Apple has always been the gold standard for hip artists everywhere. I am writing on a MacBook Pro right now and, I believe, it is running OSX v10.7, also called “Mountain Lion.” Before “Mountain Lion” there was “Lion,” “Snow Leopard,” “Leopard,” “Tiger,” “Panther,” “Jaguar,” “Puma,” “Cheetah” and “Kodiak” — as in “bear.” Spirit animals of the creative class. Dion Agius, the “Wombat” of professional surfing uses a MacBook and so does the “Kitty Kat” Dane Reynolds.
And even though Steve Jobs is dead, Apple is releasing its next operating system soon. Guess what it is called? “Mavericks!” (Not “Maverick’s” so they don’t have to pay Jeff Clark a licensing fee, I assume.) Wow! Has any spot had a better year? First there was Chasing Maverick’s and now this. Mavericks! Dion Agius will use Mavericks and so will Dane Reynolds. I will, too. I wonder if that makes Peter Mel mad? I wonder if Flea is going to want to slap me when my Tumblr, built out at Mavericks, smashes his? That is the thing about having an amazing year. Hip artists come right out of the woodwork and take over, leaving locals frustrated. Well, too bad for you Anthony Tashnick. Sorry Skindog. Dion, Dane and I are paddling out and you can all kiss our blogs. (Watch me kill Shawn Dollar on Instagram @chasdoesntsurf because I will be able to switch between Insta and Twitter super quick using Mission Control.) Come and meet your match, Skindog. I’ll be waiting.