Watch: The Occ-cast with Billy Kemper

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

I've found that more than anything, enjoyment of the Occ-Casts, of which there's now been 39 episodes, depends on your mood.

Take this latest one with Billy Kemper for example: I was prepared to dismiss it, give it short shrift, mainly due to my only prior exposure with Billy being filled with macho cliches. Could I stand an hour of that?

But instead the two sit down on rickety camp stools, and after a brief bout of mutual pocket-pissing, settle into an engaged but not animated discussion about big waves. And they dragged me with them. No hilarious tales nor over the top chest-beating, but plenty of authenticity from a guy that appears very comfortable in his skin.

Maybe you'll be in the mood for it, maybe not, but I'm gonna call it one of the better Occ-Casts yet.

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wbat commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 8:20am

Yes, great podcast.

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mrkook commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 2:21pm

That was awesome, Kemper is inspirational, eloquent and a great role model, best occ cast yet in my opinion.

MK

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Lanky Dean commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 4:16pm

Quite enjoyed it as well.
Ok billy really came off sounding pretty respectful.

Loved occ's waimea story also.

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radiationrules commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 7:36pm

way the best one in my view. apart from "life lessons" (which is significant) - the idea of him and his peer group going rail-grab for rail grab at a code red swell in tahiti is very exciting to me. also, no disrespect to anyone - clearly for people like him Peahi' is in a whole different league to riding the biggest face wave at Nazare - which is a matter of fact as to whats going to happen due to Nazare's unique bathymetrics.

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bluediamond commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 7:49pm

Billy Kemper. Keeping it real. RESPECT!! Great work Occ.

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fartpaddler commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 8:17pm

Occ is just a classic isn’t he

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frog commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 10:16am

Occy just let him talk with few interruptions which was great.
Nazarre is interesting in competition more to see the whole scene dealing with a chaotic huge beachbreak - survival, timing, caught inside. The wave riding is less so and over time Nazarre needs to be 80ft to raise much interest as a watcher (sad in a way but we are over-exposed to surf these days).

Billy is right though that huge Jaws, Cloudbreak or even huge Uluwatu would be far more of a spectacle for the Big Wave tour. Fifteen to twenty foot Cloudbreak would be far more interesting than 60 foot peaks at Nazarre.

Frogg

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 at 11:10am

better waves.

Although paddling into Nazare was a whole lot more entertaining to watch than I thought it would be.