A journey of self-discovery!
While our World Surf League is mired in bad PR, cutting historic events due lack of financial health, getting punched directly in the mouth by beloved surfer reps, others in the space are thriving.
Take, for example, dogs riding soft tops, which very much overshadowed the WSL Challenger Series US Open of Surfing.
Or darling of Edinburgh Fringe, Surfing the Holyland.
Now, I spent a few glorious days in Edinburgh, many years ago, and fell in love with its black medieval vibe. Hulking castle in the middle of town, cobblestoned streets running from whiskey joint to whiskey joint.
And I have been aware of Edinburgh Fringe for almost as long, though not exactly certain what it was until today when I learned it is the world’s largest arts festival that is featuring the aforementioned Surfing the Holyland which, per Deadline News, is described:
THIS one–woman show covering twelve characters is a definitive must-see performance.
Erin Hunter tells her story of an American who moves from Ohio to Tel Aviv when her husband gets a new job.
With no work visa, what is she to do with her time? She learns to surf of course.
Not only does she learn how to navigate the waters of the Middle East, but the challenges on land too.
Erin tells of her adjusting to a different culture, dealing with loneliness, hostility and her husband now becoming increasingly distant as he becomes obsessed with religion.
With a sexy surf teacher taking up all of her time, and finding a new hobby, how will this turn out for her?
Erin puts on a quirky, fast-paced show, that blends both comedy and music, as we join her on a year-long journey of self-discovery, uncovering new passions and finding the way back to each other.
Will JP Currie go and see?
Dirk Ziff wish he invested in one-woman shows instead of the World Surf League?
Currently more questions than answers.