimed photographers in surfing, on hand to capture some of the most iconic moments in the history of our sport.
His passion for adventure and travel made him a perfect fit for the Rip Curl Search and in this episode we dive deep into some of Tom Curren's amazing waves on the early trips.
His longevity and continued relevance have also allowed him to capture multiple generations of surfers from Curren to Slater to Fanning and now to Medina, he offers rare insights into the moments that shaped these surfers.
Well known as one of the true gentlemen of the sport, Ted fits that description perfectly.
A fascinating insight into a lifelong journey following his passion.
Ted's new book "Adventure in Light" can be purchased from tedgrambeauphotography.com or ripcurl.com
So surf it hurts and as always fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing.
Jimmy & Cahill are joined by the one & only Jason Stevenson to discuss creating the boards to power Julian Wilson's World Title run.
We also chat his relationship with Joel Parkinson, shaping for the Irons brothers and the most common mistakes people make when looking for a new board.
Plus the boys break down the Portugal CT and Big Wave events and look forward to the upcoming world title showdown at Pipe.
Cahill takes us through the emotional roller-coaster of being a 18yr old whippet trying to surf Pipe for the first time and we go through our high and low points from a massive year for surfing and for Lipped.
News, views and a whole lot of banter.
It's so surf it hurts and it's fuelled by the amazing Salt Lager from Rogue Wave Brewing.
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Mike Jennings is the senior writer at Surfing World and the host of The Dooley podcast.
Mike Jennings thinks 2018 was a crappy year in surfing....
Mike Jenning's favourite surfer is Gabriel Medina
Mike Jennings is an interesting guy and a fantastic guest
Enjoy Mike Jennings
So surf it hurts and brought to you by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing
Damien Cole is the son of legendary surfer and shaper Maurice Cole.
Rather than continue to shake his head and mutter under his breath about the environmental, social and cultural issues facing his local region, Damo recently decided to run as an Independent candidate in the Victorian state elections.
While he is passionate about fighting for his local region the issues we talk about in this episode apply to coastal regions around the world and Damo believes we can make a massive difference by working to confront global issues at a local level.
Passionate, proud and with a genuine love for his community this is a fascinating and inspirational episode that will appeal to anyone that believes in protecting the global coastline.
As always fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing
Chris Cote calls a full rotation air reverse a 540.....and don't we all freak out.
But Chris does this because he loves the sport, wants to recognise the level of skill displayed by surfers and because everything he does comes with a wink and a nod.
Chris has been an ongoing voice in surf as editor of Transworld Surf from 1999-2012 and as a part of the WSL commentary team for the last 12 years.
In this episode we chat about the art of story telling in competitive surfing, how the media landscape has changed in the last 30 years and of course why he calls an air rev a 540.
So surf it hurts and as always fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing.
Yep it’s a little late but Jimmy and Cahill sit down and chat about all the big topics coming out of The Quiksilver Pro France.
Were the judges losing their minds? Did Kolohe get caught by the dumbest rule in surfing? Cahill and Jimmy don’t agree on many of the tasty baguettes of surf drama that fell out of the French leg.
Plus beer with a mate, are we too nostalgic in surfing and the WSL Airshow.
So much surf it hurts as always fuelled by the good folk at Rogue Wave Brewing and supported by Shapers dot Surf - use the code HACK for 15% off sitewide.
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Jimmy & Cahill sit down with legendary surf journalist and writer Sean Doherty to break down all the happenings from the Surf Ranch Pro.
Did it get Sean excited or leave him flatter than a Sydney beach mid summer?
We look at the performances, the pool, the ladies and what it means culturally for the sport.
We also chat with Sean about his work with Patagonia campaigning against Big Oil in Australia.
Finally we look at the upcoming Quiksilver Pro France and Sean and Cahill tell us about their favourite nights on the Salt Lagers in France.
Plus Chris Binns joins us from Portugal to chat about spending the week with his hero’s at The Azores Airlines Masters plus watching the fairytale QS10,000 win from the legend Ryan Callinan.
So much surf it hurts as always fuelled by the delicious Salt Lager from Rogue Wave Brewing.
Get 15% off at Shapers dot surf using the code CLOSEOUT until the end of the 2018 Quiksilver Pro France
Vaughan Blakey is the co-host of the Ain't that Swell podcast. He is also the former editor of Waves and Surf World Magazines. Vaughan remains a surf media pioneer, constantly pushing the boundary of how surfing is presented and a fierce advocate of surfings cultural fringe.
We chat with Vaughan about his early days in surf media, taking over Waves at 19, the creative community that inspired him and the epic cover mount films Seven Day Seven Slaves and Doped Youth.
Jimmy & Cahill kick off our new Beer with a mate segment by adding former WQS surfer and Hells Bells winner Harry Mann to the conversation. We look back at the dribble that was Tahiti and look forward to the Surf Ranch Pro. We've got the format, judging criteria and we'll look at who will and won't make the final.
Plus the Andy movie, QS rants and stories and what mistakes we make when buying boards and fins.
So much surf it hurts fuelled by Rogue Wave Brewing's Salt Lager
Proudly supported by Shapers Surf use the code PUNT for 15% off site wide.
A huge episode of Lipped as Jimmy & Cahill are joined by guest co-host Paige Hareb to break down all the highlights, low lights and stories coming out of an epic J Bay event. Plus Jimmy tries to justify the Facebook deal....
We then look ahead to the Tahiti Pro and discuss the history of the event, the key story lines and which girls Paige thinks would huck over the ledge.
Our interview this episode is with Bede Durbidge. Since retiring from the tour and last speaking with us on Lipped Bede has taken on the role of Elite Program Manager at Surfing Australia. We talk about the changes and development he has seen at Surfing Australia plus his own development as a coach, the road to the Olympics, wave pool training sessions and the future of the sport.
So much surf it hurts all fuelled every episode by Rogue Wave Brewing.
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At the (sort of) halfway point of the 2018 season we've seen an amazing amount of development and change in surfing.
From judging to mind blowing performance, pools and Facebook...there's a lot to chat about.
So chat we did.
Join legendary surf journalist Nick Carroll, Stab mag writer Michael Ciaramella and the one and only Chris Binns as we break down the news, views and craziness that has been the year in surfing so far.
So much surf it hurts as always fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing
Want to know more about wave pools?
Jimmy catches up with URBNSURF Founder Andrew Ross to discuss all things wave pools.
We chat the business and science of wave pools and look at what we can expect in terms of customer experience from the new pool being built in Tullamarine.
We also discuss Andrew's personal journey from successful CEO in an ASX listed company to taking the leap and following a passion to bring Wavegarden tech to Australia.
So much surf it hurts fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing.
The boys are back with a full review of the amazing two event waltz through Bali.
From the mind blowing surfing at Keramas to a full breakdown of the many controversial (& epic) heats through the Bali leg.
Plus heaps of technique breakdowns from Cahill. How did Italo blow the field away, how does Parko hold speed at J Bay.
Olympics, WSL News and Cloudbreak......it's all here.
So much surf it hurts all fuelled by Salt Lager - check our Instagram for a code to buy Surf Ears and avoid Surfers Ear while still hearing everything!
Ep. 6 Presented by Rogue Wave Brewing
Join Jimmy and Cahill for a slightly late Mega episode. Featuring an in-depth look at the Founders Cup and all the news, views and banter from the Oi Rio Pro.
The boys then look ahead to the rest of the Bali Pro and the Margies/Ulu's Pro plus Cahill talks the de-sensitisation of Cloudbreak and taking flight.....on a foil.
Finally from (1.08.55) we are joined by the silky smooth and stylish Mikey February to chat style, Africa and his crazy qualification dance.
So much surf it hurts all fuelled by Salt Lager and We Are Feel Good Inc - use the code Lipped for 20% off
Want to know your GBS from you liquid tape? Ever wondered if jersey lining is just rug fluff? We've got all the answers to your wetsuit questions right here.
Join Scott Boot (Billabong), Chris Branch (Quiksilver), Adam Brissendon (Rip Curl), John Hubbard (Patagonia) and Ryan Scanlon (Need) and find out exactly what's happening in the world of wetsuits in 2018.
And from 41mins - Jimmy and Empire Ave co-founder Tim Hawken put wetsuits from Vissla, Need, Quiksilver, Hurley, Patagonia, Rip Curl and Billabong to the test to find the best suit on the market today. I guarantee you'll be surprised by the results.
Entertaining, informative and full of heaps of random things we didn't know about wetsuits - it's so surf it hurts and it's fuelled by Rogue Wave Brewing.
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Join Jimmy & Cahill as they dive deep into the cancellation of the Margaret River Pro plus take a look at the surfing that went down pre shark-gate.
Why was Margies like McDonalds and why don't pro surfers know where to sit at North Point.....all these questions and more are answered.
The boys then look ahead to the Oi Rio Pro and the Founders Cup.
Find out just how much the judging scale has changed and why the boys are so excited to see the Founders Cup.
Our special guest this episode is current joint world number one Italo Ferreira. In a wide ranging conversation we talk his upbringing, early years on tour and whether he thinks he's better than Gabriel.....spoiler alert...he does.
So much surf it hurts all fuelled by Salt Lager from Rogue Wave Brewing and presented by Rip Curl.
Harley Ingleby is a two-time World Longboarding Champion but don't be fooled by the silverware. Harley is a surfer. Whether it be a shortboard, longboard, fish or anything else you can think of Harley surfs it and rips on it.
In this great conversation Harley chats about his origins in surf and the role his fathers board collection played in his interest in alternate craft.
We talk about his Go Pro work, sharks and why he thinks more of the WCT should be working with different board materials.
Smart, articulate and with a deep understanding and love for surfing, this is one episode you'll want to hear.
So much surf it hurts, fuelled by Salt Lager x Rogue Wave Brewing
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Join Jimmy & Cahill as they dive deep into their home WCT event the Rip Curl Pro from Bells Beach.
From the surfing to the parties they have all the news, views and insights straight from the event.
They also look forward to the Margaret River Pro where last year John Florence produced one of the most complete surfing performances in the history of the sport.
Our special guest this episode is none other than Jon Pyzel, the shaper who created The Ghost that helped John's performance at Margarets last year and of course propelled him to his second world title.
We also chat with Jon about his shaping origins, winning back to back Stab in the dark contests and shaping for some of the best big wave riders in the world.
So much surf it hurts all fuelled by Rogue Wave Brewing and presented by Rip Curl
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From the opening gong of Hells Bells to the sound of Italo Ferreira ringing the bells trophy from the winners stage we've got all the in's and out's, news and views from finals day at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2018.
Featuring the one and only king of rail Taylor Knox talking his friendship with Mick and Patty Gudauskas confirming Cahill is the reason for his Bells semi result. We also caught up with surf writer and star of the Dooley Mike Jennings and ABC's Cameron Best to compare the day with other sporting moments and finally we talk to the voice of Bells for 30 years Reggae Elliss about calling the final heat of Mick Fannings incredible full time competitive career.
Thanks to Rip Curl and the WSL for helping us with this series and remember to go to ripcurl dot com dot au to purchase a Mick Fanning World Tour commemorative T shirt.
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Another amazing day of action from both the Bells Bowl and Winki Pop and Lipped was right there to get all the news and views that matter.
We kick off with a quick chat with Italo Ferreira who has been the form surfer of the event so far. Then possible the highlight of the mini eps so far as Brad Gerlach reminds us why he's one of the most epic characters in the sport with ten minutes of unfiltered brilliance.
We then catch up with Zeke Lau to chat Sunny Garcia and MMA and finally Jimmy grabs his co-host to find out what has been keeping Cahill busy all event (not doing interviews).
So much surf it hurts straight out of the media caravan at the bowl -fuelled by Rogue Wave Brewing and the epic folks at Rip Curl.
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Another full day of action of the Rip Curl Pro and we were joined by a host of guests to keep up with all the news from Bells Beach.
We speak with one of our favourite guests Nick Carroll along with the commissioner Kieran Perrow.
Plus we chat balancing the inner fan boy with Ronnie Blakey and finally chat pre heat music with Connor Coffin.
So much surf it hurts - all free and all thanks to Rip Curl.
Use the code "lipped" on ripcurl dot com dot au for a free gift with purchase.
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Join us as we walk around the 2018 Rip Curl Pro event site and chat so much surf it hurts.
We catch up with Mick Fannings mindfulness and mental performance coach Nam Baldwin and super coach Stace Galbraith plus we chat with Ross Williams about helping the champ bounce back from his Round 2 loss on the Gold Coast plus we speak to the man in yellow Julian Wilson on balancing his will to win with his desire to see Mick walk away on top.
Almost beating out the WSL post show it's Lipped mini eps live from Bells!
Remember to use the code "lipped" on ripcurl dot com dot au and get a free gift with purchase!
Presented by Rip Curl it's the very special Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach edition for season 2018 of Lipped.
Join Jimmy & Cahill as the break down all the highs, lows, news, views, rants and banter from the Quiksilver Pro Snapper Rocks and the look ahead to our home event - The Rip Curl Pro from Bell Beach.
The boys are then joined in studio for a catch up with our very first guest on Lipped - Keanu Asing. Since we last spoke to Keanu he's won a WCT event and then lost his spot on tour to his best friend, got married, made a unique comeback to the WCT and done it all with a class, style and grace that is his alone.
One of the most honest, pure and heartfelt interviews we've ever conducted.
All surfing, all passion and all fuelled by the legends at Rogue Wave Brewing.