Permastoked, Episode 1: Larry Cavero of Surf Dreams Canada

Permastoked is available free for streaming and download on iTunes / Apple Podcasts at, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also watch the Show on our Freshwater Surf Goods YouTube Channel.  Be sure to listen, subscribe, rate, review and share

As a surfer who began and spent his formative years surfing on the north shore of Lake Erie, I developed great patience and reverence for even the most irregular schedule of waves.  And whether the waves were clean or soupy, I learned early on that waves and fetch are a blessing.  Each wave has something unique and different to offer.  Great Lakes waves are meant to be ridden.  For our first guest, I wanted to find a fellow soul surfer who embodied similar values and could set a precedent for what this show is all about.  I needed someone who lives and breathes their stoke for surfing and passion for humanity and all other living beings; someone with high regard for the planet and the drive to do what is right.  The person who met these criteria, is my new friend, and Founder of Surf Dreams Canada, Larry Cavero.  Star of the film, On Days Like These We Must Surf by Jake Kovnat, Larry is a well-known Great Lakes surfer and community organizer in Toronto, Ontario.  His humble beginnings growing up in Peru and his early relationship with the sea has helped shape the authentic, humble and giving father, husband, teacher, friend, hugger and surfer that he is today.  His surf philosophy is the exact opposite of “localism”, instead, he strives to create an inclusive and diverse surf community, recruiting new surfers and connecting the existing chapters of surfers from each of the Great Lakes.  In this episode, I talk to Larry about his surf beginnings, how he got stoked, what makes the Great Lakes so special, the importance of community, how he’s coping during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and about the various charitable 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 MétisInuit and Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and from around the world, who have stewarded these lands and sacred surf spots for thousands of years. 

 This podcast is available free for streaming and download on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also watch the Show on our Freshwater Surf Goods YouTube Channel.  Be sure to listen, rate, review and share!

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

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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