Just what the world needs, another damn surf podcast!
While relatively late to the game, we hope that Stab’s new audio production will fill a gap in the market and maybe even your hearts. At the very least, we hope it informs and entertains.
Here’s the gist.
The show’s called CUSP, short for Currently Untitled Surf Podcast, and it’s hosted by Stab’s own Michael Ciaramella and Championship Tour coach/noted “numbers guy” Stace Galbraith. Together, these two borderline-spectrum minds will dissect the minutiae of competitive surfing in an occasionally combative fashion.
The first episode, while rife with rookie podcasting errors, is prolific due to current surfing circumstances.
In a wildly meandering route, this 1.5-hour show covers the three final and most impactful events of the season: the recently finished lululemon Maui Pro, the contentious Vans World Cup at Sunset, and the coming Pipeline Masters. For a more detailed breakdown of the topics discussed and when/where to find them, see below.
Otherwise, enjoy the show and let us know your thoughts.
Would you listen to Mike and Stace before/after each major comp, or should they crawl in a hole and never man the mic again?
0:33 podcast and host introduction
2:50 Honolua bay intro
3:48 Mike’s conspiracy theory part 1 (Lakey)
8:19 Stace’s rebuttal
9:25 Mike’s re-rebuttal
11:25 Mike’s conspiracy theory part 2 (Caroline)
13:17 Stace confirms that match-fixing happens within WSL events
15:06 Jack Freestone burns Heitor Alves on purpose
17:32 Stace talks Hawaii
18:51 Carissa wins Honolua, Stace offers insights from the ground
20:43 Lakey’s missed wave… again
24:53 Tyler Wright’s triumphant return
29:25 the Tyler wildcard snafu
33:30 Sunset beach intro
34:46 Zeke Lau’s Sunset requirement
36:28 the Zeke x Jack collision
42:01 Ethan Ewing’s Hawaii performance
43:34 Matthew McGillivray qualification
44:18 Morgan Cibilic: where did he come from and what has he done in Hawaii?
50:39 Stu Kennedy: ignorance is not (always) bliss.
51:22 How Stace’s numerical mind helped Jack Freestone get on Tour
53:17 Stuart Kennedy pt 2.
54:46 2019 QS qualifiers
57:01 Is the QS a true test of who should be on the CT?
58:50 Pipeline intro
59;26 Pipe predictions
101:55 Do Jordy and Filipe have a chance?
104:56 What about Kolohe?
106:05 CT requalification situation
1:08:36 Observations from the Pipe lineup
1:10:04 Willian’s declaration of fear
1:12:11 Will fallen CT surfers revert to the QS?
1:14:20 The Olympics: what’s its value to surfing?
1:18:41 Kelly & John
1:24:21 2020 CT wildcard options (Mikey Wright, Leo Fioravanti, ADS)
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