A league of their own.
Toward the end of last week, surf fans became very excited when learning the planned World Surf League slogan for the upcoming 2024 Championship Tour season would be “All action, no lulls.” The phrase, ludicrous when applied to competitive professional surfing, gave hope that even without the ruthlessly fired CEO Erik Logan, the “global home of surfing” would continue to be a big ol’ silly goose.
Alas, might another “agenda” be in play?
For an eagle-eye’d Belgian surf fan reached out after listening to the chat about “all action, no lulls” on the weekly Grit! episode and responded, “I couldn’t help but smile when you (David Lee Scales) and Chas discussed ‘all action, no lulls.’ You mentioned ‘lull’ sounds a bit ugly. Well, here’s a fun tidbit for you: in Flemish, the word ‘lull’ actually means ‘dick.’ So, ‘all action, no dicks’ sounds seriously bizarre.”
Very bizarre unless one considers the World Surf League’s primary aim over the past few years.
Equality in pay, equality in waves, equality in opportunity.
All extremely wonderful but what if this equality is pushed to its logical conclusion, banning all men?
Might this be what is happening, the slogan a rallying dogwhistle?
Oh, I wouldn’t be that angry, frankly, if there were simply two women’s divisions and no men’s on the Championship Tour. The greatest stories, upcoming, are Molly Pinklum, Sierra Kerr, Caity Simmers, Carissa Moore and the unbearable weight of Tyler Wright’s massive talent.
So long, dicks.