Olympic Surfing

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blindboy started the topic in Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 12:32pm
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blindboy commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 12:33pm

If it is in a pool, it's not surfing!

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thermalben commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 4:58pm

There are some cringeworthy - although not altogether unexpected - quotes in that article.

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blindboy commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 5:18pm

I think the winner is
" It will not be a middle class playground. "

With 13 waves an hour to cover the construction costs, energy use, staff and maintenance, they are probably right. It will be for the wealthy!

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 6:45pm

The nightmare approaches...

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shaun commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 9:26pm

Will they waive the drug tests? Wont get the best surfers in the world if there are no drugs, fuck what are they thinking.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 9:39pm

Won't even get the worst surfers in the world if there are no drugs.

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blindboy commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 9:51pm

No Blowin' but the Olympics guarantees world class bureaucracy and lucrative back room construction deals......but don't listen to me, I live in Sydney and we are still three hospitals, four high schools and 100km of major roadworks short at the expense of our little party.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 10:02pm

I do love me a layer of bureaucracy. They should televise the influence peddling and official vote auctioneering live. Now that is some ruthless competition.

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uplift commented Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 at 10:34pm

'Wont get the best surfers in the world if there are no drugs, fuck what are they thinking.'

'Won't even get the worst surfers in the world if there are no drugs.'

OK, fair enough, but at least they will be super experienced and acclimatised to being paid fuck all, and being 'televised' at 3.45am. Plus, if the mighty machine blows up, all the accumulated, elite expertise with lay days can quickly and smoothly spring into action.

Although, Laird has a plan that he has publically proposed.

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morris commented Monday, 14 Jul 2014 at 6:57am

Man made waves are one thing, but surfing without drugs! It's just not natural.

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southey commented Monday, 14 Jul 2014 at 9:28am

The winter Olympics pretty much shot itself in the foot , with the inclusion of Snowboarding and then " lost " half the elite riders including Shaun White ....
Surely once bittern , twice shy .

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Jervisreigns commented Friday, 18 Jul 2014 at 5:09pm

How can artificial waves be same as original ones? I doubt on this point. Surfing has no boundaries and need a big space.

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