Stab Podcast: Behind The Walls Of The WSL With Ronnie Blakey
Great guy, even sweeter voice.
Welcome back to another episode of the drop, the weekly podcast in which we tap into surfing’s most significant stories.
No silly metaphors for you today, there’s lots to cover, so we only have time to talk shop.
With only a few days leading up to the Olympics, Gabriel Medina posted a highlight reel using the same distinct track from John Florences Space edit. Was it just a coincidence? Or was Medina sending a message? His caption for the video reads, “Days before the storm.”
It’s here, and our Judge Brendan Buckley lets us know that scoring airs is a more sophisticated science than it seems. Surfers are passionate about their opinions, and the criteria for a decent aerial is an easy way to set a peaceful forest ablaze.
A chat with Ronnie Blakey.
There are few people in the surf community with the microphone expertise of Ronnie Blakey. The longtime WSL commentator hopped on the Drop this week and gave the soothing voice of our host Danny Johnson a run for its money.
The fellas talk about Ronnie’s history as a commentator, whether or not the Olympics is a significant milestone for surfing, and this year’s CT finals format.
Ronnie also tells us what it was like to work alongside the film crew from Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” during the Australian leg of the tour. The boom mics are always listening, so be sure to whisper…
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