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Need Content Your Older Relatives Will Find Repugnant?

Click or Miss Vol. 3.

cinema // Dec 11, 2020
Words by Zack Raffin
Reading Time: 3 minutes

The closest thing your parents had to a vlog was an auto-biography. 

Or (for our teenage audience) a Quentin Tarantino cameo. Either way, both of these are a far cry from today’s vlogs, of which surfing’s youth show you everything but their bathroom breaks. 

With many watering holes closed and your older relatives still at risk of COVID-19, no doubt some of our American reader’s are suffering through long, arduous dinner table convos this Thanksgiving break. Without the respite of the time honored excuse of ‘grabbing a drink’, what’s one to do to get their 50+ year old relatives off their back? 

A quick two step solution:

1. Put on a vlog

2. Hit play

Like a lion through a herd of gazelle, you’ll be amazed how fast they scatter. 

Will N.Flo Ever Take A Vacation?

Stats 

Channel Subs: 98.5k

Video Views: 77,044 (19,261 views/day)

Like/Dislike Ratio: 2,687/28 or 95.9 likes for every 1 dislike

Nathan Florence tied the knot this week with longtime girlfriend Mahina Garcia. Between Thanksgiving and the wedding, the Florence family’s week has been overwhelmed with joyous times (and all the house guests that come with it). Not one to pass up a good video op, N.Flo finds the time to teach Father Florence to surf, who of course gets up first try.

Mason Over Sand!

Stats 

Channel Subs: 41.2k

Video Views: 9,279 (posted today)

Like/Dislike Ratio: 441/6 or 73.5 likes for every 1 dislike

Mason’s sadistic love of dry reef is something we’ve all come to know and love. Mase gives our anxiety a break with a Ho & Pringle that is actually over sand. Watch as he and Sheldon try to find a diamond in the rough at one of the North Shore’s rare, ever fleeting sand bars. No dings!

“The Risk Is A Lot Higher Than The Reward”

Stats 

Channel Subs: 98.5k

Video Views: 30,060 (10,020 views/day)

Like/Dislike Ratio: 451/17 or 26.5 likes for every 1 dislike

With Portugal on what Nic described as “an insane run of swell” and the Nazare surf ban still in full effect, the boys have had a hard time getting their adrenaline fix. Finally fed up, Von Froth does the equivalent of taking a slammer to the forearm, strapping on his helmet and paddling out to The Cave. One of the worlds most difficult barrels to navigate forehand, Nic manages to thread one on his backside. Judge away, but deep down you know you’d be claiming that one too. https://www.youtube.com/embed/fTOBYJe1n_w?feature=oembed

“Did you get the clip?!?”

Stats 

Channel Subs: 8.73k

Video Views: 20,213 (5,053 views/day)

Like/Dislike Ratio: 910/5 or 182 likes for every 1 dislike

With the way this year has gone it would be easy to forget that Leo Fiorvanti and Mikey Wright were slated to ‘surf off’ for the final spot on the 2020 tour. While many things have changed, this showdown is still on, with the first of three head to head matchups beginning with Pipe (followed by Sunset and Steamer Lane). With Mikey winning the WSL’s specialty event at Straddie and Leo landing stuff like the roter at 9:48 we should all be excited to watch this story unfold. 

PS: No one but Leo can pull these off and without looking like a massive tool. 

An Ode To Hawaiian Power Surfing

Stats 

Channel Subs: 5.99k

Video Views: 1,020 (posted today)

Like/Dislike Ratio: 102/2 or 51 likes for every 1 dislike

The final slot this week was a toss up between the above and Ep.18 of Lakey Peterson’s vlog, which took on a ‘Day In The Life’ format. Wanting to diversify the offering, I was about to include Lakey, that is until Zeke Lau pulled a Dane Kealoha inspired fishbeard from his quiver. Kealoha pioneered twin fin power surfing in the early 80’s at Backdoor and we can’t think of anyone more apt to pay him homage than Zeke. If you’re on the North Shore and see what looks like a roadside McDonalds under demolition it’s all but guaranteed that Zekes out there, which means it’s probably a good thing that you’re on the beach.

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