But we need to help!
The best part of surfing in the Olympics is that no one at the executive or coaching level has been accused of having sex with a fourteen-year-old. The second best part of surfing in the Olympics is the reintroduction of wonderful friends from the past. Of course you already know that Bede “The White Fijian” Durbidge is coaching Australia’s team and someone fun must be coaching the U.S. team. Neco Padaratz? Are you involved with the Brazilian team per chance?
Ben Bourgeois is coaching the Jamaican team and I can’t think of a cooler fit. Benny B, you recall, is a stylish surfer from Florida. He came up for a few professional cups of coffee but I have heard one of his greatest skills is finding secret yet amazing waves in the Caribbean and surfing them like no one else. Multiple respected surf photographers have told me that Ben is the best they’ve ever seen and I believe.
The Jamaican team is then very lucky. Will they make the cut? Ben says yes.
“I think the chances of us qualifying for the inaugural participation of surfing at the Olympics Games are good. I think we can do it especially that there are some smaller events leading up to it that the surfers can really gain some experience from. But we have to get the right equipment and it is difficult to get equipment down to the island.”
Is it illegal to sponsor a surf team? What could be cooler than sponsoring the Jamaican one? The number of wonderful collaborations I’m thinking up sitting here, stone cold sober, right now… ooooee! The possibilities are endless.
Get me… which shaper would be best here? Which shaper would shine in black, yellow and green? I’m gonna think and you’re gonna think and then we’re gonna get him on the phone.
Don’t worry, Ben Bourgeois. We’ll sort this out.