Preface: If you just want to skip to the podcast episode, here's the link The first book I really read – and I mean every page, not the spark notes – was Hawk: Occupation Skateboarder. I was 12 or so and just figured out that books could be rad if I got to choose them, instead of my teachers. From that day forward skateboarding was my favorite sport and Tony Hawk was my favorite Athlete. What I didn't learn, until about 2 months ago while listening to The Kyle Thiermann Show, was that Tony has a brother. Steve Hawk | @stevehawk6211 Steve Hawk (@stevehawk6211) was the Editor of Surfer magazine from 1990 to 1998, and a Contributing Editor since 2004. Steve moved on to become the editorial director of Surfline/Swell.com, from 1999 to 2001, he then helped start the Tony Hawk Foundation, a charitable group co-founded by Steve's younger brother Tony. He helped write the surf-themed HBO show John From Cincinnati (2007), and since 2009 has been the Executive Editor of Sierra, the Sierra Club's bi-monthly magazine. Hawk has written surf-related freelance articles for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, and Harper's. He is the author of Waves (2005), and helped ghostwrite Tony Hawk's How Did I Get Here: The Ascent of an Unlikely CEO (2005). Hawk won a 2012 Maggie Award for "The Cost of Coal," a Sierra magazine exposé into the coal industry. Kyle.Surf Steve and Kyle have an awesome podcast together – highly recommend you pop it on for an hour and dabble!
Two words: Soupy Barrels. This dude absolutely rips – airs to floaters, big waves to barrel riding he makes it all look easy. Don't believe me? Just watch! " John John Florence is one of only five surfers in men’s Championship Tour history to clinch his first two World Titles in back-to-back fashion. Mark Richards