Skip to main content
Get Out and SURF

Get Out and SURF

By Joe Walsh
A Costa Rica Surf Culture Podcast.

Brought to you by Joe Walsh, the founder of Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Join Joe, Niki, and P-MAC as we discuss surfing in Costa Rica and taking surf trips around the world. Listen to interviews with surf industry veterans, surf travelers, and other worldly surfing characters. Enjoy the show.

Email any questions or comments to

Come stay with us at Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo.

See you surfing, pura vida,
Joe Walsh
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo


Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

PodBean Logo


RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Stitcher Logo


Currently playing episode

4: Robert August: Making The Movie “The Endless Summer”

Get Out and SURF

50: So This Is The End?
Wow it's almost the end of 2019. After publishing a podcast every week this year, we're taking a break and enjoying the holidays. We’re also super hung over from last night’s Xmas party! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the final episode of Season 1 of Get Out and SURF with Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren, and Patrick McNulty. 50 episodes in 50 weeks… So what were some of our favorite episodes this year? -  Episode 11: Mark Cunningham: Lifeguard, Bodysurfer, Artist -  Episode 33: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019 -  Episode 49: Chicago Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil -  Episode 36: 1 Motorcycle, 2 Surfboards, 3 Years and 10,000 Miles Special thanks to Ray Finley, Adam Greenman, Robert August, Bird Huffman, Sean Mattison, Pancho Sullivan, Peter Cole, Doug Cole, John Becker, Adrian Fernandez, Larry the Cheese, Frank Lemes, Gordon Beh, Andrea Diaz, Ryan Waldron, Paco Vega, Mike Clifford, Katie Rice, Happy Walsh, Kristen Brown, Andrew Cotton, Mitch McNeil, Eric Sharman, Jamie Bott, Grant McCartney, Amber Shaffer, Greg Gordon, all of the other guests that we had in 2019, and of course all of our listeners. Pura vida! We took some awesome surf trips in 2019. Here are the destinations we’ll be putting on the Wheel Of Waves for 2020: -  Colombia -  The Amazon River tidal bore -  Sardinia -  Cleveland -  Hainan, China -  Alaska -  Nova Scotia -  Kiribati -  Brooklyn If you’re a surfer, you’re an environmentalist. Please join your local Surfrider Foundation. What is Season 2 going to look like? Tell us your thoughts. Email the podcast at This podcast has been brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
December 16, 2019
49: Surfrider Foundation vs. US Steel with Mitch McNeil
20% of the planet’s fresh water can be found in the Great Lakes. This area is also home to some of the US’s biggest industrial manufacturing complexes. For over a century, many of these companies have been dumping lethal chemicals into the watershed, destroying eco systems, and damaging the water supply for millions of Americans. So when the US government allows this to happen in the name of capitalism, what are we supposed to do? Introducing Mitch McNeil, Chair of the Chicago chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Mitch, along with a group of hungry environmental law professors from the University of Chicago, have filed a lawsuit against US Steel for repeatedly dumping hexavalent chromium into Lake Michigan. Go google that shit and then you’ll see why this is such a big deal. Get involved! Join your local Surfrider Foundation or donate to the Chicago Surfrider chapter Questions or comments for the podcast? Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
December 9, 2019
48: Green Steps, Tamarindo Rivermouth, and Surfing the Strait of Juan de Fuca
This week PMAC, Joe, and Niki hung out in the office with the recorder on and simply talked about what’s been happening at the surf camp, in the lineup, and on the podcast. PMAC shares recent green initiatives the surf camp has taken for 2020 and beyond in a quest to utilize more and more biodegradable plant-based materials, trying to eliminate plastic from the ocean and our food chain. The first NW swell of the 2019/2020 arrived this season and Tamarindo was booming. We dissect the current state of the Tamarindo Rivermouth sand bars and try to help listeners learn how to score this surf spot best. Hint: check the conditions constantly because she’s a fickle beast and can turn on in an heartbeat. The Get Out and SURF podcast is compiling our 2020 surf trip destination list. One trip we’re discussing is to the Pacific Northwest, to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands. We’re not sure if we should be more afraid of the great white sharks or the killer whales, but Niki seems mostly scared of bears. Do you have any questions or comments for the show? What do you want to hear more of in 2020? Email the podcast at This show is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
December 2, 2019
47: Californication with Paco Vega
Joe, Niki, and PMAC catch up with Costa Rican surfing prodigy and Witch’s Rock family member Paco Vega. Paco joined Get Out and SURF on Episode #3 when we discussed transitioning from a longboard to a shortboard. This time around we talk about Paco’s new home and what life is like living and surfing in Los Angeles. Rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and crusty Malibu locals, it seems that Paco is right in the mix of California living. He lets us know what he misses from home and reassures us that he’s still Tico through and through. Grab a listen, pura vida! Email the podcast: Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
November 25, 2019
46: Expat Legal Guide To Living And Working In Costa Rica
This week we sit down with good friend and Costa Rican attorney Adrian Fernandez. Adrian is an expert in many areas of Costa Rican law and helps answer many questions that anyone who is considering moving to, working, or simply living in Costa Rica needs to know: How long can I stay in Costa Rica on a tourist visa? How do I get my residency? Should I bring my vehicle? Can I legally work in Costa Rica? What happens if I get in a car accident? What happens if I get arrested? Can anyone by real estate in Costa Rica? And more. You can contact Adrian Fernandez for a free consultation: +506-8386-1698 (text) This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
November 18, 2019
45: The Great Overseas Surfboard Debate
The crew is back in the GOAS recording studio with Niki Hurren, PMAC, and Joe Walsh discussing one of surfing’s biggest controversies: Does it matter that so many surf industry brands are now producing surfboards in factories overseas in places like China, Taiwan, and Thailand? Does technology and production en masse vs. the working with your local shaper push surfboard evolution forward, or does it hinder the progress of the sport? And what about the environmental impact? We hope you enjoy this episode and ongoing discussion. Please send us your perspective as well! Email the podcast at and we’ll include it in next week’s show. This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp
November 11, 2019
44: Visiting Witch’s Rock Surf Camp In Tamarindo
*DISCLAIMER* Hi there, this is Joe Walsh from the Get Out and Surf Podcast. I want to make a disclaimer about this week’s episode. After 44 episodes of Get Out and SURF, I’ve gone out of my way to be as objective as possible and to not be promotional at all. I mean really, you’re not listening to this podcast to be marketed to, and I’m not doing this podcast to sell you anything. Yes its true that Witch’s Rock Surf Camp produces this podcast, and in full disclosure, I’m the founder and owner of the camp. But this podcast really has very little to do with the surf camp and everything to do with the passion we all share for surfing. Since our first episode on January 4th, we’ve had some fun banter, we’ve conducted some very interesting interviews, we’ve traveled to far away places, and we’ve covered lots of content about Costa Rica and everything else surf. But this week it’s going to be a little different. After being asked over and over again “What’s it like at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp?”, “When’s the best time to go?”, “How do I get there?”, “What else is there to do?”, etc, I figured we owed at least one episode to try and answer these questions. So, I sat down with Shawna Mullen, Julie Javelle, and Daniella Ortiz, three very lovely ladies from the Witch’s Rock Surf Camp reservations office to ask them all of the most frequent questions from prospective travelers interested in coming to Tamarindo and Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. For more information about Witch’s Rock Surf Camp: 1-888-318-7873 (SURF) Get ready for next week as Niki, PMAC, and myself will all be back together again right here in beautiful Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Questions/comments for the show? Don’t hesitate to email us at
November 4, 2019
43: Leave Your Ego On The Beach (with Andrew Cotton)
Joe and Niki continue their hunt for waves and surf culture in the British Isles. Joe loses a bet and shaves his head as a surf sacrifice, immediately leading them to strike gold with awesome waves at Fistral Beach In Newquay. They then travel back up to Devon to connect with local legend big wave surfer Andrew Cotton, who has just returned to Nazare, Portugal to chase a new swell. Listen in as Andrew and the boys discuss the equipment, training, and mental strength needed to surf the biggest waves on the planet. So put your thermals on, get out of the wind, and enjoy this week’s episode of Get Out and SURF! Please send all questions and comments for the show to
October 28, 2019
42: Bring Your Booties: A British Surf Adventure
Joe and Niki threw destiny to the Wheel Of Waves and so this week’s episode comes from the beautiful coasts of England! Niki shows Joe around his native land, they take in a couple of cold surfs, culinary treats and drive the length and breadth of the Southwest peninsula. Sit back and relax as we discuss being unprepared for colder temps, the best time of the year to surf England, and what to do when the waves are flat. We also ask local surfers in the parking lot for some of that invaluable “insider knowledge” and what motivates them to surf in these colder conditions. Plus Joe has a near heart attack as we drive down old narrow country roads in the search of waves, while figuring out if the boys are real surfers or have just gotten soft from surfing too long in tropical paradise. Put on your 5:4 wetsuit and enjoy the show! Questions/comments? Email us at
October 21, 2019
41: San Diego Surf Trip Review
Welcome to another episode of Get Out and SURF! Join us this week as Joe and Niki wrap up their San Diego surf trip with special guest and local San Diego surfer Amber Shaffer. Listen in as we discuss San Diego’s surf seasons, the best local surf breaks, the best boards to ride, and the absolute best surf shops in the city. Want to surf in San Diego? Get Out and SURF has an awesome surf house that you can rent for your next trip. Email for more information. And make sure you don’t miss next week’s podcast episode as Joe and Niki’s excellent surfing adventure continues in Cornwall, UK. Pura vida!
October 14, 2019
40: Bird’s Surf Shed with Bird Huffman
You can’t visit San Diego without going to see Bird Huffman at Bird’s Surf Shed. And that’s exactly what Niki Hurren and Joe Walsh did in this week’s episode of Get Out and SURF. Located in a hidden Quonset hut on W. Morena Blvd, at the crossroads of Bay Park and Linda Vista, and within striking distance of every surf spot between Black’s Beach and Sunset Cliffs… welcome to Bird’s Surf Shed. Bird keeps over 1000 surfboards in the Shed, some of which are for sale, many of which you can ride if you just say please. Hear stories about the infamous local surfboard craftsmen of the area, the origin and resurgence of the fish, and the fine line between being a surfer and owning a surfing business. Thanks for listening, pura vida! Email Get Out and SURF any questions, comments, show ideas, etc. This podcast is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
October 7, 2019
39: Function, Not Fashion with Sean Mattison
Welcome to Get Out and SURF! In this week’s episode we’re hanging out in Oceanside, California with local surf icon Sean Mattison. Sean discusses his elite line of Von Sol surfboards and tells the story about how Kelly Slater won his 11th world title riding Sean’s patented Nubster surfboard fin. * We have fixed the technical glitch that occurred during the last 5 minutes this episode - Monday Sept. 30 11:49AM PST Email us anything/everything/questions/rants/love letters/show ideas/recipes/surf reports/etc - DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica -
September 30, 2019
38: Surviving A Crocodile Attack with Jon Becker
Introducing Jon Becker A.K.A. the surfer who was attacked by a crocodile and lived to tell the tale. And now, for the very first time, Jon shares this unbelievable story with the world. Listen firsthand as Jon describes his near death experience and how this event gave him inspiration for life and an even greater love for surfing. Sorry for any background noise, our studio is above a brewery and it was brew day the day we recorded this episode. Pura vida! Email us anything/everything/questions/rants/love letters/show ideas/recipes/surf reports/etc - DON’T FORGET! Go to Instagram, post your best sunset/sunrise photo with the hashtag #ShowUsYourSunset, and make sure to tag @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf and @sambatothesea Every month someone will win a free Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt. At the end of the year, one of these monthly winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica -
September 23, 2019
37: Tamarindo Wild West Stories and the Wheel Of Waves
It’s story time! Sit back and listen as Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren and PMAC talk about the early days of living and working in Tamarindo on a tourist visa, and how close we all came to getting arrested and being deported. Also, we spin the Wheel Of Waves to decide where the Get Out and SURF podcast is headed next. Is it going to be Nova Scotia, Japan, England, or Kiribati?? Listen to the show and find out. Have any questions? Is there something we can do better to make the podcast even better? Just want to give a shout out? Email us here: Find us on Instagram: @getoutandsurf Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Firewire Surfboards
September 16, 2019
36: 1 Motorcycle, 2 Surfboards, 3 Years and 10,000 Miles
Meet Eric Sharman, a traveling surfer from Coos Bay, Oregon currently on a 3-year adventure of a lifetime riding his motorcycle from Oregon to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We caught up with Eric as he was passing through Tamarindo to hear all about his trip, and what a rad conversation we ended up having. The takeaway? Bring only the essentials, shed any expectations, and go wherever the road takes you. Sorry for any background noise early on in the show (the recording studio is located upstairs above the Volcano Brewing Company brewery). Witch’s Rock Surf Camp - Tamarindo, Costa Rica Jeffrey Brundage, Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Intern Vagabonding - by Ralph Potts And don’t forget about the #ShowUsYourSunset contest! Follow the Get Out and SURF podcast on Instagram ( and post your favorite sunset (or sunrise!) photo. Make sure to tag @getoutandsurf, @witchsrocksurf, and @sambatothesea. Every month one lucky winner will receive an official Witch’s Rock Surf Camp t-shirt, and at the end of the year one of these lucky winners will win the grand prize: a free trip to Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Pura vida!
September 9, 2019
35: What Is Hurricane Season? (with Ryan Waldron)
It’s Sunday night, September 1st 2019, and the first major hurricane of the year Hurricane Dorian is currently blasting the Bahamas and heading towards Florida and the Carolinas. While most people along these coasts are boarding up their windows and packing their emergency bags, surfers from around the world are doing the exact opposite and heading directly towards the eye of the storm. It’s officially hurricane season, and the surf is going to get EPIC. In this week’s episode we hang out with Ryan Waldron, Senior Meteorologist for Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Ryan grew up surfing in Virginia Beach and he seriously rips. Ryan also studies swell formation and swell forecasts and knows more on the subject than just about anyone.
September 2, 2019
34: The Sound Of Tamarindo (with Jesse Bishop)
If you’ve spent any time in Tamarindo over the past 20 years, you’ve probably seen (and heard) local music legend Jesse Bishop jamming out on stage. In this week’s episode Joe Walsh, Niki, and PMAC sat down with Jesse to hear his story. Hear how Jesse Bishop found himself playing guitar at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas with musicians such as Count Basie and Willie Nelson. Listen in as he describes how he ever ended up in Tamarindo in the first place, driving from the US to Tamarindo five different times and the adventures he had along the way.
August 26, 2019
33: Great Lakes Surf Festival 2019
Join Niki, PMAC, and Joe Walsh for the 2nd annual Great Lakes Surf Festival in Muskegon, Michigan. Most people don’t even realize you can surf on the Great Lakes. We really had no idea what to expect, and were stoked with what we found. This was a great episode, sit back, relax and enjoy. Pura vida! Great Lakes Surf Festival Third Coast Surf Shop Wet Mitten Surf Shop Great Lakes Surfer's Journal
August 19, 2019
32: Current News From The Surfing World
Hang out with Joe Walsh, PMAC, and Niki Hurren as we talk about whats been going on this month in surfing news. - Great Lakes Surf Festival August 17, 2019 in Muskegon MI - Delta drops surfboard baggage fees - Cliff collapse at Grandview surf break in Encinitas CA - Pan Am Surf Games results - Chinese wave pool malfunction - 150+ great white shark sightings along Cape Cod beaches since June 2019! Sorry for the extra background noise towards the end of the episode, there was some construction going on next door. Pura vida!
August 12, 2019
31: Old School Adam Greenman
Welcome to the show Adam! Adam Greenman got his start in the surfing industry working as a reservationist at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp back in 2002. After a few years, Adam went on to start Trim Surfboards in the UK and became the UK’s main importer of high-end longboards, selling classic logs for upwards of $6000 to the UK’s surfing elite. These days you can find Adam working hard at developing more environmentally friendly surfboards using hemp, plant-based resins, and other forward-thinking materials. Check it out!
August 5, 2019
30: Letters To The Editor
It’s the end of July and the waves in Tamarindo have been fantastic. Join Niki Hurren, P-MAC, and Joe Walsh as we answer tons of listener questions that we’ve received over the past few weeks. Hear about the new half pipe at the brewery, what boards we ride and why, what are our favorite surf movies, what to do when you drop in and ding someone’s board, why is Niki called the Barrel Dodger, and much more. Don’t miss this episode unless the waves are firing!
July 29, 2019
29: Hanging Out With Grandpa (A.K.A. Mike Clifford)
What a classic episode this is! Sit back and relax as Joe and Niki hang out with Tamarindo’s local resident Mike Clifford AKA Grandpa. Hear what it was like to spend a night in a Costa Rica jail, to be sponsored by VANS in the 70s, and to travel the world working on a cruise ship (and surfing epic waves along the way). And next time you’re in Tamarindo, make sure to stop by and say hi to Grandpa at the Surf Club Bar & Grill in Playa Langosta. Pura vida!
July 22, 2019
28: Real Life Surf Ninja with Grant McCartney
This week on our show we hung out with Grant Mccartney from Oahu, Hawaii. Grant is a professional skater, surfer, and star of the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Hear what it takes to become a real life ninja. Awesome! Get Out and SURF is brought to you by Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Follow Grant Mccartney on Instagram and check out his website. @getoutandsurf @witchsrocksurf @islandninja
July 15, 2019
27: Surfing With Your Kids with Happy Walsh
There is no “best way” to get your kids to love surfing as much as you do. In this episode we share our personal stories of how we’ve introduced the ocean and surfing to our children, and the lessons that we’ve learned along the way. Kids LOVE learning to surf at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Learn more at
July 8, 2019
26. Chasing Sunsets with Samba to the Sea
While sitting down with this week's guest, we were so inspired that we're thinking of having a sunset-off contest. Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram at @getoutandsurf for more details. When Kristen Brown moved down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica over 5 years ago, she quickly became a regular in the lineup while working for Robert August. After observing our stunning sunsets one too many times and Robert's temporary move back to California, she became the force behind Samba to the Sea. Prints and pillows are available at The Sunset Shop where our listeners get 25% off until July 17th. Just use the code GOSURF at checkout. Spread the stoke and review Get Out and Surf on ITunes. Get Out and Surf on ITunes - Samba To The Sea - The Sunset Shop Robert August - Kristen Brown on Instagram - @sambatothesea
July 1, 2019
25: Micronesia Peace Corps Surfer with Frank Lemes
Have you ever dreamed about living on a remote island in the middle of nowhere, surfing epic waves all alone? Meet Frank Lemes. Frank’s story of how he joined the Peace Corps in college and spent almost 2 years volunteering and surfing epic waves in Kiribati is mind-bending. This is an epic show, you are going to LOVE IT. I hope you’re as stoked on it as I was when Frank, Niki and I recorded it. If you like the Get Out and SURF podcast, please give us a review on iTunes. This helps other frothing surfers find our show, and they’re thankful. And If you want surf fun, warm, tropical waves, you should definitely come visit us at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica 🤙 Pura Vida, Joe Walsh
June 24, 2019
24: International Surfing Day, Kiribati, and The Beach Parking Lot
Saturday June 15th 2019 was International Surfing Day, though everyday should be Surfing Day I think. We didn't have any guests for this episode, it was just me, PMAC, and Niki hanging out and talking surf. I think you’ll enjoy! Who invented International Surfing Day? What ever happened to Surfing Magazine? Who is Steve Bigler and what did he tell me about Hollister Ranch? Where the hell is Fanning Island and why would you ever go there? What makes your local surf spot’s parking lot so damn special anyways? Happy Fathers Day all you surfing dads out there, I hope you’re shredding the gnar. I look forward to surfing with you down here in Tamarindo. Pura vida - Joe Walsh
June 16, 2019
23: Exploring Dominical, Costa Rica with Greg Gordon
Greg and Joe go way back. They both drove to Costa Rica “back in the day” searching for an adventurous surfing life. Greg found his paradise in Dominical, located along Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. Listen in as Greg talks about some of the surf breaks, waterfalls, and wildlife found in the Dominical area. Also hear about other surf trips the guys have taken to far-off spots like Zanzibar, Jeffrey’s Bay, Northern California, Munich, and Amsterdam. And yes, those are howler monkeys you occasionally hear in the background! Witch’s Rock Surf Camp 1% For The Planet Pretoma Shark and Sea Turtle Restoration Program
June 9, 2019
22: How To Prepare For Medical Emergencies On A Surf Trip with Dr. Gordon Beh
In this week’s episode we hang out with Dr. Gordon Beh, a world-traveling surfer and doctor that knows a thing or two about what you need to do (and bring) to be fully prepared for a medical emergency. If you've ever wondered what you need to do or what items you need to bring to be prepared for a medical emergency, this episode is for you.
June 3, 2019
21: Buying Real Estate In Tamarindo (with Trade Wind Properties)
WARNING. We didn’t actually talk about surfing in this episode! I get a lot of emails from podcast listeners and I get asked often from surf camp guests and from friends and family with questions about moving here to Costa Rica, buying property here, building a house here, general questions about relocating, setting up a business, sending kids to school, retiring here, etc. I get it, and I want to help support your dreams of surfing as many great waves as possible and living an amazing life. I found what I was looking for here in Costa Rica, and maybe you will too. But matter what, it’s always good to know what’s possible on the other side. I am not a realtor, but my sister in law Katie Meyers is. She’s lived in Tamarindo for the past 15 years and she’s a straight shooter, so I invited her and Jim Reily, the owner of Trade Wind Properties here in Tamarindo, to give us some answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about buying real estate in Tamarindo. Pura vida! Joe Walsh
May 26, 2019
20: Cabin By The Sea
Holy shit we made it to our 20th episode of the Get Out and SURF podcast! This week, Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren, and Patrick McNulty return from the new Get Out and SURF podcast headquarters, a secret cabin by the sea (with an epic surf break) located somewhere between Tamarindo and Panama City. Please take two minutes to subscribe and give us a review on iTunes. Future podcast listeners will thank you. Email the show: In this week's episode we answer emails about: - The Get Out and SURF podcast will be a major sponsor of the Great Lakes Surf Festival this August 17th in Muskegon, Michigan. - What to say in the lineup when you're about to catch a wave, when someone drops in on you, when you drop in on someone else, etc - Hurricane season in Maine and Nova Scotia - What's the rainy season like in Costa Rica in November? Thanks for listening to the podcast and sharing the love. We hope you like what we're doing, but make sure to tell us know how we can do it better. We are here to help, to entertain, and to perpetuate stoke. Pura vida! Mosquito Coast (the movie) Oliver Tree Grouplove  Great Lakes Surf Festival Christopher Mongeau Photography Witch's Rock Surf Camp music by: the Dirty Heads
May 19, 2019
19: Learning To Shape Your Own Surfboard with Robert August (part 1)
In this episode Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren and Robert August talk about their own experiences of shaping a surfboard and the magic of that first surf. 
May 13, 2019
18: What’s The Rainy Season Like In Costa Rica?
One of the biggest questions people have about visiting Costa Rica is "what's the rainy season like?". This episode aims to answer this question as Joe, Niki and PMAC explain what to expect from the rain, the weather, the swell, the crowd, water quality, getting around the country, and more. Listen in as the boys reunite in the recording studio upstairs above the brewery, hanging out and sharing some local knowledge. Pura vida! Witch's Rock Surf Camp ADI Tamarindo
May 5, 2019
17: How To Make A Career Out Of Surfing (Without Being A Pro Surfer)
Psst!  Guess what. You don't have to be a professional surfer to make a career out of surfing. There are all kinds of surfing jobs out there, as well as lots of jobs that will allow you to surf every day. And there are plenty of opportunities for you to start your own business structured around your surfing needs. This episode starts the discussion of how to approach this almighty quest, and hopefully leads you closer to finding your answer.
April 28, 2019
16: Letters To The Editor
This week we answer all of the listener questions we've received recently related to surf travel: What/Where’s been our favorite podcast episode? What’s the strangest food we’ve ever eaten on our travels? What’s the best way to pack surfboards for a surf trip? Is it worth traveling to Costa Rica in the rainy season to get good waves? Where has been our favorite wave to surf? Feel free to EMAIL THE SHOW at We hold on to all emails and we'll answer your questions on the podcast, so don't be shy!  Pura vida, Joe, Niki, PMAC
April 21, 2019
15: New Zealand Surf Trip Review
In this episode Joe answers all of the questions every surfer wants to know about planning a surf trip to New Zealand's North Island. - Best way to get to New Zealand? - When to go? - What to bring? - How to get around in-country? - Where are the best waves? - Most crowded vs. least crowded? - What surfboards to bring? - What else is there to do besides surf? And more! Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card New Zealand Surfing Guide The swell forecasting tool used by most New Zealand surfers Wind forecasting tool that works well in New Zealand New Zealand’s version of Craigslist (great for buying/selling surfboards, vehicles, etc)
April 14, 2019
14: Surfing Raglan, New Zealand with Ray Finlay
Joe Walsh travels to New Zealand in search of epic waves. In this episode Joe sits with local Raglan surfboard shaper and surfer Ray Finlay. Ray and Joe talk about all of the different waves found in Raglan. Hear about what boards work best here, what time of year to score Raglan, where to surf when it's flat, when it's huge, water temp, sea life, etc etc. If you've ever wanted to check out Raglan, this is the episode for you. Check it out! Burning Spears Surfboards
April 7, 2019
13: Andrea Diaz: Costa Rica’s First Women’s National Surfing Champion
Andrea Diaz and the Get Out and SURF crew hang out and discuss what it was like in the early days of professional surfing in Costa Rica. We talk about Andrea’s advanced surf coaching and the upcoming All Women Surf Retreats she’s hosting at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp this summer. But mainly we just talk about surfing and some of the “lesser known” surf breaks along the Nicoya Peninsula. You could have lived and surfed in Costa Rica your entire life and you probably didn’t even know about many of these surf spots. There are some real nuggets in this episode, you definitely want to check it out. Pura vida! All Women Surf Retreat Summer 2019 (hosted by Andrea Diaz at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp)
March 31, 2019
12: Talk Story: How Many Boats Have You Sunk?
Some great stories here, like how Joe first met Patrick McNulty back in the early days of Witch’s Rock Surf Camp. Joe was giving away the farm, focusing entirely on the surf experience with no handle on how to actually make money from the business. But the surf camp survived and thrived! Also hear about what happened when a huge tropical storm hit Tamarindo (hint: boats sink), and what it was like to experience the 7.8 earthquake in 2012. This was a really cool episode to make, hanging out with Joe Walsh, Niki Hurren, and P-MAC. Enjoy and pura vida!
March 24, 2019
11: Mark Cunningham: Lifeguard, Bodysurfer, Artist
How rad is this?? We just hung out with Mark Cunningham, bascially the best bodysurfer in the world, a veteran lifeguard at Pipeline, and such a talented surf artist! Listen up. Then go join the Surfrider Foundation if you haven’t done so already. GIVE US A (KICK ASS) REVIEW ON ITUNES Take 2 minutes to show us some love by giving us a review on iTunes, this pushes our podcast up the charts and gets more people finding out about Get Out and SURF 🤙  Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Rick Williams Merv Larson George Greenough Paipo boards Butch Van Artsdalen Timothy Leary - Turn on, tune in, drop out,_tune_in,_drop_out Tamarindo Lifeguard Program Oahu Jr. Lifeguards Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program Surfrider Foundation Plastic Pollution Coalition
March 18, 2019
10: Hawaii, British Columbia, Costa Rica: GOAS Travel Roundup
We’re hanging with the boys back at home in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Niki Hurren, Patrick McNulty, and Joe Walsh share stories about the recent trip to the North Shore of Oahu, Joe’s extreme snowboarding adventure in the Kootenays, and everything that’s happening right now in Tamarindo. Classic podcast banter, enjoy! SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW And please take 2 minutes to show us some love by giving us a review on iTunes, this pushes our podcast up the charts and gets more people finding out about Get Out and SURF. Thank you in advance! Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Volcano Brewing Company Bavarian Finger Wrestling Papagayo Jet (Winds) North Shore Community Land Trust Surf Map of Oahu Spam Musubi Baldface Lodge, British Columbia Airwolf TV Show Travis Rice Jamie Lynn Mark Cunningham Tamarindo Lifeguard Program The Real World: Austin (Season 16, Episode 20) In Search Of Captain Zero: : A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road All Women Surf Retreat at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Music: The Flirts (song: Helpless)
March 10, 2019
9: Pancho Sullivan: My Surfing Life
Born on the Island of Kauai and raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Pancho Sullivan has become recognized as one of the best power surfers in surfing. Pancho has seen success as a free surfer, earning a spot on the Rip curl SEARCH team for many years. He qualified for the world tour (at almost 32 years old), ultimately retiring 7th in the world. Pancho Sullivan has coached professional surfers, he has been a brand ambassador for Rip Curl, and he’s now putting his focus and experience into creating the best extreme sports watch in the industry with his brand AULTA. "If you’re driven to be the best version of your self… that’s going to carry over. You are going to not only be able to utilize that in surfing but also in business and other aspects of life and most importantly, your relationships." -Pancho Sullivan⠀ SUBSCRIBE to the show HERE. Email questions or comments to Follow us on I hope to see you surfing! Joe Walsh
March 3, 2019
8: Peter Cole: Dropping In At Sunset
The Get Out and SURF podcast travels to the North Shore of Hawaii to hang out surfing legend Peter Cole. Peter is a true big wave pioneer and one of the North Shore’s original watermen. He won the Makaha International surfing contest in 1958, considered the “world title” at that time. More impressive than his competitive record is the fact that he remained an active and respected surfer well into his golden years. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed making it, pura vida! SUBSCRIBE to the show HERE. Email questions or comments to  Follow us on  I hope to see you surfing! Joe Walsh
February 22, 2019
7: How To Catch More Waves Anywhere (with Ryan Waldron)
 This episode is for anyone who wants to learn how to catch more waves in any lineup anywhere. Join Niki, myself, and premiere surfer Ryan “the Intern” Waldron as we break it all down and give you actionable surfing advice that will help you catch more waves starting NOW. ALSO… Find out where we’re going, who we’re talking to, and what the future of the Get Out and SURF podcast looks like. Hint: it’s freaking awesome! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show. Email questions or comments to  Follow us on  See you surfing, pura vida Joe Walsh
February 16, 2019
6: Surfing The Great Lakes (with Larry Larsen)
This episode of Get Out and SURF is for anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to surf on the Great Lakes. Meet Larry Larsen, a local surfer from Muskegon, Michigan who has been surfing Muskegon and the rest of the Great Lakes since 1966. Larry answers all of our questions about what it's like to be a Great Lakes Surfer. This episode is so cool, I'm packing my bags and ready to go surf Lake Michigan (just gonna wait until it warms up a little bit!) Sorry for any extra background noise. Our recording studio is located upstairs above the brewery and it was open while we were recording. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show. Email questions or comments to Follow us on See you surfing, pura vida! Joe Walsh Links from the show: Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Great Lakes Surf Festival Wet Mitten Surf Shop Third Coast Surf Shop Great Lakes Surfer’s Journal Chicago Chapter of Surfrider Foundation Unsalted (surf movie) The SS Edmund Fitzgerald Music Artist: Atlas Genius Song: Trojans
February 8, 2019
5: Costa Rica Surf Trip Review
This episode is for anyone interested in taking a surf trip to Costa Rica, or returning to explore a new area of Costa Rica. We cover the ENTIRE country: the Southern zone, the Central Pacific, the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, and the Caribbean. Some of the questions we answer: - What kind of waves will you find in each part of the country? - When is the best time of year to surf in Costa Rica? - Are the locals friendly? - What surfboard to bring? - Where to fly into and how to get around? - What else is there to do besides surf? - What should you pack? And more… Subscribe to the podcast and receive a new episode of Get Out and SURF every Friday. Email questions or comments to Follow us on See you surfing, pura vida! Joe Walsh Music Artist: Beck Song: Dreams
February 1, 2019
4: Robert August: Making The Movie “The Endless Summer”
In this episode Joe Walsh and Niki Hurren hang out with surf legend Robert August. Robert shares some great stories from his experiences starring in the movie The Endless Summer. He also gives advice to anyone looking to get out of their comfort zone: Get out there and see (and surf) the world. Email questions or comments to Follow us on Subscribe to the podcast and receive a new episode of Get Out and SURF every Friday. See you surfing, pura vida! Joe Walsh Witch’s Rock Surf Camp Robert August Surfboards - Huntington Factory Music Artist: Dirty Heads Song: Vacation
January 25, 2019
3: Transitioning From a Longboard to a Shortboard (with Paco Vega)
In this episode we hang out with veteran surf instructor Paco Vega and discuss how to transition from riding a longboard to riding a shortboard. It’s a great show, check it out! For more info, check out the Witch’s Rock Surf Camp blog: How To Transition From A Longboard To A Shortboard Email questions or comments to Follow us on Subscribe to the podcast and receive a new episode of Get Out and SURF every Friday. Pura vida and thanks for listening, Joe Walsh Music Artist: Empire Of The Sun Song: Walking On A Dream
January 18, 2019
2: Urban Camping in San Diego
In this episode, we talk about: - Waiting until the last minute to decide where to go on your next surfing adventure - Surf Trip Destination: San Diego, California - Urban camping and how to do it well Links from the show: No surfboard fees for United flights to/from California: The best California surf book ever: Bird's Surf Shed in San Diego: Please feel free to email the podcast at Follow Get Out and SURF Pura Vida! Joe Walsh Music Artist: Slightly Stoopid
January 12, 2019
1: Welcome to Get Out and SURF
Welcome to the Get Out and SURF podcast. In our first episode, we talk about - ending our radio show on 99.5fm after 6 years and launching the new podcast! - opening our brewery in Tamarindo - how to survive Christmas and New Years on the beach in Costa Rica - favorite surf vehicles - finding uncrowded waves in Costa Rica
January 5, 2019