LOTW runs for seven days, with the week’s most brilliant submissions picked and posted every Monday on surfingmagazine.com. There are two ways to write in: send an email to email@example.com, or use the Write a Letter tab on our Facebook page.
We almost gave this week’s LOTW prize to “Amir Johnson,” who wrote in describing the hard knocks he faces as a black surfer in the South. But then we got this other email from the same address…
Nothing cool ever happens to me, so I’ve tried making up LOTW-worthy material multiple times with different email addresses, but I guess I suck at writing because every time I’ve just ended up being beat out by some douche who hates the mag, or a tale of teenage hormones. From here on out, I give up. I’ll leave the writing to you and continue reading the mag, stuck somewhere in landlocked New England. Just throw up a Letter of the Week once in a while please, or some other version of surf porn for me sometime so I can satisfy my addiction.
Phil (my real name)
So what, you figured Amir sounded like a black name? Man. That’s racist.
Amir/Phil, shame on you for your multiple-personality disorder and lack of ethnic sensitivity. But we recognize a cry for help (or free product) when we see one — so you’ll find a box of fresh Fyasko threads in a box on your doorstep in a matter of days. In the meantime, try to stay away from identity fraud.
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The writer of our next LOTW will get his or her style lifted, courtesy of our fashionable friends at LRG. Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hit the Write a Letter tab on the SURFING Magazine Facebook page.