Look at that wave... it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a man skiing Mavericks!
I cannot imagine that you missed it, but in case you did, world-famous big wave skier Chuck Patterson confronted a girlfriend/wife-abusing man over the weekend and posted footage of the exchange to his Instagram.
The scene, pure Orange County noir, playing out under street lights in t-shirt warmth.
Chuck Patterson is wearing a long-sleeved flannel and flat-ish brimmed hat.
He describes the action, well, and let us soak it all in first.
I don’t normally post things like this but last night’s situation really bothered me. Date night took a turn after watching an abusive scene go on for way too long at the restaurant. It’s too easy to look the other way and not say anything but you could tell that she was so scared, and I don’t blame her. We cut dinner short to try and do the right thing. My girlfriend Trish tried talking with her in the parking lot while she was waiting for him in the car; in hopes to empower her in feeling safe and strong and that it’s not ok to be treated like this and letting her know we were there to help. He came out and after a few words we watched them drive off, but we were worried for her safety and decided to follow him and found the right moment to let him know no man can ever treat a woman this way. Apologies for the profanity; just about lost it!!Sadly this happens to so many people, and it’s rapidly on the rise in these challenging times. If you are in an abusive relationship, please know there is help. Don’t spend another night scared, feeling helpless. And if you see something, don’t stand on the sidelines, STAND UP, you can make a difference… do something about it, if it’s safe to do so. The National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233)
Now, can you deny the man the world most needs is Chuck Patterson?
On the scene whenever justice is in demand?
He would absolutely smoke The Silver Surfer.
A Marvel franchise that would make The Incredible Hulk green with envy.
The Chuck Patterson.
After a two week hiatus, David Lee Scales and I discuss the future of superhero films, how the WSL has failed, VAL stuff, David Lee being trained to surf by a master etc.
Best show yet?
No it is not.
Worth a listen?