Show Notes:

  • 1:00 – email Erik at erik@paddlewoo.com with feedback and suggestions for the show
  • 2:01 – Justin talks shortboarding jr. ranks in Australia  w/ Taj, Parko, Mick
  • 3:30 – Justin now SUPs 80%, shortboards 20%
  • 4:45 – First SUP surf in Australia, Jamie Mitchell endorsed SUP
  • 5:30 – Justin’s progression of boards from huge NSP to 7.4 Starboards
  • 6:40 – Stiff shaft paddles
  • 7:00 – Justin weighs in at 150lbs, 55kgs, doesn’t watch his weight
  • 7:45 – Weight is your friend in bigger surf, talks big Sunset at the first event of the year
  • 9:30 – How long has Justin been on the tour?
  • 10:00 – Tour improvements, webcasting difficulties in France
  • 12:00 – Justin is frothing checking the surf at Tahiti
  • 13:05 – Justin talks his first event on the world tour, surfed through trials to make main event
  • 14:50 – Backside barrel techniques on SUPs,  Erik admits he is terrible at it
  • 15:30 – Quiksilver floatation in heavy waves, pig-dog style
  • 17:30 – Naked feeling when you hold the paddle in one hand
  • 19:00 – Clear vs. dirty water for fear factor
  • 19:30 – What boards Justin is bringing to Tahiti, 7.4 Starboard is the go-to board in most conditions
  • 21:50 – Fin setups, Justin is a thruster guy, rides for FCS, which fins he’s riding
  • 23:30 – Frontside vs. backside surfing on Quads
  • 24:10 – Starboard design process, Sean Poynter, Connor Baxter, Izzy Gomez…
  • 26:10 – Longboard finbox that Starboards come with
  • 28:40 – FCS news, click in back fin for longboard finbox
  • 30:20 – Tough to find Starboards in the states
  • 30:50 – Justin talks his first ride on a Starboard and crashing it on a reef without much damage
  • 33:10 – Justin talks who inspires him on the SUP tour, style and why (Kai Lenny, Caio Vaz, Mo Freitas, Sean Poynter, Zane, Kai Bates, Giorgio Gomez)
  • 36:40 – Kids in Australia into SUP?
  • 38:50 – Justin surfs Snapper on his SUP w/ Tom Carroll, tactics in busy lineup
  • 41:30 – Squat position, the “tear your crotch to pieces” tactic
  • 42:40 – Erik talks his 2 to 1 strategy for surfing busy lineups
  • 43:08 – Power surfing on SUPs, Paddle leverage, turn harder on SUP
  • 44:30 – Justin emulates Tom Carroll, Tom Curren, Taylor Knox on his SUP
  • 45:20 – Where does Justin cut his paddles, 1 inch taller than himself
  • 47:00 – Justin is the paddle destroyer
  • 48:50 – Hurley High Performance Center, Justin is the strongest pound-for-pound athlete in there
  • 51:45 – To train for Tahiti, Justin did 5 back-to-back heats
  • 53:00 – The board room at the Hurley HPC is EPIC
  • 53:50 – Bede made the final in Brazil on WSL, trains at HPC, it is paying off
  • 54:40 – Time shortboard vs. SUP, big waves on shortboards.
  • 56:15 – Are shortboarding and SUP surfing complementary?
  • 59:25 – Justin’s best SUP session, great story of Sunset, Jaws, Kai Lenny, Jamie Mitchell
  • 64:00 – The wrap-up – Justin was an epic guest, hope you enjoyed it!

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