Week in Review
Random happenings in surf for the Week of September 12
Amid the aftermath of Bobbygeddon, here are some things that existed on the interweb this week. Please enjoy them.
Point Break 2, Coming Soon
“Point Break wasn’t just a film, it was a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood in the late 20th century and we hope to create the same for the young 21st!,” said one of the producers, Michael DeLuca, in article by The Hollywood Reporter. In case you’ve forgotten the way the first Point Break provided you a Zen meditation on testosterone fueled action and manhood, watch the trailer below to jog your memory, then quietly and enthusiastically anticipate its sequel.
Maya Will Be the Most Famous Surfer EVER
Oprah tells people what books to read and the books are instantly loved by post-menopausal women, middle American housewives, and people who want to win free cars. Oprah featured Maya Gabeira in the most recent issue. By deduction, Maya will become the most popular surfer ever among post-menopausal women, middle American housewives, and people who want to win free cars.
Bruce Was on TMZ
A Peculiar Tale of A Pretend Pro
In a bizarre story on Deaddspin.com, a self-proclaimed “pro surfer” named Hannah Cornett met a man in NY and regaled him with “stories about her surfing accomplishments and upcoming tournaments she was participating in…and how she had done her own stunts for the movie Soul Surfer.” The man ate it up. He took her to Vegas with him. She conned him out of $20,000 in spa, mini bar, and gift store purchases. Turns out she’s not a pro surfer, though her bio in Muscle and Fitness claims, “she finished second in the Western Surfing Association’s semi-pro division in 2006 and will likely go pro soon.” Very likely. Below is a random video of her.
The Leg Beard
…because everyone loves a girl with some nice fluffy leg hair.
The Rocky Horror Surf Show
We received an envelope this week containing a press pack for a musical called Glitter Beach, which is described as “a surf transgender musical.” Below is a music video for one of the songs in it. Content may not be suitable for young children or homophobic humans. Parental discretion is advised.
Tweets about Mundane Activities!
A wise man once explained Twitter as “the Wild west of short-form communication, like the internet in ’97 when no one knew what they were doing and they didn’t care what they said.” Exhibit A:
The Geekiest of Surf Trips
We received an e-mail this week from a reader named Andre Price who is a self-professed “star wars geek” and “Stormtrooper who is enjoying his trip around the globe without the empire armed with a surfboard.”
Morgan Maassen’s Strange Photo of the Week
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