With spring just arriving it will not be long until summer is finally here. Surfing is a popular summer sport on every coast, but it takes dedication to learn. Many people who surf consider it a major hobby and want to stay connected to the latest trends on the sport. For that, they are several podcasts available to the avid fan of the waves.
Down the Line- Scott Bass and Jeff Baldwin discuss everything about surfing on this popular podcast. There are interviews with surfing experts and celebrities, popular issues, recent surfing stories, f or fiction segments, and surfing trivia. Listeners can tune to XTRA Sports 1360AM San Diego 7-9am PST on Sundays or go to the website to listen to previous airings. It is also available on iTunes under the keyword “Scott Bass.”
Surf Simply- This podcast is hosted by surfing teachers from the International Surfing Association in Nosara, Costa Rica. It teaches surfing basics and skills up to level four in a straightforward manner. The show would be good for beginner surfers novices who want to learn more. However, advanced surfers may not enjoy it.
Surf Splendor- Scott Bass along with David Scales host California-based Surf Splendor on Mondays. Scott and David have conversations about more specific topics in surfing. They have covered issues from racism in the sport to surfing females from Bangladesh. Experienced surfers would enjoy this podcast since it covers obscure topics other podcasts skip over.
Weekend Warrior- Dr. Robert Klapper, aka “Doc”, does not always talk about surfing but it is easy to search on ESPN.com for the episodes about surfing. He does talk about more mainstream topics but he brings to the table the health aspect of surfing and how to prevent injuries. The show airs on ESPNLA 710 AM from 7-9am on Saturdays.
A Day at the Beach- Clint Beachwood and Rickshaw Records hosts this San-Diego based podcast. It focuses more on instrumental surf music and bands than advice and news stories about the sport. Local surf bands can contact them for a chance to have their songs on air. They make a new one every month but not at regular intervals. Sometimes there are two in one month.