“We are equally as aggressive in the development off-platform space as we are for the on-platform and even social space that you’re seeing,” WSL CEO Erik Logan told Front Office Sports.

#HomeBreakChallenge: Make up to $2500 as WSL casts net for “REAL SURFER WHO IS MAKING ‘SURF’ FILMS AT HOME”

'Looking for REAL surfers who have been getting creative at home while in lockdown and have made films of them 'surfing'"

A few weeks ago, the WSL, a content generation company that was once a front for a world surfing tour, launched an initiative called #HomeBreakChallenge.

If you self-identify as a “surfer” you are encouraged to post videos of you, or kid or pal, pretending to surf.

According to the WSL website, “The WSL Home Break Challenge has been going off! We will be crowning the world’s first 2020 WSL Home Break Challenge champ, so good luck!”

Entries include,




All inspiring, welcoming, inclusive and so on.

But did you know there was a casting call for “real surfer” to star in the making of these little videos, offering up to $2500 for adults, $1500 for kids and a minimum $500, adults, and $250, kids, for a four-hour filming session?

Here’s an email doin’ the rounds.

Project Falconbear

Commercial, Non-Union Posted: 4/6/2020

Union Status Non-Union

Conflicts N/A – but it is for a major social network platform

Run(Usage) 3 months TV North America, and paid online media. 12 months non-broadcast, industrial, unpaid online media, internal, PR.

Rate Adults: $500/4 hr session, $2500 buyout if featured in final edit, Kids: $250/4 hr session, $1500 buyout if featured in final edit

Submissions Due By 4/18/2020

Audition Dates 4/9/2020, 4/10/2020, 4/11/2020, 4/12/2020, 4/13/2020, 4/14/2020, 4/15/2020, 4/16/2020, 4/17/2020

Shoot/Performance Dates 

4/13/2020, 4/14/2020, 4/15/2020, 4/16/2020, 4/17/2020, 4/18/2020, 4/19/2020

Shoot/Performance Dates Note


Project Notes 


Adult Session Fee: $500/shoot day || reshoot fee (if required) $250

Child Session Fee: $250/shoot day || reshoot fee (if required) $100

Adult Buyout: $2,500/ 3 months TV North America, and paid online media. 12 months

non-broadcast, industrial, unpaid online media, internal, PR.

Child Buyout: $1,500/ 3 months TV North America, and paid online media. 12 months

non-broadcast, industrial, unpaid online media, internal, PR.


-Designated as a 4 hr period to be directed from home via laptop or phone/mobile device


-An additional 2 hr period to be directed from home via laptop or phone/mobile device


TERM: In Perpetuity

TERRITORY: Worldwide

Special terms

● The Contributor/Artist waives any right to approve of the Materials, Campaign, Creative, works.

● The Contributor/Artist waives any right to enjoin or impair CLIENT’s use of the Materials Any footage (UGC) shot/supplied/shared by contributors for the purpose of this campaign

is fully cleared for the use on the above Media/Term/Territories and no further fees are applicable.

● The Contributor confirms that they have the absolute right to or permission to grant to us the right to show on film photograph and recordings all or any part of their Property and no further consents are required from any person(s) with respect to them entering into this





REAL SURFER WHO IS MAKING “SURF” FILMS AT HOME / Non-Union / Principal / Male or Female / All Ethnicities / 13-99

We will be hosting Skype and FaceTime interviews ONLY – do not submit talent if they do not have access

Looking for REAL surfers who have been getting creative at home while in lockdown and have made films of them “surfing” – please see reference videos:




[email protected]

1. Name, Age

2. Location (city, state)

3. Contact info (cell, email, Skype/FaceTime)

4. Tell us about yourself and your love of surfing. Please include links to your stop motion videos

5. Recent photos

Wardrobe: Surf attire – we will want to see your set up during your interview

Rate: Adults: $500/4 hr session, $2500 buyout if featured in final edit, Kids: $250/4 hr session, $1500 buyout if featured in final edit

As WSL CEO Erik Logan told Front Office Sport, “I’m very bullish that the other side of this is going to be a more robust media property with the World Surf League and a more inclusive media property for our endemic partners, our surfers, and our fans. And, I think, a more widely consumed product than we’ve ever had before because of the platforms, so I’m energized by the opportunity we have to think about the business.”

Watch: Police storm, forcibly shutter, surf shop as “sport of kings” becomes bigger threat to public than heroin, terrorism, human trafficking!

"Surfing isn't essential."

Who would have ever prognosticated this day, right here, arriving when surfing becomes more deadly, more dangerous, a bigger threat to the general pubic’s well-being than drug smuggling, violent terrorism (all varietals), Ponzi schemes and motorcycle gang shenanigans?

But here we are.





And let us travel to Oceanside, California where an evil surf shop dared to exist in the Time and Coronavirus.

The gall.

Thankfully, SurfRide was stormed, forcibly shuttered by the Gestapo.


“Surfing isn’t essential” -Oceanside Police Dept.

OPD has officially shut us down from doing appointment based shopping. Apparently surf retail isn’t deemed essential, and 1 person in a 10,000 sqf building doesn’t seem to comply with 6’ social distancing. Our appointment based sales weren’t crushing it by any means, but the extra couple dollars it was bringing in helped us cover basic expenses like electricity, Internet, trash (which we couldn’t temporarily cancel because retail wasn’t required to shut down…) and other basics. Along with the sales we were able to provide the community with Birthday Presents, surf Necessities, an escape from being locked up if only for 15mins, and that glorious smell of wax as you walk in the front door.

There’s never been a time when we need the support from our local community now more than ever! I know we don’t have a ton of stuff online yet, but any sales help. The best thing is to purchase a gift card, that way once this is all over you will be able to come load up on all your surf essentials and finally enjoy the ocean once again. #SurfingIsEssential #SurfingIsNotACrime

But surfing is a crime. A crime worse than human smuggling, serial murder and identity theft.

Should we make leather jackets etc?

More as the story develops.

Better than actual surfing, yes? | Photo: @raglansurfreport

Listen: Surfer “comedian” Luke Cederman on COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand, “We have people over here with pitchforks and torches. If someone’s doing something wrong, ‘Get ‘em , throw ‘em in jail, fine ‘em!’ It’s turned everyone against each other!”

Neighbour against neighbour on Dirty Water, episode four.

Today on Dirty Water, Chas and I talk about many exciting things with the pro-ish surfer, comedian, creator of the YouTube series One And a Half Men and the star of our Once Upon a Time in New Zealand wetsuit film last year, Luke Cederman.

Luke is anti-camper, pro-lockdown, the screw-footed king of NZ’s most famous lefthand point and proprietor of the Instagram account @raglandsurfreport.

We talk,

Why the he took the anti-surfing side during New Zealand’s level four lockdown, how the lockdown “has turned everyone against each other”, his remarkable COVID-19 proof t-shirts, whether or not surfing makes him happy or if he surfs out of habit and maybe indignity, if kooks have equal rights, like, no, if he had to surf one wave for the rest of his life what would it be and what does it take to qualify as a surfer.

Chas, meanwhile, waxes with typical eloquence on the joys of being a lower intermediate surfer and pumping down the line, missing section after section.


Man runs straight into machine-gun fire while pal cowers in trench.

Hand of God: Bondi Surfers almost killed flouting COVID-19 beach lockdown!

"Funniest thing I’ve seen this swell but also the most dangerous."

The lord, oh don’t he move in mysterious ways.

A few day ago, at a swinging lefthander very close to Bondi, a bay closed, fenced off, and with rangers in yellow vests patrolling the surrounding pathways, but with a sort of tacit agreement that it’s ok to surf if you don’t access the joint via the beach, unlike Bondi where lifeguard and cops threaten fines, two surfers were very nearly gifted a free pass to heaven.

In a video reposted by Bondi photographer Bill Morris, a surfer who is familiar with the little bay featured, we see two visitors to the joint attempt to enter the water from a rarely used southern access point.

“Funniest thing I’ve seen this swell but also the most dangerous,” says Bill. “Why tf would you go off there when there’s a perfectly good rip that takes you straight to the take off zone. Dumb asses!”

It makes for outstanding viewing of course.

The pair are like soldiers trapped in no man’s land, one climbing out of his trench and running straight into a machine gun, the other blown back by enemy fire.

The icing on this particular cake, howevs, is the happy dance performed by man blown back as he watches friend take a fifty-foot ride over barnacled rock on his back.

Glory days.


"Danger is our business."
"Danger is our business."

Florida surfers revolt against Coronavirus Clampdown: “COVID-19 is not here, bro!”

Take THAT Gestapo!

The general public has officially grown restless. Arbitrary beach closures, trail closures, dumping sand into skate parks, widespread tattling, “reading a book under a tree” made a crime, Coronavirus Gestapo reaching levels of ecstasy over broad, unchecked powers, etc.

A nasty turn but we’ll always have Florida and that is where we shall travel for our next grand tale of surfer rebellion. To St. Augustine Beach, specifically, near Jacksonville where the Jaguars thrill the masses with a less-than-inspired brand of professional football.

For it is there that city officials decided to open beaches from 6 am to 12 noon for physical activity etc.

Why not open until 5 pm or even 7 pm?

Common sense does not reign in the Time of Coronavirus and let us turn to Jacksonville’s local news affiliate for the surfer reaction.

On Friday evening, the beaches were closed to the public but that didn’t stop many people from hitting the sand and surf in defiance on the last day of the current order.

“COVID-19 is not here, bro,“ a young St. Johns County surfer told News4Jax as he walked off the beach Friday night. “We’ve been out here the whole time, just having fun man.”

As of Friday evening, there were 186 cases of COVID-19 in St. Johns County and four have died due to the illness.

“COVID-19 is not here, bro!”

A rallying cry?

Our rallying cry?

More as the story develops.