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. #38 - Rob Machado in conversation with SWITCHFOOT||If you haven't yet heard the story about the person who approached Rob Machado one day at the airport, moments after Rob got off a plane from Mexico, then you haven't yet heard one of the most memorable tales of hilarity that a pro surfer has ever...||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep: #37 - 'Hendo' from Pro-lite talks Cymatic, Seaside and Baked Potato + C-Street, Kayakers and designing board bags that last.||Hendo is a huge human who rips. He rides a Seaside. A Cymatic too. When it’s really small, a Baked Potato. He is also one third of Pro-Lite, a company that makes what many of us at Firewire think are the best surfboard bags on the planet, for...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #36 - Todd Glaser talks Seaside and more.||Todd Glaser is a professional photographer, former professional bodyboarder, and friend and collaborator to Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and many others. In this episode he shares thoughts on the Seaside shape, the Seaside surf spot, and his...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #35 - Mark Price on the Good and Social Podcast||This episode is borrowed Kassia and Maureen of the Good and Social podcast who interviewed Firewire CEO Mark Price on many topics. The Good and Social podcast is a series of conversations with social and environmental innovators from...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #34 - Rob Machado and his Therapist talk broken bones, mysterious text messages and trophies in the garden.||What you know is that Rob Machado is a Pipe Master. You know that he competed on the world tour for ten years. And that he won twelve events before retiring in 2001. You also know about his second career. The seventeen years since he left the tour,...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #33 - Tomo talks cymatics, the universe, esoteric ideas and obscure scientists||Energy = Mass x Speed of Light Squared. This was Einstein’s big idea. And while you might not be the type stay up at night researching this type of thing, Tomo is very much that type of person. This episode covers Tomo’s interests in physics, the...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #32 - The Board that Spent Two Years in Kelly Slater's Shed.||Shaping since 1996, Dan Mann made his first board for Kelly Slater in 2015. Then it sat in a San Clemente shed. For 24 months. Until....||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #31 - Mark Price interviewed by Kamea Chayne from Green Dreamer||Mark Price is the CEO of Firewire Surfboards. Kamea Chayne is the host of Green Dreamer - a podcast for creatives, visionaries and entrepreneurs dreaming of a sustainable future. This episode covers much with Mark, such as: - What first got...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #30 - Timmy Reyes is Wrestling with Mother Nature||"I love conditions" Says Timmy Reyes; "Whether it's a one-foot glassy beautiful day with a little peeler... that gives me as much joy as a twenty-foot day... glassy and peeling.... its the same to me." On a one foot day Timmy prefers the Go Fish. On a..||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #29 - The Man in the (demo) Van: Chuy Reyna||If you grew up in California in the 80's or 90's you saw Chuy Reyna on TV. In magazines. In surf videos like Blazing Boards alongside Mark Occhilupo. If you're growing up today in California you've seen him beachside with more surfboards...||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wire ep. #28 - Behind the Scenes at Surf Ranch||It’s not physically possible to fit each of you who read this inside the Surf Ranch gates at the same time, but we still wish you had been with us on April 10th in Lemoore. By now you’ve most likely seen the result of our time there with Kelly and..||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #27 - How a Swedish surfer crafted the Slater Designs leash.||Jan Pearson did not make additions to the modern leg rope, he took away from it.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanep. #26 - Art is Everything, Bigger than Life Itself. A Conversation with John Van Hamersveld||John Van Hamersveld is on The Wire Podcast.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
Chris does an awesome job, I love his style and the content is a great mix of tech and lifestyle. The guest selection is right on. Being relatively new to the FireWire community I really enjoyed ep#8 Comparing Surfboards.
Keep up the good work guys.
Love this podcast. The interview with Slater actually gets really deep into who he is and what drives him. The credit goes to Chris for being an bold and vulnerable interviewer. That said - interview more women. And don’t just do Steph Gilmore and pat yourselves on the back. There are PLENTY of female surfers out there that have great stories to tell.
Just what I was looking for
Love this podcast! Inclusive, informative and always interesting. Thank you!