Monthly Archives: March 2022

057: Black Surf Santa Cruz founder Esabella Bonner

Welcome back! So nice to see you again.

Bella Bonner graces the pod with positive energy, sharing the mission and vision for Black Surf Santa Cruz. Check it out at

You can follow Bella on IG at @BellaGMO and Black Surf @blacksurfclubSC

The website is cool, too:

Also – don’t forget the Uroko promo! $200 in FREE goods eligible to those who donate to the pod at Each $5 donation earns a raffle ticket. On Episode 60, we’ll be drawing the winner. To peruse Uroko’s fine offering, check out the coolest surf shop near you, or visit

Donate to the show:

Produced by Adam Montiel @adamontheair, who also has a much better podcast called “Where Wine Takes You”



Instagram: @midlifesurferpodcast

Intro/outro music: Playboi Carti “Magnolia”


056: MF Doom Scrolling

Dear Midlifesurferpodcastlistener, win some free Uroko gear! Every $5 donation to the show is a ticket in a raffle we’ll do on…hmmm…let’s say Episode 60? One lucky donator gets $200 in Uroko product.

Donate here:

Produced by Adam Montiel @adamontheair, who also has a much better podcast called “Where Wine Takes You”

Email: for questions, criticisms, and requests.


Insta: @midlifesurferpodcast

Music intro/outro: Tortoise “Benway” & “Six Pack”



Uroko $200 give away (click for details)

Hi, Midlife Surfer Podcast Listener,

This is the coolest giveaway since this half-ass surfpod’s inception in March of 2020, the lockdown year. Stuff was weird back then, and it’s pretty weird and depressing now. Thank God for surf talk, and cool clothing brands outta Santa Cruz, CA to lift our spirits.

Enter – the Uroko giveaway raffle!

Every $5 donation earns one raffle ticket to win $200 in Uroko threads. Simply click here to enter, or click Donate to the Pod! on upper left corner of this site’s home screen; and visit Uroko at to check the fly shit.

A winner will be announced in say…4-5 episodes? Listen and find out.

I have my eyes on a mobile recorder called the Rodecaster, which would allow multiple guests on the pod, an upgrade from my limited two-mic iPhone set up.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have roundtable discussions on surf with Uroko’s Alex Czech and our dear, glider-loving friend Eric? Or surf bro Jason talking heavy waves and wooden boards with Timber’s Ryan Lynch? Or my two boys talking Bey Blades/Poke/Minecraft?!

In my little pod world, it sounds fun. I’m humbled at the friends we’ve made worldwide, thus far. And sincerely thank you for the support. Donation or not, I’m grateful you’re here.

Donate, win Uroko, and I’ll get that Rodecaster.

Thanks – and, as our buddy Eric likes to say, be kind to one another.


Jeff @ Midlife Surfer Pod