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The Grit! with Chas Smith

David Lee Scales

The Grit! is a weekly show co-hosted by David Lee Scales and Chas Smith discussing the most scintillating headlines from the surf world and Part of the Surf Splendor Network.

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In today’s “Surf Past Your Prime” themed episode, the boys advise on how to get your first barrel in your 50s, question why Kelly’s closest friend’s are forcing him to retire, explain the perils of a one wave session, and finally discover whether it’... more

5 days ago

In today’s episode David discovers that yes, surfing is easy, but it’s a lot of work, Chas musters the energy to get the new WSL CEO fired, and the boys discuss the cost of Kelly’s greatness, the lion who tamed the Wolf Pack, the next big trend in su... more

12 days ago

In today’s episode Chas dives shallow into ELO’s public diary, David discovers truths about why Mormon’s aren’t dominating pro surfing, they then discover why public shaming is the tough road to success, and explain why hangovers only happen to loser... more

19 days ago

In today's show Chas spawns a spite baby, David becomes an expert on neurological disorders, and then the boys explain why yellow boards are better, which surfer you should bet on for 2025, which religious group you should invest in, and explain how ... more

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 529 ratings
  • All Action, No Lulls!!!

    This is my favorite surf podcast mostly because it isn’t about surfing. I’m no media reviewer…but this is 5 star fun all the way.

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    _Luke S
    United States6 months ago
  • The best podcast

    This is the beat podcast for real.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago
  • Bit rich

    Love the pod guys but I have to point out the irony of saying that you’re both pretty happy for there to be no prize money involved in putting your life at risk surfing Waimea. Then asking your listeners for money… for talking about guys surfing Waimea. No Barrel X

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    no barrel
    Australiaa year ago
  • Stoked on The Grit

    David Lee Scales and Chas Smith are the Yin and Yang of surfing podcasts. Never fails to entertain while providing a window into today’s surf culture. These lads are sharp, funny, and best of all, honest. Keep up the work!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • May 19 ep

    Discussion of Sasha left out how Tyler showed up jack and callum in the semi finals at bells

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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