Kelly Slater hates this!
It is undeniable that the world’s greatest surfer is Florida’s Kelly Slater. Also undeniable, the current most popular is Gabriel Medina, as measured by social media, dwarfing Kelly’s 2.7 million Instagram followers with 8.4 million of his own. The two-time World Surf League Championship Tour winner has it all, looks, talent, money but will a recent once-controversial admission send his legions of fans running into other arms?
Medina, as you may already know, recently came out as a vegan and while the lifestyle is widely accepted, there are also some, maybe especially Brazilians, who doubt its moral value.
Brazil, as you certainly already know, is home to churrasco.
And while it may be possible to cook mushrooms, carrots, etc. on a spit it is not traditional.
It is uncertain how Medina’s no-animal-matter diet will affect his performance nor is it certain if he meant “pescatarian” or “vegetarian-who-eats-cheese” instead of “vegan” but we all must keep a close eye on the reaction.
Especially from all the Brazilian ranchers.
David Lee Scales and I spoke about Medina’s lifestyle adjustment today along with Kelly Slater’s hatred of not only podcasts but David Lee Scales himself, the television program Silver Spoons and… Erik Logan?