Shaun Tomson

Former world champion, environmentalist, actor, author, and businessman.

7.22.10

Opinion

Pros Before Bros

The ASP needs to hire professionals, not their friends.

The day after Kelly won his ninth world title I picked up my Saturday morning Los Angeles Times—a paper that might be considered a barometer of how the media in the most populous surf city in the world views surfing—and there in the sports section, buried on Page D6 was a quarter-page story by Pete Thomas with a small picture. “Kelly Slater Wins Ninth Surfing Championship.” The Times devotes as much space to a bass fisherman winning a local angling event.

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