An important discussion.
Yesterday, on the United States of America’s 245th birthday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself e-foiling whilst holding an American flag set to John Denver’s “Take me home, country roads” on his Instagram.
The clip immediately went viral.
While the famous Raimana Van Bastolaer enjoyed and commented “ok emoji” “shaka emoji” most others found it… “whacky” and worthy of posthumous lawsuits.
Now, an important question for us surfers, us children of the sea. Did Zuckerberg single-handedly destroy both foiling and America in one fell swoop?
Oh, of course the fifth richest man in the world is e-foiling but I think a small distinction to make on such a large platform and I’d imagine any time anyone now pulls any sort of float board out of car someone will snort derisively.
Very much worse than what Adam Sandler did to rollerblading and look how that has disappeared.
I am currently in Mexico enjoying warm water and warmer weather and, looking north, it seems like Zuck hammered a nail into the coffin. The last nail?
Well, that’s what I’m asking you.
Foiling finished, the U.S.A. finished?
Difficult for me to see how either survives this.