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Inspired Surfers is a series, in partnership with Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, where we uncover the stories of characters who have taken their passion for surf into their day to day lives and done big and amazing things.
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Inspired Surfers is a series, in partnership with Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, where we uncover the stories of characters who have taken their passion for surf into their day to day lives and done big and amazing things.
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    Episode 008: Inspired Surfers - Rachel Murphy

    Episode 008: Inspired Surfers - Rachel Murphy

    In this episode Jim is in conversation with Rachel Murphy - Founder of Women and Waves.
    Women + Waves started out as a weekly meeting of friends and has evolved into a movement/business that brings women together through surf all over the world. They inspire more people to get in the water and benefit from all of the physical, mental and social benefits surfing brings.

    Summary
    Growing up on the beach in CornwallBeach days as kidsStarting Women + WavesDay 1 of a start upBuilding a communityThe benefits of surfing (mental and physical)Surfing's addictive natureHaving your confidence knocked in the water and building back upFavourite surfboard - The FoamieFavourite waves

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    • 41 min
    Episode 007: Inspired Surfers - Carissa Moore

    Episode 007: Inspired Surfers - Carissa Moore

    In this episode we are in conversation with 4x (& current) World Champion– Carissa Moore.
    In this conversation we wanted to dig a little deeper into the person behind all the wins and get to know ‘Riss’ by uncovering more details about the amazing work she has done to inspire others.
    In this conversation Jim and Riss discuss:

    Her husband's fruit bowl co. BananSurfing in cold water (Iceland)Home / HonoluluSurfing BIG waves / Being scared!Dealing with stressA positive Father x Daughter relationshipMoore Aloha (charity)Being a pro surfer and having a familyBeing inspired by surfer mum Chelsea HedgeDealing with body changeWorking out who you are?Having a moral codeFavourite foodsThe future of the WSL TourThe olympicsFavourite wave - J-Bay (& sharks)Getting in to Tennis in lockdownAnd much much more!
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    • 56 min
    Episode 006: Inspired Surfers - Dr. Dave

    Episode 006: Inspired Surfers - Dr. Dave

    In 1999 Dr. Dave (Dave Jenkins) went on a charter boat trip to the Mentawais. Curious about life on the islands across the lagoon, he went to visit a local village and was shocked to find what he saw as entirely preventable and curable ailments causing high death rates, particularly among mothers and babies. 
    For Dave this was a life-changing moment that saw him flip his life on its head and react to this problem. He quit his high paid job, sold his house and made Surf Aid his mission.
    Over the last 20 years Dr Dave has overcome a huge number of challenges to make SurfAid the great success that it is, ranging from immense language and cultural barriers to the destruction left by a string of natural disasters in the area of Indonesia in which the charity operates.
    In this conversation Jim and Dave discuss:

    Life in lockdown in NZThe waves ‘out front’Surf boat trips to the Mentawi’sWhat inspired Surf AidThe challenges and evolution of Surf AidFavourite WavesIndo secret spot that Dr Dave will reveal in return for a $10k donation
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    • 58 min
    Episode 005: Inspired Surfers - Tim Conibear

    Episode 005: Inspired Surfers - Tim Conibear

    In this episode we are in conversation with Tim Conibear, The founder of Waves For Change; a multi award winning charity that is changing lives one wave at a time by focusing on the positive impact it can have on mental health. 
    In this conversation Jim and Tim discuss:
    Elands Bay (where Tim was calling from in South Africa)The power of surf as a mental health therapyThe story of Waves for changeThe impact of Waves for change in South Africa and globallyPersonal mental health issues and stories of recoveryLockdown in South AfricaAnd much much more...

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    • 54 min
    Episode 004: Inspired Surfers - Rob Love

    Episode 004: Inspired Surfers - Rob Love

    In this episode, we are in conversation with Rob Love – A serial entrepreneur who has always insisted on basing his companies on the beach so that he and his team can benefit from getting in the water as much as possible.
    Rob is currently the founder and CEO of Crowdfunder.co.uk. A company that has raised nearly £100m for ideas that ‘might just change the world’. 
    In this conversation Jim and Rob discuss:
    How surf is good for businessWhat Crowdfunding isSetting up Crowdfunder.co.ukSetting up River Cottage Operating as ‘more than profit’The positive changes made due to Covid-19Supporting local businessesHaving an office on the beachProductivity improved by getting outside moreSurfing before during and after workThe art of slipping into a wetsuit while on a business callGetting from Leicester into SurfingFavourite projects Enjoying the moments in surf Chatting in the line upThe beautiful places surfing takes youThe Bristol WaveThe mental health benefits of surfSurfing being a way of lifeFavourite surf spotsWork/Surf trips to Trinidad and Tobago

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    Episode 003: Inspired Surfers - Hugo Tagholm

    Episode 003: Inspired Surfers - Hugo Tagholm

    In this episode we are in conversation with Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive at Surfers Against Sewage; a globally renowned charity that needs little introduction. The organisation has been leading the way in environmental activism for the last 30 years, benefiting hugely from Hugo’s ambitious leadership over the last 12.
    In this conversation Jim and Hugo discuss:

    The changing world Returning of natureTwitter announcing staff can WFH for everIs this the end of offices?Communities coming togetherSome negatives attached to shaming, especially in localised surfingOcean is the number 1 destination that people want to get back toFlexibility will allow us to live more harmoniouslyLooking at the ocean on a daily basis acts as an authentic reminderHugo’s 12 year journey so far with SASInspiring planet before profitEmployees desire to work with ‘good’ companiesThe ‘eureka moments’ behind SAS and specific campaignsStorm Hercules Blue Planet Campaigning in suits and wetsuits (the logistics)The Creature at WestminsterThe stigma around being ‘a surfer’Jimmys going Plastic FreeCreating equality between western world and the third worldUsing government legislation to make real changeCapbretonLife in CornwallFavourite spot – DroskynSurfing with familyThe calming effect of surfKeep Your Chin Up Academy – Inspired by positivity

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