I am near certain that you are well aware of the George Santos scandal currently roiling American politics. If not, the short of it goes something like this. Santos, a Republican congressman who just won his seat in New York, was revealed to have lied about basically everything on his resume save being gay (I think).
Not Jewish, not a graduate from Baruch College, never working for Goldman Sachs or Citibank.
Kelly Slater’s wonderful friend, and noted surfer, Tulsi Gabbard, sitting in for Tucker Carlson on Fox News obliterated the poor boy on live television, exposing the untruths and ouch.
Well, not wanting to be a George Santos, I will admit to you openly and honestly that I discovered the below clip on The Inertia. It was headlined, on my Google News feed, “Closeout Barrels in Los Angeles Can Still Be Fun to Watch.”
I stared at it far longer than I should have before finally clicking, immediately getting off The Inertia and arriving at the original YouTube source.
The clip, there, was headlined “Day 2: Surfing Huge Closeouts.”
What I was met with was the most amazing collection of below average skill I have ever witnessed. The waves weren’t huge, by any measure, nor were many closeouts. It is worth a watch, though, for you to measure yourself accurately against the best and brightest of World Surf League CEO Erik Logan’s home break El Porto.
Better? Worse? Equal?