In the first episode of Swell Season Surf Radio for 2018, we have a very special interview that was conducted in 2012. Co-Host, Tyler Breuer, had the fortunate opportunity to Interview Tom Curren and the late Sonny Miller in front of a live audience in 2012. The event was a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief and was truly a special evening. It is the only recorded interview with Tom and Sonny. It would also be their last interview together as Sonny had passed away a year later. This interview took place following the first ever theater screening of "Searching For Tom Curren" and the crowd was stoked! The Sound quality might not be the best but, the stories and anecdotes that are told are worth a listen.
Big thanks goes out to Waves for Water’s Jon Rose and Pilgrim Surf & Supplies Chris Gentile for organizing such an amazing night all those years ago. Sit back and enjoy…
2017 was a wild year in surf culture. Everything from the Slater Wave Pools Coming out party to ground breaking performances at Jaws, and crazy Natural Disasters. 2017 was an eventful year. We were joined by sharp tongued and well intentioned local New York Surfers Franco Rinaldi and Paul Boehls to break down the best and worst moments of 2017. Sit back and enjoy the smack talk.
Music credit: REM, Weeknd, Death Cab for Cutie
Pro-long boarder Mikey DeTemple met his future wife at bar and immediately proceeded to pester her to get on a bus and meet him in Montauk. The rest is history. We chat about their love story, Mikey's journey from a career pro-long boarding to being sabotaged when trying to cross the Canadian boarder en route to film surf. Lisa talks about her career at The Real Real and living with a nomadic surfer.
Chris "Bubbie" Gentile founder of Pilgrim Surf & Supply discusses his passion for Brazilian 70s music and what happens when you pair musicians and surfers in the Maldives, Mexico and Iceland and let the sound waves dictate the storyline of his latest film. Tyler brings Chris back to the good ol' days of Mollusk when the Currens hung out and a scene emerged behind that power plant by Grand St. Ben reveals he has a common dream theme with Chris, and we remember Bruce Brown. If you surf in NYC this is must listen.
We Sit down and talk to the photographers behind the "Women Shoot Surf" Photo Show that is opening this week (12/7/17) at the June Bar in Bushwhack, Brooklyn. It's an all female show with a unique perspective on surfing. We talk to photographers Andreea Waters, Julia Briere, Liz Magee and Alexandra Uzik about their style of photography, the "Female Gaze" and how that lends itself to a different approach to than the mainstream surf photography. For those aspiring photographers this is a must listen episode. Enjoy...
Matt Warshaw is the humble keeper of The Encyclopedia of Surfing. He has devoted his life to preserving the historical account of surf culture and lore. He grew up as a Z-boy and even finished a respectable 43rd on the World Tour back in the early 80's. He became an editor at Surfer Magazine and wrote tons of books on surfing. He's smart, articulate and very thoughtful. Our conversation wanders from the from philosophical to the hard truths we face as surfers. His life's project, The Encyclopedia of Surfing (EOS), is a gift to surfers around the world. It's a knowledge base that all can draw from and find inspiration. Unfortunately, it can be expensive maintaining such megalith of a website, and Matt has found himself at a crossroads. He needs to raise $30K by the end of December or else the whole site will go away. All that incredible knowledge and content, will just disappear and the surf world will be lesser for it. So, we are asking all of our listeners to go and contribute or better yet, subscribe to the EOS for as little as $3 a month and help keep surf culture rich. You can go to encyclopediaofsurfing.com/subscribe/ to subscribe. This is definitely one of our most fun interviews and we hope you enjoy and are inspired to support a worthy cause. Enjoy...
Did a blur of bright color flash down an aggressive line as you paddled out? Was that a surfer or a superhero? Odds are it was fashion designer Thaddeus O'Neil in one of his customized surf suits. Thaddeus dresses to surf as a devote worshiper might adorn himself to enter a sacred space. We invited this fascinating man to share his connection with costume and the water. A journey that began with a Bruce Weber shoot at the age of 5 to present day Vogue features and shows at New York Fashion Week.
Christopher "Dorado" Gaby is as New York as they come. Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, grew up surfing in the Rocks when you would worry whether your car would still be there when you got back. He's a FDNY Captain, did time down at the pit after 9/11, and now does a yearly pilgrimage to G-land. Not many other surfers can claim the cred as our guest, Dorado. He's opinionated, smart, thoughtful and by far, one of our most interesting guests. This is a must listen to show for anyone who claims to surf in NY. Enjoy...
EPISODE 30: THE ICE CREAM HEADACHES BOOK PROJECT WITH ED THOMPSON & JULIEN ROUBINET
Ice-cream Headaches first came to my attention when I was approached by both Ed Thompson an Julien Roubinet about interviewing and photographing me, Tyler Breuer for their book on NY surfing. At first I thought, "Oh boy... Another NY Surfing project..." It wasn't until after meeting and spending some time with both Ed and Julien that I realized the depth of their project. Ed, is a wonderful writer and interviewer. He really knows what questions to ask and is not intimidated when he needs to press his subjects. Julien, I've always known as a good photographer, but when he came to shoot me for the book, his skill, direction and detail impressed me. As the images have dripped out during the process of making this book, the more impressed I came with Julien's variety and skill. He can shoot a beautiful portrait and from 32 degree water. I had a great opportunity to discuss their story and the stories that make up their book project "Ice Cream Headaches." The book is comprised of in-depth interviews and incredible photography of a wide cast of characters that make up the NY/NJ Surf scene. The two are currently in the middle of their Indiegogo Fundraiser to help publish the book. The two open up in this interview about the challenges and great time that went into this labor of love. Sit back and enjoy the show.- Tyler Breuer
Both Ben and I are very enthusiastic about this project and Swell Season Surf Radio endorses their Indiegogo efforts. We recommend you do too. Go to their Indiegogo page and support great local projects like this.
Check it out at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ice-cream-headaches-book-photography#/
EPISODE 29: LOCALS ONLY SHOW
MIKE AND MIKE OF LOCALS SURF SCHOOL Both Michael Reinhardt & Michael Koloyan grew up surfing the sand banks of Rockaway Beach and are most known for their thriving business, "Locals Surf School." Both are strong goofy footers with with a unique perspective on the evolution of their home town over the years. The two are also notoriously known for their carefree attitude and sense of humor. This episode the two open up about the local scene, rumors, where to get the best slice, and whether Mike K ever dated a student. This and so much more... Give it a listen and enjoy.
EPISODE 28: THE LONDON SURF FILM FESTIVAL EDITION - LSFF FOUNDER CHRIS NELSON AND BRUCE SUTHERLAND OF THE STORMRIDER GUIDE BOOKS
In this Episode, Co-Host Tyler Breuer happened to be in London for the Final evening of the London Surf Film Festival where he sits down and has a conversation with Chris Nelson, Co-Founder of the LSFF and Bruce Sutherland, Founder and Editor of the Stormrider Guide Books. Fascinating conversations on topics from the state of surf film, to the state of the surf industry and much much more... Enjoy the show.
Swell Season is a live weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to New Yorkers who surf. Join co-hosts Ben Pomeroy and Tyler Breuer as they speak with the winter wave die-hards, fresh groms and ripping pros, local shapers and international influencers that make New York the improbably and fascinating surf culture that it is.