Let's say there's a reality TV show in "vote you off the peak" format. It is judged by three all-timers (for one reason or another) and two teams are coached by two current pros, each of the 8 weeks you travel to different breaks on 6 continents that have a certain grade of conditions (for better or worse), and one perk of being a contestant is that each week you get the stick of your choice for the break and conditions you'll be at during that episode.
Respond to this thread if you choose, and fill in the following choices if you were given the role of producer then also for competitor:
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Must be alive and notable in a major way to the surfing culture. Two of the three picks can be ASP pros or former ASP pros, while the third has to be either a cultural figure or a niche (big wave) surfer.
Judge 1: Tom Curren
Judge 2: Rabbit Bartholomew
Judge 3: Micah Peasley
2 Team Coaches
Must be two active ASP professionals.
Team 1 Coach: KS
Team 2 Coach: Mick
1) Must choose a break from each of the six continents other than Antarctica. NOTE: Hawaii is not part of North America and is a Polynesian sub-region of Oceania.
2) You have two Wild Card choices that can repeat a continent as long as they satisfy a break category. These will be best used to satisfy the less than stellar break types.
3) You can use a given break for a given category if that break has conditions that fit into a category on at least a semi-regular basis (certain seasons or weeks) since even world-class breaks don't always have bombing surf and are attractive since they offer different conditions by the day or time of year. Many breaks will fall into several categories at different times of year.
Big Wave Break: Maverick's - United States (N. AMERICA)
Gnarl Break: Shipstern's - Australia (OCEANIA)
Right-hand Barrell Break: Jeffrey's Bay - S. Africa (AFRICA)
Left-Hand Barrell Break: Supertubos - Portugal (EUROPE)
Overhead-DOH Point Break: Punta de Lobos - Chile (S. AMERICA)
Chest-Head Glassy Beach Break: Brawa Beach - Indonesia (ASIA)
Waist-Chest Mush Break: Short Sands, Maine - United States (WILD CARD 1)
Ankle-Waist Mush Break: Dewey Beach, Delaware - United States (WILD CARD 2)
COMPETITOR'S PICKS - BOARDS & WETTY
Must be brand-name since this show is sponsored, and larger independent shapers that would have a bankroll to get on as a sponsor can be used in addition to major manufacturers. You can pick the same board for different categories of breaks (i.e. same board for RH Barrell & LH Barrell. For big wave boards and such, your board choices will be assumed to be for tow-in unless you specify it is a paddle-in.
Big Wave Break: Maverick's - Gerry Lopez Tiger Tow-In 9'
Gnarl Break: Shipstern's - Merrick Gun 8'4
Right-hand Barrell Break: Jeffrey's Bay - Coil Qualifier 5'10
Left-Hand Barrell Break: Supertubos - Coil Qualifier 5'10
Overhead-DOH Point Break: Punta de Lobos - Bush Man Pancho Sullivan 6'10
Chest-Head Glassy Beach Break: Brawa Beach - Coil Widerboard 5'8
Waist-Chest Mush Break: Short Sands, Maine - CI Pod 5'6
Ankle-Waist Mush Break: Dewey Beach, Delaware - Airwalk Widdly 3'1
Wetsuits and Apparel: XCEL
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Oct 21, 2013, 01:06 AM #1
Quiver, judges, and breaks of choice for Surfing Survivor reality show
Oct 21, 2013, 01:17 AM #2Senior Member
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Dude u need a fresh hobby. #forumaddict #howdoyouhavethetime
Oct 21, 2013, 01:39 AM #3
Efforts were made to keep the complexity of words used in the original post to a sixth-grade reading level to accommodate illiterate T-C's like yourself. Since it's over your head, still, you can have your toothless mom's substance abuse counselor translate it for you. In the meantime, enjoy the refreshment of a tall, cold glass of STFU.
A member of society who has an IQ more than EC summer ocean temps
Oct 21, 2013, 01:54 AM #4
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Oct 21, 2013, 01:57 AM #5
#justputtingthetrollbackunderhisrock and #keepingthesewaterspure of #jerzthunders
My bad, thought this was a #surfforum or something
Oct 21, 2013, 10:09 AM #6
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Seriously though, you have a lot of free time and yes I'm jealous. What did you do with that time before SI?
Please don't curse me out and refer to a bunch of things I'm unaware of Just answer or tell me to blow a donkey or something. (Donkey noise here)
Oct 21, 2013, 11:09 AM #7Senior Member
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Oct 21, 2013, 12:40 PM #8
"This week... on A & E's Forum Addicts.... a young man fights a debilitating posting addiction. Meanwhile; someone blows a donkey." (Donkey noise here)
This is a hard place to be imaginative. Most sheep don't like to know the plan they just want to follow. I think its a great idea. It pretty much follows the same idea the UFC took with The Ultimate Fighter. Of course it would promote the over commercialization of surfing but let's get serious, our little secret is pretty well known.
I think a show like this would be great to show what a top tier surfer has to do to stay at the level and how a lower skilled surfer can progress given the instruction, time and resources.
You donkey boys would be the biggest fan boys of this show.
Oct 21, 2013, 08:11 PM #10
Put a show on like this and you'll have every sitcom-loving Hollister-draped sack of corpulence who sponged once as a kid asking you dumb questions whenever you go somewhere with a board. And if you want to see what time, money, and coaching can do for a low level surfer, can't you just check out the Hamptons or Orange County?
Surfing is highly commercialized, thats true. Despite the fact that Capitalism has already co-opted it, along with skateboarding, there is still an inherent subversiveness in both; they keep us outside, creatively interacting with environments, the way manimals were meant to. They can also provide kids with creative values that counteract the pressures of team-sports mentality and corporate douche-squadery... plus, maybe it keeps some kids off of junk and/or Kassers vodka.....
F**k this show, f**k cable, and f**k the whole television industry. I'd rather watch a documentary interviewing the crackheads of AC about what they think of D-Trump. If I were the producer I would load the boards in a van and bring the instructors to a low-income beach community and spread some stoke where it belongs....