No, seriously, you might not actually believe it. And you'll be even less likely to believe it when you learn that Martin Passeri didn't get disqualified in Round 1 of the Corona Reef Classic but actually finished in 5th place, eventually losing to Facu Arreyes on points.

But why let that get in the way of a heartwarming narrative, complete with Hollywood blockbuster voiceover?

As for "the Best Reason to be Disqualified from a Surf Contest Ever", as the Inertia puts it, what's wrong with the tried and tested approach of verbally and physically assaulting the judges?

Not to take anything away from Martin Passeri, who probably had nothing to do with the making of the above video, and seems like a jolly nice chap, as the video below attests.