127 episodes

Tuesdays —
Swell Season is a live weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to New Yorkers who surf. Join co-hosts Ben Pomeroy and Tyler Breuer as they speak with the winter wave die-hards, fresh groms and ripping pros, local shapers and international influencers that make New York the improbably and fascinating surf culture that it is.

Swell Season broadcasts live on www.Swellseasonradio.com from 8-9pm on Tuesdays out of WAX Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Listen to us also on all these fun spots: Soundcloud , Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Simplecast & Live on Radiojar.

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    • 4.5, 11 Ratings

Tuesdays —
Swell Season is a live weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to New Yorkers who surf. Join co-hosts Ben Pomeroy and Tyler Breuer as they speak with the winter wave die-hards, fresh groms and ripping pros, local shapers and international influencers that make New York the improbably and fascinating surf culture that it is.

Swell Season broadcasts live on www.Swellseasonradio.com from 8-9pm on Tuesdays out of WAX Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Listen to us also on all these fun spots: Soundcloud , Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Simplecast & Live on Radiojar.

For Inquiries, questions, suggestions and positive congratulations email: swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com

    Jungwon Kim: Head Creative for the Rainforest Alliance

    Jungwon Kim: Head Creative for the Rainforest Alliance

    On the Latest Episode we speak with Jungwon Kim, who is the Head of Creative & Editorial at the Rainforest Alliance, an international organization focused on natural climate solutions and sustainable rural livelihoods. She's a native Californian who has lived in Brooklyn for 20+ years, mother of two teenage daughters, and a joyfully mediocre longboarder who started surfing at the tender young age of 40. Cohost Karen Song sits down with Jungwon to discuss learning to surf as an adult, her work with the Rain Forest Alliance, and diversity in the lineup. We're stoked to have Jungwon on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio.

    For More information on The Rainforest Alliance go to https://www.rainforest-alliance.org

    Opening Song:
    The Melody of a Fallen Tree
    Artist: Windsor for The Derby

    Have a story or thought you want to share? Please submit all your thoughts and questions to swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com We want to hear from you. Call into our hotline to share your stories at 732-660-5751

    Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by WAX.Radio - An internet radio station based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sharing the community of Wax Studios. Contact us if you have a show idea, subscribe for updates, browse our archive..
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    www.swellseasonsurf.com

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Top 5 Surf Movies with @SurfAds

    Top 5 Surf Movies with @SurfAds

    What's your Top 5 Surf Movies? Are you into the classics? Or are you more of a modern performance and high cinematopgraphy? Maybe big budget Hollywood surf movies is more your aesthetic? This episode of Swell Season Surf Radio, is like "High Fidelity" but, with surfing. Beachgrit Contributor and famed instagram account, @SurfAds is joining me to geek out on our top 5 surf movies.
    We talk through SurfAds, Top 5 Personal Surf Movies, his Top 5 Pump Up Surf Films and his Top 5 Bio Surf Films. Listen and see if you agree with SurfAds' picks?

    Have a story or thought you want to share? Please submit all your thoughts and questions to swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com We want to hear from you. Call into our hotline to share your stories at 732-660-5751

    Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by WAX.Radio - An internet radio station based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sharing the community of Wax Studios. Contact us if you have a show idea, subscribe for updates, browse our archive..
    info@wax-studios.com
    www.swellseasonsurf.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    NYC Surfer's Unite at Paddle for George Floyd

    NYC Surfer's Unite at Paddle for George Floyd

    On June 6th, The Black Surfing Association of Rockaway organized a memorial paddle out for George Floyd. Hundreds of New York Surfers came out to show support for African American community and fight systemic racism. Swell Season was on hand to cover the paddle out and talk to some of the attendees and organizers. What follows are some of the interviews from the paddle out. In order we talk to Lou Harris, Paul Vitale, McHale Anderson, Chad Chadderton & Eric Stafford. We were lucky enough to get a few moments with the founder of the Black Surfing Association Rockaway Chapter, Lou Harris, about organizing the event and his thoughts on the events that lead to George Floyds death. It was a very emotional paddle out but also very heartening. Many of us left with a sense of hope and inspiration.

    We just want to thank all of our guests and everyone who came out for the memorial paddle out. This has ignited something for many of us and now we need to put our words and stances into action. We’ve put together a list of some charities you can donate to and some you can volunteer.

    For those of you in the NYC area you can volunteer with Lou and the Black Surfing Associations Rockaway chapter. Just got follow them on Instagram @black_surfing_rockaway.

    List of organizations to donate to:

    - George Floyd Memorial Fund
    - Donations will go toward supporting the families of George Floyd
    - https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

    -The Bail Project
    https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project
    The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is on a mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States.

    -American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.
    https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice

    -Black Lives Matter Global Network
    Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

    -The National Police Accountability Project
    The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
    https://www.nlg-npap.org/donate/

    -Campaign Zero
    Campaign Zero’s mission is by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability. Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
    https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

    -NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans
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    • 40 min
    Prof. Grace Moon

    Prof. Grace Moon

    Prof. Grace Moon is the founding editor of Velvet Park Media, a queer women's arts and culture multiplatform publishing company that produces print and digital media. She's a painter and teaches fine art and design in the CUNY and SUNY college systems and is currently writing and illustrating a history of surfing before the modern era.
    Co-host Karen Song sat down with Grace to discuss her return to surfing in recent years, after a long hiatus. She grew up surfing in Honolulu but gave it up in the late 90's to get her MFA at Pratt in New York City. She never imagined it possible or desirable to surf here of all places. So, she abandoned it for around 20 years. Eventually she returned to the sea and realized there was a lot more of the Aloha spirit than she realized here in NYC.
    In the last few months, Grace has surfed her way to conquering cancer. When she was able to do so safely, she surfed during the peak of Covid in NYC, while undergoing chemo. Grace attributes surfing to helping in her healing process.
    Throughout the interview, Grace would reveal a thorough wealth of knowledge of surfing in Hawaii, as both a surfer with rich personal experiences, and as an academic and intellectual who has the ability and language to untangle its history from its colonialist patriarchal lens. She is currently working on a book about Hawaiian surf history and we are honored to have her as our guest on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio.

    Music:
    Artist: Sonny Chillingsworth
    Song: Moe Uhana (Hawaiian Slack Key)

    Have a story or thought you want to share? Please submit all your thoughts and questions to swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com We want to hear from you. Call into our hotline to share your stories at 732-660-5751

    Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by WAX.Radio - An internet radio station based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sharing the community of Wax Studios. Contact us if you have a show idea, subscribe for updates, browse our archive..
    info@wax-studios.com
    www.swellseasonsurf.com

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Surf Check with Nigel Louis

    Surf Check with Nigel Louis

    Nigel Louis, owner and operator of Station RBNY. Is a lifelong surfer. Resident of Rockaway Beach and is a guy who is always engaging and trying to do something positive for his community. Nigel comes on the show today to talk about his current fundraising efforts for the Rockaway Food Relief Program. Life as a retail owner in the time of Covid. How does one navigate the minefield of opportunities to spread the virus in a retail environment. And we get into a little surf talk as well.

    Have a story or thought you want to share? Please submit all your thoughts and questions to swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com We want to hear from you and how you are handling this pandemic. Call into our hotline to share your stories at 732-660-5751

    Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by WAX.Radio - An internet radio station based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sharing the community of Wax Studios. Contact us if you have a show idea, subscribe for updates, browse our archive..
    info@wax-studios.com
    www.swellseasonsurf.com

    • 36 min
    Authors Jamie Brisick & Chas Smith

    Authors Jamie Brisick & Chas Smith

    It's a doozy of an episode with Legendary author, and surf scribe Jamie Brisick. We discuss the life under lockdown in L.A., how the surf world is reacting to the pandemic and empty Malibu. Then we get an opportunity to talk with the surf worlds provocateur gonzo journalist and author, Chas Smith. We get into a great exchange over herd immunity, police overreach and a plan to bring back MCD. All that and a whole lot more...

    Song: Heaven is Falling
    Band: Bad Religion

    The episode is broken into two chapters for each interview.

    Have a story or thought you want to share? Please submit all your thoughts and questions to swellseasonsurfradio@gmail.com We want to hear from you and how you are handling this pandemic. Call into our hotline to share your stories at 732-660-5751



    Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by WAX.Radio - An internet radio station based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, sharing the community of Wax Studios. Contact us if you have a show idea, subscribe for updates, browse our archive..
    info@wax-studios.com
    www.swellseasonsurf.com

    • 2 hr

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4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Great podcast!

I am really loving these podcasts. Great guests and local Long Island lore. Looking forward to future episodes! I’d love to hear more from Long Island surf legends about the history of New York surfing. My only constructive criticism is that the sound volume is very low on the recordings. The volume in my car is pinned so that if I forget and switch to music I’m going to blow my speakers. Please up the volume and get those guests up to the mic. Keep up the great work.

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