Ben Matson

The swell formerly known as...

God I cringe when I see surf stories on the news that lead out with phrases like 'Hang Ten dude' or that make references to Gidget. How out of touch are these people? It's been 45 years since hanging ten was hot shit and Gidget simply never was.

But what really darkens my drawers is when surf publications, who should know better, use the tired old term 'Big Wednesday' to describe a mid-week swell. It's been 35 years, can't we put it to rest? Therefore, as of today, Swellnet has issued a fatwah against any publication that dares utter the vile phrase.

The swell formerly known as...

God I cringe when I see surf stories on the news that lead out with phrases like 'Hang Ten dude' or that make references to Gidget. How out of touch are these people? It's been 45 years since hanging ten was hot shit and Gidget simply never was.

But what really darkens my drawers is when surf publications, who should know better, use the tired old term 'Big Wednesday' to describe a mid-week swell. It's been 35 years, can't we put it to rest? Therefore, as of today, Swellnet has issued a fatwah against any publication that dares utter the vile phrase.

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