"Meanwhile Americans are winning the vlogging game..."
Three days ago, the international surf community became aware of the Wrestle at Trestles (SurfAds™). As revealed by a revered eyewitness-adjacent, Filipe Toledo and a “hot, young sponsored junior” became involved in a “huge scuffle” at Lowers, site of the upcoming and possibly anticipated World Surf League Final Day.
Allegedly, the hot junior caught a set wave, the world number 3 tried to back-paddle then “As Toledo tries to pass him, young surfer grabs and holds on to Filipe’s wetsuit… and holds on the entire ride. At the end, there was a huge scuffle. Mostly verbal. Young kid is a hothead, demands that Toledo paddle in after asking, ‘Who do you think you are? … the new local?’ Tensions were so bad at the peak that Toledo did decided to paddle in and go home.”
If not tensely thrilling enough, two days ago, Toledo’s daddy Ricardo swung in to the fray, defending his son’s honor and denying any wrongdoing on BeachGrit‘s oft-blocked Instagram account:
Impressive the amount of shit you talk to earn likes and move the ridiculous articles you post. This is a tremendous lie, it never happened and the worst thing a media can do is spread lies on their pages… and you are the experts at this, congratulations! That’s why I, and everyone around here, blocked you. Poor article, poor spirit…
Reaching a possible boiling point, yesterday, many others capoeira-ed in too, heels coming dangerously close to jaws, fists just missing kidneys, accusing the same BeachGrit, which bills itself as anti-depressive, of an anti-Brazilian bias.
An outright melee.
Marcos cabeçada’d, “One thing is true you talk lots of shit and yes you seem to be like the gossip magazines always talking shit specifically about Brazilians. The reality is the three on top are Brazilian and it’ll be like that for a few years in the future. Good luck to the finalists.”
Hugues bênção’d, “You can talk shit on Brazilians every post as they will win every World Title for the next two decades. AND should create their own league. Meanwhile Americans are winning the vlogging game and reality show awards for the next decade.”
On and on it went. And on. More and more into the unbelievable rumble.
This Squabble on the Cobble (John Non John™).
BeachGrit left stunned.
There is no anti-Brazilian bias whatsoever. Some of the website’s principals’ better friends are, in fact, Brazilian.
The question remains, though, will the growing fracas on Toledo’s behalf energize or scare the noted aerialist as final’s day approaches?
Also, don’t you think that Brazilians could fairly easily win the reality show awards if they put even half a mind to it? The competition is certainly left wanting.