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HAND LENS

Objective – based on facts. Subjective – based on opinions, feelings, or emotions. There are no facts about competitive surfing. Every wave ridden is judged and attributed a score in comparison to the last wave ridden. The first wave of the day, or even the first wave of the entire event, is going to be […]

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DOOZY

Have you tuned in to this last CS contest? What a doozie! Not only the action itself, but obviously all of the qualification implications – it’s been nuts. Action-packed, one could say. Highs and lows, heartbreaks and triumphs, surprises and upsets, we’ve seen just about all of the above so far. And we haven’t even […]

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IT’S BEEN A WHILE

So I missed Finals Day. Undoubtedly you noticed. I received mass complaints of no coverage whatsoever. No pre-event predictions, no tweets going out during the event, and until this point, nothing after. I haven’t posted anything in a couple weeks; it’s been a while. Well, congratulations to Filipe Toledo and Caroline Marks. Truth is, I […]

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SUCCESSFUL MISERY

I’ve never been great at giving an apology, but I am hoping you can accept this as one. Especially you Biolos. I took his recent IG post to heart, the one calling out no coverage of the US Open from surf media at large. I feel responsible for not producing on this front. That’s what […]

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NEW LITTLE SIBLING

The race to get onto the Championship Tour has now become the center of attention to the surfing world at large. The CT itself is constantly on the receiving end of shit talk, criticism, negative comment boards, bad luck, shaming, etc. The Challenger Series is the sweet, innocent, cute, new little sibling. You can’t hate […]

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ROLL OF THE DICE

6 events. 80 surfers. 10 spots up for grabs. If surfing was big enough, someone could film a reality show about the Challenger Series. Almost had it with Make Or Break. Nice try, WSL. Or better yet, maybe we could program an algorithm into one of these new AI bots to take all of the […]