Permastoked with Derik Hyatt

Jonathan Wayne Freeman - Canadiana 101 for Kooks

May 10, 2021

@freshwatersurfgoods presents #PERMASTOKED, Your #Canadian & #GreatLakes #Surf & #SUP #Podcast, THIS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!  Season 2 Episode 5: Jonathan Wayne Freeman – Canadiana 101 for Kooks…sponsored by Surfin' Eh!? Magazine @surfin_eh & The Central Canadian Surfing Association @centralcanadiansurfing is Now Available Free for Streaming and Download on the Alexa App, Amazon Music, iTunes, Apple Podcasts at, Google Podcasts at, iHeart Radio Stitcher, Spotify at, YouTube at Or wherever else you get your podcasts from.  Be sure to Listen, Rate, Review and Share!

In this episode, Derik Hyatt interviews Jon Wayne…not the cowboy, but the Nerf gun wielding funny man and Instagram star Jonathan Wayne Freeman who has more in common with the Duke of Surfing, the Big Kahuna himself, Duke Kahanamoku.  That’s right, this middle-aged influencer has been making mediocrity excellent since 1979 and shakaing since 1985.  Some call him the saviour of surfing, the second coming of Bodhi from 1991’s Point Break.  Spawning from his comedic Instagram shorts, Surfer made this Kook of the Day the host of the Ultra Core Surf Hour, which JWF says is “about nothing, and everything – and surfing.”  Men’s Journal added him to the list of “12 Instagram Accounts Every Surfer Should Follow in 2020” while the Neighbourhood Watch added him to the list of “12 People Whom You Should Not Allow to Babysit Your Children.” (kidding!)

Tune in to hear about JWF’s departure from being a paramedic and switch to becoming a full time Kook, how to become who you were meant to be, his comedic influences including Adam Sandler which leads to some rad Billy Madison impersonations, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, surfing of course, and last but not least, they explore the unknown elements of Canadian culture while JWL becomes devastated to learn that not all Canadians are clones of Bob and Doug McKenzie!

To follow Jonathan Wayne Freeman and his shenanigans, follow him on Instagram at @jonathanwaynefreeman and be sure to watch the Ultra Core Surf Hour on YouTube.

This episode was recorded on February 8, 2021 and features adult content.  Listener and viewer discretion is advised.

To reach Derik Hyatt for comments, questions, collaboration, sponsorship, business enquiries or bookings, including surf, SUP and yoga, please email

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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 the 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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