This week in surfing was a busy one indeed: sharks were nagging the pros at Ocean Beach, Kelly claimed his 11th World Title (and lost it due to the ASP’s inability to add) and Chelsea Williams won the Swatch Girls Pro China contest in Hainan — which was the first ASP event to ever be held in the good ol’ PRC. Who knew the Chinese would love surfing so much? I thought the only activities they liked were marching in unison, invading innocent countries and working 22-hour shifts in ammunition factories. But I guess I’m a little close-minded. Anyway, here’s what I was able to dig up during my weekly Web surf session:
Oh yes… we all remember you Mr.Miko. You’re nothing but a simple (albeit possibly stoned) surfer dude, who’s overly enthusiastic about surfing his home break. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? And yes… I will admit, your brief interview made watching Fox News actually bearable. So, good for you! Anyway, Miko has gained quite an Internet following, which earned him a spot on the Tosh.O show. I wasn’t really feeling the surfing jokes (the Bethany Hamilton one kinda crossed the line), but the Point Break reference was funny.
Pretty girls that can surf?! Quoi? Que? What in the name of Fraggle Rock is going on?!
Yes, it’s true. Some of the best female surfers in the world also happen to be quite attractive, and here’s the list of the Top 10 hottest girls in surfing. Oh, and by the way, there is nothing sexist about judging professional female athletes by their outward appearances.*
*Since I can’t actually defend this statement with sound reasoning, please accept my apology for being a chauvinistic pig. Here’s a picture of a bear on a unicycle.
Out of Place is a great documentary about the surfing scene in Cleveland, Ohio. Yes… I did just say “the surfing scene in Cleveland, Ohio.” In fact, I will be going to Cleveland next week to meet the film’s director, Scott Ditzenberger. I’ll make sure to keep you posted.
All I can say is one word: frustration. Come on ASP, just give him the World title already! Defying Kelly Slater is like trying to punch God in the face: it’ll never happen!
This is an interesting one: just this week the Sydney Morning Herald did a video feature on “Westerly Windina,” formerly known as World Surfing Champion Peter Drouyn. Here’s the link. Honestly, he/she/it refers to herself/himself/itself a lot in the third person and it can be a bit distracting, but it’s a unique story.
Honestly, there’s never a tattooed Polynesian with a harpoon and a confusing name when you actually need one. Am I right, or what?
Ok, so apparently the Barkley Pet Hotel in Westlake, California is now offering surf lessons for its guests… er, people’s pets. Cool stuff, right? Yep, we Angelenos totally have our priorities in order. Global warming? Fuck that, I’m paying someone to teach my dog how to surf!