The latest episode of Wavelength’s award-deserving podcast It’s Not The Length is now live wherever you listen.
INTL Ep 26 sees Paul Evans & Ben Mondy‘s rip snorting return to audio form and features the essential round up from an eventful Euro pro season of pump and pomp.
Topics up for discussion include:
The Olympics: The elephant in the room is Ben’s brutal betrayal of ol pal Paul by stabbing him in the back and doing the Beeb’s Tokyo Olympic surf coverage. Although no one actually saw it and it was only on the Red Button anyway (like, who cares?!?) nevertheless it took all Paul’s powers of forgiveness not to let the treachery sour the pair’s broadcasting relationship.
Italo Ferreira‘s jewellery-based soft power slump: Or in other words, is IF a bit of a c**t? Rumours fly around the inner circle that the former people’s and 2019 World champ has become a less popular figure on the tour, with suggestions that success might have gone to his head. Never seen without a coterie of minions running around him carrying boards, gold chains, earring and cans of Red Bull, Italo even left the water surfing his heat in Portugal after 10 mins, presumably coz it wasn’t going very well.
Foil Wars: ’Quiet, methodical, sagacious, scrupulously honest and frequently underestimated by his foes’ is how `Det Chris Foyle from popular ITV series Foyle’s War is often described. Similar words are often to applied to Paul, who was involved in a nasty foil war this October with dangerous and unskilled members of the local foil surf community in SW France. After dropping in on Paul, falling off and hitting him with his lethal surf craft, an angry little man then attempted to bully the unflappable Evans into leaving the water. As. If. Find out how Paul skillfully defused a potential violent scene.
Tom Morey R.I.P. Inventor of the bodyboard, jazz enthusiast and adherant of the Bahai faith Tom Morey passed away in October, a man who very possibly gave more pleasure to more people in the sea than anyone else in history. The boys pay fitting tribute to a brilliant, eccentric, fascinating man.
All this plus much, much more.
Running time: 41mins