Australian Olympic surfing team accidentally reveals strategic secrets!
I am starting to get really worried about the United States Olympic surf team’s chances in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo games even though I totally don’t care at all. Like, do we even have a coach yet? Do we even have a committee? I totally don’t care at all but do we have a selection process or what?
I really totally don’t care but at this rate we are going to get smashed by all the countries. China has Pete “PT” Townend as its coach and I think the team is training in Huntington Beach. Australia has The Venerable Bede n Mick as its coaches and now apparently Layne Beachley, 7 x world champion, is involved at the highest levels.
But wait. She just gave an interview to the Australian press and revealed some secrets. Let’s read together and then make a game plan ok?
Australia’s most successful surfer Layne Beachley says Australia can be the most successful nation when the sport of surfing makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo.
But who those surfers will be even Beachley won’t predict three years out from the Games — just the type of talent they need to have.
“Someone who can surf in marginal conditions,” Beachley said. “It is not expected to be epic.”
The former seven-time world champion is involved at a high level with the sport and is the current chair of Surfing Australia.
Part of her role has her overseeing and monitoring both the sport and Australia’s preparations for the Games in Tokyo.
Hold on. Go back go back go back. “Someone who can surf in marginal conditions…” “It is not expected to be epic.”
Soooo VB n Mick are looking for marginal surfers. A brilliant strategy and I think we have plenty of those here. Who should we pick? Let’s leave John John at home. He is too good and won’t understand how to milk a gutless 1 foot wave like…. well, like me.
So I’ll be on the Olympic team, even though I’ll be rolling my eyes and very clearly super totally not caring the entire time but who else? Are you an American? Do you surf bad waves regularly? Want to go to Tokyo in a couple years?