So I read an interview that GQ did with the twerking surf chica, Anastasia Ashley or whatever her nom de idiot is. She said she loves to bring her waterproof music player into the ocean & sing along or rap along as she sits in the lineup waiting for set waves.
Is this the new coolness? Or worthy of a beating? Unless, of course, she's going back to your van apres surf.
GQ: Do you warm up like that every time you surf, or just for contests?
Anastasia Ashley: It's mostly a pre-contest thing. Usually before I surf at home, I listen to music in my car, and I put on my bathing suit or wetsuit and kind of jam out. I just like to get amped up. And now that I've started actually surfing with music, that's like a whole other level of awesome.
GQ: How do you do it—just waterproof cases for everything?
Anastasia Ashley: Yeah, I put my phone in what they call a LifeProof. It's pretty awesome, I just put it in blast it. People look at me like I'm crazy because I rap or sing along to a lot of music. After doing it, I can't work out without music at all. Like I can't get into it, you know?
GQ: Do you worry that this video will overshadow your accomplishments, or do you feel that it's just nice to get the attention?
Anastasia Ashley: I don't know. I always feel like I've been out there, and that people will try to take away from my accomplishments, but I know what I've done, so, I know I'm 100% focused on myself—so that's what's important, you know?
I prefer the ocean as my music. It is relaxing to me. I would probably laugh if I saw someone listening to music in the lineup. She can get away with it because of the way she looks. If it were a dude doing it, he would have been ridiculed.
I've been out in the water with someone singing like that out loud..only there wasn't an ipod involved.
I don't think it's worthy of a beating, but it's definitely worthy of a "shut the **** up"...I don't care if you're pro or not..
Worthy of a minor beating, especially the rapping in the lineup bit.
I was thinking about the sounds I hear in the water last night, and it occurred to me that most of my memories of waves(that I'm on) are just visual, not much sound, except that distinct barrel sound that's more of a swooshy/sucky noise. It's funny when contrasted with when I'm not on a wave, whether it be hearing sets break from the parking lot, rocks getting sucked up into the backwash on a bigger day, or even jst hearing set waves break that I'm not on. It's never as loud when on the wave vs. hearing waves break in the distance, at least for me.
Not sure what my point is, but the whole surfing experience(from sitting in the lineup waiting to riding waves) is one of few things that make my brain slow down and allow me to be completely in the present, so I wouldn't be super psyched to hear someone belting lines from little weezy or whatever they call him.