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Revealed: Surfer “racism” has BG roots!
When you point one finger at someone there are three fingers pointing back!
What a red letter day. What an absolute banger. I haven’t been this excited since Laird Hamilton talked about why sharks prefer eating women. I thought that things would be slow this morning when I cracked my eyes open and let the cloudy gloom in. It is Labor Day in the United States, a holiday dedicated to the celebration of wage inequality, and I thought too many people would be home stress eating to make real surf news.
But then Surfer magazine posted a racially charged Instagram caption!
And then I became a social justice warrior and they edited it into something arguably worse!
And then Greg Webber invited the great Steve “Longtom” Shearer to share a fight!
And then it was revealed to me that Surfer’s social media editor got his wonderful start right here at BeachGrit!
Oh you certainly remember Adam Jara. He contributed to your third favorite gossip surf website some year plus ago. My favorite of his pieces was Ace: “I was Former’s first customer!” wherein he recounted trying to buy a t-shirt from Dane Reynolds led co.
And now he is Surfer’s social media editor. I think I once knew this but forgot. In any case, it means that the racially charged Instagram caption from earlier actually had its genesis right here. Adam Jara learned from the absolute best in the biz and I’m glad took his education seriously.