Exciting times in Lemoore!
Teahupo’o is the next contest on the calendar, beginning in just days, and that is exciting. It feels like very exciting especially with the cancelled trails yesterday putting on such a show. Oh did your heart launch straight into your throat? Mine did. Mine launched into my throat, out of my mouth and slammed the reef.
I cannot wait these remaining days until the contest actually begins, likely in waist to shoulder high waves.
Waves that look like Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch.
And I’m glad that Surf Ranch just came up in this conversation because our World Surf League is offering an exciting new VIP Freshwater Pro package deal this September 21.
-Admission valid Saturday 9/21
-High five your favorite surfers as they enter the pool and watch the contest from the comfort of our shaded VIP area.
-Experience all the exclusive perks and unlimited access to the competition and The Raconteurs concert.
High five your favorite surfers as they enter the pool is certainly an upgrade from last year’s $299 single day VIP ticket perks and I’m glad there is no asterisk or qualification. Like *if your favorite surfer would like a high five. Or *choice of 5 favorite surfers. Or *excluding Gabriel Medina.
No, it is wide open and if I was spending $299 for the day, I would sit right where they run into the water and high five each and every surfer because, in truth, they are all my favorite. Not to be rude here, but if one of them refused my high five I would be compelled to tattle to the World Surf League brass so they could usher that particular favorite surfer back to me to receive my high five. And not to be ruder, but if that was not allowed I would demand a full refund plus gas and lodging.
My only question, is do the surfers being high five’d get a cut of the $299? Is a portion of the $299 put into a pot and split equally among the surfers or do surfers get a percentage based on how many high fives they receive for the day?
I suppose those are two questions but don’t worry. I am a surf journalist and will get to the bottom of them.
In the meantime, does this new high five perk compel you to head to Lemoore at the end of September?
Who would you most like to high five?