Try to sleep tonight.
Fans of competitive professional surfing, or not fans maybe but those who watched ABC’s much-lauded The Ultimate Surfer just last summer and fell in love with its winner Zeke Lau, went to sleep thrilled, tonight, realizing their hero has made it into the quarterfinals of the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach which just so happens to be the most popular surf contest in the world.
The premise of the aforementioned The Ultimate Surfer program was to find just that, the “ultimate surfer,” a surfer so good as to rip that crown off 11x World Champion Kelly Slater’s head and wear it, proudly, 12x at least.
Lau won, was given wildcards into the 2022 Championship Tour season, which he didn’t need because he qualified by his lonesome, then apparently lost those wildcards as we was beheaded in the World Surf League’s brutal mid-year cut.
Fans of competitive professional surfing, or not fans maybe but those who watched ABC’s emotionally successful The Ultimate Surfer just last summer, became extremely sad, then, wondering if Lau was not, perhaps, the promised savior.
Now that he is in the quarterfinals of the world’s most popular surf contest though?
Headed up against Jacob Wilcox?
Sorry, Liam O’Brien?
Christmas morning tomorrow.
Imagine he wins.
Imagine he wins the whole thing.
Will you riot?
Surfing, in any case, for the win.