In Episode 12 of Dropping In former professional surfer Omar Etcheverry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed legendary surfing broadcaster Dave Stanfield, who talked about why he isn’t commentating WSL events these days and the possible politics behind the decision. Stanfield shared stories of his early days covering professional surfing, discussed surfing in the … Continued
In Episode 11 of Dropping In former pro surfer Omar Etcheverry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz welcomed famed surf photographer Dave “Nelly” Nelson, who provided a detailed description of renting and surfing Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch including how much it actually costs and how Maverick’s surfer Russell Smith tore his bicep off the bone … Continued
In Episode 8 of Dropping In, Omar and Cyrus welcome Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, star of The Endless Summer II. Wingnut talked about how he was selected to star in the film, and delved into some amazing stories and details about the making of the legendary movie. Plus Wingnut discussed what he’s doing these days, including … Continued
In Episode 7 of Dropping In Omar and Cyrus talk about how it’s the wild west out in the lineup and order is maintained strictly from a set of unwritten rules that form surf ethics despite rampant territorialism in the ocean, plus Omar recaps a wild day at Jaws and Cyrus reveals a new record … Continued
In Episode 6 Omar and Cyrus review the upcoming Pipe Masters and talk about it possibly being Kelly Slater’s final event as a full-time professional surfer, with the event having profound implications on who gets into next year’s Summer Olympics.
In Episode 5 of the Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar and Cyrus reveal the schedule for next year’s WSL schedule, the crew address Kelly Slater’s comments regarding numerous issues facing next years Summer Olympics, Nike’s sale of Hurley is analyzed and the show wraps with an interview Cyrus conducted with legendary actor Edward Norton recently … Continued
Big wave surfing legend Grant Washburn joined Omar and Cyrus to discuss his new surf documentary he’s producing starring Greg “The Bull” Noll. Plus Washburn delved into the latest controversy surrounding surf contests at famed Maverick’s. Omar and Cyrus wrap up the show covering some drama in the WSL and breakdown of which surfers are … Continued
In Episode 3 of the Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar and Cyrus celebrate California Governor Gavin Newsom’s new legislation banning Hollister Ranch’s coastal monopoly of nearly nine pristine miles of California coastline. The crew then reveal the latest surfers who have qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, plus they break down the World Title chase, … Continued
Omar Etcheverry and Cyrus Saatsaz
Omar Etcheverry is a former professional surfer who competed on the world tour and for team USA. Akin to the water, Etcheverry been front and center on the pulse of surfing on the land as well. He was the host of nationally syndicated action sports radio shows The Extreme Scene and WaXed, the webcast commentator for numerous prestigious surf events including the Maverick’s Surf Contest, X Games, Pipe Masters and the Cold Water Classic, starred in numerous national television advertising campaigns, and was a contributor for Surfer Magazine, TransWorld Surf and Surfing Magazine. When he isn’t representing major surf industry brands or spending time with his family, you can find Etcheverry surfing in his hometown of Santa Cruz.
Cyrus Saatsaz is an award winning multimedia journalist for media organizations including The Huffington Post, the Adventure Sports Network, Yahoo Sports, the San Francisco Chronicle, KCBS, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and KNBR. Saatsaz is the author of the book Dogwild & Board: Stories, Interviews and Musings from a Surf Journalist, was the host of nationally syndicated action sports radio shows The Extreme Scene and WaXed, and was formerly the webcast commentator for the Maverick’s Surf Contest.