Is Lowers the new Pipeline?
Attention was violently ripped away from Momentum Generation star Kalani Robb’s Covid-19 diary, hours ago, when it was revealed that a “high-powered surf executive” described Filipe Toledo’s “huge scuffle” at Lower Trestles as “no big deal” while adding “that happens every day down there.”
You have certainly kept up to the minute with the latest development in this twisting and turning saga but as a quick refresher, just under a week ago, now, the current world number three likely faded a hot, young, sponsored junior.
The situation elevated to “crazy tense” levels when the hot young junior grabbed onto Toledo’s wetsuit, held on for the entire ride then ordered him to the beach at the end.
According to an eyewitness-adjacent source, Toledo complied.
In a pivot no one saw coming, Toledo’s daddy Ricardo came swinging into the fray the following day defending his son’s honor, declaring, “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…”
Ricardo later deleted his post but the fire continued to smolder overnight and, entirely unexpectedly, the next morning brought Brazilian surf fans who rounded on the anti-depressive surf website BeachGrit, accusing it of having an anti-Brazilian bias.
Authorities had hoped that the entire incident had cooled but were shocked when, hours ago, it exploded back to raging inferno with the high-powered surf industry executive’s words which seemed to normalize lineup violence, including, but not limited to, “huge scuffles” involving Filipe Toledo.
Is Lower Trestles truly a land-adjacent strip where the law of the jungle is the only governing force, World Surf League ranking be damned?
A perpetual open season?
The new Pipeline?
More as the story develops.