Singalong with Fernando!

Stu Nettle
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For forty years, Fernando Aguerre has been relentless in singing the praises of equality, fraternity, and naked female arses.

More than a euphemism, ol' Fernando doesn't mind a bit of sing song, to the extent that he photocopied sheets of lyrics, placed them on the seats of unwitting vocalists at the ISA closing ceremony, then implored everyone to get into it.

"Most songs are boring," says Fernando, "but this isn't a boring song."

"Flavio [the songwriter] was inspired by that phrase I created two years ago 'A better world through surfing'."

"We'll be singing this song for many years."

Take it away, Fernando.

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Blowin Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 1:36pm

Giving a microphone to a surf administrator is like giving crack to an ADHD toddler.

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Nick Bone Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 1:45pm

This is beyond Oh my god. Wtf etc etc

Im speechless..

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stunet Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 1:47pm

In the blue corner you've got Dirk Ziff, the Mr Invisible of pro surfing, who stumps up the bucks, and while the money trail leads to his door, he sits at a distant remove from the workaday events at the Woz getting shop mannequins to take care of that surfing business.

And in the red corner (adorned with pink paisley and velvet baubles) you've got Fernando Aguerre who thrusts himself middle centre in every part of the ISA, from ensuring he's tagged in every single ISA Instagram story, to 'talk story' where obliging employees can throw him Dorothy Dixers about his journey, "but," he'll say in a well-rehearsed aside, "surfing is much more than me", as if such a notion can be believed.

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Craig Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 1:49pm

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velocityjohnno Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:35pm

That's the biggest sick emoji I've ever seen. I daren't click on the vid...

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Craig Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:37pm

Ha, I had to downsize it as well, was way too big before!

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AndyM Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 1:55pm

Mahalo - hahahaha!!!

Fucking cheeseburger with the lot!

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stan1972 Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:00pm

Even Shortenism would wear a mask if it got him out of singing that.

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memlasurf Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 6:28pm

Gold, that guy is qanon crazy.

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Blowin Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:10pm

I received my first ever non-ironic Shaka down Sydney way over the weekend. A Chinese fella in one of those wetsuit change ponchos and a couple of his mates were spotted literally floundering on soft tops in the shore break a bit earlier. As my mate and myself drove away they were riding a cruiser skateboard with extremely exaggerated surf style in an obvious attempt to improve their ( non existent) surfing abilities. All smiles and big, violent Shakas towards us as we went past.

We are all part of the tribe after all.

You might not think this little story is related to this article. Oh , but it is so very related.

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simba Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:23pm

well im feelin queasy ........oh oo.......too late ...........spewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.........

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seaslug Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:29pm

Geez, I think I just watched some gospel singing

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thermalben Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 2:37pm

His conducting skills are shithouse too.

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JimmyMac Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 3:26pm

Even Joey Turps was silent!

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memlasurf Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 6:29pm

Ha is that even possible!

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Current Affair Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 4:28pm

It may not be the WSL, but surely you cannot script this.

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tubeshooter Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 4:40pm

Que ?
Thankfully it's not the sort of tune that gets stuck in your head for hours , but my brain is working overtime trying to delete any reference of this . The torture that crowd suffered should never have to be experienced by anyone.

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thermalben Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 4:46pm

Pretty sure I said it in another thread, but songs about surfing almost always suck. Here's a textbook example.

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mattlock Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 8:45pm

Have a listen to The Angry Tradesmen doing their song Big Wave.
Seeing as you are a muso you've probably heard it.
Cracker of a track from some consumate pros.

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tubeshooter Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 5:46pm

Probably channeling his inner Jimmy Buffett.
Wonder what he does a do for an encore ,, the Macarena ?

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dr-surf Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 5:48pm

Sally Won. End it with a Bang? Not.

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zenagain Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 6:18pm

Sir Bob Geldof ghost wrote that song.

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memlasurf Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 6:33pm

How did we get this guy foisted on us? He wasn't even on my radar until this silly olympics thing occurred. Am I dreaming this?

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Blowin Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 7:27pm

He associated women with perfect arses and the sandals he sold and also paid a few good surfers to promote them. Pretty sure he sold the lot for a shed load which enabled him to try and fulfill his fantasies as the Pied Piper of surfing.

If the Pied Piper was a dyed-in-the-wool sports administrator with plans to exert his personal ideology over a globally dominant sports administration power structure.

Sound about right?

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AndyM Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 7:34pm

So we throw the whole issue at the woke crew, get Fernando cancelled and surfing benefits.

Win.

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poo-man Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 8:22pm

That's seriously weird. It was quite hard to watch. Was that Sally cringing when they had to sing? I met him once at an ISA event and he's really out there. You've got to hand it to him growing the whole ISA thing but he's so weird and nutty

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theblacksheep Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 8:48pm

That’s one time the surfers would be grateful for wearing masks

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Hall of Lame Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 9:10pm

The Snapper Version (you may need to listen to old mate in the video a few times to get the gist).

A better world through burning
Maholo Occy for dropping in
It's all about you and not about me
I've only waited for sixty waves.

Or the Manly Version

A better world through sharing
Maholo longboard for going right
I did not want.. that nice left anyhow
It's all cool mate ..no I can't fight.

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PCS PeterPan Monday, 7 Jun 2021 at 9:22pm

Blowin , your two summations are so spot on !
For anyone new to this "sport" ahem ...this is probably funny . To those of us who see it as part of our DNA , its just sad .
Im at the point now of consciously not wearing clothes adorned with surf logos .

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MartinNow Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 5:57am

light hollow

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phnud Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 7:20am

Needs drums.

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fcalmon Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 7:45am

Slightly better:

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Sheep go to heaven Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 8:47am

Whats that Abba song - " Can you hear the drums Fernando " ..... oh boy : (

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D-Rex Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 9:44am

I didn't mind it TBH. Got me smiling on a wet cold Vicco am.

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simsurf Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 12:53pm

Anyone else get the vibe those that didn't participate in singing were taken out back and shot.

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radiationrules Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 3:03pm

Regrettable that Elvis is dead - I can see him using that song in one of his quaint little films - the ones where at least 2 women are competing for his attention, leading to jealousy, rivally, retribution, then a grand finale - a choreographed "kiss & make up" song..i see a roll for this song in that film, dare I simplify life and call Elvis's posthumous film "Reef Bottom",

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Blowin Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 3:13pm

Huh. Well there you go. I’d always imagined that the first song I’d hear Fernando sing would be Agadoo by Black Lace.

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Captainsurf Tuesday, 8 Jun 2021 at 4:09pm

what
the
actual
Fuck?

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billie Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021 at 12:48pm

Sublime did a surf song that was pretty cool.

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udo Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021 at 1:05pm

Bobby Martinez is so Disappointed he could not be part of that Singalong..

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Fluiddreams Saturday, 12 Jun 2021 at 10:28am

Have a listen to Boogieboarding by The Stiffys.