Of all the wonderful surf-adjacent news thought I would wake up to this morning, World Surf League commentator and great Strider “Raspberry” Wasilewski giving a Malibu surf lesson to the lightly controversial son of the United States President cum artist Hunter Biden was not on the radar.
But here we are, a gift.
The august Daily Mail captured many images of the session (must see here), describing Biden’s wetsuit as “VERY tight” and his board as “giant” “immediately showing that he was a beginner.”
His belly-to-knee-to-slip pop up also showed that he was a beginner.
Biden, for his part, appeared to be having much fun and Wasilewski appeared to have been a serviceable teacher, pushing his eager student in etc. The group, including other friends and secret service friends, were all smiles after the session as Biden’s tummy threatened to burst forth from its neoprene casing.
The Mail reveals he began renting a house in Malibu four months ago for $20,000 per month.
It features an open floor plan.
The first son, lightly controversial for his dealings in Ukraine, affairing on his wife with his widowed sister-in-law, “smoking crack and drinking vodka exclusively for a period of time,” is now an artist with pieces for sale for $500,000. Ethicists worry that purchasing his paintings will be an easy way to curry favor with the very heights of governmental power.
Lame stick in the muds always.
More as the story develops.