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This Ocean Life Podcast. Fishing, freediving, surfing, paddle boarding, spearfishing, sailing, anything in the ocean… Bi-weekly podcast series capturing the stories and life times of people around the world who have based their lives on the ocean. Hosted by Josh Pederson.

This Ocean Life Podcast Josh Pederson

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This Ocean Life Podcast. Fishing, freediving, surfing, paddle boarding, spearfishing, sailing, anything in the ocean… Bi-weekly podcast series capturing the stories and life times of people around the world who have based their lives on the ocean. Hosted by Josh Pederson.

    Surf Expo Stories: Part 2 -- More from North America's largest watersports and beach culture retail show

    Surf Expo Stories: Part 2 -- More from North America's largest watersports and beach culture retail show

    Surf Expo Stories: Part 2
    Here we go with Surf Expo Part 2. So many great stories from north america’s largest watersports and beach lifestyle show in the retail industry, I had to split it into 2 episodes to be sure I could do them all justice. If you didn’t listen to it already, check out part 1 if you need some background on the what, where, and how of Surf Expo. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy this set of stories and perspectives from this event that’s much more than a watersports retail show.
    Surf Expo is North America’s largest watersports and beach lifestyle show in the retail industry. With hundreds of brands and thousands of retailers connecting to stock the stores that we all buy our gear from, Surf Expo is a key platform for the commercial side of many of our ocean lives. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the January 2020 show and speak with a wide range of brands on the significance of the event as well as chat with the management team who puts it all together each year. What I found within all of this was that Surf Expo is like a really fun eco-friendly festival that celebrates not just great, new products, but also art, non-profit groups, the craft of shaping surfboards, the skill of skating a mini ramp, and overall — a strong community of the ocean-minded.
     In this second part, we hear stories from:
    DMC Fins
    Huk Gear
    K.C Scott, Artist
    Dragon Eyewear
    Victoria Skimboards
    GoSili
    Marko Foam Products
     
    You can find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate 

    • 30 min
    Surf Expo Stories: Part 1 -- North America's largest watersports and beach culture retail show

    Surf Expo Stories: Part 1 -- North America's largest watersports and beach culture retail show

    Surf Expo is North America’s largest watersports and beach lifestyle show in the retail industry. With hundreds of brands and thousands of retailers connecting to stock the stores that we all buy our gear from, Surf Expo is a key platform for the commercial side of many of our ocean lives. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the January 2020 show and speak with a wide range of brands on the significance of the event as well as chat with the management team who puts it all together each year. What I found within all of this was that Surf Expo is like a really fun eco-friendly festival that celebrates not just great, new products, but also art, non-profit groups, the craft of shaping surfboards, the skill of skating a mini ramp, and overall — a strong community of the ocean-minded.
     
    After you give this a listen today, take a minute and pick one plastic throw-away item that you use and commit to replacing it with a reusable version — coffee cup, water bottle, straw, ziplock sandwich bag — you get the idea. As always, thank you for caring about the ocean and thank you for listening today. Hope you enjoy
     
    Stories captured from:
    Roy Turner, Surf Expo
    4Ocean
    Zinka
    Fair Harbor
    Marine Life Rescue of Clearwater Marine Aquarium
    Patrick Maxcey Art
    Ranger Ready
     
    You can find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate 

    • 35 min
    Nik Strong-Cvetich -- Save The Waves Coalition, protecting surf ecosystems

    Nik Strong-Cvetich -- Save The Waves Coalition, protecting surf ecosystems

    ** Interview Episode 105 **
    Nik Strong-Cevitch has travelled around the world setting up conservation and ecostourism projects in coastal communities. As a lifelong surfer NIk has been able to blend his love of surf with his professional abilities and now leads the Save The Waves Coalition to protect sensitive surf breaks the world over. With the audacious goal of protecting 1,000 waves, Nik is supported by a strong cast of characters around the world who contribute to the development of ‘world surf reserves’, help raise funds, and make sure Nik gets a wave or two at the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. On top of all of this, Nik is a humble father, husband, and member of the Santa Cruz ocean community ready to spread good vibes to those around him.
    I highly encourage everyone listening to this who did, does, or will ride a wave at some point to check out SaveTheWaves.org and find ways that you can help Nik and team combat everything from water pollution to sea level rise and coastal development. When you think about how so much of our ocean culture revolves around waves, it starts to feel pretty important to be sure we preserve them for future generations. Thanks for doing that. thanks for listening, and thanks for sharing in ocean life of Nik Strong Cevitch.
    You can also find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate  

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Lin Pardey - 200k miles of sailing, dual circumnavigations, book author

    Lin Pardey - 200k miles of sailing, dual circumnavigations, book author

    ** Interview #104**
    In her early 20’s, Lin Pardey found her calling to live a sailing life at sea. 50 years later and over 200,000 miles sailed, Lin has completed 2 circumnavigations of the world, enjoyed countless adventures at sea, and sailed some of the heaviest water on the planet including Cape Horn and the Bass Strait. Throughout Lin applied her passion for writing and authored over a dozen books on sailing along with numerous articles published in magazines and journals. Today, Lin shares her story with us and provides an inspiring perspective on simplifying life to pursue our passions in the ocean that helps remind us all that we can design an ocean life that suits each of us.
    To learn much more about Lin, see her Facebook page, blog, and books on Amazon.com. With 2020 kicked off, let’s all make a pledge in this new year to do more for the ocean and those around us. I’m personally doubling down on removing all single use plastic in my household and raising money for underprivileged youth to participate in our local Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguards program. How about you?
    Whatever you decide to do, thanks for caring about the ocean and thanks for being here today sharing in the ocean life of Lin Pardey.
    You can also find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate  
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Heavy Water Stories -- storms, injuries, big waves, general gnarliness

    Heavy Water Stories -- storms, injuries, big waves, general gnarliness

    Today we have a compilation of some of my favorite heavy water stories from past guests on the podcast. These stories include injuries at sea, insane storms and conditions, big waves and take place from the Bering Sea to Loch Ness, Mexico, and beyond. Each story is short, intense, and helps remind us of what the ocean can serve up when we’re least expecting it. I’d love to hear your suggestions for the next compilation of stories so please hit me up through social or email to josh@thisoceanlife.tv and let me know what you’d like to hear.
     
    If you like what you hear today, or even if you don’t, take a minute and commit to removing one common type of plastic from your daily life. Starbucks straw, bottled water, plastic bags for your produce — there’s tons to choose from and our grandkids who love the ocean in the future will thank you for it. 
     
    Guests featured in this episode:
    Jeff Denholm, Episode 32
    Maria Fernanda, Episode 101
    Zach Wormhoudt, Episode 15
    Nick Ayers, Episode 23
    Sailing Catalpa, Episode 24
    Chris Hearn, Episode 65
     
     

    • 39 min
    Adam Paskowitz -- legacy of nomadic family life, reality of plastics in the ocean

    Adam Paskowitz -- legacy of nomadic family life, reality of plastics in the ocean

     **Interview Episode 103**
    As a father, husband, surfer, licensed captain, and general man of the water, Adam has continued the legacy that his father, Doc Paskowitz, set forth some 30 years ago of living life on the road and the ocean, experiencing nature in all of its rawest forms. Whether crossing oceans or walking a beach, Adam and family focus strongly on plastic reduction, leading by their example of removing plastic and making good decisions on their daily use of it with the goal to inspire all of us to do our best to keep this pollution out of our natural world. Adam's stories of his family today at sea and on the road are fun and inspiring and tie back to his days growing up in the nomadic lifestyle that the Paskowitz family is so well known for. 
     
    If you like what you hear today, take 2 minutes and commit to using 1 less piece of plastic in your daily life. Trust me, it’s not hard!!!
     
    Thanks for sharing Adam's ocean life with us. Be sure to check him out on Instagram, his family YouTube channel, Paskowitz Foundation website, and SurfWise -- the Paskowitz Family documentary. You can also find fun stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV website, Instagram, and Facebook, and Twitter. Host: Josh Pederson, @surfpaddletailgate  
     
     
    * Other pieces of our conversation *
    Newborn son, Solomon, and remembering how to care of infants like riding a bike
    Relative ease of land travel compared to life at sea
    Teachings from Adam's father, Doc Paskowitz, that have stayed with him through today
    Exploration on land and incredible natural beauty available to all of us, very similar to the ocean
    The Paskowitz Foundation heritage
    Adam's surfboard quiver today
    Perspective on open ocean boat design and the next vessel Adam takes to sea
    Perspective on global pollution, focusing on plastics, and the hope Adam has for humanity to solve the issue
     

    • 57 min

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