T.E.S. is taking the week off. We'll back next week at our regularly scheduled time on Sunday, August 7th to celebrate our 8 year anniversary! In the meantime, feel free to listen to some of our old shows, which are available for listening and downloading both on this website and on our iTunes page. T.E.S. is on the air every Sunday from 11 AM - Noon PT. Check our 'About Us' page to find a radio station near you that carries the show. You can also listen online live through our syndicator's website SportsByline.com or check back with us shortly after every show to listen to our podcasts, which are also available on iTunes! Thanks as always for your support!
A storm that originated in the South Pacific has created such a massive south swell that the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater decided to skip one of the biggest surf contests in the world, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, to surf some of the most amazing waves to ever hit Fiji's world famous Cloudbreak.
Did Reef McIntosh have some sort of surgery recently? Right click on the image and select 'View Image' to get a closer look. Dude looks like a lady.
Despite the waning popularity of surfers using a personal watercraft (PWC) to tow themselves into big waves, certain surf breaks still deem PWCs necessary because of the size and shape of the wave. Former two-time World Champion surfer Tom Carroll and big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones recently partnered up to film a new 3D movie called Storm Surfers 3D. In the middle of shooting big wave surf footage at Margaret River, Western Australian, tricky conditions caught up with Carroll, who was towing Clarke-Jones into the waves.
At a Board of Commissioners Meeting hosted last evening by the San Mateo County Harbor District, a decision was made to postpone issuing a Limited Commercial Activity Permit, required to run a surf contest at Maverick's, until August 1st, at which point the Harbor District's Board of Commissioners will review dual applications submitted by The Godfather of Maverick's Jeff Clark and the Mavericks Community, LLC, which is led by Clark's ex-wife Katherine Kelly Clark. The Harbor District's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last night to deny a Limited Commercial Activity Permit to Mavericks Community, LLC.
The situation surrounding a possible surf contest at famed big wave surf break Maverick's has taken an interesting turn. The Godfather of Maverick's Jeff Clark has informed me that the San Mateo County Harbor District is holding a Board of Commissioners Meeting this evening, June 1st at 7 PM at the Half Moon Bay Comfort Inn. Paragraph 5 of the Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda is titled, "Limited Commercial Activity Permit for Mavericks Community, LLC" with the proposed action being "Approve Limited Commercial Activity Permit with conditions". The issue is proposed by San Mateo County Harbor District General Manager Peter Grenell.
Rob Machado is in a very select company of surfers. One one hand, you can call him one of the greatest competitive surfers ever for his numerous accomplishments, including finishing in the top three of the ASP World Tour rankings twice in his career (in 1995, Machado narrowly avoided winning the World Title, losing out to Kelly Slater in the finals of the Pipeline Masters in a close finish that saw Machado giving Slater a high five at the end of the wave, possibly giving up priority and the World Title for the sake of sharing a moment with his close friend). On the other hand, you can say Machado is currently the most popular free surfer in the world, with throngs of fans showing their support by watching his surf films and supporting his philanthropic involvements. It is these achievements that helped Machado gain induction into the Surfer's Hall of Fame in 2000.
There's an adage that says, "Getting older means getting wiser." The hosts of The Extreme Scene aren't exactly spring chickens these days. The hosts, who were in their 20's when the show started, are now well into their 30's. A bunch of old creepy men running the T.E.S. empire. There is a bright side though, especially for you young 'uns out there. Thanks to The Extreme Scene, you have someone that can provide you with valuable advice on anything and everything that has to do with life. Relationship problems? We have the solutions. Kids at school peer pressuring you into one too many beer bongs? Leave it to us. And this is where we introduce the "Ask The Elders" contest.
Jeff Clark is called "The Godfather of Maverick's" for a variety of reasons. For starters, Clark was one of the first individuals to discover the behemoth wave and surfed it literally all by himself for 15 years before others finally listened to Clark and saw the wave for themselves. Clark knows the wave better than anyone and founded the first surf contest at Maverick's. Clark was one of three surfers who starred in one of the greatest surf documentaries ever made, Stacy Peralta's Riding Giants. In the film Clark represented Maverick's, with Greg Noll and Laird Hamilton sharing history and stories about Waimea Bay and Jaws. Clark is also the owner of Mavericks Surf Shop. It is for these reasons that Clark is held with the highest regard when any discussion turns to the famed monstrosity that is Maverick's.
Cyrus opens the show by talking about the impact of large bookstores like Borders shutting down will have on publications like Surfing Magazine. Cyrus then went on to heavily criticize Surfing Magazine for have zero content of any worthiness.
Ted Woods, director of the new surf documentary White Wash, joined Cyrus to talk about making a film that focuses on African Americans breaking stereotypical boundries in surfing, how he got Ben Harper to narrate the film, and how he thinks surf lineups can be more diversified.
Omar joined Cyrus to present The Industry Snap, a weekly inside look at the action sports industry featuring news not found anywhere else. Omar revealed that Nike is dropping their action sports brands 6.0 and SB, instead going with just the Nike. Omar and Cyrus breaks down what this means for the action sports industry. The crew wrap up the show with the week in action sports news.
Cyrus opens up a discussion about the impact of WaveJet on lineups, including whether a surfboard powered by an engine so paddling isn't necessary will be accepted in the lineup, and what the repercussions of having WaveJet go mainstream could possibly have on the sport of surfing, including possible beatdowns on yuppies who spend thousands of dollars on a board
BMX superstar T.J. Lavin joined Cyrus to talk about his continued recovery from a severe injury he suffered from a BMX accident last year, his feelings on hosting MTV's The Challenge, and why he continues to compete in BMX events.
Cyrus breaks down the week in action sports news, including a contest to help create a new binding design for snowboards so they can detach easily in the event of an accident, the start of the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, and Chad Muska's arrest earlier this week.