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THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:
5: Sophie Louise Hellyer: The Beauty Myth

“The older I got, the more I saw that there’s so much more to life than how you look in a bikini.”

The fifth most popular @WeLookSideways episode of 2017! In September I visited Sophie at her home in Lahinch in Ireland for a few days.

During that time we had a brilliant conversation in which we dug right into the weighty issues of gender stereotyping and female objectification in surfing. Sophie’s career as a pro surfer and model has given her a unique perspective on this thorny issue, something which obviously struck a chord with listeners.

This was a thoughtful, insightful conversation with somebody making inspiring, commited choices to try and change the status quo in an industry she cares deeply about.
📷: Owen Tozer

Listen here: http://wearelookingsideways.com/podcasts/019-sophie-hellyer

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:
4: @travisrice: The Power of Not Knowing “From the start, I had a lot of desire to work harder and have more motivation than anyone else.” At number 4 was my conversation with the great T-Rice, In which the legendary snowboarding powerhouse proved to be as quick-witted, progressive, visionary and inquisitive off the board as he is on it.
I met Travis in October 2017 during his trip to London for the premiere of his latest movie Depth Perception. We only had an hour, but in that time we crammed in plenty: his early years, his belief in the importance of ‘unlearning’; the ferocious work ethic that has underpinned his career since the start.
Travis’s energy, charisma and relentless questing spirit fairly leapt from the headphones – no wonder listeners tuned in in droves, and @twsnow tapped me up to write a #DepthPerception story based upon our conversation. 📷: @owenmadeup

THE TOP 5 EPISODES OF 2017:
5: @sophiehellyer: The Beauty Myth “The older I got, the more I saw that there’s so much more to life than how you look in a bikini.” The fifth most popular @WeLookSideways episode of 2017! In September I visited Sophie at her home in Lahinch in Ireland for a few days. During that time we had a brilliant conversation in which we dug right into the weighty issues of gender stereotyping and female objectification in surfing. Sophie’s career as a pro surfer and model has given her a unique perspective on this thorny issue, something which obviously struck a chord with listeners.

This was a thoughtful, insightful conversation with somebody making inspiring, commited choices to try and change the status quo in an industry she cares deeply about. Hit the link in my bio to seek it out. 📷: @owenmadeup

Special New Year’s Eve @Haydenshape Bonus Episode! Link in bio! Swipe right!

Yep, if you’ve listened to episode 28 of the @welooksideways podcast, you’ll know I spoke to the great Hayden Cox about how he created his brand @Haydenshapes, among other topics.
Once that chat wrapped, Hayden generously offered to give me a tour of the new @haydenshapes factory and show me how a @haydenshapes board is put together from start to finish. I rolled the tape, and the result is this special little bonus episode I’m putting out with my @WeLookSideways newsletter and here on my Instagram page.
How to listen: click the link in my bio, head to my SoundCloud page and listen to the bonus episode while swiping right and feasting your eyes on the images that accompany the conversation. See below for captions, and enjoy!
Pic 1
@barrmatt and Hayden outside the @haydenshapes store in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Pic 2
Machine-cutting a new board.
Pic 3
Hayden’s own shaping bay.
Pic 4
The temperature-controlled lamination room.
Pic 5
@craig__anderson’s new twinnie.

Pic 6
One of the factory’s sanding bays.
Pic 7
A brand spanking new board which has just had it’s filler coat applied.
Pic 8
Selection of new boards waiting to go out the door, including this custom Arctic marble graphic.

Pic 9
@barrmatt about to take one of Hayden’s brand new 6’ 6” Hypo Krypto boards for a post-interview surf at Manly.

Funny story. I was sitting on the beach in Manly the other day when I had a brainwave. ‘Hmm. 7 x World Champ @laynebeachley lives in Manly. I wonder if she’d be up for the chat?’ So I used the webform on her website to see if she’d be keen – not five minutes later Layne replied saying yep, here’s my address and I’ll see you on Saturday.
So a few days later myself and @booghaus took her at her word and rocked up to record an episode. Layne welcomed us into her home, got hubby @kirkpengilly_official (yes he is in @officialinxs and was involved in Kick!) to dish up the peppermint teas and regaled me with tales from her incredible life and career for an hour. It was December 23rd 2017, and an absolute scorcher. Funny old world. I guess if you ask then good things can happen. Thanks Layne! What an absolute pleasure and what a great episode this one is. Dropping soon. Merry Xmas! 👀☝️
📷@booghaus


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