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Bodysurfer Mark Cunningham on Accidental Fame, Saving the Planet, and Surf Culture

A fantastic rider of waves, sans board, Mark joined us on the One Beer Podcast. Photo: Courtesy Mark Cunningham via Sean Davey


The Inertia

This is the One Beer Podcast presented by 805, where I get to sit down and have a cold one with some of the best personalities in surf. Mark Cunningham has lived a charmed life. He is without a doubt the most recognizable (and naturally gifted) bodysurfer in the world thanks to films like Sprout, A Brokedown Melody, and Come Hell or High Water. But he’s a surf fan, too, and a fan of surfing culture. A retired North Shore lifeguard, at 64, he’s seen so many changes in the surfing world and I really wanted to extract all that wisdom from him for listeners. I sat down with Mark for a wide-ranging interview after he got out of the water following an unruly session at Pipeline.

The One Beer Podcast is presented by 805.

Listen to our podcast with Jamie O’Brien, here, Nathan and Ivan Florence, here , our talk with Billy Kemper, here, and our sit-down with Ben Gravy, here. Edited by Ryan Trautwein

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