Welcome to 2019, the #yearofnopaddle!
It is Friday, January 4th and The World Surf League’s President of Content, Media and WSL Studios has officially been on the job for three days, assuming he didn’t head into Santa Monica’s High Tower on New Year’s Day.
I have so many burning questions. What was his first order of business? Is he getting along with everyone? Does he miss his old office in the Oprah Winfrey Network?
But I have even more burning questions about his first Instagram post as our official President. Let’s really study.
First, he writes:
Cruising into 2019. Mission for this year – MORE FUN. Back into the morning routine, up early to catch a few waves start the day, then off to the office! #bestwaytostarteveryday // What’s your routine? #liveandloveyourpassion #longboarding #surf #yearofnopaddle?
Oh, of course I don’t care what your #bestwaytostarteveryday is but is he really losing the paddle? Like really really?
More importantly, though, the picture. The number of possibilities held herein is virtually uncountable and what do you think our president did?
A) Backdoor the section and come out with the spit.
B) Hit the lip, blowing out the fins.
C) Hit the lip and soar into the sky, air reverse.
D) Hit the lip and soar into the sky, full rotation.
E) Drawn out bottom turn around the first barrel before tucking into a long runner.
F) Midface 360.
I don’t offer “walk the nose” “drop knee bottom turn” classical anything because ain’t no way Elo goes that way.
He is progressive.
But what do you think he did on this little gem?