David Carson - Graphic Designer and Surfer

October 3, 2016
We were extremely excited to have graphic designer and surfer, David Carson, in the shop today to talk about his life as a surfer and graphic designer. David grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida where he started riding waves, then eventually becomes a professional surfer and shares his experiences both competing and judging contests in the late 1970s and 80s. 

As his professional surfing career started to wind down, David became intently interested in his second passion - graphic design. The rest is really history as David then becomes one of the most famous designers in the world. Apple named him as one of the most influential designers of our lifetime through his work at Transworld Skateboarding, Surfer Magazine, Beach Culture, Ray Gun, and others to name a few.

We hit the ground running in this interview realizing that the conversation was already well underway before we could be bothered with introductions and pleasantries. Kevin and David are in the middle of a discussion about a controversial call during the WSL Trestles event when Gabriel Medina lost to local favorite Tanner Gudauskas.... 

So that's where we dive in, but before long we're able to peddle back and get into the beginnings of David's surf career and his ultimate passion for graphic design. I hope you enjoy the show and as always, be sure to check us out at wndnwvs.com for all your surf apparel and gear.

Samantha Bittner - Founder of the American Windsurfing Tour

July 22, 2016

Meet Samantha Bittner. Born and raised in Washington state, moved to Maui out of a passion for windsurfing and soon after created the American Windsurfing Tour. Hear her story as she pumps new energy into windsurfing by re-introducing wave sailing to the Americas.


Chuck Patterson - Epic Winter at Jaws

July 1, 2016

Russ and the boys get Chuck Patterson on the line to talk about stand up paddle surfing at Jaws this winter and the need for a single world racing/surf tour.


Jeff Clark - Race and Surf Shapes

May 26, 2016

The WND&WVS crew sits down to talk with Mavericks founder and big wave surfer, Jeff Clark, about his latest custom stand up paddle surf and race shapes and the SUP scene in Northern California.


Laird Hamilton - Recovering from Hip Surgery

May 3, 2016

Russ, Kevin, and Jeff had the opportunity to talk with Laird Hamilton about his recent hip replacement surgery, foil boarding, the 2016 Surrator, and this winter's El Nino season.