Sambazon Offers Free Acai Bowls To Tanner Hendrickson And Michael Rodrigues
A fairytale ending to an otherwise sordid tale.
According to our analytics, over 110,000 people have viewed the video of Tanner Hendrickson and Michael Rodrigues fighting above Pipeline’s staircase.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re one of them.
Commenters on our site, Facebook page, and Instagram have shared their thoughts on the matter, and this divisive topic has two clear sides.
Some are vehemently for Hendrickson’s actions, claiming that M-Rod had overstepped his boundaries and suffered the rightful consequences. Others, including M-Rod himself, have denounced Hendrickson’s violence regardless of context.
But if there’s one thing that all commenters can agree on, and this is truly unanimous, it’s that the waste of a nearly-full açaí bowl is a travesty of biblical proportions.
People far and wide and expressed concern over the acai’s wellbeing, wondering what happened to its delicious fruity splendor.
We deliver the following news with a somber tone.
Stab visited the crime scene on the night of the incident, hoping we might recover the now-infamous bowl and either submit it as evidence in the WSL’s ongoing investigation, or resell it for at least $12 on the purple market. Much to our chagrin, the bowl was nowhere in sight. The only evidence of the wasteful incident were a few banana slivers, some chunks of granola, and an anemic splattering of fruity paste across the grass and wall.
Below is photo evidence:
Devastating as this may be, an email received from Sambazon this morning has infinitely lifted our spirits:
“Hey guys,” it begins.
We watched the Hendrickson vs Rodrigues drama unfold and we obviously feel very bad about the wasted delicious substance from the Amazon…
But in order to seek resolution between these two honorable competitors, we would love to offer both Tanner and Michael some açaí bowls or packs so they can bury the hatchet.
We can either send some to them directly or they can go to Haleiwa bowls and collect the delicious superfood.
Hope we can help solve their issues through a delicious bowl…. Ha ha
And hats off to Sambazon, who clearly sees the world through purple-tinted lenses.
As they mention, and as Stab wholeheartedly agrees, nothing settles a feud like sharing a delicious bowl of acai. The smooth, sweet base, the crunchy granola, the fresh fruit on top – it is truly a soul-cleansing experience, such a tasty and nutritious meal.
As is such, Stab reached out to Tanner and M-Rod in a group text, relaying the above information and hoping against hope that we can schedule a mutual gathering at Haleiwa Bowls.
We’ll keep you updated.
Be Yourself and Have Fun
An Interview with Jaleesa Vincent on her new film, 'Macaroni in the Pot'
Can Proper Surf Instruction Mitigate Chaos In The Water?
Here's why you need certification to earn the title "surf instructor" in 80 different countries.
No Contest Off Tour Heads To Thumping Fiji
Inside: Julian describes the mongo Cloudbreak milieu and AG does a Kava cooking course.
“I Always Had A Mega Chip On My Shoulder”
UnSound Surf's Mike Nelson and Dave Juan have been the backbone of New York surfing…
Unlocked: Leonardo Fioravanti’s Stab Edit Of The Year Entry
Watch 'The Cut' now, and baffle at the quality of both the waves and the…
The Pro Surfer Who Filmed A War Documentary In Ukraine
Damien Castera's got a story to tell.
Honest Review(s): O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire
Pushing the Limits of Wetsuit Tech for Men & Women
How Much Would You Pay For A Session Like This?
A cost-per-vision breakdown of Kian Martin and Tai Buddha's latest strike mission.
Ongoing Dialogue: Jack Freestone And Album’s Matt Parker On How They Get Sparks To Fly
"Nowadays, a standard thruster feels pretty alt to me." -Jack
Davo’s Death Strikes At Surfing’s Core
The underground icon battled demons til the end. His untimely demise is yet another cautionary…
Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)
Watch the first New York episode of Stab & Red Bull's No Contest Off Tour.
Leandro Dora: Pro Surfer, Businessman, Punk Rock Festival Organizer, Spiritual Mentor, And World Title Winning Surf Coach
Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.
Long Read: An Angel At My Table
From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…
Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance
A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.