“It is to surfing what Madame Claude’s famous Parisian brothel was to prostitution.”
How much does it cost to hire out the Slater tank in Lemoore, that idyllic hamlet of 24,000 souls in gorgeous Kings County, California?
Is it still the usually thrown around fifty-thousand US a day, 120 waves served across eight one-hour sessions?
If you wanna get it while it’s warmish, May through October, gonna cost $US85,000, 65 to 75 November through April, brrrrrrrr and $22 to $25 thou’ for a four hour night surf.
Of course, one doesn’t just… book.
For that privilege you gotta be “part of a group that has booking access, most likely because they are a repeat customer.”
And therefore, according to our Lemoore insider, “While it remains financially off limits to most surfers, it is quickly replacing Pebble Beach as the plutocrats favorite playground. There, tech industry and hedge fund VALS hone their skills before hiring a surfpa (a surfing version of the sherpa mountain guide, also known as “proho”) to block for them at one of California’s gated, guarded beachside communities.”
Y’heard about the surpas?
Real big thing among the rich and unlovely, including Hunter Biden, the disgraced son of the semi-disgraced US prez.
And, now, there is a war brewing between the millionaires and the billionaires,” says our Malibu connection.
“I almost vomited when I overheard one plutocrat say to another, ‘Alexander von Furstenberg (Barry Diller’s stepson, Diane von Furstenberg’s son, under investigation by SEC) is a real waterman.’ How the mighty have fallen.”