The Reale Deal Show

The Reale Deal Show

Former Pro Bodyboarder Jay Reale shares stories and thoughts from his bodyboarding career as one of the pioneers of the sport. Jay spent the 80s and 90s competing with the world's top riders traveling to exotic locations around the world. Following his career as a bodyboarder, Jay switched gears and focused on starting the world's leading internet bodyboarding store while raising a family, appearing on game shows and performing in community theater and choir, and exploring the world of endurance sports, while continuing to travel the world on surf trips with his wife, former pro bodyboarder Vicki Reale. A true renaissance man, Jay's podcast takes you places you would have never guessed! Brought to you by and Tribe Boards and Accessories.


March 19, 2023 42 min

Jay and Vicki, fresh back from Tavarua, Fiji give the details of their two weeks in paradise, including two cyclones, epic waves, and wild boat rides.  

Tavi Tube Tour 2023!  

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Jay Reale and Vicki Reale are still bodyboarding at a high level into their later years and want to share with you how they do it.  

They talk about their daily health and fitness regimes and the mindset that gets them moving every day keeping their minds and bodies in a "youthful" frame of mind.  

Keepin' It Reale Vlog:  Episode #1- Pura Vida


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Matt "Mave" Davies is a bit of a renaissance man.  I met him through his involvement as a part-time instructor with Rob Barber's "Bodyboard Holidays" company, but Mave has lived a lifetime in his years on this planet.  World travel, international living, ultramarathoning, environmental activism and business building.  Truly an international man of mystery, but at his core, bodyboarding has driven all of his...

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Jay reviews what went down in bodyboarding from his perspective in 2022 including board design, competition, social media, business, podcasts and more.  

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We wrap up our conversation with Keith Sasaki, dropknee legend to discuss his move out of the bodyboarding world, back to his roots in Hawaii, and where he is now in his life, and what his legacy is in the sport.  

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I finally catch up with old friend and bodyboarding legend Keith Sasaki 18 months after the first two "Keith" episodes to continue where we left off.   

Keith discusses his transition out of full-time competitor and his life-altering move to the south of France.  

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December 4, 2022 32 min

Bodyboarder Craig Whetter is Orange County, California's prodigy and has been at the forefront of the next generation of up-and-coming rippers in Southern California.  But Craig goes the extra mile putting out content online that will hopefully inspire more kids to take up our sport and bring it back to the Glory Days of yesteryear.

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November 27, 2022 45 min

Legendary photographer Aaron Loyd was one of the most prominent surf photographers of the late 80s/early 90s and turned his lens toward the top bodyboarders of the day more than most.   He is responsible for some of the most enduring images of that golden era of our sport.  

Jay talks to Aaron about his beginnings, those iconic days, and what he's up to now.

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Jay and Vicki get together with 2022's bodyboarding "power couple" and get the details of their life stories and how they are building a small bodyboarding dynasty.  

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Jay Reale sits down with 2-time World Champ Pierre-Louis Costes to get his take on life, competition, fatherhood, and how to balance everything.  

Plus, he reveals his secret to the backflip, one of his signature moves!

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November 6, 2022 29 min

Jay Reale takes a deep dive into the life of 3-time World Bodyboarding Champion Jeff Hubbard.  Jeff, at age 47 at the time of this interview, remains at the top of his game a quarter of a century after embarking on his pro career and is the CEO of his own company, holds a master's degree, and is a father.   

Shot just two days prior to his win at the 2022 Gran Canaria Fronton King bodyboarding event.  

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Jay is back from the final event on the IBC World Tour- the Gran Canaria Fronton King.  He gives a full recap of the event with Vicki.  

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October 16, 2022 30 min

One of the sport's absolute pioneers, California's Tony Prince was one of the first-ever sponsored bodyboarders, inspiring riders all over the USA on his numerous promo trips with Patti Serrano and the Morey company in the late 70s and early 80s.  In addition, he quickly became one of the early documentarians of our sport through photography, responsible for some of the early ad and poster photos, a passion which he conti...

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Jay and Vicki sit down with Amy Hunt, director of sales and marketing for one of the world's premiere wave pool destinations, and site of's Texas Tube Tour to discuss the WacoSurf wave pool, it's history, and her role in guiding guests into making epic memories through wave riding.  

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September 25, 2022 25 min

The unofficial "voice of the World Tour of Bodyboarding", Begonia "Bego" Martinez talks about her early life in Venezuela, her adventures in the USA, and her eventual planting of roots in Chile where she operates a successful retail business when she's not traveling the world as a World Tour webcaster and competing on the Tour as well. 

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September 18, 2022 27 min

The two-time Reunionnaise World Champ reflects on his long professional bodyboarding career including relocating to the Canary Islands and how his family and business all fit together.   He sits at the pinnacle of the sport thanks to his commitment to health and fitness.  

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September 11, 2022 12 min

The 5-time World Champion has made a comeback to the sport in her mid-40s and has proven that experience counts for a LOT as a professional bodyboarder!  Her daughter Luna just became the World Junior Women's Champ (as of Sept. 2022) making them the first-ever mother/daughter World Champs in the sport! 

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September 4, 2022 25 min

America's top competitive bodyboarder sits down with Jay to discuss his history as a grom prodigy and how that led to him being one of the top riders on the IBC World Tour. 

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August 28, 2022 16 min

Jay gets the scoop on current World Number One and reigning World Champ (as of August 2022) Sari Ohhara.  She's fun and bubbly, but underneath, she's a serious competitor!  

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During the 2022 Visit Maldives Pro, I took a few moments to sit down with current World Champ and 2022 IBC World Tour leader Tristan Roberts to see what makes him tick.  

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