Swell Season podcast

The Optimist: Greg Wachsteter

0:00
1:22:20
Rewind 15 seconds
Fast Forward 15 seconds
Greg Wachsteter isn’t known for his fancy surfing or contributions to the surf industry. But… Greg is one of the most disciplined surfers I know. I have frequently woken up early for many dawn patrol sessions out in Montauk, only to see Greg paddling back as the sun is just rising over the horizon, already with an hour under his belt. His quote on his Instagram is “choose to be optimistic, it feels better “. Greg is a successful trader, one of the principles at Watermill Trading, a father, husband and no doubt brings his zeal into all aspects of his life. He also started Black Pool Coffee Roasters as a side project to do with his son. He bounces from NYC to Montauk weekly and never seems to be low on energy. He practices mindfulness and we get into some powerful conversation about mental health, living a purposeful life, and maintaining presence. He is our guest on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio and this is a not to miss episode.

Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio

More episodes from "Swell Season"

  • Swell Season podcast

    Ty Williams

    1:21:25

    On the latest installment of our Art & Design Series, Chris Labzda and Tyler Breuer talk with mixed media artist and stylish regular-foot Ty Williams. His artwork is whimsical and accessible. His output of work is astounding! We discuss his work, inspirations, how his art has changed in the time of Covid, and his love of baths. This is a fun conversation and for any lover of artwork inspired by surfing. Swell Season Surf Radio is produced by the NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.RadioMusic: Artist: Lee Scratch PerrySong: City Too HotAlbum: Babylon a Fall
  • Swell Season podcast

    All Hands on Deck with Will Sofrin

    1:09:19

    Will Sofrin is an artist, a writer, a designer, a builder, a sailor and aspiring surfer. At a young age, Will enrolled in an apprenticeship at International Yacht Restoration School of Technology & Trades to learn how to build and restore wooden yachts. As an apprentice, he studied the mechanics of wooden boats and naval architecture, where eventually he became a professional sailor, using his specialized wood-working skillset to secure positions on the yachts and ships that I would sail throughout Europe, New England, the Caribbean, Central America, and the California coast. He is a licensed captain but eventually went on to become an expert in product development. He will be launching his new book soon, All Hands on Deck, The final voyage of the American Tall Ship, Rose and other seafaring tales. He is our guest on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio. Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by the Newsstand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.RadioMusic:Song: Sailing OnBand: Toots and the MaytalsAlbum: In The Dark
  • Swell Season podcast

    Don't miss an episode of Swell Season and subscribe to it in the GetPodcast app.

    iOS buttonAndroid button
  • Swell Season podcast

    Why We Swim with Bonnie Tsui

    1:27:00

    Bonnie Tsui was born in Queens, New York, and raised on Long Island. She has been a competitive swimmer, rower, climber, snowboarder, surfer, an author of multiple books and has won numerous awards and accolades. One of her more recent books, “Why We Swim” celebrates the role water has played throughout history and across the globe. It covers everything from Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s former palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who somehow survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck and becomes a national hero. She has also just released “Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks,” a new children’s book that tells the story of the legendary Sarah Gerhard and her journey to becoming one of the first female surfers at Mavericks. Bonnie is our guest on this episode and what follows is a fascinating conversation. We hope you enjoy… Swell season Surf Radio is recorded by the Newsstand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.RadioOpening Song: The Swimming SongArtist: Loudon Wainwright IIIAlbum: Attempted Mustache
  • Swell Season podcast

    Sandy Ordille: Pioneer, Archivist, Inspiration

    1:44:07

    In the annals of surfing history, Sandy Ordille is an extremely important figure. For not only did she participate in making it, but she has made it her life's work to document, preserve & highlight women surfers whose narratives have been long overlooked. Sandy has lived an incredibly impressive life as a pioneer and founding member of professional surfing. She was there at the inception of the IPS pro tour, where she traveled the world on a shoestring budget, competing and breaking new ground. In 2016, she was inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and then in 2017, The New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame. In another life, Sandy played in the all female band, Avant Garage in the late 80’s early 90’s when all female bands were the rarity. In short, Sandy is a revolutionary, a groundbreaker, and has most definitely led the charge for women’s equality both in and out of the water. Sandy is a native Ocean City, NJ and is our guest on this week’s episode of Swell Season Surf Radio.Swell season Surf Radio is recorded by the Newsstand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.RadioMusic:Song: Wind 'an' SeaBand: Dakota Motor CoAlbum: Into The Son
  • Swell Season podcast

    The Many Lives of Pat Conlon

    1:17:28

    Patrick Conlon is your quintessential New Yorker. He’s a smart talking, street walking surfer, artist, marketer, and former owner of the legendary Epstein’s Bar in the lower east side. He’s as OG Rockaway as they get. He grew up in the 80’s on a steady diet of surfing the Rocks and sneaking into punk shows. Pat’s lived many lives. He chased his surf passion and went to university at USC, started an industry surf zine, came back to NYC and worked as an editor at Spin during its heyday. He went on to be a marketing person for some of the major brands at their peak, such as, Quiksilver, Volcom, Vans, Supra & Kr3w apparel. He’s worked for incredible artists such as Tom Sach’s and is now producing his own iconic work. Pat is quick witted, charming, and charismatic. He’s always got a smart response with a twist of humor. We cover a lot of ground in this episode. So hold on because it’s a zig zagging ride that tells a story of one of Rockaways most beloved surfers. We hope you enjoy… Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by the Newsstand Studio at Rockefeller Center, in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.RadioMusic: I Know You Got SoulArtist: Eric B & RakimAlbum: Paid In Full
  • Swell Season podcast

    The Optimist: Greg Wachsteter

    1:22:20

    Greg Wachsteter isn’t known for his fancy surfing or contributions to the surf industry. But… Greg is one of the most disciplined surfers I know. I have frequently woken up early for many dawn patrol sessions out in Montauk, only to see Greg paddling back as the sun is just rising over the horizon, already with an hour under his belt. His quote on his Instagram is “choose to be optimistic, it feels better “. Greg is a successful trader, one of the principles at Watermill Trading, a father, husband and no doubt brings his zeal into all aspects of his life. He also started Black Pool Coffee Roasters as a side project to do with his son. He bounces from NYC to Montauk weekly and never seems to be low on energy. He practices mindfulness and we get into some powerful conversation about mental health, living a purposeful life, and maintaining presence. He is our guest on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio and this is a not to miss episode. Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio
  • Swell Season podcast

    Maria Riley AKA The Life of Riley

    1:14:12

    In the fall of 2018, Maria Riley moved to the Rockaways and knew immediately that she had come home. Growing up, close to the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, Riley always felt that her soul had been fed by water. A self taught photographer, over the past three years, Riley has spent almost every day documenting beach life, water birds, city scenes and her main focus, surf photography in Rockaway. Her work has recently appeared in the West Texas Literary Review and in The Kelp Journal. She is currently working on two photo projects and is writing a memoir, “Falling Waters.” Her first photo show is coming up on October 29th, at the “Avoid The Day” book store in Rockaway. She is probably best known among the NYC crew for her instagram handle: @LifeofrileyNYC. We really enjoyed having her on as a guest for this episode. She brings an incredible amount of experiences and enthusiasm that you can't help but feel throughout this interview. We hope you enjoy... Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio
  • Swell Season podcast

    Dylan Hronec: The Surfing Samurai

    1:33:01

    Dylan Hronec is a 29 year old surfer from North Bellmore, New York. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Dylan has tackled many obstacles to get to where he is today. He has been surfing for almost 11 years. He developed a love for the water from a young age, but was always involved in other sports as surfing was not considered a possibility for him. That is, until Dylan went online one day and came across videos of Jesse Billauer, an accomplished quadriplegic surfer, and became instantly determined. Dylan’s family supported this dream of his and started looking up possible surf outings in the area. They found a couple of local non-profits and soon enough, Dylan was riding his first wave. He is now more commonly known as The Surfing Samurai and has gone on to surf in Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool, competed in the US Adaptive surfing Championships and is a brand ambassador for both the We The 15 campaign and the Local Non-profit, Surf For All. He’s appeared in numerous media outlets such as CBS, ESPN, Buzzfeed and more. We are super stoked to have him as our guest on this episode of Swell Season Surf Radio. For more information go to: thesurfingsamurai.comSwell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio
  • Swell Season podcast

    Man In the Field: Jim Denevan

    1:25:53

    Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan profiles Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan, his trials of growing up in a turbulent family dynamic, and the artwork that came of it — both in his geometric land drawings and table-to-farm dinners through Outstanding in the field. Instead of bringing the food to the restaurant, Outstanding in the Field has brought the restaurant to the food since 1999. Hosted at one long table, with 100 to 1000 guests dining together, Denevan has set tables in vineyards, beaches, meadows, fishing docks, and city streets. Over 120,000 lucky patrons in all 50 states and 16 countries have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime event. We are fortunate to be joined by the Film’s Director, our friend Patrick Trefz, Producer, Jesse Carfield, and the subject of the film, Artist Jim Denevan for this episode. It's an incredible conversation and we encourage all of our listeners to check out this film. It is currently streaming on all platforms. If you are interested in learning more about Outstanding in the Field, go to: www.outstandinginthefield.comSwell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio
  • Swell Season podcast

    Inspiration: Pauline Menczer

    1:01:24

    On this episode of Swell Season, Host, Karen sits down with the epitome of the “Aussie Battler” and 1993 ASP Women’s World Surfing Champion, Pauline Menczer. She’s one of the subjects, heroines and stars of the feature film “Girls Can’t Surf” that premiered and headlined at this year's “Women’s Surf Film Festival” in Rockaway Beach. The film features Pauline and a generation of surfers from the 80’s & 90’s who chased their passion to surf against all odds and changed the sport forever. This is an incredible interview and it is an honor to have Pauline on the show. Swell Season Surf Radio is recorded by The NewsStand Studio at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan and is distributed by WAX.Radio

Get the whole world of podcasts with the free GetPodcast app.

Subscribe to your favorite podcasts, listen to episodes offline and get thrilling recommendations.

iOS buttonAndroid button
© radio.de GmbH 2022radio.net logo