• GET WET SOON · Dive into Surfing, Yoga and Creativity

    Im Talk mit Jens Steffenhagen (BLUE Magazin / Nouvague / Surffilmnacht)

    In der deutschen Surfszene dürfte der Name Jens Steffenhagen jedem ein Begriff sein. Der gute Mann schreibt seit Jahren für das BLUE Magazin, welches er drei Jahre lang selbst geleitet hat, organisiert mit Nouvague die SURFFILMNACHT, die die wichtigsten Independent Surf-Movies auf die Leinwände Deutschlands, Dänemarks, Österreichs, der Niederlände und der Schweiz bringt und außerdem hat er ebenfalls einen großen Anteil an der deutschen Übersetzung der Surf-Biographie BARBARIAN DAYS gehabt. 

    Wir haben den gebürtigen Hamburger in seinem Zuhause in Biarritz besucht und sprachen bei einem entspannten Kaffee über Themen wie…
    • dem BLUE Magazin und was es so besonders macht
    • Erscheinungen, die ihn aus der Surfwelt inspirieren
    • Autoren die ihn inspirieren
    • Kriterien, den ein guter Surffilm haben sollte
    • es zur Mitarbeit an der Übersetzung zu Barbarian Days kam
    • die Verantwortung von Surfmags bezüglich des Themas „Secret Spots“
    • sich sein Leben in Biarritz von dem in Deutschland unterscheidet
    uvm…
    Die Daten für die nächsten Surffilmnacht-Events findet ihr im Link…
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    Surf Science: a talk with Patagonia-Ambassador Tony Butt

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    The book „Surf Science“ is very well known in the surf scene. The author Tony Butt has dedicated his whole life to the ocean. His love for surfing big waves made him also dive deeper into the subject of the sea. Therefore he studied ocean science and luckily for all of us, made this complex subject more understandable for surfers by writing that wonderful book which is already a classic. 


    Tony Butt is also a Patagonia Ambassador and expresses his deep love for the ocean into his work for NGOs like Surfers against Sewage and Save the waves. 


    After the day of his workshop „Surf Science“ in Ericeira we had some time to talk about his life and therefore about everything related to the ocean for example…


    – his decision to go to Spain

    – how the idea for his book „Surf Science“ came up

    – surfing big waves  compared to normal waves 

    – why society is loosing contact with nature

    – Sustainability 

    – and lots of more…



    Shownotes:  


    Tony Butt´s articles at Patagonia

    The Book „Surf Science: An introduction to waves for Surfing“


    The Book „Surfers Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates“


    The Book „Guide to sustainable Surfing“

    Patagonia



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    Kepa Acero: How to surf life´s waves

    Among all soul surfers this planet has to offer Kepa Acero from the Basque Country might be one of the most famous ones. After surfing in competitions for years he left that part of his life behind just to travel along this planets coasts and surf lot of empty spots all by himself. And luckily for all of us, always with his videocamera that he installed at the beach. 


    Due to these authentic videos that he put online he gained a lot of new followers that got imsprierd by his simple lifestyle. 


    I had the honor to talk to him during the surf film festival Berlin where we talked about the movie „Its not only about waves“ that he did with his girlfriend, the wonderful filmmaker Eva Diez, the life after his accident and lots of more….


    I hope you enjoy the conversation just like I did and would be very happy if you leave a little review on iTunes, which helps to make this podcast more popular maybe also among non-surfers.



    Subjects we talked about (among others):

    • about his friendship with Karolo


    • the Movie „It´s not all about waves“


    • what it feels like traveling alone

    • about giving

    • thoughts on life after his accident

    • and more…



    Shownotes: 


    Kepa Acero at PUKAS

    Kepa Acero on Instagram

    Kepa Acero Homepage

    Eva Diez on Instagram


    Eva Diez Homepage

    SurfilmFest Berlin


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    The Stormrider Surf Guide: A talk with Founder Oliver Fitzjones

    Over the years the Stormrider Surf Guide did establish itself as the ultimate ressource for surftravellers around the whole world. With its comprehensive content about surfdestinations along almost every coast on the planet that provide waves there are equally lots of different versions of that legendary Guide. 

    Oliver Fitzjones, one of the founders visited us during our GET WET SOON Immersion in France, where we had an interesting talk about how it all started… 

    among other subjects we talked about…

    • how it came to the idea for the SURFRIDER SURF GUIDE
    • about the ethics of revealing secret spots
    • why he did move to France, coming from England
    • his thoughts about online ressources regarding surf spots
    • his realation to the ocean…

    OUT SOON!!! The WORLD STORMRIDER SURF GUIDE is going to be released this October as a completely renewed edition – the most comprehensive guide ever! 


    Shownotes:

    Lowpressure (That´s the place where you´ll find every version of the Stormrider Surf Guide and also the new World Guide.


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    William Finnegan: talking about Barbarian Days

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    For the lates episode I am very happy to announce a very special guest, who’s book I have read last year. A book that caught me from the first paragraph and that was so different from everything else that I have read about surfing until then.

    I am talking about William Finnegan the author the wonderful piece barbarian days, with whom I sat down in Berlin during the Surffilm-Festival Berlin (organised by last weekend, having a pizza, a lemonade and a very nice conversation about his book and therefore about his life of writing and surfing. 

    Subjects we were talking about:


    • How it came to the idea for Barbarian Days

    • Lifestyle of Traveling compared to living in New York

    • The development of Surfing in general (commercialisation etc.)
    • Did his life changed after winning the Pulitzer Price?
    • The meaning of the ocean
    • Filled line ups due to publications
    • Literature / Writers that did inspire William Finnegan
    • Spirituality
    • and more…




    Shownotes:


    Barbarian Days


    Barbarian Days at Pulitzer Price.com 

    William Finnegan Profile on THE NEW YORKER


    Barbarentage on Suhrkamp

    Surffilmnacht

    Nouvague Events

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