Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
Dealing well with loss is a rare gift. It is a psychological barrier that all professional athletes handle in their own way. Brazillian Victor Ribas once threw fist-sized rocks at judges following a loss in a 2001 heat. Mick Campbell and Andy Irons traded blows in the shower after a 2000 heat in Hossegor, France. As […]
Dealing well with loss is a rare gift. It is a psychological barrier that all professional athletes handle in their own way. Brazillian Victor Ribas once threw fist-sized rocks at judges following a loss in a 2001 heat. Mick Campbell and Andy Irons traded blows in the shower after a 2000 heat in Hossegor, France. As Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers basketball legend said, “Fans don’t understand our lives and what we go through”.
Unless you’re Kelly Slater and have a security escort, the walk from water’s edge to the competitor’s area after a loss can be a long and lonely one.
So how do these situations come about?
Despite an impressive barrel on his first wave, Frenchman Jeremy Flores came second to Bobby Martinez in his round 1 heat at J-Bay, beaten by a relatively comprehensive 3.06 points. Upon being approached by a fan for a signature post-heat, Jeremy declined and exited the beach. Even with the prospect of re-qualifying in round two.
No one but Jeremy himself knows how he feels, but as Iverson said, we can’t understand what he’s going through. – Elliot Struck
Voiceover by Sterling Spencer.
This Week, 272 Surfers Will Battle Through 20 Rounds For 18 Remaining Olympic Spots
Your 2024 ISA World Games preview.
With Two Events Down, What Story Is The CT Leaderboard Telling us?
We plugged past and present Pros, and an official surfing odds setter, for their post-Hawaii…
John Florence Would Have Submitted A Different Pyzel For Stab In The Dark?
Plus, Jon Pyzel reflects on his Episode 03 cameo and predicts our 2024 SITD champ.
A Rare Glimpse Of Caity Simmers And Jordy Smith In The Same Freesurf Edit
Watch the #2 and #4 ranked CT surfers share an Indonesian playground with some Stab…
“The Grom’s In Her Place” — Molly Picklum And Jack Robinson Win 2024 Hurley Pro Sunset
A clean sweep for Australia's gen Z!
Why Did Sawyer Lindblad Get A Paddling Interference Today At Sunset, If Jack Robbo Didn’t In 2019?
A critical analysis of WSL judging past and present.
Brisa Hennessy Has The Best Sunset Rizz, Caity + BLSJ Sample New Sticks
Day three recap of the Hurley Pro.
Stab In The Dark With Kolohe Andino, Episode 3
Five boards face off for two Finals spots and Jon Pyzel infiltrates the set to…
Can We Reverse Engineer The 100-Foot Wave?
We calculated the buoy reading for the surf to reach triple digits.
Stab High Site + World Surfing Reserve Playa Hermosa Is Under Threat
What’s happening in Costa Rica?
Brazil + San Clemente Crumble, Florence Puts The Mandoline To Work
Ewing, Slater and Medina sliced on day two of the Hurley Pro @ Sunset.
Soupy Sunset Skewers Three Wildcards, Jordy Smith Nicks Top Score Donning A Single Bootie
Day one recap of the Hurley Pro.
What The Super Bowl Taught Us About Filipe, Carissa, And Steph
And how the WSL Finals may cost us even more champions.
Nathan Florence, Matt Meola, Rob Machado Start All-American Light Beer Company
"It's cheap, it's light, and you can drink it all day if you want. We’re…
Stab Edit Of The Year 2024: Sierra Kerr In “Pre-Kerrsor”
Plus, we ask Sierra if World Titles belong exclusively to Gen Z now.