The Grit! with Chas Smith
Summary: The Grit! is a twice monthly show co-hosted by David Lee Scales and Chas Smith discussing the most scintillating headlines from the surf world. Part of the Surf Splendor Network.
In today’s episode Chas and David give Sophie Goldschmidt her 9 month progress report, survey the wave pool arms race, analyze the WSL’s new Fascist policy, and recount one of the best surf fights in history. Plus Barrel or Nah and much more! Enjoy. Today’s episode is sponsor by Spy. Purchase through SpyOptic.com and use … Continue reading "020 – The Grit! May 11, 2018"
Today Chas and David discuss The Year of The Snake and why Jake Patterson is the most disruptive coach in surfing, they critique current hair styles trending on the top 32, analyze potentially racist surf etymology, and discuss how to extort rich tourists. Plus everyone’s favorite game, Barrel or Nah? Enjoy! Follow @ReportsFromHell and @SurfSplendor … Continue reading "019 – The Grit! April 23, 2018"
In today’s episode Chas and David discuss Lisa Anderson’s new biopic “Trouble”, recap the implications of the Rip Curl Pro, analyze how Facebook’s political woes will drown their media partnership with the WSL, they offer to crowdfund a new car for Pottz, and they watch the latest surf celeb sex tape. Very barrel. Enjoy! Follow … Continue reading "018 – The Grit! April 6, 2018"
In today’s very special episode, David and Chas welcome guest Devon Howard. Back in September, Devon professed his passion for the Egg surfboard design on Surf Splendor and when Chas got wind, his sensibility was aggravated. Online ribbing ensued, tensions boiled, and we finally sat them all down together with mics to capture the debate. … Continue reading "017 – The Grit! with guest Devon Howard"
? In today’s episode of The Grit! the boys discusses Chas’s skin cancer diagnosis, they lament divorce (and then celebrate it!), they lean on Eddie Rothman for Pipe Master’s insights, plot to scam the Olympics in 2020, and analyze whether it’s ever acceptable to clap when your plane lands. Take the candy! Today’s episode was … Continue reading "016 – The Grit! March 5, 2018"
In today’s salacious episode of The Grit!, Chas and David discuss Ashton’s police report and the fallout involved with sending a Sheriff to the Surfrider Foundation’s offices, backroom deals on the North Shore and its relation to police corruption in Honolulu, plus sexbots, Shaun White, and so much more! Take the candy! Support Surfrider.org and … Continue reading "015 – The Grit! February 19, 2018"
In today’s episode of The Grit! Chas and David reflect on #DebateGate and ponder the fallacy of bad publicity. They also discuss their experiences at Surf Ranch, analyze the WSL’s $30 million dollar Facebook partnership and their withdrawal from Hawai’i, and Chas pleads for bartending work. Oh, and a round of everyone’s favorite game, Barrel … Continue reading "014 – The Grit! February 5, 2018"
Today’s episode is a heated debate between surf media’s Ashton Goggans from Stab Magazine and Chas Smith from BeachGrit. Topics range from the professional to the very personal and tempers flare into a physical altercation (33 minute mark!). Chas’s mudslinging tactics, Stab’s comments section, deleted articles, payment withholdings from advertisers, it’s all covered here. Welcome … Continue reading "013 – Debate: Surf Media, Chas vs. Ashton"
In today’s episode of The Grit! David and Chas discuss what price would be required for them to sell-out to traditional surf media, why Wade Carmichael will dominate 2018, they implore Joe Turpel to learn how to Omoplata, and discuss the ethics of telling someone to “suck a dick”. Take the candy! FOLLOW UP Surfrider … Continue reading "012 – The Grit! with Chas Smith, December 6, 2017"
The most important detail about today’s episode of The Grit! is that David and Chas solve of all surfing’s race relations. You’re welcome. Additionally, Chas explains his falling out with Morgan Maassen and why he wants to buy an SUP. David then shares the joys of surfing naked and novelty waves. Take the candy! FOLLOW … Continue reading "011 – The Grit! November 21, 2017"
Today’s episode of The Grit! is brought to you by you, the listener! The entire episode was crafted from user submitted comments, emails, and DMs. What starts as lighthearted quickly devolves into a therapy session where both David and Chas question their surfing abilities, their reasons for surfing, and their entire life’s path. It’s a … Continue reading "010 – The Grit! November 6, 2017"
Today’s episode is engineered with auditory sensitization systems with hollow fiber ear canal mapping designed to enhance inner cochlea stimulation! Don’t miss it! Oh, and David and Chas discuss Zach Weisberg’s hurt feelings, JJF’s secret power, and which style of tattoo is the new Tramp Stamp. Enjoy! TURMOIL IN SURF MEDIA! Stab punks The Inertia Click … Continue reading "009 – The Grit! with Chas Smith, October 27, 2017"
In today’s episode of The Grit! Chas and David pay homage to the fabulous wordsmiths who market wetsuits (Technobutter!), then discuss the cancelation of The Eddie, which surf media outlet employs the finest surfers, why we’re boycotting the WSL, and why you should never put a sticker on your surfboard. Plus, a round of #KookAndCurren … Continue reading "008 – The Grit! October 9, 2017"
Shaping Surfing with Jon Pyzel is getting bumped back to next week so that we can recap the historic day that was “The Test” at Kelly Slater’s Wave Ranch. In this episode of The Grit! David and Chas discuss the emergence of elitism to surfing, the WSL’s policy to bar media from the event, surf … Continue reading "007 – The Grit! September 21, 2017"
In today’s gargantuan sized (vodka & coco fueled) episode of Grit! David and Chas battle over who is more “racist”, they analyze whether Gerry Lopez is still able to get barreled, discuss whether it’s okay to pee in Kelly’s pool, and when it’s appropriate to tell your male friend “I love you” (spoiler alert, always). … Continue reading "006 – The Grit! September 11, 2017"