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Surfing is, for most people that got hooked, more than just a sport. It becomes a way of life. And so there is always a craving for stories and content about surfing. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, there’s always something new to learn about the world of surfing.

There are great surf podcasts out there, that help you to stay informed and be inspired. The following surf podcasts cover a wide range of topics through storytelling and interviews. From contest surfing, over the surfer lifestyle to ocean environmentalism. For many years, surf podcasts were hosted and produced primarily, if not exclusively, by men. The good news is that there are more and more podcasts hosted and produced by women.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the best surf podcast and give you a little insight. The order is randomly chosen.

1. The Double Up Podcast by Rachael Tilly and Shannon Hughes

The Double Up podcast is hosted by longboard champion Rachel Tilly and pro surfing commentator Shannon Hughes. The podcast focuses on a variety of topics around women’s surfing, including interviews with other professional surfers, discussions on surfing culture, and tips for improving your surfing skills. Rachel and Shannon take on important topics in the women surfing world such as inclusion, gender equality and sustainability.

2. Waterpeople Podcast by Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich

The Waterpeople Podcast is a surfing podcast hosted by two well-known surfers and activists, Lauren L. Hill and Dave Rastovich. The podcast explores a wide range of topics related to surfing, including interviews with professional surfers, discussions on surfing culture, and insights into the latest developments in the sport. In addition to surfing, the hosts also touch on important social and environmental issues related to ocean conservation, sustainability, and climate change. The Waterpeople Podcast is a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the world of surfing and how it intersects with broader social and environmental issues.

3. The Line-Up Podcast with Dave Prodan

The Line-Up podcast is produced by the World Surf League and hosted by Dave Prodan. It features interviews with professional surfers, industry insiders or other figures from the surfing world. The topics mainly spin around surf competition, surf culture and the evolution of the sport. Besides the interviews, there are roundtable discussions with Prodan’s co-workers from the WSL around the latest developments in professional surfing. The Line-Up offers a unique insight into professional surfing and you might see some surfers a bit different after listening to their thoughts and stories.

4. The Salted Spirit by Stacie Vanags

Stacie Vanags created the Salted Spirit Podcast to have conversations with the “adventurous water women crushing the female status quo, and living life on their own terms”. The surf podcast covers topics about mental, physical and emotional health in and out of the water. And it also delves into social and environmental issues related to ocean and coastal communities. It connects to an international community of water women ranging from surfers to freedivers and ocean researchers.


5. Confessions of a Surf Lady by Laura Day

Laura Day is a Southern California based surfer who started the podcast Confessions of a Surf Lady one year ago. The podcast focuses on the experiences of women in the male-dominated world of surfing, and offers a platform for female surfers to share their stories and insights. Each episode features interviews with different female surfers from around the world. The podcast is a great resource for female surfers who want to connect with other women in the surfing community and gain insights and inspiration to help them improve their surfing skills and build their confidence in and out of the water.


If you feel we forgot a podcast that is crucial for this list sent us a message! We acknowledge that there are many other amazing podcasts in English and also other languages.