Fellow surfers less impressed, however, “this warrants violence.”
If you were in Sydney on Sunday, y’would’ve thrown yourself into the dreamiest of four-to-six-foot barrels, pretty wedges wiped smooth by an all-day north-west wind.
Day of the year at most places, one of the best days ever at my local etc.
At Cronulla, home to some of the city’s finest reefs including but not limited to Voodoo and Shark Island, spectators were thrilled when local legend Ronnie “Skull” Hill fired up his homemade jet-board at the Island, scooping up waves from outside and deep on the reef, before riding to glory.
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Following a post on the Instagram account @sufads, however, the figurative knives came out from surfers apparently jealous of Skull’s innovative and effective approach to wave-riding.
“He’s a known pest and they’ve been trying to get him for a while now.”
“After wathcing this i think im now done with surfing forever.”
“Tbh you have to give the man credit, he has been a pest at shark island for years however on Sunday during a bodyboard comp managed to run through the lineup for about 30 mins. Every single person there told him to fuck off and he just kept doing laps kinda finding it funny hahahahahahaha.”
“Is this guy trolling? Looks like hes really trying to piss off the lids??”
“…this warrants violence.”
And, from Stu Nettle, chief writer at surf forecast site Swellnet.com, something a little more serious:
“Ronnie Hill AKA Skull. Amazingly, he’s been taken to court with charges dismissed owing to testimony from the importer of the machine.”
Are you pro or anti-jet-board? I’m in the former camp though fear I may be in the minority.
Below is Skull at Voodoo from a few years back.