Is there anything he can't do?
It hasn’t been the best few months on the biggest little surf website for 11x World Champion Robert Kelly Slater. Once only deified here, the relationship has taken a cantankerous turn in the past few months with charges of environmental duplicity (BeachGrit) leading to Instagram cancellation (Slater cancelling BeachGrit) leading to…
…well you know. You’ve been along for the ride but it is important for us not to forget that the greatest surfer of all-time is basically a saint.
Oh, not a saint of surf journalism, mind you, but one of a much higher varietal like Tom Hanks or Jane Fonda. A celebrity saint who exudes good deeds and as if to prove my point he recently used his celebrity saintly powers to free one of Joe Rogan’s very good friends, former special operative and current workout guru Pat McNamara, from Instagram purgatory.
Per Rogan: “Great news! Pat McNamara got his page back! The great and powerful @kellyslater sent me a message saying he knows someone at Instagram, and now it’s back!”
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Great news! Pat McNamara got his page back! The great and powerful @kellyslater sent me a message saying he knows someone at Instagram, and now it’s back! Pat’s original page is @tmacsinc give it a follow! He’s awesome. #Repost @tmacsinc with @Rep0stApp • • • • • • • Strength day at driveway Corona-cation gym doing @combatstrengthtraining Recognizing voids. That 10 mil rope was no joke. Sideways walk sucked Using 4 x 4 to stop Cart @tactical_distributors shorts. Metal Mac Attack Spotify Playlist @universityofbadassery @killcliff @rebeccalmcnamara @thepatandrebeccamcnamarashow
Wonder of all wonders but it does also make me wonder.
Who does Kelly Slater know at Instagram?
What had Pat McNamara done to lose his page?
Will “the great and powerful” Kelly Slater use those same vast powers of persuasion to free BeachGrit?
Unlikely on the third question but those first two I’m still very curious. Any saints of surf journalism care to take a crack?
I’ll wait patiently.