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Hosted by the Ambassador of Aloha and living surf legend Paul Strauch, PodAloha features insightful interviews that span the evolution of wave riding, surf culture, board design and entertaining personal stories from the top surfers of their respective generations.

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Hosted by the Ambassador of Aloha and living surf legend Paul Strauch, PodAloha features insightful interviews that span the evolution of wave riding, surf culture, board design and entertaining personal stories from the top surfers of their respective generations.

    EPISODE 10: Shaun Thomson "Win Like a Gentleman, Lose Like a Man."

    EPISODE 10: Shaun Thomson "Win Like a Gentleman, Lose Like a Man."

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    EPISODE 10: Shaun Thomson "Win Like a Gentleman, Lose Like a Man."

    EPISODE 10: Shaun Thomson "Win Like a Gentleman, Lose Like a Man."

    In a far-ranging discussion, Shaun talks to Paul about developing his revolutionary tube riding technique at the Bay of Plenty, his beloved “pink banana” board and how the loss of his son redirected his life to spread a message of empowerment. And how he is invisible surfing on a softie.

    EPISODE 9:GERRY LOPEZ + RANDY RARICK RETURN!

    EPISODE 9:GERRY LOPEZ + RANDY RARICK RETURN!

    The three legends discuss major changes to wave riding they lived through during their long and still going surfing lives. The rise of localism as lineups got more crowded and aggressive. The first concave nose. The key evolutions that led to the rise of the short board and modern tube-riding. And of course why the spirit of Aloha is the soul of surfing.

    Episode 8: Fred Hemmings - The Champ, Father of Professional Surfing

    Episode 8: Fred Hemmings - The Champ, Father of Professional Surfing

    Fred joins Paul to remember their times with Duke Kahanamoku, discuss his role shaping the early pro surfing circuit and explain why surfers are the best athletes in the world.

    Episode 7: Mike Hynson - Surfer. Shaper. Rebel. Legend.

    Episode 7: Mike Hynson - Surfer. Shaper. Rebel. Legend.

    Mike chats with Paul about who is gonna get the wave; who influenced his surfing and shaping; his experience starring in the Endless Summer and how it inspired his smuggling career. Paul and Mike discuss Phil Edwards’s impact on them.

    Episode 6: Skip Frye: The master of glide & legendary surfboard shaper is still as stoked as anyone.

    Episode 6: Skip Frye: The master of glide & legendary surfboard shaper is still as stoked as anyone.

    This episode was recorded in The Chapel, Skip’s shaping room, where he chats with Paul about the art of the glide and his passion for surfing longer boards. Skip also discusses his reverence for the Polynesian roots of wave riding , Aloha spirit and environmentalism. He and Paul remember that party gone wrong where they saw someone get shot through the foot with a spear gun. Oh, and Hawaiian lunch plates are the best.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jawdroppin ,

My favorite podcast

I greatly appreciate your podcast and willingness to share your stories and pass on the knowledge and history of surfing. Always look forward to the new episode!
Thank you

Classmonkey ,

Surfing history brought to life

Wow is all I can say. I’ve read some books on surf history though I’m expert or anything.

I’ve learned so much about how surfing developed. It’s easy to forget that modern surfing as we know has just exploded in a relatively short period over the last 60 years or so. PodAloha introduces you to guys who paved the way. I feel like I’ve gotten to know some of the personalities of the legends of the sport because the podcast format is like sitting in a room with them.

Intimate, informative and often hilarious I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn and surf history and culture.

Brandon Strauch ,

Awesome

Awesome to hear the stories of all these Surfers and my amazing Dad!
Much Aloha.

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