Stab Magazine | Listen: Three Board Biz Heavies Tee Off On The State Of The Industry!

Listen: Three Board Biz Heavies Tee Off On The State Of The Industry!

Imports vs. Domestics, handshapes vs machines, and more, with CI’s Scott Anderson, Firewire’s Mark Price, and Moonlight’s Chris Christenson!

stabfm // Jul 24, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Are you the “podcast” type? Have you eschewed your Spotify for Stitchr for months now, never bored of the rambling diatribes of the semi-informed? 

Well, surf dorks, we’ve got some easy listening for your weekday commute: over the last few weeks, The Boardroom’s Scott Bass—whose voice San Diegans will know from delivering very upbeat surf reports on the local public radio station, KPBS—has been prodding some of the surfboard industries heaviest hitters, and the conversations have been enlightening. 

Discussing everything from the ongoing firestorm over inexpensive Asian imports, the virtues and failures of domestic traditional board building, and how “capitalistic entrepreneurship should include community awareness which benefits the region through employment” Bassy sat down Mark Price, of the surfboard industry’s favorite scapegoat, Firewire; Channel Islands general manager, Scott Anderson, a straight shooter if ever there was one, and part of a massive revival underway at the iconic Santa Barbara board brand; and “shaper’s shaper,” Chris Christenson, owner of Moonlight Glassing, gun builder to the big wave stars, to discuss the dramatic shifts the surfboard biz is seeing in 2018. 

You can listen to all of Scott’s shows here, and scroll south and hit play for three conversations that’ll kill a few Southern California traffic jams. 


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