In today’s episode of Spit! David and Scott recap the Billabong Pro Tahiti, declare their updated World Title picks, lament the loss of their youth, David pans the new film “Given”, Scott discovers the new Alana, and then the boys find solace in their mutual distaste for Mikey Wright. Oh! And don’t forget about Dukes, Kooks, and their Must-See Moment! Enjoy!

SKINNY OCCY’S HOT TAKE

Leave us a comment, maybe we’ll read it on-air, like this one from Skinny Occy,

“You guys ever discuss the dichotomy of never ever having so much available surfing content that its not only like drinking out of a fire hose and becoming boring, but at the same time because of the format, its so fleeting that, unlike when you could hold a magazine in your hand and study the pics over and over again, it also feels like there is a lack of true tangible quality content and instead its just a never ending parade of 5 second flashes and then they are gone? I’m old, but to me the whole cratering of traditional and “manged” surfing media (mainly mags and traditional movies) to social self directed media seems like something to dissect.”

“I like it, but hate it at the same time – social media and the demise of mags. Easy and free access to it, but oddly bored of seeing the same stuff (ironically perfect waves and bitchin boards) over and over again, not being able to readily find something i liked because it disappeared already into never never social media land, so on and so forth. then again, who really cares?”

CAROL ALT

Y tho?

RICHARD KEVIN, HYDRODYNAMICA, AND THE WSL

Link to article

Link to Richard Kenvin’s Hydrodynamica

Link to a Surfline story on Kenvin

BILLABONG PRO TAHITI

Filipe is still unproven in barrel left reefbreaks

Congrats to the most technically sound surfer on tour, Julian Wilson

“GIVEN”, LOVELY TO LOOK AT, FEEL FREE TO KEEP IT ON MUTE

This trailer (from 5 years ago) was so amazing! What went wrong? Listen to the podcast to find out!

MUST-SEE MOMENT

Asher Pacey for riding updated “old” surfboard designs, securely fastened in old-school style while adding radical flare to the function.


SCOTT’S MUST-NOT-SEE MOMENT

KOOK

Gabriel Medina/The Judges for not giving priority to Kolohe after Gabriel blocked him from catching this wave.

 

DUKE

Strider “Raspberry” Wasileski, not only for vastly improving his commentary, but also for hulking into Teahupo’o pits inbetween heats!!

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