The Smorgasboarder podcast with Dave Swan is for people who love surfing, surfboards - everyday surfers and surf lovers! This is all about extending the experience of the interviews from our print magazine from just your eyes, to bringing them in full …

Shaun and Jai Levings - Dream boat trips for surf holidays in the Maldives
Mar 19 • 44 min
What’s the next dream surf destination on your bucket list? Once all the current Coronavirus / Covid-19 / zombie apocalypse craziness is over, where will you go? Well, you can listen up to the Smorgasboarder podcast for plenty of inspiration. We talk…
Grant Newby - leader of a unique splinter group
Mar 2 • 39 min
Wooden surfboard enthusiast, board builder and Alley Fish Fry founder - we talk with Grant about his passions and what motivates him to lead rather than follow. Links and details on
Dave Verrall - Variety is the spice of life
Feb 11 • 29 min
They say ‘variety is the spice of life” and we wholeheartedly agree. That’s the reason why, years ago, we were immediately drawn to the work of a bloke called Dave Verrall - the man behind Diverse Surfboards. We chat to Dave about diversity amongst…
Clearwater Surfboards’ Steve Del Rosso
Dec 10, 2019 • 62 min
Recently Steve cut the power to his planer for just a little while to shed some light on the focus of his designs.
Ash, the Friendly Pirate
Sep 4, 2019 • 14 min
Ash is a surfer who rips, a soon to be father, and someone that has overcome an incredible ordeal that risked to ruin his competitive surfing career.
Ghost Racks with Shane Atkins
Jul 24, 2019 • 40 min
Talking to Shane Atkins, we find out what Mark Richards, Gary Elkerton, Rob Machado and Hawaiian big wave charger Jamie O’Brien have in common.
Nick Muntz - WA young gun from Pistol Surf
Jun 13, 2019 • 24 min
What its like to be a part of today’s surf industry and an epic trip to the North West Coast of Australia
Jessica Gardner - health for your body means health for your mind
Jun 6, 2019 • 38 min
Alex Benaud talks with Jess Gardner, a qualified naturopath who is furthering her studies into human nutrition about how our diet and certain foods we eat can not only affect us physically but also emotionally.
Neal Cameron and Mark Rabbidge - Hipsters, hard-edge rail hangups and the stagnation of modern-day surfboard design
May 16, 2019 • 65 min
Dave talks with legendary surfboard shaper Mark Rabbidge and fibreglass maestro Neal Cameron about the evolution of surfboard industry
Craig Levers - NZ surf photography and surf publishing legend
May 8, 2019 • 106 min
How the surf media landscape has irreversibly changed over the past decade… and sharks.
Peter Sheely - surfboards and guitars in Newcastle
Apr 26, 2019 • 43 min
Surfboard shaper Peter Sheely talks about shaping surfboards and building guitars in Newcastle
Jeff “Jiff” Morris - semi-retirement in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Apr 17, 2019 • 79 min
New Zealand correspondent for Smorgasboarder Jiff talks about his life smorgasboarding and living in NZ.
Curl, aka Darren Marks - on life as a cartoonist and living with Aloha Barry
Apr 11, 2019 • 55 min
Curl talks about the inspiration behind his work and why to this day he remains such a crap surfer.
Mark Ranucci - Swimming against the mainstream
Apr 4, 2019 • 46 min
Today we talk surf business and entrepreneurship with Mark Ranucci… About what it means to be a part of a collective, the Surf Collective specifically. In the space of two short years this united front for independent surf businesses has been able to…
Generations - Jye Gudenswager of Gen4 Surfboards
Mar 14, 2019 • 28 min
Smorgasboarder sit down with Jye for a chat about boards, surfing, the Gold Coast and more.
Rooster Brand’s Gregg Weber on the stoke of surfing and building surfboards
Mar 6, 2019 • 44 min
Surf, skate and more - surfboard builder the Rooster has lived a big life already, and there’s more to come…
Thomas Surfboards - Take 2
Feb 27, 2019 • 20 min
The evolution of Thomas Surfboards from days and nights at the old shed right through to the types of boards they now shape and their team riders.
Jed Done - no longer the bush rat but still surfing
Feb 21, 2019 • 22 min
Jed Done, formerly of Bushrat Surfboards cut his hair, rebranded his surfboard label and begun crafting all manner of boards.
Fight for the Bight - Peter Owen talks about the dangers of oil
Feb 13, 2019 • 53 min
The Wilderness Society’s Peter Owen talks about the dangers of oil in the Great Australian Bight, for South Australia in particular and and far beyond.
Thomas Surfboards - Passion for the craft
Dec 20, 2018 • 32 min
Thomas Bexon and Jake Bowrey share their passion for the board building craft along with an insight into their new state-of-the-art, super hip surfboard space.
Mitchell Rae – Spirituality and enlightenment in foam, fibreglass and everyday life
Dec 14, 2018 • 49 min
Mitchell Rae of Outer Island Surfboards talks about spirituality and surfboards
Zak Koniaris - amputation-dodger and surfboard builder
Dec 6, 2018 • 70 min
Zak Koniaris talks about falling off things and breaking bones, building surfboards, and the state of the surf industry in Victoria.
Motorised Surfboards - Chris Preston of Powerboards
Nov 29, 2018 • 40 min
Chris Preston from Powerboards reasons why it is okay to ‘cheat’ out in the surf with a powered surfboard.
Eco Surfboards - are they a load of crap?
Nov 23, 2018 • 24 min
Robbie Marshall talks about Eco Surfboards
Matt Williams - from Tom Wegener’s apprentice to the Factory
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
Young gun shaper/surfer Matt Williams celebrates 25 years of Factory Surfboards in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
Kent Ladkin - the state of surf retail business
Nov 8, 2018 • 21 min
Surf retailer extraordinaire Kent Ladkin talks about surf retail, the current state of play, what he believes the future holds and the age of the Waterman.
Mark Rabbidge - on hotrods, retro longboards and being a constant creator
Nov 1, 2018 • 21 min
We talk with legendary surfboard shaper and former champion surfer Mark Rabbidge about nothing to do with surfboards
Mark Riley - Balsa Surfboards master
Oct 25, 2018 • 24 min
We talk with Mark Riley of Riley Balsa Wood Surfboards, the man who has been constantly reinventing the modern use of the classic surfboard building materia.
Neal Cameron: how the surf industry turned to sh*t
Oct 18, 2018 • 66 min
Neal talks from his wheeled home about his interesting and bold choices in life
Big Wave Surfer Sandy Ryan - recovering after meeting a dry reef
Oct 11, 2018 • 30 min
We chat to Sandy Ryan - one of Australian surfing’s nicest and most down-to-earth people ever - about his recent run-in with a reef while surfing killer waves in South Australia.