Ain't That Swell: Season 2, Episode 4

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Jed and Vaughn are back with Ain't That Swell. This week they plunge deep into the freezing conjecture and robotic posturing of Mick Fanning's win at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach. He is undoubtedly a master of the competitive format but is he, as they say, 'boring as bat shit?'

And what about how rattled Kelly Slater looked (and sounded) after his quarterfinal loss to John John Florence? Does the fire still burn strong in the alkaline intestinal tract of surfing's number one raw food advocate?

The 'Brazilian Storm' is preparing to rain black beans and air reverses on the world tour at the Billabong Pro, Rio, later this week. Can current world number one, Gabz Medina break the country's world title winning hoodoo? And how did they manage to skip, like, a 15 year evolutionary stage in surfing anyway? Feels like only yesterday Neco Padaratz was lighting up the WCT doldrums with his steroidal power hacks. Now they're way up in the skies. What gives?

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Sheepdog Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 10:56am

So, who was this forgotten grandfather of Brazilian pro surfing?
Clue - made the pipeline masters final in 1976, alongside Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell, and Mark Richards...

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blindboy Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 11:07am

That would be the late Pepe Lopes.

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Sheepdog Saturday, 10 May 2014 at 11:14am

A black jelly bean for BB... ;) Also won the waimea 5000. Some may say hometown advantage, but he did beat Shaun Thomson and PT on the way to the final. And in the final he beat Buzzy Kerbox and Jeff Crawford.... pretty sure Dane Kealoha and Reno were in that comp' too.... So the guy could surf....

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the-roller Monday, 12 May 2014 at 11:02am

Jed, Vaughn, and guests are doing the best surf related podcast evahs!

Keep up the goods, boys.