The king of little waves Filipe Toledo gives hell to Abu Dhabi tank!
So much heat enveloping the Kelly Slater-Adam Fincham-designed wave pool in Abu Dhabi yesterday, and not just from its dreamy location in the Persian Gulf.
Surfers took a break from giving hell to Jews defending their fragile state to give it to Slater for being part of the tank’s creation in the controversial Petrostate.
A few examples of surfers’ thoughts.
Yeah! Go “surf” in a fossil fueled cess pool in the midst of a Palestinian genocide! Genocide rhymes with Ecocide! Go Kelly Slater!
How appropriate: “surfing” in a fossil fueled cess pool in Arabia during the midst of Palestinian genocide!? Kelly Slater is such an inspiration! More carbon emissions per “wave” than the 20 hour flight (first class of course) from the white trash capital of the universe (Florida — or is it California? Same thing). Oh wait – Genocide rhymes with Ecocide! Go Kelly!
Did they try and just google a place with even less available water than Lemore and say 📍 that’s the spot?
Are women allowed?
Ugh. A shame he’s doing business in that neck of the woods.
and only 45 Nepalese slave labor workers died of heat stroke building it just so Kelly can surf while avoiding the common peasants taking his waves. what a modern marvel!
And so on.
For those unpolluted by a childlike take on Middle Eastern politics, Kelly Slater demonstrated the blue-water wave to perfection. He even treated his fans to a lightly aerated chop-hop at the wave’s eventual conclusion.
Now, footage has been released of the world’s best small-wave surfer Filipe Toledo at the controversial tank.
Filipe Toledo, who is twenty-eight, has the most well-rounded small-wave attack in the world. He has completed two world title wins in three-foot waves at Lower Trestles and in three events at the Lemoore tank has been runner-up twice, and a winner in 20021.
In waves three-feet and under he is untouchable, although Fillipe Toledo’s big-wave bona fides are yet to be proved.
Filipe Toledo amassando na nova piscina de ondas em Abu Dhabi
🎥: Baronifilms pic.twitter.com/0yKbJjcY8N
— Surf News Brasil 🌊 (@SurfNewsBrasil) November 7, 2023