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Another Airline, Another Pro’s Broken Quiver

The curious case of Natxo Gonzalez and Iberia Air’s dismemberment program! 

news // Aug 10, 2017
Words by stab
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For this week’s installment of such-and-such Airline fucked up so-and-so’s quiver, we have Spanish big-waver Natxo Gonzalez, whose trio of guns was parted like Panama. The suspect? Iberia Airlines.

Let’s hear it from Natxo himself.

Arriving in Santiago de Chile for a massive swell and this is how the boards came out… Thanks @iberia !


Heading to Chile for what looks to be the swell of the season, Natxo arrived to find his boards — a 10’4, 9’6 and 7’4 — halved like hoagies. He went on to ask Iberia Air, “Have you thrown them from a seventh floor? Not easy to break this kind of boards….”

And he’s half-right. Those boards, likely three inches thick, would be a real bitch to snap. However, dropping them from a significant altitude would cause damage to the nose and/or tail, of which I see no evidence.

Even in the case that they were run over by a car, it seems unlikely that all three boards would snap perfectly in half. I also don’t see how a car tire could traverse the 12” thick surfboard bag without intending to do so.

This leaves me at a loss.

Does God hate surfing, or are the airlines really that careless?

Since God doesn’t have an IG, it’s probably best we take our frustrations out on @Iberia. Oh, how we love a bloodbath! 


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