Surf Burp -- a gaseous release of vaguely surf-related pressure, unceremoniously expelled from the bowels of the social media monster. Now, them pro surfers gots to earn they crust too you know, just like us regular poor folks. This means they gots to find theyselves a "bit on the side", an extra pie to finger -- 'cos that coke habit/SUV/Picasso oil painting sure ain't gonna pay for itself. This week we'll be looking at the various sources of supplementary income available to the modern professional surfer.
Take Aritz, for instance. After dropping off the world tour he finds himself back on the QS grind, and forced to fund his re-qualification campaign with full-time work as a pizza delivery boy. When Leo Fioravanti was laid up in hospital following his back-breaking wipeout at Pipe, he had Aritz's number on speed-dial, and would even make the poor man feed him slice-by-slice, complete with aeroplane actions and sound-effects.
Unable to surf for a good few months due to his injury, Leo was left with no option but to sign on for disability benefits in his native Italy. Here he is in happier times.
When he decided to leave Quiksilver last April, Kelly Slater thought he'd be able to get by on prize money alone, but things haven't quite worked out the way he'd hoped. He didn't win a contest all last year, and has had to fall back on Plan B: carpentry. Inviting further comparisons with Jesus Christ, Kelly recently announced plans to bring out his own line of pro furniture.