Whose dick do I need to suck to surf like Yago Dora?
Chas Smith says surf media is petty and I agree. Specifically, Chas (and I) finds it ridiculous how the three-to-five main purveyors of surf content (Surfline, STAB, Surfer,
Surfing, What Youth etc.) refuse to recognize each other’s existence.
Like… we’re all talking about the same shit 24/7, and somehow these sites believe that by mentioning another curator, they’ll either grant them legitimacy and/or directly attract viewers to their competitors’ domains. And even if that is the case, who cares? Yeah, you’re technically “competing”, but not in that way that a few clicks here or there would really matter.
So watch out world, I’m about to break protocol!
I’d like to present a film by our bitter rivals over at What Youth. But don’t click on their site, because Travis Ferré has a babyface and that Stuart guy is skinny.
The movie is called Hello Sea, and it takes place on a medium-sized boat in the Mentawai Islands. The surfers on this trip include: Chippa Wilson, Craig Ando, Eric Geiselman, Dillon Perillo, Lee Wilson, Yago Dora, and it takes place during Indo’s “off-season”, which puts the emphasis on high-octane rotations rather than liquid coffers.
Of course film is subjective, and for whatever reason this may not be your cuppa, but Hello Sea was also granted a Vimeo Staff Pick, which is hardly negligible.
Surf-geek-wise, I’m particularly fond of Chippa and Yago. The way the board sticks to their feet is something that will never not baffle me. I’m also confused why the entire end section, where the boys surf a playful and rampacious left-hander, is almost completely without Lee, Eric and Dillon. Do they not know how to backside?