Today’s episode of Spit! ranges from utterly superficial to falsely existential! Strap in. David and Scott discuss Koa Rothman’s tooth-shattering (and swallowing) wipeout, female surfers popularity eclipsing males, the Freestone/Blanchard baby to be, who will win J-Bay, will our children be riding finless surfboards, and the day Jay Davies gorilla-stomped the Internet. Enjoy the show!
SHAUN TOMSON’S “THE CODE”
Shaun Tomson’s 12 principles.
I will never turn my back on the ocean: Passion
I will paddle around the impact zone: No short cuts
I will take the drop with commitment: Courage, focus and determination
I will never fight a rip tide: The danger of pride and egotism
I will always paddle back out: Perseverance in the face of challenges
I will watch out for other surfers after a big set: Responsibility
I will know that there will always be another wave: Optimism
I will ride and not paddle into shore: Self-esteem
I will pass on my stoke to a non-surfer: Sharing knowledge and giving back
I will catch a wave every day, even in my mind: Imagination
I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean: Empathy
I will honor the sport of kings: Honor and integrity
JACK FREESTONE AND ALANA BLANCHARD ARE GOING TO GIFT THE WORLD THEIR OFFSPRING
Will the joy of a child help or hinder their respective careers?
We are so excited to meet our little boy at the end of the year? still can’t believe we are on this amazing journey together @jackfreestone ? #20weekspregnant A post shared by Alana Blanchard (@alanarblanchard) on
THE CORONA J-BAY OPEN
Scott’s pick for the win: Gabriel Medina
David’s pick for the win: Jordy Smith
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THE ESPY AWARDS
Is female surfing more appealing than male surfing?
John John Florence and Tyler Wright are both nominated as the “Best Action Sports Athlete”. A male surfer has never won this award before. 3 female surfers have, Steph Gilmore twice (2013, 2011), Maya Gabeira in 2009, Sofia Mulanovich in 2005.
Jay Davies’ new film “Native”
The guy who ditched his board in from in Koa Rothman. The board hit Koa in the head, shattered his teeth and concussed him. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Rothman said, “That was probably the most barreled I’ve ever been on my 9’0” — it was like an eight- to ten-foot wave. And I’m in the barrel, and all of a sudden I saw this like flash of red — it was this guy’s board. I put my head down a little bit, ‘cause it was coming straight to my face and it just cleaned me out on the side of my head. And as soon as that happened, my teeth like shattered together on top of each other. Broken in half. And as soon as that happened, I hit the water and swallowed my teeth. I was like, ‘oh fuck. I thought I crushed my eye socket. It hit me so hard . . . . It was like a car accident.”
David’s Pick: Jadson Andre
Scott’s Pick: Alex Gray