In Episode 34 we speak with John Brasen, life-long Australian surfer and 20-year editor of Pacific Longboarder Magazine. John shares with us his harrowing tale of being resuscitated at Sunset Beach in 2018, early stories of growing up on the Gold Coast, and how he suddenly found himself as the editor of a legendary surfing magazine. We hear some great perspective from John on longboarding and running a magazine, with a fun look at where longboarding has moved (and returned) since the 1960's. John talks about early surf trips to Java, Sumatra, Mentawis in the 1990's as well as his own evolution in surfing and maintaining heavy stoke in the water.
Thanks for sharing John's ocean life with us. You can find pictures and video of John on his Facebook page and Pacific Longboarder Magazine Instagram page and website. You can also find good stuff on the ThisOceanLife.TV Instagram and Facebook pages. We are also on Twitter ranting about anything cool happening in the ocean.
This episode is sponsored by Shearwater Paddleboards, a family-owned company that hand-crafts prone paddleboards and surfboards. If you want to be fast and comfortable in the water, check them out at www.ShearWaterPaddleboards.com