Mr. Plate Lunch.
If there is one thing your BeachGrit does better than anyone ever, besides stirring shark hysteria, it is kicking a story to absolute death. Writing and writing and writing and writing and writing and writing and writing about every little angle, nuance, dull detail because…. why not?
Well, Red Bull’s latest Unfiltered, Unbiased, Behind-the-Scenes… something of the Pipeline Masters approaches genius.
Derek Rielly lovingly covered here but must have been distracted because there is absolute gold, perfect shiny gold, in those 22 minutes.
Jon Pyzel quoting The Surfer’s Journal while saying, “I didn’t finish the article…”
But my favorite moment, so far, is when an honest-to-goodness 100 lbs above slapping weight and new brilliant face of professional surfing Ashton Goggans sits down next to Yago Dora and says through beard and weight, “There were a few of those bottom turns where you were looking like Gerry Lopez.”
The “people were saying…” bit excluded like it should be/is mentally in all “people are saying” occurrences.
Peak North Shore.
And I challenge you to find your favorite moment in the clip.
Watch from start to finish.
You will not be disappointed.
Also, I have been re-watching America’s Top Model from the inaugural season on and have re-remembered how dangerous weight issues are and how they must be called out publicly.
It’s pure love. And deep care.