"My goodness... wow!"
The World Surf League bills itself as “the global home of surfing” though, let’s be honest, surfing must look a certain way to be invited to sup under Santa Monica’s roof. The longboard division has been ruthlessly and maliciously destroyed likely thanks to Chief of Sport Jessi Miley-Dyer’s distaste for its champion Joel Tudor. The big wave division is a non-existent mess. Bodyboarders are forced to fend for themselves and bodysurfers are not even considered.
It should rankle the executive suite, therefore, that a Brazilian swimmer is “on the verge of going viral” after “pulling off one of the most insane things ever seen in the Aussie surf.”
Kalani Lattanzi who loves using his arms, abdomen and legs to slide waves kicked himself off suburban Sydney’s fine coast, days ago, and proceeded to catch a 25-footer.
Those watching were amazed calling it “One of the craziest things I have ever seen another human do…” and “my goodness, wow.”
Lattanzi is no stranger to big bodysurf as he has stroked into both Nazaré and Jaws before.
But do you think all this attention paid to a bodysurfer, especially during the World Surf League Challenger Series’ Gold Coast Pro, this “verge of going viral” business, will rankle the aforementioned Jessi Miley-Dyer, Chief of Executives Erik Logan et. al.?
Do you image they’ll try to get their claws right in, fine and suspend Lattanzi, rip the fun out then destroy the rest of it?
More as the story develops.