Bombshell from a bombshell.
The greater San Diego area, and its surfers, by extension, is not typically known as a hotbed of progressive thinking. Of rootin’ tootin’ norm-bustin’ liberalism. No, the coastline from Oceanside down through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, La Jolla until San Diego proper is what might be described as “generally conservative,” and not necessarily in a political sense.
Things are done, here, like they were done before. A dawn patrol chased by a coffee and donut. Some light work selling medical devices. An evening session chased with an IPA. Entertainment revolves around catching Chris Cote performing music at the Belly Up or Chris Cote hosting comedy night at the 1st Street Bar. Date nights happen exclusively at Herb and Sea, man ordering roasted oysters and bone marrow followed by a wood grilled steak, woman opting for the roasted baby carrots and plancha fired branzino.
Watching the kids play soccer, dad wearing an old Chargers jersey, mom a wide-brimmed hat, dominates the weekend.
Its a simple lifestyle that has been passed from grandfather to father, father to son and traditional, though famous first daughter Emily Ratajkowski pitched that all into the air hours ago in a wildly scintillating new interview.
Ratajkowski, who hails from Encinitas and was rumored to be bringing Brad Pitt here, suddenly has the region’s men wondering if they should try the branzino, women pondering oysters, everyone reflecting on Chris Cote, wide-brimmed hats, etc.
The newly single mother, 31, spoke with Harper’s Bazaar for their November issue about a TikTok trend she participated in, which jokes that women who own a green couch are bisexual.
When the outlet asked if the video had any truth behind it, Ratajkowski replied, “I think sexuality is on a sliding scale. I don’t really believe in straight people.”
“My girlfriend came over and was like, ‘B-h, have you seen the green-couch thing?’ She was laughing at me because my green couch is so big,” she explained of the joke.
The model went on to say that she wants to have fun with herself without feeling like a “bad feminist.”
“I want to be able to have fun with how I present myself in the world without feeling like I’m a bad feminist or a good feminist,” she said. “Duh. I don’t want to be a part of your club if you don’t want to have me. It’s fine!”
Straight people not real?
San Diego area surfers in for a lot of soul searching tonight. Soul searching plus IPA.
More as the story develops.