Permastoked with Derik Hyatt

Chris Dube - Gathering The Great Lakes Surfers for Waasaashkaa

October 19, 2020

PERMASTOKED, Episode 14: Chris Dube – Gathering The Great Lakes Surfers for Waasaashkaa…Now Available Free for Streaming and Download on the Alexa App, iTunes / Apple Podcasts at, Pandora, Podbean, Google Podcasts at, Stitcher, Spotify at, iHeart Radio, TuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also Watch the Show on our YouTube Channel at sure to Listen, Rate, Review and Share!

In this episode, Derik Hyatt interviews Chris Dube, Co-Founder of the annual Waasaashkaa: A Gathering of the Great Lakes Surfers on the north shore of Lake Superior in Terrace Bay, Ontario.  Join the duo as they chat about Chris’s experience as an Outdoor Environmental Sciences Teacher at Lake Superior High School; the other super-stoked Co-Founder of Waasaashkaa, Jaako Natri of Natribros Surf & SUP and SUPerior Stand Up Paddleboarding; and finally the origins, evolution and future of the evergrowing Waasaashkaa: A Gathering of Great Lakes Surfers.

Connect with Chris Dube online or learn more about the Waasaashkaa Gathering on both Facebook and Instagram at @waasaashkaagathering.

This episode was recorded on September 17, 2020.  It is family friendly with only minor swearing, but no F-bombs.

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We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the unceded, ancestral and occupied traditional territory of the Anishinabek Nation: the People of the Three Fires known as Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomie Nations and further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land.  As we live, work, surf and play, we say Mahalo to the Métis, Inuit and Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and from around the world, who have stewarded these lands and sacred surf spots for thousands of years.

Mark Malibu & The Wasagas for providing our intro music “Hey Chiwawa” off their 2009 album Crash Monster Beach and our outro music “End of Summer” off their 2017 album Return of the Wasagas.  For more information, visit and listen to them on Spotify or iTunes.

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