Outside Magazine, from Santa Fe, dreams of Olympic inclusion. Yuck!
Outside Magazine, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, loves to wade into the surf like all inland peoples do. They love the wash of saltwater on their sunburned skins! They love being beachy! They love feeling the sand between their toes and their Teva sandals! And today they published a treatise on why surfing should be included in the Olympics (read here).
The author argued, I think (I’m drunk!) that surfing should be in the Olympics because Samsung sponsors the WSL for some totally sham amount that Paul Speaker has made up (don’t forget that Kelly Slater earns lots more than 20 mil a year) and that Go-Pro’s kook founder Nick Woodman surfs and Go-Pro is worth billions but mostly because high quality artificial waves are a distinct possibility.
Have you ever seen one (an honest quality artificial wave not a Paul Speaker or Nick Woodman)? Me neither. But Outside‘s author ends his passionate bit by writing:
“Why not give the thousands of talented young surfers with Olympic dreams the chance to express their art form, be it in salt or chlorinated water?”
Viva Rick Kane! Viva New Mexico!
(PS. The maligned surf legend is none other than Matt Warshaw. I think. I’m drunk!)