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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 World Surf League

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    • 4.6 • 319 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.

    Ryan Callinan

    Ryan Callinan

    A Re-Air from the March 2020 conversation with the 2023 CT qualifier, Ryan Callinan!
    Merewether Beach’s own CT star Ryan Callinan talks about being shaped by the legends of the Newcastle surf community, dealing with grief and loss while on tour, and discovering the confidence to compete with the world’s best.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Travis Logie - Championship Tour qualification scenarios, The Challenger Series finale, Exciting new rookies, What to expect from surfers who requalified, His biggest season highlights, and The surfers to watch at Haleiwa

    Travis Logie - Championship Tour qualification scenarios, The Challenger Series finale, Exciting new rookies, What to expect from surfers who requalified, His biggest season highlights, and The surfers to watch at Haleiwa

    WSL Senior Manager of Tours & Competition and former Championship Tour surfer Travis Logie joins The Lineup to talk about the Challenger Series finale at Haleiwa. He breaks down the women’s qualification situation, what to expect from Macy Callaghan and Molly Picklum’s second stints on the CT, the new rookie Caity Simmers’ immense talent, and what Bettylou Sakura Johnson and others still need to do to seize their spot on tour. He looks at the men’s side, the reinvigorated Leo Fioravanti and Ryan Callinan, history being made with Rio Waida becoming the first Indonesian surfer to qualify for the CT, and the scenarios for Ramzi Boukhiam, Ian Gentil, and the other men on the cusp of making the tour. Finally, Travis answers fans’ Instagram questions, takes on the Lightning Round, and previews the Haleiwa Challenger at home in The Hawaiian Islands.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jack Robinson - The upcoming Championship Tour season, His Rip Curl WSL Finals experience, Winning at home in Margaret River, Health and training philosophy, Rivalries on tour, and His eight biggest contenders for the World Title

    Jack Robinson - The upcoming Championship Tour season, His Rip Curl WSL Finals experience, Winning at home in Margaret River, Health and training philosophy, Rivalries on tour, and His eight biggest contenders for the World Title

    Australian Championship Tour star Jack Robinson is back to talk about the 2022 Rip Curl WSL Finals and the upcoming season. He dissects his heat against Italo Ferreira at Trestles, details his training regimen and strategy for the title-deciding event, and lists his top competition for the 2023 World Title. He looks back at his huge 2022 season, the importance of winning at home in Margaret River, the stress-free atmosphere around his win at G-Land, and his massive improvement over the course of the season. He talks about fitness and health, how to overcome the effects of regular travel, finding time to recover, achieving balance, and using saunas, nutrition like AG1 by Athletic Greens, and sleep to achieve optimum performance. Finally, Jack looks forward to the next CT season, his plans for Pipeline and spending some of the North Shore season in the Volcom house, potential rivalries on tour, the eight contenders in their prime, and his excitement to get back to competition.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Greg MacGillivray - “Five Summer Stories,” A career in surf filmmaking, Filming in extreme places from Everest to Mavericks, Tales from Hollywood, IMAX innovations, and Surfing’s early days

    Greg MacGillivray - “Five Summer Stories,” A career in surf filmmaking, Filming in extreme places from Everest to Mavericks, Tales from Hollywood, IMAX innovations, and Surfing’s early days

    Filmmaker and surfer Greg MacGillivray joins the pod to talk about his influential surf film Five Summer Stories, his new memoir Five Hundred Summer Stories, and a lifetime in surfing. First, he looks back at the early days of surfing, the joy and escape that it provides, the introduction of competitive surfing, and his personal beginnings in the sport in Southern California. He dives into his work with Jim Freeman and MacGillivray Freeman Films, directing and producing surf films like Five Summer Stories, Big Wednesday and more, working in Hollywood, developing some of the first IMAX films, and even contributing to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. He shares stories from filming in extreme places from Mount Everest to Mavericks to America’s National Parks and beyond. Greg also touches on conservation, innovations in film technology, the similarities between mountain climbers and surfers, and the upcoming screening of his new film alongside live music.

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    Watch the screening of Five Hundred Summer Stories live at the Coast Film & Music Festival November 13 in Laguna Beach, California.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Macy Callaghan - Her huge season on the Challenger Series, The road to the Championship Tour, A new competitive mindset, Burnout, Taking breaks to film content, Requalification goals, Surfing Pipeline, and Her career’s path through surfing

    Macy Callaghan - Her huge season on the Challenger Series, The road to the Championship Tour, A new competitive mindset, Burnout, Taking breaks to film content, Requalification goals, Surfing Pipeline, and Her career’s path through surfing

    Current Challenger Series leader and former Championship Tour competitor Macy Callaghan joins The Lineup to talk about her big season. She dissects her success on the Challenger Series and how she’s made three straight Finals, changing her competitive mindset from past seasons, building up her mental game, traveling with a good crew of friends, and rediscovering her love of surfing. She looks back at her road to the CT, growing up in Avoca Beach, Australia, getting a scholarship for competitive swimming, ultimately choosing surfing as her career path, her long relationship with Billabong, burnout and taking breaks from competition to film content, and winning the World Junior Title before rising all the way up through the ranks. Finally, Macy looks forward to the future, her great chances of requalifying for the CT, her feelings on surfing Pipeline, her thoughts on the new format, and the events she’s looking forward to most. 

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    • 58 min
    Dane Gudauskas - Positive Vibe Warriors Surfboards, Growth and evolution through surfing, His work with Channel Islands Surfboards, Connectivity in the ocean, How competition impacted him, and His personal journey in surfing

    Dane Gudauskas - Positive Vibe Warriors Surfboards, Growth and evolution through surfing, His work with Channel Islands Surfboards, Connectivity in the ocean, How competition impacted him, and His personal journey in surfing

    Positive vibe warrior and free-surfing virtuoso Dane Gudauskas returns to The Lineup to share some stoke and discuss his transformative last few years. He talks about starting Positive Vibe Warriors Surfboards with his brothers Pat and Tanner with the goal of creating more access and getting more people into the water, and the process of learning business, production, and marketing. He breaks down his journey through surfing, the impact competition had on him, his evolution through different styles and boards, his journey inward, and how the unique sport changes the way you think. He explains the connectivity that the ocean creates and how surfing provides an access point for him to work with inspired community leaders around the world. Dane also touches on personal growth, getting into adventure mode while traveling, the big wave assessment group, The Matrix, and his work with Channel Islands Surfboards since becoming a part owner.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
319 Ratings

319 Ratings

homegrown surfboards ,

Big thanks!

Dave thank you for all you interviews I love surfing and history I’ve been shaping for 30 years and have a lot of surf knowledge and I never get enough I have 350 templates a big wave world tour win at Nelscott reef 2009 and a cover shot on the now extinct Transworld surf I listen to a new one every day and repeat my favorites cause I think my friends should hear it too I’m shaping a MAVS 9’8” gun this morning so cheers mate ! I reckon your alright!
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James_Hague ,

Awesome

Love this podcast. Highly recommend to anyone, whether you’re a surfer or in the service industry, or looking to get into eating vegan. Super informative, everyone could enjoy this!

Magentawave ,

Excellent Interviewer

Dave does a great job interviewing. He asks the kind of questions that really help to get to know the surfer.

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