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Top 8 Surf Podcasts To Follow

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Top 8 Surf Podcasts To Follow

If you’re a surf enthusiast you must enjoy everything related to surfing. Online, you can find tons of quality and versatile content related to your favorite topic.

From YouTube videos to social media profiles, you’re able to learn about surfing, enjoy great footage and stay current with the trending topics.

Another great way to do that is to follow a surf podcast. We’ve put together a list of top 8 surf podcasts that you must follow in 2020.

The Body Surf Podcast

If you're interested in some laid-back surf stories, you need to take a look at the Body Surf Podcast hosted by the Budgy Boys, Tim & Owey.

The boys will spill the beans on the latest news from the world of surfing and let you know where you need to be and why.

They’ll cover topics such as:

  • Slyde Fest 2020
  • Australia’s first artificial surf park
  • interviews with surfers you love
  • surfing gear

Tune in to their latest episodes and you’ll fall in love with their witty humor and informative content.

Surf Simply

The Surf Simply podcast will bring fresh topics, news, and perspectives from the world of surfing. It will inform and entertain you at the same time.

The podcast covers:

  • surf culture
  • coaching
  • competitions
  • characters

The hosts are Harry Knight, Asher King, Ru Hill, Jessie Carnes, Will Forster, and Derek Dietiker.  They cover topics such as filming yourself while surfing, building a surf, or do interviews with people you’d find interesting.

Surf Splendor

Surf Splendor is another great podcast hosted, edited, and produced by David Lee Scales. It’s a show that will take you into the world of surfing and help you learn and get informed the right way.

Their episodes cover topics such as:

  • history of surfing
  • best shapers
  • interviews with surfers and coaches
  • best surf destinations

Twice a month you'll get to hear a special edition of the podcast, co-hosted by Scott Bass. Together with David Lee Scales, he’ll discuss the latest gossip, trends, and events in the world of surf and the surf industry.

Ain't That Swell

Ain't That Swell is a surf podcast hosted by Jed Smith and Vaughan Blakey. The show is best known for its satiric tone and the lack of censorship. The hosts will definitely make you laugh your heart out as they discuss and gossip about everything that’s happening in the world of surfing.

They won’t hold back on anything and will tell you exactly what they’re thinking. This dark humor mixed with current topics is the winning combination that the authors of this podcast have been using for years.

Surf Mastery

If you’re looking for a podcast that can help you improve your surfing technique or gain a better understanding of the sport, the Surf Mastery podcast is a great choice.  
This show focuses on sharing the experiences of well-known people from the surf industry. They share stories about:

  • their favorite surfing destinations
  • injuries and recovery
  • favorite waves they’ve surfed on
  • health and fitness
  • surfing culture

You'll get to hear what truly experienced surfers, coaches, and professionals have to say. You'll get some great advice and widen your horizons by miles.


Hosted by the former Australian surfer Mark Occhilupo, who's had quite a career. He started surfing professionally at the age of 17 and won the world title at the age of 33.  
Now, at the age of 53, he’s the author of the surf podcast Occ-Cast. The surfing legend will share stories and discuss surfing and more:

  • art
  • music
  • life

His guests are other surfing legends and professionals who share their favorite surf moments, stories, and ideas.

The Grit!

The Grit! is a surf podcast hosted by David Lee Scales and Chas Smith. It’s a weekly show that brings something fresh and exciting with each new episode.

The show mainly focuses on the most scintillating headlines from the surf world. Their episodes deal with question and issues such as:

  • mental health awareness
  • surfer environmentalists
  • surf history
  • surf culture
  • sports predictions
  • yearly resolutions

It’s a mixture of personal and professional viewpoints, spiced with some valuable facts on surfing. Episodes are an hour and a half long which makes enough room for covering several interesting topics.


Just a couple of kooks talking about learning how to surf better. Tune in to The Surf Continuum's Coach Chris, Coach Evan and guests talking about how they learned the hard (and often hilarious) way to be a little less kooky-- or in some cases, just embrace it! thesurfcontinuum.com.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are numerous quality podcasts you can listen to, based on your scope of interest and favorite things about surfing. You can learn about surf culture, listen to what the experts have to say or simply have a good laugh over the best inside jokes.

Make sure you check out all of the podcasts from our list and choose the ones you like the most. Follow them and we promise they'll make 2020 fun and enjoyable.

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Guest Blogger Marques Coleman is a freelance blogger and a nature enthusiast who loves spending time outdoors as much as he loves writing. He’s a big fan of outdoor sports including surfing, hiking, and cycling. He works as a writer at Write Scout and Subjecto. He also works as an editor at Studyker 

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