50 episodes

A Costa Rica Surf Culture Podcast.

Brought to you by Joe Walsh, the founder of Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Join Joe, Niki, and P-MAC as we discuss surfing in Costa Rica and taking surf trips around the world. Listen to interviews with surf industry veterans, surf travelers, and other worldly surfing characters. Enjoy the show.

Email any questions or comments to getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com

Come stay with us at Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo.
http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com

See you surfing, pura vida,
Joe Walsh

http://instagram.com/getoutandsurf

Get Out and SURF Joe Walsh

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

A Costa Rica Surf Culture Podcast.

Brought to you by Joe Walsh, the founder of Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Join Joe, Niki, and P-MAC as we discuss surfing in Costa Rica and taking surf trips around the world. Listen to interviews with surf industry veterans, surf travelers, and other worldly surfing characters. Enjoy the show.

Email any questions or comments to getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com

Come stay with us at Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo.
http://witchsrocksurfcamp.com

See you surfing, pura vida,
Joe Walsh

http://instagram.com/getoutandsurf

    50: So This Is The End?

    50: So This Is The End?

    Wow it's almost the end of 2019. After publishing a podcast every week this year, we're taking a break and enjoying the holidays. We’re also super hung over from last night’s Xmas party! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the final episode of Season 1 of Get Out and SURF with Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren, and Patrick McNulty.

    50 episodes in 50 weeks… So what were some of our favorite episodes this year?
    -  Episode 11: Mark Cunningham: Lifeguard, Bodysurfer, Artist
    -  Episode 33: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019
    -  Episode 49: Chicago Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil
    -  Episode 36: 1 Motorcycle, 2 Surfboards, 3 Years and 10,000 Miles

    Special thanks to Ray Finley, Adam Greenman, Robert August, Bird Huffman, Sean Mattison, Pancho Sullivan, Peter Cole, Doug Cole, John Becker, Adrian Fernandez, Larry the Cheese, Frank Lemes, Gordon Beh, Andrea Diaz, Ryan Waldron, Paco Vega, Mike Clifford, Katie Rice, Happy Walsh, Kristen Brown, Andrew Cotton, Mitch McNeil, Eric Sharman, Jamie Bott, Grant McCartney, Amber Shaffer, Greg Gordon, all of the other guests that we had in 2019, and of course all of our listeners. Pura vida!

    We took some awesome surf trips in 2019. Here are the destinations we’ll be putting on the Wheel Of Waves for 2020:
    -  Colombia
    -  The Amazon River tidal bore
    -  Sardinia
    -  Cleveland
    -  Hainan, China
    -  Alaska
    -  Nova Scotia
    -  Kiribati
    -  Brooklyn

    If you’re a surfer, you’re an environmentalist. Please join your local Surfrider Foundation.

    What is Season 2 going to look like? Tell us your thoughts. Email the podcast at getoutandsurfcr@gmail.com

    This podcast has been brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 33 min
    49: Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil

    49: Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil

    20% of the planet’s fresh water can be found in the Great Lakes. This area is also home to some of the US’s biggest industrial manufacturing complexes. For over a century, many of these companies have been dumping lethal chemicals into the watershed, destroying eco systems, and damaging the water supply for millions of Americans. So when the US government allows this to happen in the name of capitalism, what are we supposed to do?

    Introducing Mitch McNeil, Chair of the Chicago chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Mitch, along with a group of hungry environmental law professors from the University of Chicago, have filed a lawsuit against US Steel for repeatedly dumping hexavalent chromium into Lake Michigan. Go google that shit and then you’ll see why this is such a big deal.

    Get involved! Join your local Surfrider Foundation or donate to the Chicago Surfrider chapter
    https://www.chicago.surfrider.org/

    Questions or comments for the podcast?
    getoutandsurfcr@gmail.com

    Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
    https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 41 min
    48: Green Steps, Tamarindo Rivermouth, and Surfing the Strait of Juan de Fuca

    48: Green Steps, Tamarindo Rivermouth, and Surfing the Strait of Juan de Fuca

    This week PMAC, Joe, and Niki hung out in the office with the recorder on and simply talked about what’s been happening at the surf camp, in the lineup, and on the podcast.

    PMAC shares recent green initiatives the surf camp has taken for 2020 and beyond in a quest to utilize more and more biodegradable plant-based materials, trying to eliminate plastic from the ocean and our food chain.

    The first NW swell of the 2019/2020 arrived this season and Tamarindo was booming. We dissect the current state of the Tamarindo Rivermouth sand bars and try to help listeners learn how to score this surf spot best. Hint: check the conditions constantly because she’s a fickle beast and can turn on in an heartbeat.

    The Get Out and SURF podcast is compiling our 2020 surf trip destination list. One trip we’re discussing is to the Pacific Northwest, to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands. We’re not sure if we should be more afraid of the great white sharks or the killer whales, but Niki seems mostly scared of bears.

    Do you have any questions or comments for the show? What do you want to hear more of in 2020? Email the podcast at getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com

    This show is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 29 min
    47: Californication with Paco Vega

    47: Californication with Paco Vega

    Joe, Niki, and PMAC catch up with Costa Rican surfing prodigy and Witch’s Rock family member Paco Vega. Paco joined Get Out and SURF on Episode #3 when we discussed transitioning from a longboard to a shortboard. This time around we talk about Paco’s new home and what life is like living and surfing in Los Angeles. Rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and crusty Malibu locals, it seems that Paco is right in the mix of California living. He lets us know what he misses from home and reassures us that he’s still Tico through and through. Grab a listen, pura vida!

    Email the podcast: getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com

    Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
    https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 36 min
    46: Expat Legal Guide To Living And Working In Costa Rica

    46: Expat Legal Guide To Living And Working In Costa Rica

    This week we sit down with good friend and Costa Rican attorney Adrian Fernandez. Adrian is an expert in many areas of Costa Rican law and helps answer many questions that anyone who is considering moving to, working, or simply living in Costa Rica needs to know:

    How long can I stay in Costa Rica on a tourist visa?
    How do I get my residency?
    Should I bring my vehicle?
    Can I legally work in Costa Rica?
    What happens if I get in a car accident?
    What happens if I get arrested?
    Can anyone by real estate in Costa Rica?
    And more.

    You can contact Adrian Fernandez for a free consultation:
    legaladviceCR@gmail.com
    +506-8386-1698 (text)

    This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
    https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 45 min
    45: The Great Overseas Surfboard Debate

    45: The Great Overseas Surfboard Debate

    The crew is back in the GOAS recording studio with Niki Hurren, PMAC, and Joe Walsh discussing one of surfing’s biggest controversies: Does it matter that so many surf industry brands are now producing surfboards in factories overseas in places like China, Taiwan, and Thailand? Does technology and production en masse vs. the working with your local shaper push surfboard evolution forward, or does it hinder the progress of the sport? And what about the environmental impact?

    We hope you enjoy this episode and ongoing discussion. Please send us your perspective as well! Email the podcast at getoutandsurfCR@gmail.com and we’ll include it in next week’s show.

    This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
    https://witchsrocksurfcamp.com/

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

EP747EP ,

Love this banter!

Great banter and great subjects! I’m a bit late to this podcast, looks like it was a 2019 thing but there is great material here. Well done guys. I hope to hear more for ‘21 when travel returns! ¡Pura Vida Amigos!

Joe Jessal ,

Love listening from the van!

You guys have found the secret sauce to a great podcast! I have listened to every episode and can’t wait for you to drop the next one every week.
It’s been 18 years since I was at the surf camp and your show reminds me every week that it’s time to come back. So keep up the good work on the show!

Jasonsurfer ,

Great podcast!

I found a link to the Great Lakes Surf podcast and am hooked! I also have an Ivory Vanagon Westfalia so it caught my attention. There is a great surf community on the Great Lakes and the Great Lake Surf Festival is really a great time even if waves are flat!

Great guests, great topics and perfect for a short flight!

Keep the stoke alive!
Jason

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