They were never going into the family business, but digging a muddy trench might have been preferable to surfing into the teeth of the devil breeze this morning, which jumped five knots during Owen’s heat with Ian Gouviea and threatened to ruin the day entirely.
Some believe it was a dish left sitting on a table in an empty house for 15 years, ice-cold revenge served for the wave Joel took off Kelly in the Pipe Masters final in 2003.
He’s seventh in the world despite not being on tour, riding his luck with the wildcards, but all along you’ve just been waiting for the magic to disappear and second wave into this heat looked to be that point.
Kelly gives Jordy the wave of the heat, and then gets outrun by a long Impossibles tube. Jordy wins.
By this stage the devil wind had disappeared and there was a green sheen across the whole lineup, and the trap was trying to surf as sublimely as J-Bay looked.
The last sarcastic word on the Facegate scandal that has consumed the surfing landscape for the past 24 hours goes to the lads from The Dooley podcast, who asked on the J-Bay comment feed this morning, “Does anyone have a problem with WSL‘s move to Facebook? Anyone, anyone at all? Just wondering”.
That we’ll simply move on to some other outrage in some other part of the internet – someone will get a seven for a floater, someone will put their fins in backward, someone will hand a female surfer a giant novelty check – and the show will go on and everyone will forget they’re even watching the tour on Facebook.
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