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 show David recounts his Texas surf trip (NLand & BSR), Chas recounts his book tour of the Pacific Northwest, the boys then discuss the dangers of censorship, the value of criticism, and Chas’s daughter explains how to burglar a surf shop. Plus Barrel or Nah? and more! Enjoy! Today’s show is sponsored by … Continue reading "026 – The Grit! September 2, 2018"
? In today’s show David and Chas analyze Dirk Ziff’s speech, delivered during his acceptance of the Waterman of the Year award. Chas offers an open letter as rebuttal, and the boys question whether the WSL is helmed by a man who fails to understand fundamental surfing truths. They also survey Kanoa’s mental health, and … Continue reading "025 – The Grit! August 10, 2018"
In today’s episode, Chas explains the harsh reality of losing 188k friends and confronts an existential crisis. He and David then analyze the WSL’s botched Facebook roll out, the wage gap in women’s professional surfing, and the new addition of the WSL airshow. Plus, Barrel or Nah and so much more. Stay barrel! Follow @SurfJournalist … Continue reading "024 – The Grit! July 13, 2018"
Matt Warshaw and David Scales interview director Chas Smith about his new film “Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story”. The boys discuss Lisa’s troubled youth, her ascent to surf stardom, her legacy, and the current state of the surf film landscape. This conversation was recorded at the Florida Surf Film Festival during the world premiere of … Continue reading "023 – The Grit! Trouble: The Lisa Andersen Story"
In what is perhaps the most important episode of The Grit! to date (other than the 360 vs 540 debate), David and Chas offer solutions to reverse surfing’s sexist patriarchy, and clearly outline how surf brands can increase profitability through fostering cultural inclusion and embracing racial diversity. Gather the family for this very special episode. … Continue reading "022 – The Grit! June 8, 2018"
Today Chas and David welcome professional snowboarder and Olympic commentator Todd Richards. The sole purpose of this discussion was to bridge the air rotation gap between surf, snow, and skate; and by God, resolution may have been found! Todd also weighs-in on the constraints of professional sports commentating, how wave pools will change surfing, and … Continue reading "021 – The Grit! May 25, 2018"
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"