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WIN! Viking Kayak

So what is up for grabs we hear you say?To celebrate all things watersports with this very special edition of Smorgasboarder, we thought it only fitting to have some additional prize draws, none more special than this cracking Viking Kayak from the good...

WIN! Ghost Racks

Yep, there is even more stuff to win in this edition of Smorgasboarder! The legends at Ghost Racks have thankfully provided us with ANOTHER set of their super strong, invisible racks to give away. All you have to do to enter and potentially win is send us...

WIN! Hueys Choice Surf Wax

Do you want wax with that?And if the last two prizes weren’t enough, thanks to the best surf wax in the land, Hueys Choice, we’re giving away 24 blocks of the sticky stuff and a Hueys Choice cap to the person who sends in the best wipeout photo. It can be...

EP29. Dave Verrall – Variety is the spice of life

They say ‘variety is the spice of life” and we wholeheartedly agree. That’s the reason why, years ago, we were immediately drawn to the work of a bloke called Dave Verrall – the man behind Diverse Surfboards. We chat to Dave about diversity amongst other things.

EP28. Clearwater’s Steve Del Rosso

He shapes all manner of custom surfboards but all with a performance orientation in mind. Recently Steve Del Rosso cut the power to his planer for just a little while to shed some light on the focus of his designs. 

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...


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