2021 Rip Curl WSL Final 5 competitor, Santa Barbara torchbearer, and one of the most powerful surfers in the world Conner Coffin returns to the podcast to talk about his past year. He looks back at his run to the Finals last season, the mentality shift that led him to his career-best result, the unparalleled energy on the beach at Trestles, and his thoughts on the new format. He dives into a new film project he's working on with Keith Malloy and 805, what it's like to balance competing on tour with traveling and filming, and his favorite surf movies growing up. He goes through his 2022 season on the Championship Tour, the new schedule with the Mid-season Cut, his role as a surfer rep, and then discusses the Challenger Series and his goals moving forward. Conner also touches on his big switch to JS surfboards, finding a second home on the Gold Coast, the importance of having passions outside of surfing, and his biggest surf inspiration.
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