If Elo can't turn the Wozzle into something like Redbull Media house and lay down some black ink how much longer before the WSL slips sweetly into unconsciousness?
People will pay for sex. The question of whether they will pay for waves has now been answered emphatically in the affirmative.
Can a lifelong intermediate surfer break out of entrenched patterns? Or are you doomed to repeat the same dreadful mistakes over and over for eternity?
As chaos threatens to carry-over into the new decade the only surfer constant this past decade, as he was in the previous and will be in the current: Mr Robert Kelly Slater.
There will be nowhere for John Florence to hide a dicky knee on a Tour with Italo Ferreira as World Number One.
"Impossible not to be drawn into and swept up in the emotion of the good guy winning. The son of a fishmonger in a poor town now top of the world."
The success of this modern performance twin fin design is as a bridge between the hard-core shred and the anyone-can-ride alternative “crutch” board. A certain type of shred lord for whom the thruster is too jock and the quad too macho will find solace in the twin fin.
Loving him in the sense of being awestruck, wishing he would go on forever and secretly believing in your heart of hearts that despite the looming cold blade of reality perched above his career that this could be possible and you will be here to witness it.
Medina awesome, John John half-cooked, Billy Kemper hot wildcard.
We are too deep down the rabbit hole now, it's simply too late to stop. The people need somewhere to live, something to do for work and somewhere to shred. It really is that simple.
Stark's pitch: trust us, we're the WSL, would we/could we do wrong? May need some refinement.
When Kelly thinks about what is being done in his name and looks in the mirror, does he still see an environmentalist looking back at him?
When surfing hits you in the guts it changes everything…
How do you stand? Drill baby drill? Back to the garden? Techno-capitalism will save us? We're all gunna burn?
"If there is one thing the WSL should copy it's that sense of a sport, that even as it's grown massive, hasn't sold out the vital interests of its fan base."
Surfing, still, remains the best addiction to grow old with…