The Waterpeople Podcast is a gathering place for our global ocean community to dive into the critical conversations of our culture –  through storytelling.

We wanted an inclusive place to share stories from diverse voices within surfing culture from around the world.

We begin each episode with a simple question: “Tell us about a time or experience after which you were never the same…” and sit with some of the most adept waterpeople on the planet to explore common themes of aquatic lives lived well: ecology, adventure, community, activism, science, egalitarianism, inclusivity, meaningful play.  And surfing, of course.


Fergal Smith: Grounded Waterpeople Podcast

What is enough to move you to action? For heavy water specialist Fergal Smith, nuclear meltdown became the impetus for a radical shift in life and livelihood. As the founder of Moy Hill farm, Fergal and his team aim to “grow worthy food, build soil, regenerate systems, plant flowers and trees, and work to leave what is in their care healthier than they found it," while also nurturing community. Fergal talks us beyond the romanticisation of farming, and into the muddy complexity of what it means to grow food for one's community,  — and why it's still so difficult to make a living as a farmer. Also, why surfers are (mostly)  airheads, and probably more farmers should ride waves. …Listen with Lauren L. Hill & Dave RastovichSound Engineer & Music By: Shannon Sol Carroll Additional music: ‘Evergreen’ by Band of Frequencies:  Men of Wood & Foam album   Join the conversation: @Waterpeoplepodcast Waterpeoplepodcast.com
  1. Fergal Smith: Grounded
  2. Watershed Chats: Acknowledging Pain & A Living Legacy with Gumbayngirr / Yaegl artist Mick Laurie
  3. John Florence: Navigating Edges
  4. Watershed Chats: Regenerating Reefs with Earthshot Prize recipient CORAL VITA
  5. Sachi Cunningham: Thriving On Chaos