Ep 17 of It’s Not The Length Podcast featuring The Greatest Surf Quiz in the World, Ever is now live, get it wherever you normally get your podcasts.
Your regular hosts Paul Evans & Ben Mondy are joined by Chas Smith & Derek Rielly of Beach Grit, with the four surf savants pairing up into two teams in order to slog out a ferocious, fascinating high stakes battle of surf knowledge.
In the interest of mixing things up, the teams mixed WL & BG partners just for this one time, just to see how it feels.
For their specialist subjects, Paul chose “Welcome To Paradise Now Go To Hell’ by Chas Smith, Chas chose Surfing & Smoking, Ben chose the 2019 QS and Derek the big wave career of Filipe Toledo.
With lashings and lashings of street cred and props at stake, the usual prize of choosing the track the show plays out (and in) to was also dangled as a carrot for the four fierce fonts of surf knowledge.
Paul: Fela Kuti – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
Ben: The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Chas: Anything by Noah Cyrus
Derek: Bobbie Gentry – He Made a Woman outta Me
As if the quizzing wasn’t enough, there’s even a short reading from ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter‘ by Carson McCullers from Derek, as a suggestion for how Chas might better conclude end his forthcoming book projects.
2m 10s Intro with Chas Smith
Rd 1 Specialist Subjects:
4m 55s Chas on Surfing & Smoke
9m 55s Derek on Filipe Toledo’s Big Wave Career
13m 30s Evans on ‘Welcome To Paradise Now Go To Hell’ by Chas Smith
20m 55s Derek reads from ‘The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter’ by Carson McCullers
23m 40s Ben on the 2019 WSL Qualifying Series
Rd 2 General Knowledge:
30m 30s Chas
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Cover photo: Sean Davey