Watch: The Occ-Cast with Tom Curren

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

From the gregarious Brad Gerlach to the circumspect Tom Curren, Occy ranges far and wide. In Occ-Cast number 29, Curren and Occ talk Dane Reynolds, single fins, bamboo boards, and perhaps most enjoyable of all, their shared history. The overlapping paths of each surfer prompting memories accurately recalled and otherwise.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 6:19pm

My two fav old school surfers, Tom doesn't smile much though.

BTW. Coriolis Effect is real but the toilet thing isn't actually true, it's much too small and it would you need water that is totally settled to see the effect.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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Craig commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 7:36pm

Yep correct, but not quite at the end.

You just need the subject to experience the Coriolis force for at least 12 hours (half the Earth's orbit time) to see this effect.

IE if the toilet took 12 hours to flush it'd start spinning a certain way, but it doesn't so it's just down to the design :)

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ringmaster commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 9:00pm

I reckon that's the most animated and in depth I've ever heard Tommy Curren. Such a freakish surfer and obviously a super talented musician but has always come across as a bit of a tortured soul.

Felt like I wanted to give him a big hug at the end of that cause you can see that he really struggles to talk about himself and his achievements so to do that for 37 minutes must have been tough. The bloke walks to the beat of a totally different drum compared to just about all of us.

Loved his surfing more than anyone's from the mid 80s to end of the early 2000s and will always remember surfing with him and about a dozen Basque fellas at pumping 6-8 foot Mundaka one freezing morning in the Winter of 92/93. He tore the joint a new one but still looked like he had another gear if he wanted it.

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groundswell commented Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 at 9:44pm

Good post ringmaster, totally see where you're coming from.

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maxbrewhouse commented Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 at 3:16pm

There's really a lot of similarity between the way Kelly Slater speaks these days now that he's a bit more reflective and how Tom Curren talks. Looking at Tom's face in this interview kind of makes me think I am looking at Kelly Slater talking in another 10 years

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Mort commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 2:07am

He is old.

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savanova commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 10:22pm

Don't think he likes the camera

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zenagain commented Friday, 16 Feb 2018 at 11:40pm

Mates don't let mates rollerblade.

But rollerskating? That's kinda cool.

I had the pleasure to meet and chat reasonbly in-depth with Mr. Curren a couple of years ago. Really nice bloke, super humble.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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memlasurf commented Saturday, 17 Feb 2018 at 8:46am

Guess what there is an inarticulate yank. I didn’t think they existed. Super cool fella and I would to chat to him as he isn’t a motormouth and seems really humble. How was occys voice when he was young, that was a pisser.

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zenagain commented Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 at 12:51am

I always thought Occy sounded like a bit of a poof.

Ripped though.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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