In-depth conversations with the most compelling people in surfing.
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The most accomplished surfer ever on omens, the virtues of being vulnerable, his odyssey through fame, what the future looks like in midlife, and where to find inspiration after redefining the pinnacles of performance.
Kelly Slater’s competitive nature, sheer athleticism, and grace under pressure have won him 11 world titles. Now, at 50, he opens up to Jamie Brisick about the key ingredients for success and how his professional surfing career and life in the public eye have come to shape his understanding of happiness.
The bassist for rock band Pixies on the surf-music connection, minimalism, the symbiosis between growth and tragedy, and finding forms of expression—on stage and in the water.
Argentine-American Paz Lenchantin is both a musician and a surfer. Throughout her music career, she’s held positions in popular alternative-rock bands such as A Perfect Circle, The Entrance Band, Silver Jews, and, most notably, Pixies. Hailing from a family of classical musicians, Lenchantin’s love for playing bass went hand in hand with a certain sense of rebelliousness. In this episode, she sits down with Jamie Brisick to talk about the relationship between music and surfing, and the role rhythm plays in structuring our relationships to the surrounding world.
The waterman on “designing danger” as a Hollywood stuntman, eschewing labels, training for wipeouts, the aloha spirit, the visceral connection between fear and enlightenment, and his family’s Westside legacy.
Brian Keaulana is an esteemed lifesaver and surfer who has been an irreplaceable advocate for the importance of life-saving skills and ocean-education within the surfing community. Son of renowned surfer and lifesaver Buffalo Keaulana and brother of three-time ASP World Longboard champion Rusty, Brian has understood the importance of living in symbiosis with his surroundings from a young age, starting with getting in the water with his father at just three months old. In this episode, he discusses his family’s legacy, Hollywood, survival, and the power of storytelling as a vehicle for cross-cultural communication.
The bestselling author on self-discovery, escaping your roots, the multifarious ways in which we relate to the world around us, the surf-travel connection, freedom, and working in the service of your passion.
Paul Theroux is an established travel writer and novelist residing on the North Shore of Oahu. Author of numerous acclaimed works such as The Great Railway Bazaar and The Mosquito Coast, Theroux’s stories are imbued with the virtues of globetrotting and self-discovery. As a child, Theroux recalls fantasizing about the distant worlds he read about in books—destinations of possibility that contrasted to his tribalistic upbringing as one of seven children in a small New England town. Theroux joined the Peace Corps in 1963 and began teaching in Malawi. In this episode, he sits down with Jamie Brisick to talk about what influenced his birth as a writer, the importance of grasping and respecting the nuances of your surroundings on land and at sea, and the relationship between place and self-discovery.
The charger on the dance between grief and greatness, the evolution of professional surfing, nonconformity, and his heaven-sent wave at Teahupoo.
In a family of world-renowned surfers, Nathan Fletcher was fated to push limits. His fire for big waves and airs have established him as a leading innovator within the sport. In this episode, he discusses the secrets to aging gracefully as a professional athlete, what drives him in heavy water, how motocross and skating have helped him assess both pain and risk, and the precarious tension between living in the moment and finding who you are.
The Fletcher family matriarch on what fuels her endlessly-inspired disposition, watching her sons pit themselves against nature, the virtues of being fearless, challenging social norms, and what excites her about technology.
Dibi Fletcher, the self-described progenitor of a “gene pool of cool,” has mastered living life to the fullest. An artist, writer, and entrepreneur, her vivacity, lust for freedom, and go for broke mentality has fueled both her own and her sons’ enduring desire to push the envelope. Dibi’s refusal to be constricted by societal norms has enabled her to engage with the world as a sphere of endless opportunity. In this episode of Soundings, Dibi talks with Jamie Brisick about the (d)evolution of surfing from countercultural lifestyle to mainstream sport, the influence of technology on Astrodeck and the metaverse, and the virtues of coming face to face with your own mortality.
Love these interviews and Jamie Brisick is a legend
At last a podcast worth listening to
very few podcasts draw my attention … Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria was really the only one i’ve ever really got into … until now.
Awesome discussion with Tony Alva, more than a little to be learned about life from these two legends.