Threatens to build Surf Ranch on the island that rivals Cloudbreak (just kidding)!
I haven’t had time to properly vet this hot rumor because I’ve been reading shorter and shorter passages of the summer sleeper Cocaine + Surfing to smaller and smaller crowds but it is also too hot to continue sitting upon so here we go.
Google’s co-founder Larry Page has purchased the island of Namotu.
Of course island ownership is the true mark of ultra-ultra-ultra rich men and possibly woke women. I’d imagine the allure is simple. It’s like owning a country without having to become a president/dictator. I’d imagine it is why Donald J. Trump does not own an island because he has the world’s one-time power previously knows at USA. But for the rest of the ultra-ultra-ultra rich… Richard Branson has Necker Island in the British Virgins, Leo DiCaprio has Blackador Caye off Belize, Ted Turner owns St. Phillips off South Carolina, Celine Dion owns Ile Garçon (which in in a river but still an island) near Quebec.
And now Google’s co-founder Larry Page has purchased the island of Namotu, best known for being near Cloudbreak and housing professional surfers who can’t afford to stay on Tavarua/like a bit of rebellion in their island choices.
Or that’s always been my impression. When the World Surf League used to have an event in Fiji and some stayed on Tavarua and some stayed on Namotu and they had competitions etc. I always assumed the ones on Namotu were Pepsi drinkers, Chevy drivers, Android users. People who love the other but not quite as popular option.
Namotu’s website reads:
Namotu Island Resort has been at the forefront of world class water sports resorts for the last 19 years. We are the closest island to all seven unique surf breaks including Cloudbreak. Depending on conditions there is something for everyone. Surf, Kite or SUP; Namotu Island Resort caters to all.
You can spend all day in, over and under the water. No matter what activity you may be interested in, Namotu Island’s attentive ‘can do staff are there to make it happen on your schedule. Boat transfers go where you want, when you want.
Larry Page’s Business Insider quote reads:
On robots replacing humans: “The idea that everyone should slavishly work so they do something inefficiently so they keep their job — that just doesn’t make any sense to me. That can’t be the right answer.”
But what if it is the right answer? What if working slavishly is the very essence of the human experience?
Tavarua = Apple
Namotu = Samsung
Or am I missing something…