"Is that Kelly Slater?"
This morning, I was stopped in my tracks by a short film titled The Surfing Magician on Red Bull Television, produced by Inherent Bummer. But you are certainly aware of Santa Cruz’s Zoltan Torkos. The diminutive man burst upon the scene by becoming the world’s first to nail a kickflip on a surfboard. I was a budding surf journalist, then, and thought “cool” but was immediately told by the more mature in my field that it was not, in fact, cool but rather lame.
Time passed along and I thought about Torkos every now and again and how he’d been given real short shrift. He had put his mind to nailing that kickflip and had succeeded. His journey should have been turned into a wonderful children’s book like “The Little Engine That Could” but instead was relegated to the dump heap by mean men sneering.
Like Nick Carroll.
Well, the Inherent Bummer team does not bend like reeds in the wind to Nick Carroll’s nasty will, took that story out of the heap and stopped me in my tracks this morning. My young daughter was stopped in hers too, peered over my shoulder and asked “Is that Kelly Slater?”
“Kelly Slater wishes,” I responded.
Be moved here.