Episode 1 – Introduction

In the debut episode of the new Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar Etcheverry and Cyrus Saatsaz provide a brief introduction about their backgrounds and how they brought the band... See More

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In the debut episode of the new Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar Etcheverry and Cyrus Saatsaz provide a brief introduction about their backgrounds and how they brought the band back together to launch this new show.  Following introductions Omar and Cyrus delve into a spirited debate regarding freshwater surfing events, and whether the WSL should continue hosting competitions at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool.  The crew also discuss if the helmet Owen Wright was wearing at the recent WSL event at Teahupo’o was a fashion faux pas, and they reveal who is blowing up the richter scale in terms of image and style.

In the debut episode of the new Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar Etcheverry and Cyrus Saatsaz provide a brief introduction about their backgrounds and how they brought the band back together to launch this new show.  Following introductions Omar and Cyrus delve into a spirited debate regarding freshwater surfing events, and whether the WSL should continue hosting competitions at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool.  The crew also discuss if the helmet Owen Wright was wearing at the recent WSL event at Teahupo’o was a fashion faux pas, and they reveal who is blowing up the richter scale in terms of image and style.

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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.