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World Surf League’s Dave Prodan breaks things down with influential figures from all across the surf landscape. Hear their behind-the-scenes stories and unfiltered opinions to get a deeper sense of who they are and how they’ve influenced the sport and culture of surfing.

The Lineup with Dave Prodan - A Surfing Podcast WSL Studios

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    • 4.7 • 278 Ratings

World Surf League’s Dave Prodan breaks things down with influential figures from all across the surf landscape. Hear their behind-the-scenes stories and unfiltered opinions to get a deeper sense of who they are and how they’ve influenced the sport and culture of surfing.

    EP 67: Jack Robinson - Facing your idols, How Western Australia shaped him, Wild times on the QS with dad, Dealing with high expectations at a young age, Being inspired by Taj Burrow, and His best shark story

    EP 67: Jack Robinson - Facing your idols, How Western Australia shaped him, Wild times on the QS with dad, Dealing with high expectations at a young age, Being inspired by Taj Burrow, and His best shark story

    Championship Tour rookie sensation, Margaret River local, and Boost Mobile athlete Jack Robinson talks about his evolution from bowl-cut grom to tour competitor. He dives into the heavy expectations from a surf industry obsessed with youth, wild times on the QS with his dad, finding his own path, and growing past the pressure. He discusses his hometown, his favorite local breaks, how the Margaret River coastline shaped who he is today, and breaking out of the Western Australia bubble. He also discusses being inspired by Taj Burrow and Kelly Slater, traveling as a kid with Kanoa Igarashi and Leo Fioravanti, surfing instinctually, and then shares his best shark story.
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    EP 66: Sally Fitzgibbons - Her constant title chase, Surfing at The Box, Her evolution as a surfer, The importance of running in her life, Non-endemic partners, Having experience with rugged waves

    EP 66: Sally Fitzgibbons - Her constant title chase, Surfing at The Box, Her evolution as a surfer, The importance of running in her life, Non-endemic partners, Having experience with rugged waves

    Australian Championship Tour star and Boost Mobile athlete Sally Fitzgibbons discusses her long and successful career on tour, coming so close to multiple World Titles, her constant drive to keep pushing herself, and her progression and evolution as a surfer. Before the Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro, she talks about surfing at The Box, her advantage from growing up around rugged waves, and the many different boards she’s brought for the Australian leg. She also touches on the Rip Curl WSL Finals, building non-endemic partnerships, her uber-athletic childhood, learning how to surf Pipeline, how much longer she has on tour, and the therapeutic place running holds in her life.
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    EP 65: Laura Enever - Big Wave vs. CT surfing, Her film “Undone”, Growing up at Narrabeen, Surfing on the Nike team, Local standouts, Making another run at the CT, The Red Bull Cape Fear contest

    EP 65: Laura Enever - Big Wave vs. CT surfing, Her film “Undone”, Growing up at Narrabeen, Surfing on the Nike team, Local standouts, Making another run at the CT, The Red Bull Cape Fear contest

    Big wave surfer and former Championship Tour competitor Laura Enever talks about her transition to big wave surfing, the differences between charging big swells and small wave performance surfing, the specific training, and her first time at Jaws and Shipstern Bluff. She discusses her film “Undone” which follows her journey from the CT to the big wave scene and her personal evolution along the way. She looks back at her rise to her seven-year run on tour, from growing up at Narrabeen to getting pushed competitively by her family to surfing on the Nike team. She also touches on which tour surfers have been standouts at her local break before the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic, breaks down the new waves being added to the women’s schedule, and looks forward to the Red Bull Cape Fear contest at Shipstern.
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    EP 64: Damien Hardman - The “Girls Can’t Surf” documentary, Narrabeen and the upcoming Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic, The next level of progression on tour, How the “Ice Man” won his titles, The Championship Tour in the 1990s, Being a ruthless co

    EP 64: Damien Hardman - The “Girls Can’t Surf” documentary, Narrabeen and the upcoming Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic, The next level of progression on tour, How the “Ice Man” won his titles, The Championship Tour in the 1990s, Being a ruthless co

    Two-time World Champion Damien Hardman talks about the “Girls Can’t Surf” documentary, responds to his comments in the film, and discusses the Championship Tour in the 1980s and 90s. The Narrabeen local describes what fans can expect at the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona, breaks down the wave and the surf scene in his hometown, gives his predictions for the favorites going into the event, and discusses Mick Fanning’s chances as the Event Wildcard. “The Ice Man” then looks back at his own career, how he started surfing, his rapid rise to success, winning his two World Titles, and what it took to be an exceptional competitor.
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    EP 63: Ross Williams - Surfing in 2021 vs the 1990s, Coaching John John Florence, Shooting the Momentum films, Growing up on the North Shore, and Kelly Slater’s retirement

    EP 63: Ross Williams - Surfing in 2021 vs the 1990s, Coaching John John Florence, Shooting the Momentum films, Growing up on the North Shore, and Kelly Slater’s retirement

    Momentum Generation icon, former Championship Tour competitor, and commentator-turned-coach Ross Williams talks about the differences between surfing in 2021 compared to when he was on tour in the 1990s, from the boards to the dream contest locations to the level of progression. He looks back at growing up on the North Shore, becoming friends at a young age with Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian, his gradual transition into becoming a pro surfer, and shooting the era-defining Momentum films with his peers. He dives into the world of surf coaching, how he tries to bring out that last 10% that can create a huge difference, and his work with World Champion John John Florence, CT competitor Tatiana Weston-Webb, and some up-and-coming Hawaiian talents.
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    EP 62: Mark Richards - Newcastle Cup Contenders, Twin fin inspirations, The growth of the Championship Tour, Hawaii and Eddie Aikau, and Newcastle’s surf culture

    EP 62: Mark Richards - Newcastle Cup Contenders, Twin fin inspirations, The growth of the Championship Tour, Hawaii and Eddie Aikau, and Newcastle’s surf culture

    Four-time World Champion and Newcastle native Mark Richards talks about his hometown’s strong surfing culture, how it produces so much high-level surf talent, and which tour surfers have looked best during their preparation for the upcoming Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona. He tells stories of his first trips to Hawaii during the “Bustin’ Down The Door” era, winning respect from the local surfers, and becoming friends with Eddie Aikau. He looks back at his legendary career, touching on his four World Titles, his insatiable must-win mentality, the massive growth of the tour from its early days, and how hard it was to stop competing. Finally, MR breaks down the inspirations for his infamous twin fin design, his passion for and career in shaping surfboards, and his family’s history of making boards and running surf shops.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

CTsups ,

Comments you made about surfer using their platform

I usually enjoy your podcast. But now you and other platforms, seem to forget the line between entertainment and social issues. I don’t turn on you program or a WCT Event to learn about someone’s sexual preference or political view on climate change or other social preference. I don’t care what the sporting event is. Sports is sports, and a time to step away from all the clutter that people think is so important that they think their platforms gives them more importance to push their views on me, weather I agree or don’t agree. Enough is enough.

So Dave, I guess you have taken a stance, therefore, I will to and not enjoy your hard work and great interviews with a sport I truly love and enjoy. I just can’t sign in and listen to this.

TomsanAlien ,

Another misinformed self righteous individual

I was really enjoying the podcast until Dave Prodan decided to alienate a good chunk of his viewership.

MSURFT ,

For the privileged

I love surfing, talking about surfing, and I’m a big fan of the WSL, however this podcast is not for me. To preface I only listened to part of one but I quickly lost interest in the podcast when the guest and host shared a moment discussing the “worse part of the pandemic “ being not able to travel to exotic places. Are they so privileged that they have no clue what the rest of the world went through? A lot of times when I’m hearing people in the pro surf industry talk I wonder if they ever worked a day their lives. This was definitely the case w this podcast. I’m sure many of people in the industry have just not most it seems. If I can’t relate I can’t subscribe.

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