Justin Lee is a spearfisherman and a bow hunter from the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a master storyteller, and he lives a life that produces tons of stories worth telling. From hunting Ono and Blue Marlin with his spear gun to tracking down Bull Elk in New Mexico. In this episode CJ flips through Justin’s instagram feed and asks him to tell the backstory of his most interesting posts. There was so much to talk about we got enough for two podcast episodes, and can't wait to sit down and record more with him. We are very excited to share the first of this 2 part episode with you and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Tune in for Part 2 coming out shortly after.
Brett tells CJ the story of when a shark attempted to take his legs off. They also talk about traveling the world in search of waves and fish versus scoring at home. Brett recounts a very special session he had at his home break, and also talks about how he has dedicated the last few years to rebuilding his boat so he can dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef. This episode was a blast to make, hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Quentin Turko is only 22, but he has collected more than his share of epic surfing, fishing, and diving stories from living in Outer Banks, North Carolina. From shooting giant Cobia or world record Sheepshead on shore dives, to giant "Wicked Tuna" style Bluefin caught offshore, to packing perfect uncrowded barrels at home on the Outer Banks. Quentins younger brother/dive partner/fellow tube hound joins CJ and Quentin and tell stories about diving together and catching big Red Drum from their Hobie Kayaks. The Turko brothers are young, polite, stoked, and tell a great story. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do. Thanks for listening.
1 hr 5 min
You probably own a shirt that features artwork by @abachar already. But you may not know how awesome of a guy he is, or the full extent of his talent as an artist. In this episode CJ Hobgood checks in with Amadeo Bachar at his Studio near Santa Cruz, CA. They talk about the similarities on how they both got involved with Salty Crew in the formative stage of the brand. They also recollect on the surfing and fishing community, how lucky we are to take part in such an amazing past time, surrounded by awesome people, and in a remarkable setting. We hope you enjoy this episode.Browse and Purchase Amadeo's work here. https://studio-abachar.myshopify.com/
1 hr 1 min
Brock Crouch is one of the most interesting and stoked people you will ever meet. In this episode Brock recounts his near death experience falling 1500+ feet down a mountain, in an avalanche, over rocks, then being completely buried for over 5 minutes. Breaking his back, lacerating his spleen, losing most his teeth. etc. He explains how that experience has taught him to live each day like the blessing it is. From relearning to walk after breaking his back, to making the finals in the X-Games just 20 months later. Brock explains why he has sobered up and lives each day like tomorrow may never come, in a non stop pursuit of adventure. From traveling the world snowboarding, to chasing waves with friends at home, to skating, fishing, mountain biking. Brock is an inspiration. We hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for listening.
CJ Hobgood checks in with Jared Lane, the Founder of Salty Crew. Jared recounts the early days of Salty Crew. From figuring out how to design t-shirt graphics and packing boxes in a shipping container in the yard, to all the crew that have been instrumental along the way. Jared and CJ talk about the importance of family, recount fishing stories, and talk about past adventures, and ones they are planning. Nobody has put more blood, sweat, and tears into this brand and the passion Jared holds for this brand and lifestyle is clearly evident, and contagious. We hope you enjoy this episode of Salty Stories: The Ship's Log. Thank you for listening.
1 hr 14 min
Surfing World champion CJ Hobgood chats with Lucas “The Pocket Knife” Dirkse. Like a pocket knife, you want Lucas with you wherever you go, hard working, utilitarian, and always comes though in a pinch. He has proven himself to be a necessity on Salty Crew Trips like the ones while filming "Find Refuge in the Sea," "Sink or Swim" "and "Thrill Seekers and Risk Takers" Lucas believes in doing things the hard way, the right way. From building his own surfboards to rebuilding and repairing his panga. If he needs something, he builds it. If it’s broken, he fixes it. Lucas is young, but has done more living than men twice his age. He has experienced a lot, and learned a lot, and the more we learn about him, the more we are blown away. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Thanks for listening,
Salty Crew Presents: Salty Stories - CJ Hobgood checks in with Matt Meola at his home in Maui. These two frothed out surf turkeys reminisce on their travels while filming for the Salty Crew movie "Thrill Seekers and Risk Takers." (WATCH HERE) They cover everything from coma inducing spicy chili peppers in Baja to cold water slabs in Canada. They also touch on Matt's life at home in Maui, from losing sleep over air sections to his family life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy Meola who is currently fighting cancer. She has the whole community in her corner. We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we did making it. Enjoy.