Below is what came out of Bobby Martinez's mouth this morning to have the surf world in such a tizzy.
Kelly Slater with his Bobby Martinez voodoo effigy. Sure enough, Bobby DQ'd, Slater through to Round 4 uncontested. That's good voodoo.
Justin Jay under the bridge. Get to know Justin here on his blog.
That cheap bottle belies the significance of the man next to it: NYC surf/skate impresario Pat Conlon. Read an old short profile of Pat here at Transworld Business.
Locker rooms now. We're getting sportier by the day. We hope Kelly replenishes his electrolytes before the next round.
“Hey, uh, well, first of all I’d like to say, and the ASP’s gonna fine me, is that I don’t want to be a part of this fucking dumb wannabe tennis tour. All these pro surfers wanna be tennis players. They wanna do a halfway cut-off. How the fuck is somebody who’s not even competed against our caliber of surfers ahead of 100 of us on the one-world rating? They never been here. They’ve never fucking made the right to surf against us. But now we’re ranked upon them. Come on now. Bullshit. That’s why I ain’t going to these stupid contests no more. This is my last one ’cause FTW, my sponsor, is here and I’m gonna tell it like it is. It’s my last one. I don’t like tennis. I don’t like the tilt tour. Too many surfers, ‘Oh, I went saw ___ play the other day.” Who gives a fuck? [...] I’ve been here before; I love this city. I’ll tell you right now if my sponsors weren’t here I wouldn’t be here for this dumb contest.” —Bobby Martinez, following a heat win this morning