Permastoked with Derik Hyatt

Larry Cavero: Giving Back to the Great Lakes through Surf Dreams Canada

June 19, 2020

In this premiere episode, Derik Hyatt interviews Founder of Surf Dreams Canada and star of the documentary, On Days Like These We Must Surf, Larry Cavero.  Larry is a well-known Great Lakes surfer and community organizer in Toronto, Ontario.  Be inspired by his origin story growing up in Peru and pure stoke for surfing, community and giving back.  Learn more about Larry and the initiatives of Surf Dreams Canada, including: beach cleanups, Waves for Warmth (food for homeless), free surfboard and SUP repairs for health care workers and first responders (during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic), and Your Lake Your Wave (surf camp for Indigenous Youth). 

Connect with Larry on Facebook and Instagram at @surfdreamscanada.  Be sure to watch On Days Like These We Must Surf by Jake Kovnat at

This episode was recorded on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.  It is family friendly, with only a few minor swear words, but no F-bombs.

We acknowledge that this episode was recorded on the unceded, ancestral and occupied traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish Peoples.  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. 

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Permastoked is brought to you by Freshwater Surf Goods.  Your surf brand devoted to spreading the stoke across the unsalted seas and cultivating pride amongst the surf community.  We do this by providing products and apparel that celebrate the awesomeness of both Great Lakes and Canadian surf culture. 

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Mark Malibu & The Wasagas for providing our intro music “Hey Chiwawa” from their 2009 album entitled Crash Monster Beach and our outro music “End of Summer” off their 2017 album Return of the Wasagas.  For more information, visit  Find them on iTunes or wherever you get your music.

Damajuana reggae uploaded by detroitbase on 2019-08-30 to  Public License available at  (Original length = 2:30. Modified to 2:25.)

Ukelele Parade by Fernando Oyaguez Reyes published May 22, 2014 and uploaded to  Public License available at  (Original length = 2:44. Modified to 0:32.)

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