Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the Week of July 29

What A Week!

This week was CRAZY: a 17-year-old kid almost beat Dane Reynolds on the Internet (Ah!), and then so many people Tweeted about it, even Jamie Foxx (What?!), so Dane Reynolds joined Instagram to fight back (Take that!), and he got 10,000 followers in 12 hours (!!), and then it was over :(.

Dane’s First Post

The crowd went wild.

Cam’s Last Post

“Sorry to clog the feed but this made my life. I’m a winner! Thanks @kellyslater east coast or die.” [email protected]

Now That That’s Over

What do we talk about? This? This is super serious.

G Mac Got a Medal

According to Fox News, the “Hawaii surfer who rode gnarliest wave ever” was given the Vasco da Gama Navy Medal by Portugal’s Navy. “I was like, whoa, this is overwhelming,” McNamara said.

There’s still more

Comments to Dane on Instagram

When this is over danes gona delete this account and leave us with nothing

@snelsone

Damn, I wanna change my vote. I didn’t know Jamie Foxxx was involved.

@nathan_myers

I’m no mathematician but how do you instantly have more instagram followers than votes? #science

@john__cooper

Another “Surf”-Related Kickstarter

Oh wow.

An 18-Mile Chocolate Wave

A pair of California surfers set the new World Record by surfing this tidal bore in the Petitcodiac River, known informally as the Chocolate River, in Canada.

A “Surfer Friendly Airline”

SATA Airlines announced this week that on flights to Portugal “boards under 4.9 ft. fly free.” Pack up your 4’6″s! (Sorry, you can’t bring your SUPZilla.)

“Surfing’s Kardashians”

According to Couriermail.com.au, the Coffey clan (Ellie-Jean, Holly-Sue, Ruby-Lee, Bonnie-Lou. For real.) have “400,000 social media followers, a string of endorsement contracts and a US reality television show in the pipeline.”

U.S. Open Anime!

Creative people with too much free time!

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The End. Tune in next week for more, and the week after that, and the week after that….