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EP27. Ash, the friendly pirate

More commonly known as ‘The Friendly Pirate’, Ash is a surfer who rips, was a contestant on My Kitchen Rules (MKR), is a soon-to-be father, and someone that has overcome an incredible ordeal that risked to ruin his competitive surfing career.

EP25. Nick Muntz – Young gun brings you Pistol Surf

Nick Muntz from Pistol Surf Co talks about what its like to be a part of today's surf industry and gives us an insight into their latest range of deck grips, traction pads and gear. We also discuss the Pistol Surf Crew’s recent epic trip to the North West Coast of...

EP 24: Jessica Gardner – health for body, health for mind

Gut feeling.... You’ve heard the saying, well now gain a little more understanding of what it means. Alex Benaud talks with Jess Gardner, a qualified naturopath who is furthering her studies into human nutrition about how our diet - and certain foods we eat - can not...

EP22. Craig Levers – NZ surf photography and publishing legend

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographer and former editor of New Zealand Surfing Magazine, Craig Levers, gives us his perspective how the surf media landscape has irreversibly changed over the past decade. In turn we talk about Craig’s favourite Kiwi...

EP21. Peter Sheely on surfboards and guitars

Peter Sheely Custom FitNewcastle’s master shaper has been making surfboards for close to 50 years. Today he specialises in nothing but custom designs, all made in house by himself, by hand, from start to finish. Pete also makes some pretty sweet looking acoustic and...

EP19. Curl aka Darren Marks – the man behind Aloha Barry

LIFE INSIDE THE CURL Sit back and enjoy our chat with resident Smorgasboarder artist and creator of the Aloha Barry cartoon, Darren Marks, the man otherwise known as Curl, about the inspiration behind his work and why to this day he remains such a crap surfer. Please...

EP16. Jye Gudenswager of Gen4 Surfboards

Jye Gudenswager is the fourth generation of his family to be a pioneer in surfboard design - hence the business name Gen4 Surfboards. The tradition began with Jye’s great grandfather Frank Adler who built some of the first plywood surfboards know as ‘toothpicks’...

EP15. Rooster Brand’s Gregg Weber

HERE COME THE ROOSTER! A self-described Hillbilly from Tennessee, The Rooster has worked with legends of the surf industry, surfed against the likes of CJ and Damien Hobgood on the NSSA, partied with Jay Adams in Hawaii and even learned to screen print from none other...

EP14. Thomas Surfboards – Take 2

Thomas Surfboards are the epitome of the Smorgasboarder spiritGiven the popularity of our interview with Thomas Bexon and Jake Bowrey of Thomas Surfboards just prior to Christmas, we thought we would bring your more of our interview with the boys. In part two of our...

EP13. Jed Done – Reinvention of a bush rat

Far from DONE...Jed once had dreads, went by the name Bushrat and was obsessed with flex. Recently he cut his hair, rebranded his surfboard label and begun crafting all manner of shapes. We find out why.  More information on Jed Done...

EP11. Thomas Surfboards – Passion for the craft

The Biggest Surfboard Label to have ever come out of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast… It’s quite a statement. Well, we said it and believe it to be true. In this episode of the Smorgasboarder podcast we talk with the boys behind the globally renowned Thomas Surfboards in...

EP9. Zak Koniaris – Amputation-dodger and surfboard builder

Zak Koniaris - Amputation-dodger and surfboard builder One of our favourite blokes, from one of our absolute top surf shops - Zak Surfboards  in Thornbury, Melbourne - and the Surfboard Studio in Preston, Zak Koniaris talks about the scary outcome of falling off...

EP8. Chris Preston – Motorised Surfboards

Chris Preston from Powerboards reasons why it is ok to cheat out in the surf. The topic is somewhat divisive but like or not, motorised surfboards are here to stay and when it comes to powered watercraft, this guy has managed to make them work for a prolonged course...

EP5. Kent Ladkin – the state of surf retail business

Surf retailer extraordinaire Kent Ladkin at Natural Necessity Surf Shop talks about surf retail, the current state of play, what he believes the future holds and the age of the Waterman. In this Smorgasboarder podcast we look at a different aspect of the surf industry...

EP4. Happy things and hot Rods. A chat with Mark Rabbidge.

In this episode of the Smorgasboarder Podcast we talk with legendary surfboard shaper and former champion surfer Mark Rabbidge about nothing to do with surfboards… well a little maybe, but mainly his passion for doing up old cars and making them go fast. We also find...

EP3. Mark Riley: the balsa surfboard master

We talk with the man behind Riley Balsa Wood Surfboards - some of the most stunning balsa surfboards you ever have ever seen - and find out why there’s more to these boards and their performance than meets the eye. We also learn a little about Mark and how he got into...


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