I just wanted to get you fired up, I enjoy your ranting, didn't expect this to turn into a serious discussion!
In all honestly surfline is just one big adverstisement. Their D list pros come through, they post some pics, get's whoever has a sticker on their board and pays to upkeep surfline happy. Hell, we all watched Vince grow up and realize he's better than 90% of the east coast 'pros', yet the kid has to drive himself cross country with the hopes of getting some kind of exposure. The best word to describe the surf industry, hell the surf world as a whole, is incest. You have to be on the inside to ever get anything.
It is cool to see Nick getting pictures up though, although most of the time it seems to be lineup shots.
And to the ding-dong above, Xgen does have a valid point, there is as much talent out at an average day in midtown than any other premier break on the east coast.