There is anecdotal evidence that on his home island of Maui, Clay Marzo doesn’t surf if there are more than two guys out. Three, apparently, really is a crowd. Which means that Clay often sacrifices wave-quality for a bit of elbowroom. [Sigh…] We want to see Clay in the world’s best waves. And, do you know where there’s great surf and never more than three guys out? A CT event. And, do you know which CT event would pair with Clay like Jay and Bey? Fiji, that’s where. Which is why we are filing an unsolicited request that the WSL gives Clay a wildcard to event No. 5.
Can you imagine? Cloudbreak and Restaurants are the perfect canvases for a freakfooter like Clay to splatter his paint and leave it up to us to comprehend its brilliance. Just look what he does on the isolated lefthanders of West Oz. Could he put on that same performance during 30 minutes at 8-foot Cloudbreak? Maybe he’d rise to the occasion. Maybe he’d crumble. But if the WSL puts him in a jersey and broadcasts it on the worldwide webcast, we know for certain we wouldn’t be bored.
Your move, WSL. Make the right one.