25 May 2005

Yes, I Actually Follow the ASP Tour

I realize that I spend so much time talking about longboarding that I give the impression I hate shortboarding. Well, I don't hate it. It's just that I don't want to do it. I do know what's going on in the world of professional surfing. I'm well aware that AI might be dethroned this year by Kelly Slater, who just won the contest at Teahupoo. I still think AI will probably win another world title. I'm also well aware that Mark Occilupo will be retiring at the end of this season. I hate to see him go. I love to watch a decent goofy foot surfer attack a wave. And Occy is amazing. But my man is Sunny Garcia.

I think he'll be retiring soon. I won't know what to do when that happens. No, I never did see that "Boarding House" reality TV show. I couldn't care less about what Sunny does out of the water. For me, it's all out what he does on that board. He's a monster. When I use that word—"monster"—I'm giving one of the highest compliments I can give.


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