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The Progression Project

English, Finance, 1 season, 136 episodes, 11 hours, 12 minutes
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Podcast by Erik Antonson
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135 - Charles Dasher

Charles Dasher, also known as Dasher (@dasherfilms), runs a wing foil camp in Bonaire. With a lifelong passion for chasing wind, he has a background in windsurfing and is an early adopter of wing foiling. He is also a videographer.
6/14/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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134 - Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin embodies this podcast's core themes of living a life guided by passion, deliberate practice and the art of learning, in fact, he actually wrote the book on it. Josh is an 8x US Chess Champion 2x, Tai Chi Push Hands World Champion, and a Brazilian Jui Jitzu Black Belt under Marcelo Garcia. He was the first guest on this podcast and is a dear friend and training/thought partner. He rarely does any media and it's an honor to have him on the show. Enjoy!
5/10/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 45 seconds
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133 - Albert Matheny

Albert Matheny (@promix) is the founder of Promix Nutrition and the Soho Strength Lab. He comes on the show to discuss the specific nutrition and training demands for foiling.
4/23/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 1 second
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132- Stacy Peralta

Stacy Peralta (@stacyperalta) is a pioneer in skateboarding but defines himself as a surfer... one who is now foil brained! Stacy recounts his journey from professional athlete, to team manager, how he spotted and nurtured talent like Tony Hawk, why he moved on from stakeboarding into film making, his anti-mentors, and maybe the best definition of flow states I've yet heard. This episode is a personal favorite, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
4/8/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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131 - Armie Armstrong

Armie Armstrong is the founder of Armstrong Foils and has been at the forefront of foil design and innovation from the early days. This is a wide ranging conversation, from the design process changes that lead to the new HA line, to recounting the struggles of getting their first foils to market. Enjoy
3/26/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 18 seconds
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130 - Paul Cooper

130 - Paul Cooper by Erik Antonson
3/15/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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129 - Greg Falck

Greg is a waterman, engineer and co-founder of Omen Foils. He spent 9 years in the Canadian Military including 4 years in the Special Forces, eventually moving to the coast to pursue his dream of advancing kitesurfing through science and engineering. Greg started working with Ocean Rodeo as the lead on the project which has become known as Aluula Composites. Greg comes on the show to discuss his military background and what he's brought into the foil world, his approach to design and love of riding waves and wind.
3/1/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 46 seconds
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128 - Josh Ku

Josh Ku comes on to talk about some big changes in his foiling life and his recent dive into foildrive and hybrid foiling. Josh is legend and I couldn't be more stoked for him! No intro on this podcast, but it was recorded a few weeks ago so I hadn't ridden the drive yet when we recorded.
2/16/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 58 seconds
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127 - Mike Pedigo

Pedigo and Erik dive into the last 6 months of foiling... Florida's bad winter, surf pro's entry to the game, the Midlength revolution and scary moments in an airplane.
2/5/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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126 - Dominic Hoskyns on FoilDrive

Dominic Hoskyns (@dominichoskyns) is the head of FoilDrive Europe. He's a full-on foil frother who pioneered the ladder start to pump and wake thieving. He's recently taken the leap from being a high school teacher to join FoilDrive. Enjoy.
1/29/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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125 - Voyagers Simeon and Kahi

Simeon (@simboogy) and Kahi (@instakahi) come on the show to announce the Voyager Downwind Camps happening this summer on Oahu and talk all things foiling.
1/16/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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124 - Jason Breen

Jason Breen (@jasonthejaw) was hit by a humpback whale while wing foiling in Australia. You've seen the clips, but now hear the whole story, the media frenzy, and what it takes to process an encounter of that magnitude.
12/30/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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123 - Matt Davies

Matt Davies (@hazmatt1976) is an Australian waterman laying siege to the world records of big wave and flatwater speed on foil. We discuss what foils do as you get over 35mph, how he tunes his gear, his approach to safety and why he's on this mission.
12/19/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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122 - Oskar Johannson

Oskar Johansson (@oskar_foil) has skyrocketed to the top of the foil world. He holds the record for time on foil in the surf, is a consistent top finisher in downwind races, and one of the best prone and tow. Enjoy!
12/3/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 12 seconds
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121 - Balz Muller

Balz Müller (@radiculo) is a Swiss waterman who has been at the forefront of wing foiling since its inception. While his impressive riding skills are what initially set him apart, it's his infectious enthusiasm and positive mentality that make him a true standout. In this episode, Balz delves into the creative process behind developing new maneuvers, highlighting the importance of dedication and visualization. With the same unwavering passion, Balz is now exploring the exciting realms of downwind and prone foiling. Enjoy!
11/15/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 9 seconds
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120 - Steve Tobis

Steve Tobis is a Maui-based waterman who's all about downwind racing and pushing the limits of foil surfing. When he's not sending he's building jet skis for heavy water and designing foil-related gear. With a background in mechanical engineering, he brings a precision-focused approach to the world of foiling
11/6/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 56 seconds
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119 - Jeremy Wilmotte

Jeremy Wilmotte (@oceanpixels) returns to recount his trips to Hood River and Namotu, where he saved a life, and his recent move to Armstrong Foils. Jeremy sends it as hard as anyone in the sport and is constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible on foil, especially in heavy surf.
10/17/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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118 - KT's Keith Teboul

Keith Teboul of KT on his creative process, bringing on Kane DeWilde, the Dragonfly, shaping for some of the world's best, his downwind learning journey and so much more.
10/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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117 - Mike Pedigo and Erik on Hood River and Lee Swell Recap

Mike Pedigo comes on the show after an insane tow session to recap the last two weeks, Hood River, AWSI, the amazing foil community, foil design, and coming home to the Lee swell. Its been an epic run!
9/15/20231 hour, 38 seconds
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116 - Dr. Rob Novo

Central Florida frother and anesthesiologist Dr. Rob Novo comes on the podcast to discuss training and staying healthy for foiling. He's also tested tons of gear and goes through what he's currently liking, the solid CFL crew, and then we go deep into flow states from the perspective of his work and turning off the conscious mind in general anesthesia. Enjoy!
8/14/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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115 - Dean Morrison

Dean Morrison is a legendary Australian surfer who is now frothing on the foil. In this conversation he explains why foiling is important in his surfing life, his journey and personal growth since leaving the tour and the role of mentors like Tom Carroll and Rabbit.
7/20/20231 hour
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114 - Zane Schweitzer on Hawaiian Foil Race Season

Zane Schweitzer is a Hawaiian Waterman. He excels at all surf sports and has been foiling longer than anyone but the strapped crew. In this episode Zane comes on to preview the upcoming Hawaiian foil race season. We get into gear, strategy, conditions and predictions....
6/28/202353 minutes, 22 seconds
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113 - Ryan Arzy

Ryan Arzy (@lafoiler) is a foil obsessed coach from Los Angeles that works on Namotu Island teaching surf, wing, downwind, and tow foiling during the Summer and works with Foiling Magazine to write the Friday Pump Newsletter and as a gear tester. He comes on the show to share how he approaches sharing/introducing this sport with others and how this community has done so much to help him develop as a rider and coach.
5/23/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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112 - Alex Hayes

Alex Hayes (@alexhayes) is an adventure sports athlete. He is going to be leading the charge in foil surfing pushing bigger and heavier surf. When he's not foiling he's jumping out of planes or off clips, sending over the ledge on some of the worlds heaviest waves or traveling the world. He's a breath of positivity on social media where he has over 400K followers on the gram.
5/8/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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111 - Zane Westwood

Zane Westwood makes his 3rd appearance on the show and dives deep on all things foil. His new approach to shimming for downwind and prone, what he thinks Adam and I have wrong about plate shims, massive downwind sends, and the new lift line of foils.
4/26/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 25 seconds
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110 - Lewis Samuels

Lewis Samuels, now foilbrained, is a surf journalist known for creating Surfline's Power Rankings and the PostSurf blog. Lewis shares his thoughts on surf culture, social media's influence on the sport, what he loves about foiling, and reflects on his career in surf journalism.
4/6/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 2 seconds
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109 - Cliffy Coetzer and Erik Discuss the Process of the Progression Foil

Cliffy comes back on the show to discuss the process of designing and testing the Progression Foils. The foil was a conceived on the podcast last year, so we thought it would be fun to recap the trials and tribulations of what it takes to produce a foil.
3/20/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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108 - Noah Flegel and Austin Tovey

Noah Flegel and Austin Tovey are both multi-sport watermen with extensive accolades in their areas of focus. They are close friends, were college roommates, and are currently leading the charge in progressive foil surfing both in the ocean and on the wake. This show provides a glimpse into their passion and competition that is driving our sport forward.
3/7/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 59 seconds
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107 - Daniela Moroz

Daniela Moroz might have more time on foil than any other podcast guest. She is the 6x Formula Kite World Champion, 4x US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, a member of USA SailGP Team and an avid surf, tow and wing foiler. Daniela comes on the show to discuss her 2024 campaign for the Paris Olympics, her comfort with speed on foil, training regimen and much more...
2/27/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 55 seconds
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106 - Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton is a world renowned waterman. He is a pioneer in big wave surfing, sup surfing, and foil surfing. In this episode he chronicles the early days of foiling, discusses training and flow states, risk assessment, staying true to his North Star and why his goal is to be the Old Wizard.
2/1/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 8 seconds
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105 - Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of THE PERFECT STORM, FIRE, A DEATH IN BELMONT, WAR, TRIBE and FREEDOM. As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News. His documentary Restrepo was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Prize at Sundance.
1/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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104 - Dave Kalama

The Legend Dave Kalama returns to discuss innovation and creativity through the lens of designing the Barracuda. His work on the Cuda has changed our perception of what's possible in downwind and nonbreaking wave foiling.
1/17/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 59 seconds
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103 - Joel Pilgrim

Joel Pilgrim (@joelpilgrim) comes on the show to tell the story of how his foil saved a life. Joel is the founder of Waves of Wellness. WOW is a health charity pioneering surf therapy intervention for mental health, and breaking down the stigma and barriers to accessing traditional therapeutic support. This conversation gets a bit deeper than a normal foiling podcast with themes of mental heath, social media, and flow states.
1/9/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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102 - Gabriella Bella

Gabriella Bella is a foiler based in maui who has a kiting and competitive swimming background. She currently rides for GoFoil and placed second at the last Foil Competition on maui. Gabby is top-tier in prone, wing and downwind. Follow her @gabriella_da_bella on instagram
1/2/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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101 - Kai Lenny

101 - Kai Lenny by Erik Antonson
11/30/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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100th Episode! With Mike Pedigo

Mike joins Erik to celebrate foiling on the 100th episode of the podcast.
11/20/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Josh Ku

Josh Ku is an Australian waterman best known in the surf world for charging some of the heaviest slabs in Oz. He's taken on foiling and is quickly becoming one of the best prone and downwind foilers. In the podcast Josh talks about going from foil-curious, to closet-foiler, to full blown Foilbrained. Why it's best to dive in head first in downwind. The risk and fear of riding massive surf. Why foiling is so addictive. And what's different about foiling in different oceans and energies.
11/4/20221 hour, 45 minutes
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Mike Raper of North Foils

Mike Raper is the head of North Foils and Kites and has an extensive, 30-year history in board sports. On the show he gives insights into the evolutionary parallels in kite surfing and foiling, and shares his passion for water sports and design.
10/18/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nathan van Vuuren 2

Nate comes back on the show to froth on the foil scene on Maui, his full-time role at Signature, designing and testing foils, his favorite foil spots, and tons more all the foil-brained folks out there will love.
10/4/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tom Carroll on Flow and Mediation and Foil Froth

Tom Carroll is a2x World Surf Champion and lifelong waterman. He is currently frothing on the foil. He comes back on the show for a soulful conversation about his journey, his draw to flow and mediation, how foiling fits into his watertime and tons more... Enjoy a conversation with one of the legends in our sport.
9/16/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds
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Eric Christensen on Downwind Learning Curve, Epic Trips and the Foiling Community

Erik Christensen (@EricFoil) comes on to discuss his journey into downwind, the struggles and successes, the differences in learning DW compared to winging, the epic trips and amazing friends he's gained through foiling and what makes the foiling community so incredible.
8/29/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mike Pedigo and Erik Discuss Tuning

Mike Pedigo (@flyline_productions) joins Erik for a deep dive into tuning your foil and how their tunings have changed over the last few years and to announce Portal Flight Designs! Enjoy
8/16/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jeremy Wilmotte on Heavy Waves, Foil Bans and the 1 Hour Surf Run

Jeremy Wilmotte (@oceanpixels) was born in Belgium and now calls Sydney, Australia home for himself and family. He began foiling roughly 4 years ago and has never looked back. He states "every single foiling division is so much fun no matter how many obstacles get thrown at me to return to the normal path of the standard citizen. Recently I have started to venture into bigger hollower waves similar to my previous obsession as a grumpy old retired surfer."
8/3/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Annie Reickert 2

Annie Reickert (@Annie__starr) is a world class waterwoman from Maui. She surfs on the Big Wave World Tour and won the Red Bull Magnitude Tow Event. Annie is sponsored by Lift foils and dominates in all aspects of foiling.
6/28/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 58 seconds
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Zane Westwood 2

Zane Westwood is one of the best surf foilers on the planet. In this episode we discuss his move to Lift, the tuning differences between Lift and GoFoil, his downwind froth, surf lines he's working on, James Casey's world record and tons more...
6/11/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kawika Drummond - The Soulful Foiler

Kawika (@childrenofthefreeworld) can't be summed up in a short bio, and I wouldn't attempt to, but I will say he's the most soulful guy I've had on the show and I've given a lot of thought to our conversation. In foiling, he's an Oahu ripper who's sending prone and downwind at the highest level. You're going to love getting to know Kawika.
5/23/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 38 seconds
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James Casey - Casey Catchup Downwinding

This is actually a Casey Catchup podcast, where Erik was interviewed by James Casey. We thought it would be a epic dual release. Give James a follow if you don't already for epic content on all things foil, and check out his online downwind coaching!
5/7/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Brandon Scheid - Kite Champ on Flow, Foiling and Lifestyle Design

Brandon Scheid - Kite Champ on Flow, Foiling and Lifestyle Design by Erik Antonson
5/3/202255 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jeremy Riggs Downwind Master

Jeremy Riggs (@paddlewithriggs)goes deep on his downwind journey and techniques he's using to voyage the seas. Jeremy Riggs was born on April 2nd, 1972 in Wilmington North Carolina. Growing up he always enjoyed going to the beach and riding waves. Riggs had always dreamed of riding waves in Hawaii. In 1997, at the age of 25, he had the opportunity to move to Maui, Hawaii and booked a one-way ticket to paradise. When Riggs moved to Maui he got a job in the marble and granite industry. During his time off he would explore the beaches on Maui to find new ways to ride waves. In the year 2000 Riggs bought his first prone paddleboard and was introduced to downwind paddling by some of his peers. Since then, Riggs has enjoyed downwind paddling on the North shore of Maui using standup paddle boards, outrigger canoes, surfskis, and is currently enjoying downwind runs on his foil board. He started coaching paddlers in the different disciplines of downwind in 2009 and still offers his services today. Riggs has been happily married for 21 years and has 2 daughters ages 11 and 13.
4/21/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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Brodie Sutherland - Designer of Cabrinha Foils

Brodie Sutherland (@brodiesutherland) is the lead designer for Cabrinha foils. His new HS series, designed with Keahi de Aboitiz are currently making waves in the foiling world.
4/6/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rob Pririe on his latest adventures in foiling

Rob Pririe (@rob.vonpiros)comes back on the show to tell fill us in on his last year in foiling. Gear he's been testing and loving, his froth on the wing, trying to get barreled and what projects he's been doing in his chop shop.
4/2/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 50 seconds
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Guide to Runners w/ Mike Pedigo

Everything Mike and I have learned about runners over the last year in one episode with a cameo from Damo. How to find seams, what gear is best, conditions.... Enjoy
3/25/202257 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cliffy Coetzer from UniFoil on the Vyper, Design, Masts, Performance and a New Project!

Clifford Coetzer (@unifoil) is the designer for UniFoil. He was the first designer to make a high aspect and a dihedral foil, the hyper and vortex. Both designed 4 years ago and still good by today's standards. His latest foil, the Vyper, designed with Adam Bennetts, is setting a new bar on the surf side of foiling. He comes back on the show to discuss how his thoughts on design have changed, performance vs. stiffness, where he finds inspiration and a special announcement about a new collaboration!!!!!
3/14/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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Paul Cooper 2 - Straps, Winging and Downwind

Paul Cooper is leading the charge in strapped foiling and strap design. He comes back on the show to fill us in on his last year of progression and how he's built a business around his passion.
2/24/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 20 seconds
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Simeon Ke-Paloma The Birth of Prone Downwind in Hawaii and Foil Safety

Simeon Ke-Paloma The Birth of Prone Downwind in Hawaii and Foil Safety by Erik Antonson
2/4/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 3 seconds
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Kyle Lobisser of Project Cedrus Masts

Kyle Lobisser (@projectcedrus) is the man behind the first hollow carbon mast. He's an engineer who started his career working for Boeing and Apple and has applied his knowledge and skills on designing and constructing the foiling mast built from aerospace carbon.
1/27/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jack Ho on Foiling Evolution, Racing and Style

Hawaiian Waterman Jack Ho (@jackfromtown)comes back on the show to fill us in on his last year of foiling, surfing, racing, Lift Foils evolution, how racing is changing the sport, style and much more... Jack is one of the young guns leading the evolution in foiling.
1/11/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Kahi Pacarro - Saving our Oceans, Downwind and a big reveal?

Kahi (@instakahi) is a waterman from Oahu, HI. He's also on a mission to save and bring awareness to the state of our oceans with his role at Parley.tv. We talk the vibe difference between surf and foil, crowds, downwind, what it takes to make the A-team, his love of Takuma, and a possible big reveal???
12/15/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jim Bones - Positivity, Gratitude and Lots of Foiling

Jim Bones, Bones (@jimbones808) is a lifelong waterman. This is a must listen episode as Bones' positivity, gratitude and outlook on life is something we should all aspire to. Huge thanks to Sky Rama (@sky.rama) for setting it up and taking part in the conversation. Cover art by Sky.
12/2/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 56 seconds
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Adam Bennetts on Designing the Vyper & New Breakthroughs

Adam Bennetts (@misterbennetts)spent the last year working with Cliffy from UniFoil to design the New Vyper foil. He comes on the show to discuss the process, what he's learned lately, how his stance has evolved, other foils he's been testing and much more...
11/17/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mateo Ell with special guest Brian Finch

Mateo Ell (@Mateo_Ell) is a pro foiler from Kauai. He's crushing it in every discipline and came on the show while in Jax Beach on route to the Foil Racing League where he won the SUP division and got 2nd in prone. This follows his win a few months back in Hood River. Mateo shares an insane downwind story, talks style, pumping tips, what foils he's riding, skill mapping, why he's loving kiting and Brian adds lots of color having spent years flying with Mateo in Kauai.
10/28/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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Beginners Guide to Foiling w/ Mike Pedigo

Knowing what we know now about foiling, how would Mike and I start foiling now. We talk first flights, boat, jetski and efoil, catching your first waves, benefits of SUP and prone, how to start pumping, what gear to ride and how to dial it in. If you're learning to foil or have a friend who is, this is the podcast for them...
10/13/202153 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kane DeWilde's Secret Surf Technique and what he's learned this year

Kane DeWilde (@kdmaui) returns to discuss what he's learned about foils in the last year, we discuss his secret foil surfing turn technique, how to tune foils, what commonalities he's finding in what we all like to ride and tons of listener questions.
10/6/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Austin Tovey - King of Strapped Surf Airs

Austin Tovey (@austintovey) is a world class waterman excelling in foil, kite, wake and wing. He threw the first tantrum in the surf and first raley behind the boat on foil. He is consistently landing 360 airs frontside and backside and goes huge on everything! Austin comes on to talk about the progression in foil airs, his incredible relationship with his dad/tow partner/foiler who is also as frothy as he is, how he sees skill-mapping, and what makes Jax Beach epic for a waterman. Plus tons more...
9/13/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Chris Rasman on Learning, Competiion vs. Freeride Mindset, Social Media and Style

Chris Rasman is a professional freeride and competitive snowboarder now on the Natural Selection Tour. He's been foil brained in the offseason for the last few years and is taking his boardsports talent to surf and wing foiling. On the podcast we dive into how he's approaching learning foiling, how he's had to switch his mindset from freeride to competition, style, social media's influence on sports and athletes and skill mapping.
9/7/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 12 seconds
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Justin Bruns (@Justin_bruns) on foiling innovation and rocketry

Justin Bruns is a sponsored foiler, winger and high-level kiter. His instagram is equal parts water sports and space technology. We cover foiling, climate change, nuclear power and lots of foiling.
8/22/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brian Finch (@foiltheworld) Moves to Florida!

Brian Finch (@foiltheworld) Moves to Florida! by Erik Antonson
8/13/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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Foiling Series - Paul Burnett of the Lost Boys Returns

Paul Burnett (@thelostboysfoilclub) is the spiritual leader of the infamous Lost Boys Foil Club. A fan favorite of the podcast, in this episode we talk about PB's journey back to the water, why Tom's ski is out of commission, and what he learned from the couch stalking us on instagram while he was laid up and much, much more... Does anyone even read these? Let me know ;)
6/30/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Foiling Series - Julia Mancuso and Dylan Fish. (@juliamancuso @dylandafish)

Julia Mancuso (@juliamancuso) is a 4x Olympic medalist with a Gold Metal in giant slalom and Silver in downhill and combined. She hosts the Just Be Yourself podcast. Dylan Fish (@dylandafish)is a manager on Tavarua and rips on everything. Julia and Dylan are a couple that charges and foils together. Enjoy...
6/24/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dave Kalama on Inspiration, Creativity, the Future and Aging

Dave Kalama (@davekalama) goes deep on what drives his creativity, what he correctly and incorrectly predicted in foiling, where he sees the sport headed, how is mindset is changing with age and tons of other nuggets...
5/10/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mike Pedigo 3 (@flyline_productions)

Mike Pedigo is back. Mike is arguably the best foiler in Florida, maybe the east coast. He makes his own foils and rips on everything. If you haven't heard his other episodes go check them out.
4/23/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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Matt Costa on Wave Fundamentals and Foiling (@matt_coast)

Matt Costa is a foiler and mathematician who has a hobby of studying wave fundamentals. He comes on the show to educate us on how waves are formed, what makes epic downwind conditions and a ton of stuff you thought you understood but really didn't (at least I didn't...). He supports helmets and boog-foiling.
3/29/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 40 seconds
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James Casey on Downwind, Base Plate Shims & His New Online DW Course

James Casey (@james__casey) comes back on the podcast for the 4th time to teach us how to downwind, announce his new downwind online course with private coaching by him, and we discuss what's up with baseplate shimming, setting up your foil, how folks starting now have it easy and tons more...
3/16/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Egan Inoue - The Process to Mastery (@eganinoue)

Egan Inoue is a 2x Racketball World Champion, a 2x Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and now a Foil Brained Frother like the rest of us.
3/5/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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Foiling Series - Cole Kawana (@bu_foil)

Cole Kawana has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from USC and did his thesis on hydrofoils. He learned to foil listening to the podcast and is now a guest on the show (he wrote that last part) talking pumping, down winding, and the physics of foiling. He is the founder of the Clean Water Ambassadors Foundation and Japanese American Stories, which produces Holographic AI oral histories of American interment camps.
2/19/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds
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Foiling Series - Zane Westwood (@zane_westwood)

Zane Westwood is a 26-year-old waterman from Sydney, Australia who has always enjoyed alternative watercraft - finless surfing, bodysurfing... He discovered the foil about a year ago and hasn't looked back.
2/14/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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Foiling Series - Ben Ferney(@darthfern)

Ben Ferney is a Hydrofoil Big Air Record Holder (64 frames), who is now surf, wing and river foiling. He has an extensive background in testing and helping in the design of hydrofoils. He is a father, husband and a school district superintendent.
1/21/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 22 seconds
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Foiling Series - Kjell van Sice (@kjellissey)

Kjell van Sice / @kjellissey is the contributing editor of Foiling Magazine, a graduate studies professor, and a sustainability-driven designer.
1/18/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Foiling Series - Rob Pirie 2 (@rob.vonpiros)

Rob Pirie in an OG foiler, started gaffer taping foils on SUP boards 4 years ago. Favorite quote from the episode is to be the best foiler in the world you have to ride the best gear. He tests everything and reports on Seabreeze forums where he's helping everyone get better and make good decisions. We dive into tons of gear talk, progression and other stuff only foilers would appreciate. But if you're foil brained, you're gonna love this one.
1/5/20211 hour, 18 minutes
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Foiling Series - Zane Schweitzer 2 (@zaniac1)

Zane Schweitzer comes back on the podcast to discuss his Jaws adventures, winging in on 50ft surf, and all things foil. Enjoy
12/9/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Foiling Series - James Casey 3 (@James_casey)

James is back on the show to discuss insane downwinders, huge turns, gear and his last few months.
12/7/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Foiling Series - Laitham Kellum (@laithamk)

Laitham Kellum has been surf foiling since before the Kai video that grabbed the surf world. He's ridden tons of gear and is pushing the limits in strapped tow foiling and surf foiling. He's a career Firefighter/Paramedic with specialties in technical rescue and water safety.
12/3/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 56 seconds
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Foiling Series - Scotty McNally (@Foilwizard)

The Foilwizard himself is on the podcast. We talk style, technique, pumping, straps, airs, and why you should get back on your shortboard. Plus tons of your questions. Enjoy!
10/30/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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Foiling Series - Nick Leason (@LiftFoils)

Foiling Series - Nick Leason (@LiftFoils) by Erik Antonson
9/23/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 12 seconds
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Foiling Series - Mike Pedigo 2 (@flyline_productions)

Pedigo returns. We talk board construction, new tails, Go Foil NL series, and dedicate a solid chunk of the show to some of my most asked insta questions... What board should I start on? What foil should I buy? How should I start foiling? And so much more...
9/17/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Foiling Series - Jack Ho 2 - (@jackfromtown)

Jack Ho talks Instagram influence on the sport, Lift 170, Takuma 1300, down winding, strapped game, pumping...
8/25/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Foiling Series - Kane de Wilde 4 (@kdmaui)

In the 4th return of Kane we talk his new NP line of foils, custom tails he's building, what he's learned since his last episode, and lots of user questions. The Professor does not disappoint. Gonna listen a couple times myself to process it all....
8/3/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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Foiling Series - Dylan Wichmann (@dylan_wichmann)

Dylan Wichmann is a 23 year-old South African foiler who is at the top of the strapped air game and winging. Discussion includes strapped air game, dock starts, high aspect foil pumping, breaching wing tips, skateboard similarities and judging for foil contests. Enjoy.
7/26/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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Foiling Series - Mike Pedigo (@flyline_productions)

Mike Pedigo is a Florida based waterman. He's insanely talented in the water and in the shaping room.
7/8/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Foiling Series - Annie Reickert (@Annie__starr)

Annie Reickert (@Annie__Starr) is an 18-year-old Maui based waterwomen excelling at foiling, surfing, wing foiling and big wave surfing. She surfs on the Big Wave World Tour and on the SUP World Tour. Annie is currently on of the best foilers on the planet in the surf, down winding and winging.
6/29/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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Foundation Training's Eric Goodman

Eric Goodman is the founder of Foundation Training, a core training philosophy. I challenge all of you to do a 30 day challenge with his work and see how your posture and surfing change! He's helped me tremendously over the last decade and I can't recommend his work highly enough.
6/16/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 45 seconds
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Foiling Series - Paul Cooper on Strapped Foiling (@flew_da_coop)

Paul Cooper comes on the show to break down strapped foil surfing. He has a unique frame of riding waves being an ex-pro bodyboarder. If you're looking to ride strapped this is a must listen.
6/8/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Foiling Series - Fernando Novaes 2 (@mizofernando)

Fernando Novaes (@mizoferanado) is a top tier foil surfer from Brazil. This is Fernando's second appearance on the podcast, worth giving the first a listen to hear Fernando's backstory.
5/28/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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Foiling Series - Return of @EricFoil Christensen

Eric Christensen (@ericfoil) is everything I love about our foil world. He lives in Texas, makes his own equipment, froths on mushburgers and tanker waves, travels for contests and hosts the worlds best in the world's worst surf spot and they're stoked. Foiling is insane and Eric's passion showcases our love of the sport.
5/15/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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Foiling Series - Tom Carroll (@thomasvictorcarroll)

Tom Carroll is a 2x World Surf Champion and 3x Pipeline Master and now foil frother. Follow Tom @thomasvictorcarroll on instagram.
5/4/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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Foiling Series - Storytime w/ Paul Burnett of Lost Boys Foil Club

Paul Burnett, PB, of Lost Boys Foil Club is back on the show to recount some classic adventures and answering some important questions... How many skis can you break in a day? What does it feel like to get hit by a ski while foiling? And more... Enjoy folks!
4/15/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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Foiling Series - Sky Rama (@sky.rama)

Sky Rama (@sky.rama) is a foil surfer based in Maui. He's a top-tier foil surfer and shapes Sky Rama Customs. He's 6.3 at 195 lbs, rides really small boards, 4ft range, and predominately Armstrong and MFC foils.
4/10/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Foiling Series - John Amundson (@amundsoncustoms)

John Amundson is a leading surf and foil board shaper based in Hawaii. Some of the best foilers in the world ride Amundon boards, FoilWizard and JackfromTown being two. John drops mad knowledge on us about shapes and construction. Check out his shapes at amundsonfoil.com
3/30/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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Foiling Series - Adrian Roper of Axis Foils (@axisfoils)

Adrian Roper is an owner and founder of Axis Foils, a leading company in the foiling and kiting space. This is a deep, technical conversation about design and production.
3/4/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Foiling Series - Kane de Wilde 3 (@kdmaui)

Kane comes back on the show to get specific on tail shimming, why dihedral wings surf the best, what he loves about multiple foils, his latest endeavors and designs and a whole lot more. This one is packed with info...
2/17/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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Foiling Series - Adam Bennetts Returns (@misterbennetts)

Adam Bennetts (@misterbennetts) comes back on the podcast to talk high aspect vs. surf wings, tail chops for different foils, his take on the future progression of the sport, style and technique and a whole bunch of other goodness!
2/6/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 57 seconds
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Foiling Series - Paul Burnett Returns (@thelostboysfoilclub)

PB is a founding member of the Lost Boys Foil Club. He's a former world tour surfer with expertise in coaching. And he's got the best stories.
1/27/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 24 seconds
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Foiling Series - Nathan van Vuuren (@nathanvanvuuren)

Nathan van Vuuren is a professional water athlete from South Africa (grew up on Maui) who is one of the best foilers on the planet and Signature's top rider. He's credited with evolving the pump to where it is today. Look him up on youtube to see him connect 50 waves, which might be the world record???
1/22/20201 hour, 33 seconds
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Foiling Series - Jason Tangalin(@Foil_Fever)

Jason Tangalin is known as @Foil_Fever on insta. He and his nephew @its_me_pono are the guys behind the foiling contest series. Huge episode to understand the progression in foiling in the pocket and getting comfortable smashing whitewash. Enjoy!
1/17/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Foiling Series - Eric Christensen (@ericfoil)

Eric Christensen is an early foil adopter from Texas who is constantly exploring the limits through his designs and testing. Give him a follow @ericfoil
1/11/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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Foiling Series - Jack Ho ( @jackfromtown)

Jack Ho (@jackfromtown) is a foiler from Oahu, HI. He's a state longboard champ and comes on to discuss the crossover in lines and style from longboarding to foiling, straps/no straps debate, and his approach to learning. Enjoy Foil Freaks!
1/6/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Foiling Series - Glennel Jordan (@ocean_baby)

Glennel Jordan is a foiler from Oahu, she recently won the first foiling contest on Kauai in October and is a regular bigger wave tow foiler. Give her a follow @ocean_baby on Insta.
12/31/201954 minutes, 16 seconds
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Foiling Series - Dave Kalama Part 2 - Technical Foiling

Dave Kalama, @davekalama, is a world-famous waterman, an innovator of foil surfing and SUP surfing, a member of the Strapped Crew (early big wave chargers) and is now leading the world in foil surfing. This podcast is a deep dive into foiling techniques and gear.
12/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Foiling Series - Dave Kalama Part 1 - Experience and Flow

Dave Kalama, @davekalama, is a world-famous waterman, an innovator of foil surfing and SUP surfing, a member of the Strapped Crew (early big wave chargers) and is now leading the world in foil surfing.
12/16/201943 minutes, 32 seconds
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Foiling Series - Adam Bennetts @misterbennetts

Adam Bennetts is possibly the most progressive foiler surfer, bringing shortboard surfing style and maneuvers into foiling. Learn why he likes his boards a touch longer, which wings he's freaking out on now and why he loves foiling.
12/12/201958 minutes, 56 seconds
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Foiling Series - James Casey 3

James Casey's 3rd trip through the podcast. He breaks down some extensive testing on the GoFoil, Takuma and Axis foils, recounts a PB Lost Boys story and what it was like foiling big Ulu. Enjoy Foilbrained Friends!
12/9/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Foiling Series - Kane de Wilde Returns

Kane de Wilde returns for a super technical conversation about foil pumping, tail wing design, fuselage length, high aspect wings and so much more...
12/2/20191 hour, 23 minutes
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Foiling Series - Keahi De Aboitiz on Foiling and Flow

Style-Master Keahi de Aboitiz talks foiling and flow. Keahi is a World Champ Kite Surfer, a World Tour SUP Surfer, Wave of the Winter Nominee on Shortboard and now he's leading the charge and showing us what's possible on foil. I learned a ton talking to Keahi and you will too...
11/20/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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Flow Series - Tyler Conroy on Mental States of Foiling and Big Wave Surfing

Tyler Conroy is a big wave surfing based in San Fransisco. He regularly surfs Mavericks and has recently taken on foiling. He comes on the show to discuss the mental states of flow in both sports.
11/14/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 16 - MFC Hawaii's Pio Marasco

Pio Marasco is the owner of the Maui Fin Company (MFC)which, in partnership with The Hydrofoil Company, produces the Hydros Foil.
11/5/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 15 - Foil the World Brian Returns

Brian from FoilTheWorld comes back on the show to discuss the upcoming Foil Camp, chopping tails, testing foils and pros/cons of straps.
10/25/201952 minutes, 9 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 14 - Blue Planet's Robert Stehlik

Robert Stehlik is the owner of Blue Planet Hawaii and the host of their youtube channel. He's an addicted waterman and has built a career around his passions. Robert explains the foil addiction, swing wings and we even get into some flow state discussion. Enjoy!
10/6/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 13 - Jeffrey Spencer

Jeffrey Spencer is a professional waterman who is currently leading the pack in downwind, surf and wing foiling. He rides for Slingshot. Follow on instagram @jeffrey_spencer
10/2/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 12 - Fernando Novaes

Fernando Novaes(@MizoFernando) is a Brazilian surfer is leading the sport of foiling in performance.
9/20/201954 minutes, 13 seconds
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Life of Flow Series Ep. 1 - Professional Snowboarder Chris Rasman

Chris Rasman (@chrisrasman), from Whistler, BC, is a professional snowboarder and a co-founder of Manboys Productions (@themanboys). Watch "Chris Rasman Full Part" on youtube to get an idea of what Chris is doing on the mountain. This podcast is the first in a series diving into flow states. Please send your thoughts on flow and questions you'd like asked of future guests to @the.progression.project on instagram.
9/13/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 12 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 11 - Lost Boys Foil Club's Paul Burnett

Paul is an ex-world tour surfer, on tour in 1985, a surf coach and Math teacher in Australia. He's the founder of the Lost Boys Foil Club which includes 2-time podcast guest James Casey and Tom Carroll. We talk extensively about towing, foils for speed and transitioning to prone. Enjoy...
9/4/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 52 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 10 - F-One's Billy Ackerman

Billy is the head of Marketing for F-One in the states. He's also an insane kite surfer and foil surfer. He comes on to talk foiling from a kiting background and the new Swing Wing hand kite and all things foil...
8/31/201957 minutes, 36 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 9 - Clifford Coetzer of Unifoil, Designer of the famous 210 Hyper and Albatross

Technical Foiling discussion with one of the best designers in the foil world.
8/22/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 8 - 2X Ultimate Waterman Zane Schweitzer

15X World Champion and 2X Ultimate Waterman Zane Schweitzer.
8/8/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 41 seconds
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Foil Series Ep. 7 - Kane de Wilde

Kane de Wilde can be found on Instagram at KDMaui and if you want to see some inspirational foiling check out "Even the Dog Can't Believe his Eyes" on youtube.
7/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes
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Foiling Series Ep. 6 - Foil the World's Brian Finch

Follow Brian on insta @foiltheworld and support the cause on https://foil-the-world.myshopify.com/
7/16/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 5 - Rob Pirie talks early days foiling and NP Glide Wings

Rob Pirie first surf foiled by taping a kite foil to the bottom of a SUP. That's OG. He shares his journey and knowledge on the show and discusses the NP line a foils.
7/1/201954 minutes, 40 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 4 - James Casey Round 2

Australian Waterman James Casey returns to the podcast to continue the foiling discussion. Photo credit: @moontours
6/27/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 3 - Chris Gutzeit - Cloud 9 Foils Co-Founder

Foiling discussion with Chris Gutzeit from Cloud 9 Foils.
6/14/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 2 - Costa Rica Roundtable w/ Chase, Fisher, Damien and Erik

On a recent foil and surf trip to Costa Rica Erik Antonson, Chase Kosterlitz, Fisher Grant and Damo sat down to discuss the foil surfing learning process from their differing views.
4/5/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Foiling Series Ep. 1 - James Casey Part 1

What's foil surfing all about and why is it taking the surf world by storm? James Casey, Australian waterman, comes on to discuss why foiling is so addictive and gives insights as to the best way to start, prone, SUP and tow differences, and how it opens up surf spots and changes conditions.
3/24/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 12 seconds
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William Branum - Practice and (Lack of) Fear with a US Navy Seal

William Branum is a recently retired US Navy Seal with 26 years in service. William was deployed 10 times, 4 to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan. His last years in service were in HQ where he built teams to solve operational deficiencies by creating partnerships with industry, academia, and strategic funding organizations. Since retiring, William has started a consulting firm to help companies solve problems, create strategies, and bring a different perspective to their organization.
12/7/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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Surfboard Design and Construction Technical Discussion w/ Mick Slattery of SureFire Surfboards

Mick Slattery is the owner and designer/shaper for SureFire Surfboards from Australia. He joins Erik to discuss the design process, and technical specs/ideas for paddle surfing.
10/9/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Anders Ericsson on Becoming Great

Anders Ericsson is the author of Peak and the world's leading expert on what it takes to become truly great at something. He's studied masters in different fields and has discovered the common practices that separate the best from the rest. Our conversation covers deliberate practice, mental representations, the skills that our kids should be learning, and why we grow to love things as were becoming better.
7/19/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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G Love on the Creative Process, Cultivating Flow and Practice

Garrett Dutton, G Love, is a blues and hip-hop musician who has maintained a 25 year career in the music business. He joins Erik to discuss his creative process, how he cultivates flow and state before shows and his relationship to practice and pursuit of quality 25 years into being his career.
2/21/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Josh Waitzkin On the Art of Learning

Josh Waitzkin is the Author of The Art of Learning. He coaches the world's best in the financial and sport's worlds and has excelled to a world class level in Chess (8x National Chess Champion), Tai Chi Push Hands (2x World Champion), and Brazilian Jui Jitzu (Black Belt under Marcelo Garcia). He is now passionately pursuing the art of Paddle Surfing. Our conversation covers Josh's passion and learning process.
2/12/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 55 seconds