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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Yeah I mean that wave was unreal, how could it be outdated?
    koa rothman would like to have a word with you


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    So would Nathan Fletcher and Bruce Irons. Guys are towing in to much bigger waves than Laird's, but not paddling.

    Quote Originally Posted by ihatelongboarders View Post
    koa rothman would like to have a word with you


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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatelongboarders View Post
    koa rothman would like to have a word with you

    Thanks for giving me nightmares for weeks

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    Surfer has a good interview with Medina that just went up.

    an interesting quote:

    After you won those World Tour events, many put their money on you to be the first to bring the world title to Brazil. How did you deal with that?

    Brazil is very “needy” of champions. It’s even more so with surfing, because we’ve never won the title. I mean, to have people believe you can be a world champion is awesome....

    http://www.surfermag.com/features/ga...ina-interview/

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    Brazilians have a feverish patriotism and nationalism, much more than most countries.
    They are needy of champions because the vast majority of people there live in squalor and poverty.
    They need something to give them hope, like a soccer team or a surfing champion.
    You never hear Kelly Slater claiming how great the USA is in all his wins. Probably because 99% of Americans could care less about professional surfing.
    But Brazilian nationalism translates into aggressive surfing in the water.
    If winning a world title means the average Brazzo surfer will chill out a little bit in the lineup, I'm all for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbug View Post
    Brazilians have a feverish patriotism and nationalism, much more than most countries.
    They are needy of champions because the vast majority of people there live in squalor and poverty.
    They need something to give them hope, like a soccer team or a surfing champion.
    You never hear Kelly Slater claiming how great the USA is in all his wins. Probably because 99% of Americans could care less about professional surfing.
    But Brazilian nationalism translates into aggressive surfing in the water.
    If winning a world title means the average Brazzo surfer will chill out a little bit in the lineup, I'm all for it.
    Yeah, I was going for Germany all the way in the WC, but when I saw those people from Brazil react to the loss, I felt really bad. I mean, it was like 100,000 grown men, women, children, sobbing, like the world just ended. Throw em a bone man. If it means that much to them for surfing too, sh**, I hope somebody wins it there.

    It's like the Mexican nationalism. They are prideful people. They put soccer on a pedestal Because a lot of their reality is pretty harsh. Maybe someday Mexico will win the WC, but I doubt it. At least Brazil has won 5 WCs. Thats really what matters to them.

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    so you're saying Medina isn't the champion we want but the one WE NEED?

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    Why do we need a bunch of Brazzos all puffed up beating their chests all over the world. We already have all us Floridians. We know this is the cultural dead end of the universe, and the dumping ground of society, with gun toting seniors running amok in Depends, in a state that gets zero to crap surf on the regs, so excuse me if I don't want to hear a bunch of Portuguese speaking douche canoes talking shi$ when its up to us Florida surfers to hold the standard on shi$ talking, yea we got Kelly and CJ and Damien and Cory and Peter Media and Geiselman bros and Cocoa Pier and Wayne the Insane so I don't wanna hear no crap aboot how the Brazilian national psyce needs this guy to bring home OUR world title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatelongboarders View Post
    koa rothman would like to have a word with you

    u people do know laird Hamilton towed him into that bomb,right?local knowledge bradda

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    Why do we need a bunch of Brazzos all puffed up beating their chests all over the world. We already have all us Floridians. We know this is the cultural dead end of the universe, and the dumping ground of society, with gun toting seniors running amok in Depends, in a state that gets zero to crap surf on the regs, so excuse me if I don't want to hear a bunch of Portuguese speaking douche canoes talking shi$ ...
    Epic all-time confessional of the Floridian psyche. You got me crackin' up Surfdog.