The QuiverCast - A Surfing Podcast

Austin Smith-Ford

December 26, 2023 Mike Steele
The QuiverCast - A Surfing Podcast
Austin Smith-Ford
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In this episode, we catch up with the legendary former pro surfer, Austin Smith-Ford @austinmeetsworld, as he shares his deep connection with the waves up on the East Side of Santa Cruz, California.

Join us as Austin takes us on a journey through his surfing adventures, reminiscing about his favorite wave, The Hook, and reflecting on how this iconic spot has evolved over the years. Hear about the challenges of crowded lineups and the influx of inexperienced surfers, sparking a conversation about the need for regulation and the unique solution of coaching by none other than Austin himself.

Learn about the world of surf culture as we discuss the thrilling Get Rad movies and the exciting possibility of a Get Rad 4! Austin walks us through his rise to international fame during high school when he graced the covers of two prominent surf publications. Learn about the experiences that shot him into the limelight and how he continues to carry the torch for Santa Cruz's surfing legacy. Discover why Austin Smith-Ford remains a pivotal figure in the Santa Cruz surf scene, both as a rider of waves and a mentor to the next generation of surfers. 

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