Where all have the funnymen of surfing gone? Has mega-bucks sponsorship and corporate cash sucked the humour from our sport? We look at five dudes that can almost make you chuckle.
Jay Bottle Thompson
The large chinned ex-WCT naturalfooter from Burleigh is a one man joke machine and always looking for a laugh. His twitter feed is pretty entertaining and his clips get always get a laugh (and in this one, a few stiffies.)
The ex-WQS surfer and now full time Fish Tales blogger, might not be everyone’s idea of humour, but anyone who interviews Kelly Slater with a microphone in the shape of a 12 inch black dildo, is fine by me.
Matty Wilko is plain weird, but that’s what we love about the kid. In the increasingly sanitised world of pro surfing, his Out2brunch blog stands out like tits on a bull. Don’t change Wilko, please.
A combination of properly funny voice dub clips on his site pinchmysalt.tv, real surfing talent and the ability to take the piss out of Kelly Slater means Sterling is the funniest surfer to come out of America since, since well, since ever.
Prior to Seabass’s Triple Crown win and top 34 qualification Seabass was just the Kauai clown who happened to rip. As Bruce Iron said, “Fuck Seabass! That hippy from Florida. Eleven fingered rocket dick…”