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The Longboardarian Podcast objective and mission is to have conversations with the personalities of our longboarding/surf culture. My guests will be the surfers, surfboard shapers, organizers and historians who through their experiences and knowledge have interesting and important opinions and facts about our sport/lifestyle and culture. I feel like many of these conversations will have important historical value as time goes. It's part of surf history!

The Longboardarian Podcast Tupi Cabrera

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The Longboardarian Podcast objective and mission is to have conversations with the personalities of our longboarding/surf culture. My guests will be the surfers, surfboard shapers, organizers and historians who through their experiences and knowledge have interesting and important opinions and facts about our sport/lifestyle and culture. I feel like many of these conversations will have important historical value as time goes. It's part of surf history!

    Bill Hamilton-The Matador, Journey of a Legend.

    Bill Hamilton-The Matador, Journey of a Legend.

    February 2022, life takes me to Kauai, HI for a nice vacation stay in the North Shore. Few weeks prior to arrival I do a quick brainstorm session on who might be in the Hawaiian Garden Isle that could be a great guest for my podcast, maybe 15 seconds into my brainstorm session I thought  "wait isn't Billy Hamilton from Kauai?!"
    A quick internet search provided a  phone number for Bill. I left a voicemail and 24 hours later I was speaking to the man himself, the legend, The Matador.
    A date and hour was set and I had an interview with one of the most influential surfers of any generation. Surfer Magazine in 1985 mentioned BH in an article as one of "25 Surfers Whose Surfing Changed The Sport" as referenced on EOS  https://eos.surf/
    Unfortunately, Billy and I had some time constraints, we had an hour and change to talk months worth of surfing history, surfboard design and personal surf anecdotes. I had to cherry pick carefully what we were to talk about, what topics would my audience prefer to hear?, what questions would lead to interesting and insightful answers from a surfing legend?
    The day came and I had a list of questions and topics as I usually do for my interviews and I knew the list was way too vast to conduct in an hour, so I opted anxiously, to just let the interview unfold and let it be. Well, my attempt to relax a bit and let the surf gods take care of business actually made me more stressed. I was to be dropped off at Billy's place by my party that consisted of my wife, our 7 month old baby and friends. The Crownovers sensed my tension and stress leading to the interview, because it was obvious. To give  context and justify my behaviors  to our non-surfing friends from the the Midwest who happen to be basketball fans, I told them I was about to interview the.....Kareem Abdul Jabbar of surfing, a legend of legends. They understood.

    Upon arrival, Billy welcomed me with plenty of aloha and an ice cold brewski, good to settle down and hit the record button. We had a good conversation that I hope you guys enjoy. I had my occasional brain fart and some language speed bumps but all in all, I am stoked with our interview.

    See you in da wata,
    2p

    Topics:
    Beginnings
    Longboards In The Sixties
    Shapers In His Life
    The Pivotal Times
    1966 World Championships  San Diego
    Nat Young and Magic Sam
    Surfboards Hawaii- Stylist 1 and 2
    Longboards Fades Out
    Surf Culture/Etiquette
    Futuristic Innovation
    The Ten
    Shoutouts

    Bill Hamilton Book Coming End of 2022
    Stay Tuned!!!!!!

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Tommy Pierucki - Cameras, Planers and Desire.

    Tommy Pierucki - Cameras, Planers and Desire.

    Episode dedicated to the memory, family and friends of Peter Cole and Johnny Fain.
    RIP

    As I prepared for the TP interview, I learned some interesting facts about Tommy. One thing in particular caught me by surprise. The man that I had been following for the last few years on Instagram to satisfy my need of consuming beautiful longboarding imagery, was somewhat a newcomer to the art of surfing photography. Based on the incredible and mesmerizing pictures, I would have guessed he had been in the profession for a few decades and perhaps graduated from some fancy photography academy. TP's story is a great example for anyone that has an interest and curiosity of learning something new but might feel intimidated or insecure to follow through. If you set your mind and heart, you will make it happen! That is how Tommy rolls.

    The following is a synopsis on TP from his About section on his website www.pineapplesunrise.com
    "Originally from the Chicago area, Tommy Pierucki has been a Hawaii resident since 2013. Ever since first getting on a surfboard at Baby Queens in Waikiki in the early 2000s, he’s been determined to spend the rest of his days giving back to, enjoying, and capturing the beauty of the islands and it’s amazing people. This love drew him to work with AccesSurf, a charitable organization that helps connect those with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to the ocean. 
    Tommy’s interest in photography first truly took hold January 2018, and since then he had been featured on the the cover of Pacific Longboarder Magazine‘s 100th issue and published in Freesurf Magazine, premiered a film in the 2019 Honolulu Museum of Art Surf Film Festival as a #RisingTide filmmaker, has been a featured artist at the Green Room and currently at Koko Marina, was requested to photograph celebrities like Tom Holland (Spider-man), Halsey, and Lily Chee as they surfed, is a Toes on the Nose ambassador, and has had his photography featured by brands like Roxy, RVCA, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Japan Airlines, Billabong, Carver Skateboards, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Aqua Aston, The Surfjack Hotel, Outrigger Waikiki, Coconut Waikiki, Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, Pearl Hotel Waikiki, DoubleTree Alana, AxisGo, Aquatech Imaging Solutions, Immersion Surf Magazine, Tori Richard, Hawaii Theatre, and Prana."

    Thanks Tommy for your time and inspiration, thank you listeners for putting your ears on my episodes!

    See you in da wata!
    Enjoy!

    For private surf shoots and/or surf photography art prints connect with @tommypierucki on Instagram or his website www.pineapplesunrise.com



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Jai Billy Lee - The Dark Lord of Longboarding.

    Jai Billy Lee - The Dark Lord of Longboarding.

    WARNING- LOADED EPISODE!!!
    Arguably, one of the best longboarders in the world of the last few decades, IF... we are judging noseriding as an important component of a longboarders repertoire. During the process of producing this episode I was watching video footage of Mr. Lee to refresh my memory of his insane longboard riding capabilities and boy was I mesmerized of his surfing.
     Link here- https://vimeo.com/245066103
    The technicality and level of difficulty of his noseriding is that of complete mastery.

    Jai Billy Lee AKA The Dark Lord is from Noosa Heads, Australia. There he is raising his beautiful family and makes a living as a professional painter. He is also a surfing entrepreneur, he owns The Malady Mass surf brand. The brand is a reflection of his personal style of goth culture. Kinda like surfing meets goth. Check his stuff out at www.themaladymass.com !
    At 37 years young he is still a force to be reckoned with. Though recovering from a horrendous work accident,  you will see him in the Noosa Heads breakers turning heads right and left.
    This episode is a complete longboarding geek-out session!

    Enjoy and
    See you in the wata!
    Hablamos,
    Tupi

    Topics:
    His Longboarding Beginnings.
    The Malady Mass.
    Status Quo of Longboarding.
    Legropes.
    Longboarding Influences.
    Longboard Design.
    Jai's LB Model- The Ursula.
    Fins.
    Thomas Surfboards.
    Aussie vs. USA Longboarding Approaches.
    Boss Surfboards Story.
    Longboard Culture.
    Much More!!!!!

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    I dedicate this episode to all of my supporters of the Longboardarian brand. Thank you for your Aloha!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Paul Strauch- A Legend Within Surfing's Genesis

    Paul Strauch- A Legend Within Surfing's Genesis

    I was brought up to respect my elders. Though I am respectful, most of the time ( I fault here and there lol), with everyone, there is an extra layer of admiration that I have for those who have experienced life and its challenges to their senior years. And if someones life experiences involve surfing.... boy, you gotta my attention and ears. In that context, 
    what if ....you are an individual that experienced the evolution of surfing , surf culture and its history by being part of it, in a bigger way than most. Then I am dumbfounded!
    Our interview on this episode is of such a man and surfer, an individual with an immense history of surfing accomplishments and stories. His footprints are marked eternally in the books of surfing.
    Due to time constraints I had to cut the interview short but not without promising Mr. Strauch that I would reach out for a second recording of his surfing memories and tales. Next time I want to do it in person so I can shake his hand and perhaps catch some waves with the man.



    Topics:
    Beginnings
    Waikiki 40's and 50's
    Duke Kahanamoku
    Tom Blake Custom Surfboard
    Surf Teachings of George Downing
    Surfing the North Shore for the First time
    Californians in Hawaii
    Game Changer Boards
    Al Nelson Surfboards
    Barry Kanaiaupuni
    The Aikau's
    The Ten Rapid Fire Segment
    Listeners Questions
    Shoutouts

    Thanks to Brandon Strauch in coordinating and helping out in making this interview possible. I owe you a wave and a beer!

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
    Enjoy!!!!

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Jim Russi- The Longboard Magazine Years/Behind The Lens.

    Jim Russi- The Longboard Magazine Years/Behind The Lens.

    As a young man in my early 20's in Puerto Rico (1990's), before the advent of social media and the internet, I was a passionate and fever-laden  longboarder. My only access to longboarding content were VHS videos at my local surf shop and the arrival of Longboard Magazine every three months. That magazine was a bible to me.
    My excitement in setting up and conducting an interview with the man that had such strong involvement with the mag that influenced the course  of my life was...... indescribable. 
    I am confident to say that many of you, especially of my generation and older individuals of our community, were fans of LM.
    Jim Russi was born and raised in Southern California. He learned to surf at a young age (1960's) in the Manhattan Beach area of Los Angeles County. He became interested in photography in middle school and that interest became a passion/profession  that took him around the world. He graduated from The Brooks Institute of Photography. In 1978 he took a one week vacation, post graduation, to Oahu, Hawaii. He arrived from that vacation forty years later. A proud resident of Hawaii for forty years, his contributions to surfing photography and his local surf community have brought him countless blessings and strong friendships in the surf world.
    His surf photography has been published in most if not all of the top surfing magazines in the world. Cover shots, two page spreads, single full page, you name it! His work has been printed and seen!
    In the early 90's he was approached by Longboard Magazine founder Guy Motil and was offered the job of Senior Photographer. He was instrumental in that capacity and contributed to the growth and fan base of the magazine. He traveled around the world with some of the top longboarding talents of the time, bringing to the longboard community the photos and stories of those adventures.
    In the late 90's Jim teamed up with Roxy and created a series of highly successful advertising campaigns that may have impacted the popularity of women's surfing especially with longboarding. Some of those ads included the surfing talents of Kassia Meador, Daize Shayne, Kelia Moniz and many others.
    Jim is a family man, that now lives in Ventura, CA. He is semi retired, raising his two teenage sons, surfing and attending another one of his passions, horses.
    I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

    nos vemos en el agua,
    Tupi Cabrera

    Topics:
    His Beginings
    Longboard Magazine
    Tyler Hatzikian Logs Massive Tavarua
    Working with Teenage Joel Tudor in Puerto Escondido
    Localism
    Surf Culture
    The Roxy Campaign
    How to Surf Malibu
    Listeners Questions
    The Ten Rapid Fire Segment
    Shoutouts and more!

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ashley Lloyd- Planers, Foam And Surfing- A Woman's Journey.

    Ashley Lloyd- Planers, Foam And Surfing- A Woman's Journey.

     Originally from Southern California, this shaper/surfer, musician, super Mom and entrepreneur is part of the strong surfing community of Santa Cruz, CA.
    She has established a strong presence and a positive reputation in the surfboard manufacturing world. She has proactively pursued methods of building surfboards that cause less harm to our planet and environment. Her board designs and shapes are a product of decades of R&D and influences from her favorite shapers. Ashley Lloyd Surfboards is the name of her surfboard brand, she has an excellent variety of models. From longboards to mid-lengths to fishes, when I went to her website I had to hold my thoughts at bay and not order a longboard, lol.
    Ashley is also a skilled and avid musician, she studied music in college and has been part of different musical projects and bands.
    As a single Mom she balances life between her son, surfing, shaping, music and a new entrepreneurial project www.unfurling.com .
    It was a great pleasure to interview Ashley and learn from her perspectives on surfboard design and surf culture.

    Topics:
    Background
    Being A Shaper
    Shaper Mentors
    Eco Board Building
    Surfboard Design
    Surf Etiquette and Hierarchies
    Listeners Questions
    The Ten

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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Dirtywatercrew ,

Amazing

I’m hooked on this podcast. I absolutely love our longboard surfing culture and this is an amazing way to contribute to it. Tupi sits down with legendary surfers and has epic conversations with them. Thank you Tupi keep it coming! 🤙🏻

Sarahloumoore ,

So interesting!

I like that Tupi asks well-thought-out questions and interviews women!!

Sierra Cameron ,

Love it!

Tupi! Great podcast definitely worth the listen!

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