Surf Tips: Kassia Meador, Surf n Show, Sam Hammer & Coconut Willie

Winter is officially here on the East Coast, bringing along with it some epic swells this January. Hope you’ve been keeping warm and scoring some too! 🏄🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♀️

This month, we released a new set of podcasts from some of the most influential surfers around the world. For this month of January, we had the following guests:

Check out the podcast videos below along with some of our favorite tips from each episode.




 

"Foam is your friend. If you're out there and you're trying to ride bigger waves and get in there, I like to have a bigger board always, because growing up I wasn't always the best surfer, so it was my way to take advantage in heats and beat people in contest by a little more foam. I could paddle faster, catch more waves, get more scores."

- Coconut Willie




 

"If you watch some of the best surfers in the world, they're the best paddlers. John John does the race to Moloki, doesn't he? And Jamie Mitchell, I mean also if you look at the way Jamie O'Brien gets down the wave face, he's a tremendous paddler."

- Sam Hammer

"I mean it's pretty much the whole sport."

- Dave Santa Maria 

 



 

"Take your weight divided by six and that will give you kind of like the volume an expert or pro level surfer would ride. If you took the 160 divided by six, it was probably in that 26 liter range so I went 25 to 27. So it was a two-liter range. I tried not to draw a hard line in the sand anywhere."

- Noel Salas of Surf n Show

 



 

Before you can be cross stepping and walking to the right part of the wave and getting yourself into that right part of the wave, you need to understand how to turn your board to set up for it. Every good noseride starts with a good turn that sets you up in the right place on the wave. Most people are like, wait, what? I thought I just ran to the nose. And it's like, no, the setup is the most important part of the noseride. If you're not in the right zone, you're just not in the right zone."

- Kassia Meador

 



 

Hope you learned a thing or two from our podcasts! Next month, we’ll talk with Anthony Spencer, Dave Allee of Almond Surfboards, Victor Bernardo, and Matt Parker from Album Surfboards. Stay tuned for next month’s content! 🤙🤙🤙

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