Stab Podcast: Is Kolohe Andino A Strategic Mastermind, Or Did He Just Throw $250,000 At A Surf Film For S&Gs?
Timing is everything.
Kolohe Andino is coming to the tail-end of his historic 10-year deal with Nike, which was later transferred to Hurley when the shoe brand left the surf space.
A few months before this contract was set to expire, Kolohe release his first self-made and self-funded feature film, Reckless Isolation, from a month-long trip through Indo with his hometown crew of Ian Crane, Luke Davis, and the Colapinto brothers. From the travel to the music rights to the cross-country tour, the whole ordeal cost Kolohe north of a quarter-million dollars. All out of pocket.
As it turns out, one man’s frivolous spending is another man’s long-term investment. Kolohe’s commitment to this project caught the eye of many a major surf brand, who, as a result, are now jumping through hoops trying to outbid one another for a spot on Kolohe’s board.
This raises the question if Kolohe had gamed this all out beforehand, or if it was just a matter of happenstance. Danny and Buck get into some theories in this week’s episode of the Drop (listen above).
Also in this week’s episode:
Pete Mel’s Award-Winning Wave (15:20)
A chat about head injuries (25:00)
Gabriel Medina reunites with his real father (29:30)
SEOTY prize is on the rise (36:00)
“The most elaborate surf sin in the history of surf sins” (40:00)
Harry Bryant interview (49:28)
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