It was the best of times.
The dreams and manifestations of World Surf League Chief Executive Erik Logan are becoming the stuff of legend. But who could have ever imagined that a boy from Oklahoma with a Jaws-induced fear of the ocean would be gifted a wetsuit of armor, conquer the blue and set his course to sit at the very height of professional surfing power?
Who would have ever thought that his second wish, as a child, was to become a fighter pilot, zooming across the skies in a jet plane, locked and loaded just like Tom Cruise’s Maverick and that he would achieve similar success in realizing?
All true as Logan spent two days very near Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, in Fresno, throwing shakas from cockpits.
Per his very popular Instagram:
What a weekend! Wonderful experience to be with the 194 Fighter Squadron the Griffins all weekend as they went through drill. Meeting the men and women who are defending our country, working to keep these F-15 Eagles in the air, and have dedicated their lives to our safety is beyond humbling. Hearing the stories, and witnessing the family of this figher wing was very speical. Thank you to Col Rob “Tigger” Swertfager for having me on base, and my good Friend Scott “Buzz” Anderson for reaching out to me with this opportunity. More to come from this epic trip! #boyhooddream #f15eagle #liveyourdream. See you at The Merge
Amazing but what do you think is “more to come?”
A Surf Ranch Pro flyover?
Sitting champion Filipe Toledo receiving an opportunity to overcome his fear of heights?
What do you think?