Sherm’s Gallery: NYC Vol. 1

posted by / News, Photos / September 7, 2011

Below is what came out of Bobby Martinez's mouth this morning to have the surf world in such a tizzy.

Below is what came out of Bobby Martinez's mouth this morning to have the surf world in such a tizzy.

Bobby was disqualified from competing in the rest of the event for his on-camera explanation.

Bobby was disqualified from competing in the rest of the event for his on-camera explanation.

Does Wilko's suit draw your attention to him? Oh good, it's working.

Does Wilko's suit draw your attention to him? Oh good, it's working.

Dane Reynolds and his girlfriend Courtney — non-competitors.

Dane Reynolds and his girlfriend Courtney — non-competitors.

Pat Gudauskas — competitor. Pat went down to Adriano de Souza in Round 2.

Pat Gudauskas — competitor. Pat went down to Adriano de Souza in Round 2.

That smile looks genuine.

That smile looks genuine.

Kelly Slater with his Bobby Martinez voodoo effigy. Sure enough, Bobby DQ'd, Slater through to Round 4 uncontested. That's good voodoo.

Kelly Slater with his Bobby Martinez voodoo effigy. Sure enough, Bobby DQ'd, Slater through to Round 4 uncontested. That's good voodoo.

Owen Wright shows off the muse for his signature claw airbrush.

Owen Wright shows off the muse for his signature claw airbrush.

Taj Burrow flexes harder than his Firewires.

Taj Burrow flexes harder than his Firewires.

Justin Jay under the bridge. Get to know Justin here on his blog.

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.

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.

Locker rooms now. We're getting sportier by the day. We hope Kelly replenishes his electrolytes before the next round.

The firehouse: brick, like the men inside.

The firehouse: brick, like the men inside.

All the essentials...and then some.

All the essentials...and then some.

Five minutes after this photo: BINGO!

Five minutes after this photo: BINGO!

Public transportation.

Public transportation.

Nothing tender about this bar, nor the man behind it.

Nothing tender about this bar, nor the man behind it.

Skinny pants and some Vans. Call him Triple A.

Skinny pants and some Vans. Call him Triple A.

 

“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

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  • Yo Yo

    Surfers are so bored of surfing. Thank you Bobby.

  • Luke

    So, ah, he doesn’t go to Chopes where the waves were all time, and at a comp where the waves are total pus he’s still moaning…?

  • FL

    bobby must have saved all his money up. Hope someone will keep paying him to free surf or he’ll be getting people drinks at bars for a living.

  • yeah guy

    so chas… cant wait to hear your rebuttal to this whole bobby thing. he epitomizes your rants, ‘keeping it (surfing) ours’, ‘keep surfing for the surfers’, ‘screw the outsiders looking in, they dont know anything about being a surfer’… well guess what, last i checked bobby is way more surfer than you and way more ‘inside’ than you too and he just spit all over your corp america surf buddies and their boys club. I cant wait to see/read your take on this… regardless of what comes out of your big head and through your prickly finger tips, you will look like a hypocrite. Bonne chance à vous, vous sissy.

  • pol pot

    FUCK YOU, BOBBY IS A LEGEND

  • AEgir

    Andy Irons can OD on the tour. Jeremy Flores can punch someone. Sunny Garcia can punk Tom Curren in a legends heat. But the ASP DQ’s Bobby for what? A little trash talking. WTF? ASP = gay

  • Marcel

    I do think Bobby is acting like a spoiled chield, pissing his career away, and talking a lot while doing nothing to change the things he doens’t like on tour…Im happy to see the ASP putting him out, but I have to agree with AEgir up here…Why didnt punish those other guys like that to?

  • Mika’ale

    You know, I don’t always like my job either – and pro surfer is a “job”, btw – but if threw a bunch of F-bombs at my boss, or a client, I’d be booted too. The ASP is not about surfing; it’s a business, plain and simple. If you hate fast food, don’t work at or patronize Mickey D’s. But don’t work there and complain because it’s not a fine dining restaurant or eat there and be outraged because there’s not nutrition. How long before we see Bobby on the news a la A.I.? I think we saw the beginning of a meltdown. Hey Bobby – go back to school and go get a job that makes a difference. You sell T-shirts and shorts; don’t kid yourself. You are qualified to work at a PacSun, not to be a spokesman. Enjoy yourself.

  • Bururu

    Bobby had the right to speak out, unfortunatelly on the wrong day and time…..he doesn’t know the polite way to say things..but i totally support his thoughts

  • Jeff

    Sherm’s digital photos are disappointing… All pro ho, no pro photog. Get the Hassy out bro, digital is not your friend…

  • johnny

    yes pics all starting to look the same, film please

  • Bobby (not THAT Bobby)

    whenever you see photo’s of american cities they always look like shit – does the goverment not spend money on the upkeep of these cities. if you don’t live in the burbs with your suv & picket fence you seem to be left behind? i know america is struggling economically but it seems these places really are going to ruin (and not just recently) more money should be spent on americans not american wars

  • dgb

    You only need to reiterate Bobby’s argument to understand how fragile the ASP is.

    Bobby: “I don’t think the current structure is the best for surfing”
    ASP: “Your professional career is now over”

    The true test now is what type of solidarity exists amongst his fellow surfers.

    I am betting less than zero.

  • liam

    I grew up on the streets where these “lifestyle” photos were shot.
    it is not Long Beach, it is Far Rockaway , Queens, NYC.
    I spent 22 years walking those streets and to see them glorified in a surf mag is terrible.

    once night falls, people are nowhere to be seen.
    yup its that ghetto and has nothing to do with surfing.
    it is crack and pistol heaven.

    walking those streets to school every day you never knew what you might see or what might happen.

    pure surf industry bullshit. go take pictures in long beach there is a ghetto there too and kids getting killed over nothing.
    the beach was our safety zone from the hood, glorify that !

  • facebook friend

    this gallery sucks

  • Leroy

    Fuck Bobby I see his point but that ftw sponsor is a cover for some shady shit this dick helped put surfing in the spot light and now bitches cause every one wants to be a surfer I live at lb and it sucks for me cause guys like Bobby gave every bitch the idea they can surf and crowd up my break but deal with it his dumb ass was being paid to surf the worlds best breaks at their best conditions he must be on drugs to throw that all away I’d give my left nut to live that life so go home you punk ass bitch and cry me a river

  • Cave Dr.

    First off I’d like to express that Bobby is and has been one of my favorite surfers for a long time. He is smooth like a panther, powerful like a boxer and has natural instincts both frontside and backside that you will rarely see in any performer. I like that he has always been a tell it like it is guy. A man who will say what he feels without sugar coating. Another rare thing in this kiss ass politically correct era. I agree with his sentiments about the tour. Do I agree with his method? While it raised my hairs and gave me an adrenaline rush and a buzz of rebellion I also realized he knew exactly what he was doing. He got something off his chest that was burning inside for some time. He deserves to be able to express himself. He has earned at least that much by the dues he’s paid. If you like what he said cool, and if not cool. But it’s his life to do what he wants with it and if he wants to put it all on the line to go on a webcast after winning a heat and say what’s on his mind then I think we should respect him for having the soul and balls to follow his path wherever that takes him. Good luck Bobby! We love you man! You are the real version of a rebel in a modern day era full of bought out sold out kiss asses who worship money above everything else. I will always respect a man who stands up to the system even if it is in less than eloquent language. I love the raw power of truth even if it does contain some f bombs! Peace!!!

  • mancave decor

    Well said!