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A podcast dedicated to surfing, surf travel, surfboards, ecology, entrepreneurship, good living, and everything rad about being high from saltwater, life, and a flaming heart.

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Saltwater High by Wave Trib‪e‬ Derek Dodds

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A podcast dedicated to surfing, surf travel, surfboards, ecology, entrepreneurship, good living, and everything rad about being high from saltwater, life, and a flaming heart.

Please tag us #sharethestoke #wavetribe #surftrip #saltwaterhigh and leave a rad review.

See more at www.wavetribe.com

    E23. Explore Alaska's Waves with Scott Reierson of Alaska Surf Guides

    E23. Explore Alaska's Waves with Scott Reierson of Alaska Surf Guides

    Have you been wanting to surf the cool and awesome waves in Alaska? Same here, bro!

     In this episode, I got the chance to talk to Scott Reierson, the owner and operator of Alaska Surf Guides, and he's here to let you know of the amazing surf adventures that are waiting for all of us in Alaska and his journey on how he was able to make his passion and dream become a reality.

    Alaska Surf Guides focuses on remote surf trips exploring Alaska’s waves. Based out of Seward, Alaska, they use helicopters (heli surfing) & boats (boat surfing) to access remote surf breaks in Alaska for half-day adventures and multi-day expeditions.

    Social Media Profiles:


    Alaska Surf Guides

    Website: https://www.alaskasurfguides.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/alaskasurfguides/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/alaskasurfguides


    Scott’s Personal Accounts

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/alaskanscott/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/scott.a.reierson



    Topics covered:


    How far is Alaska?
    When did you start going there?
    What is the water temperature?
    What is the surf season? Winter? Summer?
    What’s the local scene like?
    The waves look insane?
    What are the waves typically like?
    Critters on land and sea?
    The last frontier?
    Let's talk about the trips. Heli Trip? Boat Trip?
    Describe your first surfboard?
    What is the best wave you have surfed?
    Your favorite surf trip?
    Did we miss anything?

    Location: Alaska


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    E22. Building a Surfboard Factory During COVID with Joel Zemenick & Andi Cummings

    E22. Building a Surfboard Factory During COVID with Joel Zemenick & Andi Cummings

    "My philosophy is pretty simple: to take every surfer, of every ability, to the next level of their surfing life." - Joel Zemenick, JZ Surfboards.

    Joel and Andi went on a surf/dive trip in Maui last year before COVID hit, where they fell in love with each other and decided to build a surfboard factory—JZ Surfboards.

    JZ Surfboards specialize in building high-performance boards with an artistic appeal tailor-made for each surfer and every wave. Andi is a divemaster and runs all business operations and marketing, while Joel, with 29 years of experience shaping and glassing boards, oversees the crew, manufacturing, and the factory. With their individual styles and backgrounds, they are committed to running a safe and fun business where both the experienced and junior board builders can craft the highest quality boards in the NorCal market.

    Social Media Profiles:


    Website: https://www.jzsurfboards.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Jzsurfboards/, https://www.instagram.com/andicummings/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/jzsurfdesigns

    Topics Discussed:


    How did you two meet?
    The new shop sounds killer, tell us about it?
    What do you like to shape?
    What do you not like to shape?
    Do you have a foam preference?
    Walk me through your rail design technique.
    What is your opinion on CNC’ed blanks?
    Glassing is a dying art form, do you like it?
    Stringerless is gaining momentum—any opinion?
    What is your theory on old foam?
    Describe your first surfboard you shaped?
    What is the best wave you have surfed?
    Your favorite surf trip?
    Did we miss anything?

    Location: Half Moon Bay, CA


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    E21. Tribe of Zen Founder Kwame LaBassiere: Diversity in the Lineup

    E21. Tribe of Zen Founder Kwame LaBassiere: Diversity in the Lineup

    With the unrest that happened in summer 2020, more and more surfers of color are emerging and finding a space in the lineup. And yet, there is still resistance from other people of color and certain disbelief from others.

    In this podcast episode, I got the chance to talk to Kwame LaBassiere about diversity in the lineup, Tribe of Zen, being an activist and ocean conservationist, how's it like surfing in Rockaway, and many more.

    More About Kwame LaBassiere:


    He has been surfing for 19 years.
    He is the Head Surf Instructor for New York Surf School and also a yoga instructor.
    He participated in the Black Surfing Association East Coast Chapter paddle out for racial injustice last June in the wake of George Floyd’s murder as the Kahuna Nui or ocean priest. 
    He is an activist and ocean conservationist.

    Social Media Profiles:


    Kwame:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/kwamelabassiere/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/kwame.labassiere

    Tribe of Zen:
    Website: https://tribeofzen.org/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/Tribe_of_zen/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tribeofzen/
    YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxgPT9x-RK29ciBkUyf2Ew

    Black Surfing Association East Coast Chapter:
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/black_surfing_rockaway/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/Black-Surfing-Association-EC-372705273264748/

    Other links Kwame mentioned:
    Benny Surf’s Collective: https://www.instagram.com/bennys.club/

    Topics Covered:


    You are originally from the Caribbean—how did you end up in NY?
    What’s it like surfing in Rockaway?
    What was the inspiration for Tribe of Zen?
    What kind of activities are you doing at Tribe of Zen?
    Talk to me about diversity in the lineup.
    Are you optimistic about the future of America?
    What needs to change in your opinion?
    Describe your first surfboard?
    What is the best wave you have surfed?
    Your favorite surf trip?
    Did we miss anything?

    Location: Rockaway, New York


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    E20. Wild Habitat Founders Sherry and Briana Tautiva: Uniting Brands That Protect the Wild

    E20. Wild Habitat Founders Sherry and Briana Tautiva: Uniting Brands That Protect the Wild

    Sherry and Briana Tautiva are a mother-daughter team who sought out to reject traditional industry norms and invite athletes to be rebels for the Wild. Their company, Wild Habitat, is bringing together brands that are proving that animal rights, environmental concerns, and giving back are their first priority. Wild Habitat aspires to bring together communities of caring human beings, willing to take a stand and eradicate the damage done to our planet. They are proud to create a platform to unite inspiring companies and conscientious adventurers who are shaping the future together.

    Briana left the fast-paced, profit-driven corporate lifestyle to start a family company that put passion before profit. Together, Sherry and Briana have searched high and low to bring together the brands that commit to doing the right thing. They truly believe that sustainability is the only business plan: From the clothes we wear to the boards we ride, they are banning together with the tribes of adventurists and outdoor enthusiasts who shape the future together.

    Topics Discussed:


    What is Wild Habitat?
    How did you get the idea for Wild Habitat?
    Why is ecology important for you?
    How do you find businesses to work with?
    How will you market Wild Habitat?
    How will you attract athletes to be part of the business model?
    What’s it like working as partners?
    How do you split roles?
    For Briana: What skills did you bring over from corporate and which did you leave behind?
    For Sherry: Share a little of your journey and why you decided to launch this company.
    Did we miss anything?

    Social Media Profiles:

    Wild Habitat


    IG: https://www.instagram.com/wild.habitat/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/shop.wildhabitat/
    YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD0as0L_zKSvAh7RRdD1WIA
    Website: https://wildhabitat.co/

    Personal


    IG: https://www.instagram.com/btautiva/, https://www.instagram.com/sherrytautiva/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/briana.tautiva, https://www.facebook.com/sheryl.tautiva

    Location: Miami, Florida


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    E19. Leo Rossini: Brazilian Texan With Stoke For Surfing

    E19. Leo Rossini: Brazilian Texan With Stoke For Surfing

    Love to surf but living far from the coast? 

    In this episode, I got the chance to talk to Leo Rossini, who is a surfer living in Texas. Leo was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and surfing has been a very important and huge part of his life.

    But currently living in Texas, Leo shared how he has to drive 4 hours to reach and surf in Galveston and how he continues to find alternatives to continue surfing and get stoked. 

    Listen to Leo's journey and learn that if you have the stoke and the kind of fortitude to get out there and surf, you can always find ways.

    Social Media Profile:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonardo-rossini-95b509a/

    Topics Discussed:


    How long have you been in the USA?
    I see you have no social media—is that intentional?
    What is the closest beach to you?
    Is there any surf culture in Dallas?
    What is it like to surf a wave pool?
    Describe your first surfboard.
    What is the best wave you have surfed?
    Your favorite surf trip?
    Did we miss anything?

    Location: Dallas, TX


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    E18: Steve Ecker Building a Brand That Has a Positive Impact on People

    E18: Steve Ecker Building a Brand That Has a Positive Impact on People

    Entrepreneurship: Building a brand that has a positive impact on people

    Steve runs the podcast Trust The Grind, where he explores how creatives, athletes, and business owners discovered their path to a more authentic and meaningful life. Each interview takes a close look into how these leaders overcame obstacles to pursue their calling, manage the daily grind, and make the most out of every day.

    He also created Plan Dope Shit, a planner that helps him have a clearer mind and know exactly what to focus on for the day. His mission is to create work that helps people get their sh*t together while giving back. 

    A portion of their proceeds will be donated to Art Start, a non-profit organization based in NYC that hosts various workshops empowering the youth through art.

    Social Media Profiles:


    IG: https://www.instagram.com/trustthegrindco/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/trustthegrindco/
    YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zjQHD_pq7sMlqmJOzxJ8Q/videos
    Website: https://trustthegrind.co/
    Podcast Links: Apple, Spotify

    Location: Maryland


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    • 59 min

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