The Tour sucks energy from him, a classic introvert response, so John will stay a million miles from the Tour, won’t watch a heat until it comes time to re-join it next year.
The unbearable weight of being Jordy at J-Bay doesn’t seem quite as heavy this year.
J-Bay is the start of Kelly’s Tokyo run–J-Bay into Tahiti into his own wave tub–and all he needed to do today was to get started.
Unfortunately, of course, it came three-and-a-half years after his world title, and in the middle of an underwhelming return to the Tour after a knee injury.
Sal brought the energy and also the obvious point that Kelly had indeed done the maths with Olympic qualification now that Johnny Florence was out of the game.
In the race to anoint Phil or Gabby or maybe even Jordy as the world champ elect, Kolohe–unless he wins J-Bay–will get left behind.
When she said she’d take it, the Afrikaan real estate agent looked at her puzzled. “But why would you want to live out here? ” he asked, as a six foot set rolled down the point below.
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