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.

Sherm’s Gallery: NYC Vol. 1

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“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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