We need The Club.
And the center has not held. Remember, six months ago, there were VALs and there was us and the twain only met at World Surf League events when Chief-Executive-Officer Erik Logan said various things?
Well, times have changed.
According to a just-released TMZ story, “surfing (is) exploding during pandemic SHOPS CAN’T KEEP BOARDS IN STOCK!!!
JS Industries — “More beginners entered the market than almost ever before due to surfing being one of the few activities deemed safe and accessible during COVID.”
Channel Island Surfboards in CA — “Surfing has doubled this year because it’s a social distancing activity and it’s free.”
Surf Station in FL — “There has been a definite increase. I can’t even put a timeframe for board requests.”
And I must preface by saying that I hope Peter Schroff, Matt Parker, Dane Hantz and every other wonderful shaper I know are each buying mansions in the hills next to Matt Biolos’s and/or San Pedro.
Then I will say, “Shit.”
The core is peanut-sized, the Wavestorm horde is already massive and now we can add VALs on JSs bogging turns and being lame in the impact zone.
Can we form up our own Da Hui but have it be international and also not culturally appropriated and, I guess, socially distanced?
What can we name it and what sort of thing can we do besides punching teeth out of heads?