But what would you buy, first, if you just so happened to come into a small fortune? After helping the homeless, giving money to your family, multiple charities, becoming title sponsor of the World Surf League, of course. Would you go shopping in Milan for a whole new wardrobe? Exchange your current vehicle for a new EV Hummer? Purchase a million dollar cigarette boat at take it surfing?
Well, a San Francisco man has already beaten you to that punch.
Two short weeks ago, the notorious Ocean Beach, made famous by William Finnegan and Matt Warshaw, received a clean pulse of 15-foot swell. Anyone who has ever stood on the Upper Great Highway, there, and peered out has certainly been mesmerized by the angry lines marching in, by the sheer vastness of that playing field, by the gumption required to paddle, duck dive, paddle, duck dive, paddle duck dive for hours.
And although the human will to overcome and push to the outside is impressive, it is also somewhat impressive to see a rich man destroying his toy and, possibly, his body.
“That’s two broken legs right there,” a spectator of the show can be heard musing.
“Captain Booya was drinking and gave it the full send on the outside set. Big air to flat water. Everyone in the boat was hurt except the driver. The hull cracked in half and the boat still made it back to its dock in Tiburon,” filmer Pete Koff declared on his YouTube channel.
Very cool, but back to you. Have you decided upon your first acquisition?