Slater enters the 69th dimension. (Glaser)


Ain’t That Swell with Jed and Vaughan is back with a 2 1/2 Hour Marathon!

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Do you like your intellectual surf banter to be littered with profanity, recipes for bread roll cake, songs about how good Mick Fanning is and sweeter to the ear than Napalese singing bowls? Do you prefer your surf journalism to be well informed but outrageously contradictory, emotional and obscure, offensive yet endearing? Are you a deadest Swellian legend who’s spent the past three months wondering where all the filth, fun and fury of surfing had disappeared to during the WSL off season? Well, have we got good news for you!

Yeeeeeeeeeeees, shred heads, wax heads, kooks and barneys, Ain’t That Swell – the surf podcast hosted by journalist Jed Smith and featuring SW’s very own Vaughan Blakey – is back, with a two-and-a-half-hour long marathon episode that is guaranteed to test the commitment of even their most loyal fans.

It comes with an extreme language warning (there were less F-Bombs in Scarface) and it’s certainly not everybody’s cup of Himalayan chai, but if you need to kill a couple of hours there are worse things you could do to pass the time.

Topics on the grill include… Mick Fanning’s check ya later to the WSL, Gabby and John John’s angry blood feud, Tyler Wright’s emo wall, The WSL totally kooking the Pipe Masters, Kelly Slater’s trip to the astral dimension, skis being huge douchebags at Kirra, the secret behind Kolohe Andino’s full-roter and a whole lot more. Rip into it!

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