10,000 likes? Comment section blooming with rave reviews consisting of laugh-crying faces and OK signs and hands of praise? 35 new followers today and, shit, it ain’t even noon yet? Professional surfers are truly experiencing a golden age of Instagram — they’re almost as good as “models.” But things weren’t always sunshine and social media incentives. No, no, no. When Instagram first became a thing, nobody really knew what it was or how to use it. The result of that confusion? Penises, spiders, fowl, awful filters and Gabriel Medina taking shirtless mirror selfies — would anybody actually double tap that?
Turns out they would. We sent SURFING Magazine’s archeology department out to dig through the best of the world Instagram posts. Their findings? See below.
Hahaha, because penis!
Back when tits were free at the mall. I think I paid like $7.50 per tit when I went last week.
Hahaha, because penis! (Part 2)
Before Dylan Graves had long hair, he had rum.
Oh was this one only three weeks ago? Whoops.
Giving the people what they want to see.
It’s settled. John John Florence: officially not a whore.
Absolute fire bro.
Would have looked better in HDR.
This was before you perfected your strategy on Instagram, huh?