Full Circle: The Taylor Steele Interview

26 01 2010

My first job in high school was at a little surf forecasting/reporting outfit in Orange County called 976-Surf. This was before the Internet boom and surf cams were just being introduced. My job was simple. I’d check conditions and relay them back the office by telephone. They’d then transcribe the conditions into pre-recorded messages. Surfers could call in (for a few dollars a minute) for the report.  That was long time ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then.

It appears I’ve come full circle. That company is now called Surfline.

Recently, I was able to track down filmmaker Taylor Steele and interview him about his user-generated video project titled Innersection.

You can read the interview here.

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43 responses

26 01 2010
ANIMAL FARM

Not only a great book, a wonderful lesson as well. The pigs(nug) funnel the hate of all the farm animals( us normal surfers) against their owners ( surf industry). Once the pigs get control ( nug) they acctually turn into the human owners.(surf industry) While the other farm animals (us) are suppose to believe that the pigs(nug) are doing it for their (us normal surfers) benefit. Great story that everyone should know. Unfortunately I have seen this coming. As for the rest of the animals (us normal surfers) just keep the hope that Surfing will be saved from the industry even though it wil not. ( story also releavant to OBAMA and the country) .And yes we all like Plain t shirts with no logos…..

26 01 2010
Mark

Is Nug the new Susan Boyle?

26 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

Ahhhh Nug, first Joel Patterson and now Surfline. You had better be getting paid, given the amount of Trauzersnake you’re stroking.

26 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

Also, pigs make good Jamon.

26 01 2010
Jay

Good on ya Nug. Good interview too. Not you typical brownnose, ass-kiss fest either. You actualy called him on a few things. Like the “best freesurfer in the world” claim.

26 01 2010
your eyes work but you cant see

The purpose of this site was to call bullshit on commercialism in surfing not become another avenue for IT . Calling him out would of been “arent you making some poor wanker do your job for free so you can just stay in Bali and Get more HANDJOBS FROM THE JIGGY JIGS”?????/ Just put ads where the blog roll is at already……

26 01 2010
Jay

What do you know about the purpose of this site? I’ve been reading it a while now and he mixes up the satire, interviews, contest stories, calls suckers out on occasion, shares opinions on things he likes…dislikes. I’m sure hes working on post just for you. Maybe he’ll call it Gulf Coast retards or something.

26 01 2010
Your eyes work but you dont see

@jay,
Your right i came here looking for something else. I thought this site would follow the path of “like bitchin” and other sites that call the industry out. (Machado a drifter?) As for the personal attack, its not my fault your head is up your ASS!!!

26 01 2010
lazer®

Taylor Steele is pedophile-esque.

26 01 2010
just in case you missed it

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he is nearly ready to begin an environmental analysis that could lead to drilling 200 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.” RECENT NEWS QUOTE 1/25/2010 .. .THIS BASTARD SALAZAR WAS PUT IN PLACE BY OBAMA, THE BODYSURFING HERO. TO SAY OBAMA CARES ABOUT ANYTHING IN OUR OCEAN IS NOT TRUE. ONE BLACK MAN LEARNS TO SWIM AND ITS A BIG DEAL. FUCKING WAKE UP HES HALF WHITE AND ALL POLITICIAN SO THAT LEADS TO TOTALLY CORRUPT. I KNOW THE WEST COAST DOESNT CARE BECAUSE ALL YOUR BEACHES ARE ALREADY FUCKED, BUT I DIDNT VOTE LAST TIME AND AM REGISTERING REP. LIKE ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THIS COUNTRY..(THIS VEIW IS NO WAY IMPACTED BY MY STRONG TIES WITH THE KKK BUT MY STRONG TIES TO THE OCEAN )

26 01 2010
The original Jimmy Football

I’m sure surfline pays more than nugable.com
Nice work, Nug
A man needs chedda to survive and provide

26 01 2010
Elwood

Nice interview Nug… actually asked some real questions.

Don’t mind the haters. We all live in the real world, we all look at surfline… I’d rather you be the one askin the questions.

As long as you keep it HBO/SIrius…. I’m all good with ya.

26 01 2010
your eyes work but you cant see

Once upon a time Nug was the hater…

26 01 2010
I Agree with Lazer

That picture is creepy deepy.

26 01 2010
Priest Father

I once attended catholic church because they taught of peace and good to all mankind. “Do unto others as they would do to you”. Then i was molested. I felt totally betrayed by the church. Nug you are the church!!!!!!

26 01 2010
SmyrnaJeff

@Priest Father

Welcome back Mike!

26 01 2010
Priest Father

No i am not mike or this Frank fellow you speak. Please lets get back to the topic, NUG molesting me!!!!! MENTALLY

26 01 2010
trauzersnake

Was Frank Woodbury the priest?

26 01 2010
m

“lauging out load” im not sure doing a surfline interview should be considered joining the darkside, or entering “animal farm” territory.

26 01 2010
abc123
26 01 2010
They play cold music on the barroom floor

I will knock Priest Father OUT if he ever gives Nug shit again.

26 01 2010
priest father

Im at your moms house now then im going to your sisters and girlfriends next. stop by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can video my son…

26 01 2010
Mark

@Nug

Thanks a lot for driving Mike away bro. I got the real scoop and it looks like Mikey Boy is no longer commenting on Nugable.

I have been to Bali and I have surfed epic Newport Point ( Guillermo 97′ ) and there is NO comparison.

Ask Obama Nug. Ya gotta take care of your base supporters.

At least you have your new career with Surfline.

26 01 2010
The Nug

….Hmmmm. I like that saltly old bastard Mike. Surfers and fishermen are often guilty of hyperbole. And I admit to being both. No harm done.

26 01 2010
Not usually a commenter

that sucks. i also heard some guy name doug is no longer commenting on boggieboardable.com.

26 01 2010
Mark

Not usually a commenter is Nug. His room mate Elwood told me so.

26 01 2010
trauzersnake

Nug, you should consider banning Frank Woodbury for hurting Mike’s ass so bad….nah, nevermind, that guy’ funny as shit.

26 01 2010
trauzersnake

Then again, if you banned Frank Woodbury, you’d have to ban Mark, Fidel, Regulator, Growler, things that make you go hmmmmmm, and Smyrna Jeff, plus all those that I’ve failed to mention here. Then you would be like Toyota….facing that recall.

26 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

Mike needs to get back here. He appreciates breakfast.

It couldn’t have been Woodbury’s predictable blowhard schtick. That would be like Cassius Clay getting knocked out by a sea slug.

26 01 2010
Mark

@Jamon Bagel

Good analogy.

I watched espn’s 30-30 last night about Ali’s last fight where he was pummeled by Holmes.

What a showman! And what a sport as far as giving autographs etc.

You are right J.B. Mike is Ali and Frank Woodbury is a yellowy, slimy, dull Banana Slug.

We will never forget! Mike lives!

26 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

I’m bad! Been chopping trees. I done something new for this fight. I done wrestled with an alligator. That’s right. I have wrestled with an alligator. I done tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. That’s bad! Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick! I’m so mean I make medicine sick!

-Ali

26 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

Bad, fast!
Fast!
Fast!
Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch and was in the bed before the room was dark.

-Ali

26 01 2010
trauzersnake

SMACK!!!…”I bet yous didn’t even see that comin”

“That’s comin’ from a broken-down old bum like me-WHAT DO YA THINK CREED’s GONNA DO TO YA?!!”

“Yo, probly hurt me pretty bad.”

“He’ll huyt ya puymanently…”

“Yo, perm..?”

“…PUYMANENTLY….”

27 01 2010
Fla

Thanks for the fun nug. Bigups on your new job, give critizied hell. As for giving you hell,(animal farm), we have all fucked fat chicks and the best part is getting made fun of for it. NOW OFF TO FIGHT OBAMA OF OIL DRILLING IN OUR OCEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 01 2010
buccaneer

Come on Fla. You really think the rightwing fuckwits do not want to drill in our oceans? Seems like I remember something about drill baby drill coming out of those assholes mouths dumb fuck!

27 01 2010
Remember Me Bro?

Buccaneer has heard the phrase “drill baby drill” before but it had nothing to do with politics and it was a dude, not a chick, screamin it at the top of his lungs in the room they shared at the Coral Gables Hotel in South O’Side.

I’m just sayin.

27 01 2010
trauzersnake

@remember me bro:

Damn Mark, I thought you were a conservative, god fearing christian. I wouldn’t have ever guessed you used to frequent Greystoke’s. Those who vocalize the loudest are usually the ones getting butt-slammed in some back alley, I guess.

27 01 2010
buccaneer

@remember me bro .What I remember is get off my lawn Mcain and moose-cunt Palin chanting drill baby drill and that was in our coastal waters,not my tight little bum. I have never understood rightwing surfers. What the fuck are they thinking? I mean cut down all the trees,dam all the rivers,pave paradise and put up pay parking lots at all the beachs. Laird help us!

27 01 2010
Laird

You got it my friend. 400cc’s of power, at your service. Plus massive biceps.

27 01 2010
Jordy

Bru, man, try relaxing. I have here a stable of mature foals and I am too ready to share my good fortune.

In thru the out door, thats my way, bru! Life is too right…

27 01 2010
Jamon Bagel

Nug, man, I keep meaning to tell you this. That banner picture at the top of your blog, the goofy bottom turning at Pipe…that picture is SO SICK. It sums up so much of what I love about surfing. Sorry to be a sentimental sandwich. But me being drunk does not make it less true.

28 01 2010
Fla

@ Buccaneer, thank you for even ADDRESSING the oil issue. No one else has the balls. For the record i am not right wing. The only reason to vote against obama is to Keep the balance of power. Yes i agree that the republicans would like nothing better than to turn US into a wasteland. This opioion is a reaction to Obama being touted as “Guardian of the Ocean”. In four years when a republican gets elected president promising “alternative energies” , while planning to drill in our oceans (yours too), my reaction will be to vote democrat. My party is anti oil drilling in any ocean anywhere.

28 01 2010
Mike

Wow, the waves get good and I’m in over my head with work and what happens, Nug goes off. Great interview.

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