Tales from the Cobblestones is a podcast about San Onofre State Beach, a 3,000 acre state park located in Southern California. This unique area is home to some of the most famous waves in the country. This area is rich with interesting stories and conflicting issues. In this podcast I attempt to dig deep in some fun story telling, with a surfer's perspective.
"Live from the Cobblestones" is a show within the show. In this series we interview interesting individuals in the surf world: Artists, Surfers, Shapers, etc. With a focus on the lifestyle in Southern California and its influence on surf culture.
Today’s guest is Mr. Brian Bent. You know who Brian is… That throwback… Hot rod… Cool daddy in the black and white stripes with the hat… Cruising down the line in his throwback surf craft known as the kook box. Yeah you’ve seen him driving around town in one of his classic hot Rod cars looking like a modern-day Herman Munster… Cruising around… Yeah you’ve seen him. Brian is from another time but his stoke for life is real, he is a creative genius… He never stops creating… Never stops innovating… He just keeps getting better. Brian is an incredibly talented dude who can do just about anything good… Whether it’s painting… Surfing… Skating… Or whistling… Brian can do it… The list of his accomplishments goes on and on. We cruised over to Brian’s house in lovely San Juan Capistrano… I pulled the VW bus onto his grass that was surrounded by his four incredibly stylish old classic car collection. Brian and I chatted it up about surf, surfing magazine, music and life… We took a deep dive into Brian’s band the “Bent Duo”. That’s his band with his daughter Esther. She plays “Keith Moon” style drums… Perfect and straight forward. It was an absolute pleasure to get together and hang with Brian… I love talking with Brian… And when he gets going… It’s pure gold… Here’s my conversation with the one and only Mr. Brian Bent! Music Bent Duo Dealt a bad hand Emma Victoria Fast and Furious
Bodega Boarder Crew
Today’s guest is Alex Valich from the Bodega Boarder Crew. Alex is a traditional single fin long boarder who is a transplant from Brooklyn New York that now resides in beautiful San Juan Capistrano with his wife and daughter. Alex is a true artist in every way, growing up skating the streets of New York. At a young age he got exposed to all the things the city had to offer. These days Alex has a lot going on, he has a podcast… A surf team… He is involved with all sorts of media projects and he’s surrounded by lots of Surf. Surfing Doheny and San Onofre on the regular with his talented friends like Erin“Worm”Ashley. Alex has a podcast called Bodega Boarder Crew Podcast. I highly recommend this groovy surf centric podcast which is also brought to you by the YEW network. On the Bodega Boarder Crew podcast… Alex goes deep and plays deep cuts of musical magic from B Side selections from many genres and styles. He mixes it all together with cool informative information and always amazing guests from the logging community and beyond. Alex has a true love and passion for traditional Longboarding. His brand is the Bodega Boarder Crew and with his crew, his shop, his podcast and his many other art projects... he is on the rise to take his vision to the next level. He is in the right place surrounded by the right people. Alex is a super smart guy and a very creative type locking in and trimming his way to the future. Alex met me down at the end of Doheny State Beach at a spot called “Hole in the Fence” I parked the bus right on the sand and face it towards the ocean. Facing a packed lineup but also facing one of Alex‘s favorite surfing breaks… Boneyards. Check out the Bodega Boarder Crew crew podcast… Instagram… Check the website for videos and action items and for merch… Grab some shirts or a hat… Alex is also working on future projects like fin Collabs etc. It was an absolute pleasure sitting down with him and talking surf and how the Bodega Boarder Crew came to be... Please enjoy my conversation with Mr. Alex Valich. Music: Eruption-Van Halen Slow Roll-Tommy Guerrero Squares-The Beta Band Flashlight-Parliament The Rebirth of Slick-Digable Planets
Dave Boehne Infinity Surfboards
Todays guest is Tyler Breuer. Tyler is a Surfer from New York. He frequents the shores of Rock Away Beach and now recides in Brooklyn. Tyler is a certified Surf Nerd.. being able to refference even the up most obscure surf history. Growing up in and around surfing he has a high froth level and salt pumps through his veins....battling the cold and s****y conditions of New York's fickle coastline. Tyler has a great Surf Podcast Called "Swell Season" A Show that focuses on the surf scene in New York. Tyler has just announced a great partnership with surf media heavy weights Matt Warshaw and David Lee Scales. A new Podcast called "Sunday Joint" Based off of Matt Warshaw's Weekly news Letter he sends out on Sunday to all his subscribers of the website EOS (Encyclopedia of Surfing) In this new show...Tyler and his brother (Jamie) break down different topics from the "Sunday Joint News Letter" in an NPR Surf talk kind of way. With Matts rich content,Tyler and Jamies banter, and David Lee Scales Surf Splender Productions...you can't go wrong. It was great to meet up with Tyler for a chat thanks to the power of Instagram and Zoom. It was a pleasure to talk to Tyler about his life in surf and his exciting up and coming projects. Heres my conversation with Mr. Tyler Breuer! Music: Intro: Slow Roll-Tommy Guerrero Interlude: Dissonance-Strange Motel Outro: Parquet Courts-Stoned and Starving
Palm Springs Surfing Mecca
Todays episode is all about Palm Springs. This beautiful desert oasis is just 2 hours east of the Southern California Golden Coast. Big things are happening out in the desert, things are changing and the modern times are amongst us. When you think of Palm Springs what do you think of? Golf Courses and Golf carts? Coachella? That Tram thing? Those windmill things? Hipsters? The ACE hotel. Or how about Architecture? Names like Albert Frey.. Who invented "Desert Modernism". All those things were synonymous with Pam Springs. Now, Palm Springs is emerging as Surfings New Mecca. With the advancements of different wave pool technologies competing to be the first to market. There is Talk of Josh Kerr Staring a wave pool resort. There are talks of Kelly Slater building a wave pool resort. But there is only one group that is ACTUALLY pumping out waves in the Desert. Its the Palm Springs Surf Resort... in its test phase. Who is behind this technology and who are the key players involved? With all the hype surrounding this wave pool its been hard to ignore. Clip after clip of pro after pro, influencer after influencer, a real who's who of the industry getting private, exclusive surf sessions with the homies. Only the coolest of the cool get invites. Which is rad because, duh its their pool and they do what they want. I kept waiting for my phone to ring... I kept looking at my phone to see if Kalani Robb has texted me... I was hoping for an invite from the homies...something from somewhere...please??? Anything will do...just grant me that golden ticket! Oh well. I guess ill just have to wait jus like everybody else. But the reality is, we will ALL be able to surf out in the the desert. Yes! We will all be able, one day to surf the PALM SPRINGS SURF RESORT once it opens to the public. So here it is! My 2 hour episode (the time it takes to get to the desrt) all about the Palm Springs SURF RESORF. A detailed account from a frothy surfer that wasn't invited. An in depth look at the WAVE POOL, from the outside looking in. Enjoy! This episode is brought to by: YEW MEDIA and TROPIC SPORT SUN SUNSCREEN This
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Characters and legends
I’m digging the guests you’re getting! From Local icons to legends we’re getting to know. Thanks for the insight and stories! Keep up the good work