The Wire by Firewire Surfboards
By Firewire Surfboards
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Firewire believes in the perpetual improvement of the surfing experience through the development of new materials, construction methods and surfboard design, while maintaining continued focus on improving the ecofriendliness of surfboard production. The wire is our platform for introducing Firewire fans around the world to our community of Firewire contributors, as well as other individuals who's work and expertise benefits all surfers.
||Cleanep. #25 - Irish Isolation with Dan Mann (who also froze in Poland)||Deep Shaper talk. Thoughts on Craftsmanship. And freezing in Poland followed by getting stranded in Dublin. Dan Mann has had a wild week, and we dig deep into it in this episode.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #24 - Kevin Whilden on how Climate Change impacts surfing||Kevin Whilden is a scientist with a Masters Degree in Geology and a lifelong interest in how the world works. Today he is partnered with Michael Stewart at Sustainable Surf, overseeing a host of programs like Deep Blue Events, an initiative...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. #23 - Drinking Beers with Taylor Jensen: your new 3X World Longboard Champion||Taylor Jensen has just become the WSL's World Longboard Champion for the third time. A huge accomplishment for a huge human. At 6'4 200-something he's called 'The Big Predator" by Firewire teammate and longboarding legend Wingnut - and Taylor has...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. # 22 - Sustainable Surf's Michael Stewart talks ECOBOARDS and raising 17k on Kickstarter for The Deep Blue Bag||By partnering with Mafia Backpacks in San Francisco and renowned designer Yves Bahar, Michael Stewart was able to build the Deep Blue Bag out of repurposed kite sails, boat sailes, and climbing rope from Yosemite. In the process, he pulled off what...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #21 - Mark Price and Dan Mann talk Trash.||Over the past couple months, some of the most popular videos we've released have featured zero surfing. Shocking. Why? Because we're a surfboard company. And surfing is what we do. It's the reason we exist. And the most reasonable thing to assume...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #20 - Inside the WSL with Graham Stapelberg||The details behind technical catastrophes, nearly stolen prize money, Graham’s relationship with Andy Irons, and what the WSL might do with wave pools. Plus way more. Graham was an executive at Billabong for more than 10 years. And before that, he...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #19 - Dan Mann Stole a Shaping Bay. And he's surfing through Spain and Nicaragua with Rafa Gomez.||When Dan Mann was a kid, he built an illegal shaping bay in the most precarious of places - a military base on an island south of San Diego, CA. The story is hilarious, and he's on The Wire today to share it alongside Rafa Gomez. Rafa runs Firewire...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #18 - The Marketing Mind behind Volcom - Troy Eckert and his partner at Kozm, Derek Sabori||Troy Eckert was the marketing mind behind Volcom for 20 years. He was the first employee at Volcom and retired young in 2010. Derek Sabori was a surf industry outsider who joined Volcom in 96' and worked his way up to Vice President of Global...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #17 - Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson||Today on The Wire we’re joined by Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thomson, who you already know as the designing mind behind The Sci-Fi, The Omni, The SKX and many more surfboards, like The EVO, which after several years is still one of the most popular boards at..||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #16 - Geoff Clawson left Facebook and Instagram for Birdwell Beach Britches||You're flying westward towards the ocean above Orange County, moments before landing at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, and there you see it. Out the window. Painted on top of a factory roof big enough to take in clearly from your seat on American...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #15 - Kelly Slater||This episode is an hour and a half of hanging with Kelly Slater in his San Clemente home alongside Action The Dog. We talk about The Gamma (his new surfboard), golfing with Bill Murray, and the difference between finding yourself stranded on an island..||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #14 - Blank Spaces Bother Jess Lambert (she's one of our favorite surfboard artists).||Jess Lambert meditates calmly on what others might find tedious. She’s known around her home in Byron Bay, Australia as someone who can spend as much as 10 to 30 hours drawing intricate lines on surfboards that interweave to create the enchanting...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #13 - Look inside Billabong and Volcom with Firewire Co-Founder Dougall Walker; CEO of Volcom Australia||Without Dougall Walker you might not be surfing a Firewire Surfboard and Kelly Slater might not own a surfboard company. Before he became CEO of Volcom Australia, Dougall Co-Founded Firewire. But this story doesn't begin there. In 1980...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Wire ep. #12 - Ron Shine, the man behind BoardPorn, Instagram's largest surfboard community||Ron Shine sorts through at least 300 photos a day. Each one shows a surfboard. and each one was sent to him by a fan who has emailed, tagged, texted or messaged him. To give you an idea of just how sought after his surfboard centric attention is, we...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire Ep. #11 - Dan Mann Discusses The Chumlee vs. The Baked Potato vs. The Sweet Potato||This new episode of The Wire Podcast focuses on three of Dan's most recognizable surfboards: The Sweet Potato (2010) The Baked Potato (2012) and the Chumlee (2017). Each board has grown a loyal following for different reasons, and each board has...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #10 - John Moore is Kelly Slater's Creative Partner at Outerknown||John Moore’s magic fits into a single sentence: Without John, the world’s most authentic surf brand wouldn’t exist today, and neither would the world’s least authentic surf brand. John went to Art School as a surfer from California in the...||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire Ep. #9 - Rob Machado is Handing You Happiness||This episode is a long and calm hour and five minutes of deep talks with Rob that you’ll want to sink into. So pour a cup of Yerba Mate or whip up an Acai bowl and set some headphones on your head. Catch the vibe with us. This episode, like every...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #8 - Comparing Surfboards; Firewire employees share their favorite board models||Inside Firewire there are two types of surfers. The first surf the same board over and over. For example, Mike Miliken who mostly rides mid- lengths like the 8’6 Special T. Or Mark Price who mostly surfs a Vader, and an occasional Omni. Then...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire Ep. #7 - Andy Stern. The Neurologist who founded Smartfin.||Andy Stern is on The Wire by Firewire Surfboards||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #6 - Punker Pat Wants A New Nickname (and a new Evo)||Patrick Jeffrey Towersey is on The Wire Podcast by Firewire Surfboards||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #5 - 700 surfboards, 25 countries, and 2 board bags. How Kelly Kingston Shares the Stoke.||Kelly Kingston travels with two board bags wherever she goes. And she goes everywhere. There are enough obscure stamps on her passport pages to cause even the most jaded TSA agent to blink twice - Haiti, Peru, Columbia - her travel bag of choice is...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #4 - Left Pocket, $6 Million; Right Pocket, A Big Hammer. Chad Nelsen's Pants Are Getting Heavy||Chad Nelsen led the Surfrider Foundation through its most successful year ever in 2016.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #3 - Dan Mann Will Out-Paddle You||The mind behind many of the surfboards you've ridden.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Wire ep. #2 - Mark Price; CEO of Firewire Surfboards||Before becoming CEO of Firewire Mark Price had executive positions at many of the surf brands you’ve heard of - Gotcha, Rip Curl, Reef and others. He competed as a professional in the early 1980’s before beginning a career in the surf industry...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #1 - Jess Ponting of The Center for Surf Research||Jess Ponting was the first person in the world to earn a PHD in Sustainable Surf Tourism Management years ago. Today he is the Director of The Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University. Sound fun? It is - he dables in many...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Great listening! The host, Chris, offers an audible soul arch and there is no slapdashery to the production. The audio levels are as clean and crisp as a windless day with glassy waves. Fantastic content and interesting guests and questions. I eagerly await for new episodes.
Keep on rocking the free world Chris!
Love the new stuff Chris. Keep it coming! And I love the quote "the absolute best things in our lives can unexpectedly fall into place just moments after the absolute worst things happen, and one should never excuse themselves for being sad or bummed out for any longer than two minutes."
Never lose the honestly, we should all be that strong. It would help many hurting people.
Great channel for all surfing!
Chris Grow rocks! You should listen and enjoy!