Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Surf Rock Radio Special 2

This episode of Hippie Love Turbo, on KUCR 88.3 FM was springy, full of twang, and had a hint of sandy residue. Yes, it was another Surf Special! This year's surf special was packed full of tunes and, like most of the songs you heard on this episode, I didn't have much to say. However, I did mention some of my favorite beach activities, such as exploring the caves and coves along the southern California coastline.

Some of my personal favorite coastline caves are in Malibu, both at Leo Carrillo State Beach
and El Matador State Beach which are only about 6 miles apart. Of course, if you want to check out tide pools and rock features a little closer to Riverside, you can always check out some cool beaches in Laguna including: the Beach Cave at Thousand Steps Beach and the coves at Treasure Island Beach. I'd like to visit some more coastal rock formations this summer and am curious to what your favorites are, so let me know!

Koxa's record breaking moment as seen in this video

Later on in the episode you heard The Vaqueros play their song 80-Foot Wave and I talked a bit about how, back in 2018, professional surfer Rodrigo Koxa actually surfed an 80-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal, smashing any previous big wave surfing records. Seeing the photographs and video of the event are awe-inspiring but I could only image how stressful watching Koxa's feat live, let alone being the man on the surfboard. Of course, watching the videos you can see the importance of Koxa keeping his cool because any misstep would certainly lead to disaster. If you have a hard time visualizing what an 80 foot wave would look like, imagine a wave reaching about halfway up UCR's Belltower!

Thanks for reading the blog and be sure to listen over the air on KUCR 88.3FM on Saturdays at 9pm, or on Mondays at 10pm PST. You can also listen through KUCR.org, Radio Garden, or Tune-In

You can check out the playlist for this year's salty surf special below:


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