“The Idea Of Surfing As A Real Sport Is Kind Of A Joke”
Comments of the Week – Edition 125
To be honest, I’m not exactly sure it’s even edition 125, and by no means should this rightfully be titled ‘comments of the week’ anymore. Compiling these images in Photoshop is a fucking punish, plus iHusky dissapeared (seriously, where is he?) and now I have complete, yet time consuming autonomy.
Gone are the days of the comments breaching triple digits, Caveira succumbed to our incessant IP blocking and verbal colonoscopies, and we’re scarcely left reading day long tirades between an exported paddling style and a fairly literate Brazilian anymore.
Today, we have a depleted comment section caused by a strike on the vulgarity of my beloved anonymous pals from one of our own up above.
Despite Disqus no longer having the same sting as it once did, bursts of wit still occasionally shine through: attire-directed attacks on our Editor In Chief, barely acceptable references to terrorist attacks, and semi-witty jabs at Dane’s slightly wider waistline.
The below aren’t necessarily the best, nor even the funniest comments of the week*, but they’re the ones which made Morgan and myself breathe out of noses a little heavier than normal.
Have a dig.
I just went on Urban Dictionary, and unfortunately this isn’t the actual input, although props to Longneck for trying. Urban Dictionary is where I learnt most of sexual repertoire though – maybe that’s why my chicks so eggy all the time.
Either way, I’m pretty sure the hot dogs Asher was referring to were the legitimate service station kind.
Dane’s surfing in ‘Seen Unseen’, in my somewhat humble yet unimportant opinion, is the best surfing to ever grace a film. And his Marine Layer output through the millenium’s teenage years has yet to be surpassed, nor equalled.
Dane’s latest edit, ‘Copacetic’, was received with mixed reviews; it’s definitely not his best output, but go and compare it to most other online releases this year – you won’t be finding many of Copacetic’s calibre.
Essentially, what I’m trying to say, is that I agree with Tabski.
Other than those who are paid to surf, the more money someone has lining their pockets – or the higher their credit card limit – the worse their actual surfing ability is.
So while a hotel upon the sand at Skeleton Bay might appear to be blowing out what’s labelled the world’s best wave, chances are those that are able to afford it, won’t be so accomplished when it comes to holding a line through a miniaturised, sand-bottomed Teahupoo.
Well, Robbo can always hope for a Mikey Wright (semi) free pass onto the tour. Surely he’s capable of at least winning one QS…
Lucky we don’t require Disqus commenters to display photos of themselves, or transition over to facebook comments…yet.
Surfing’s a hobby that some get paid to do, and for those of us who suck at it and scraped through graduation, there’s always ‘surf journalism’.
Seriously though, out of all the people who need a free surfboard, it’s probably people who don’t surf. And out of the people who don’t surf, the people most needing of a surfboard are the large proportion of WSL staff who don’t surf, or at the very least are unsure of which way their FCS fins plug in.
Unfortunately the boards we’re giving away aren’t wavestorms, Nick Woodman already has them all.
“I ‘d feel like such a dickhead wearing my beanie any other way, I’d just feel like I’m a thug, ” Ashton told me after showing him my half-assed selects.
Yes, his ears do get cold, but he’s also from Florida, and I’m pretty sure people over there aren’t quite right.
How many years do you have to wait before joking about stuff like this?
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While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
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Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.
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A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.
15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event
And Clay Marzo takes the dub.
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The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.
The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together
Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.