Episode 2: The Pro Surfing Breakdown

In Episode 2 of the Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar and Cyrus break down the recent Freshwater Pro event held at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool, and preview the Quiksilver... See More

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Episode 2: The Pro Surfing Breakdown Episode 2: The Pro Surfing Breakdown

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In Episode 2 of the Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar and Cyrus break down the recent Freshwater Pro event held at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool, and preview the Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France events.  The crew delve into what the WSL (the governing body of professional surfing) is doing right and wrong with the tour, they introduce who is rocking the richter scale this week and they wrap up the show with a scathing critique, and some positive suggestions, for professional surfing.

Note: There were some technical difficulties with the recording of this podcast, and the hosts might occasionally talk over each other because of syncing issues.

In Episode 2 of the Bleav in Surfing podcast, Omar and Cyrus break down the recent Freshwater Pro event held at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool, and preview the Quiksilver Pro France and Roxy Pro France events.  The crew delve into what the WSL (the governing body of professional surfing) is doing right and wrong with the tour, they introduce who is rocking the richter scale this week and they wrap up the show with a scathing critique, and some positive suggestions, for professional surfing.

Note: There were some technical difficulties with the recording of this podcast, and the hosts might occasionally talk over each other because of syncing issues.

Host Info

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.