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Created On: 05/31/2023 10:33 AM
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 05/31/2023 10:33 AM
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sharkfood

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Love watching Griffin, and he was killing it, but in my opinion, Italo got robbed.
 06/01/2023 06:12 AM
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Central Floridave

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We've been bitching about contest scoring for decades. Glad the Braznuts caught up!
 06/01/2023 06:14 AM
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Central Floridave

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I remember back in the 80s at ESA contests if you surfed for Spectrum Surfboards you weren't going to get an accurate score. It was ran and organized by Natural Art. Long time ago, but the concept still applies.
 06/01/2023 06:45 AM
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Sharkfood : I watched that final live and totally 100 % agree , Italo should have won for sure . He got the longest deepest barrel of the contest and nailed all his turns and airs . If you look at the next right that Griffin caught it was only half of the size of Italos wave ( Where was the same size consistency in the man made wave pool? ). Maybe the judges were sending a message for being to cocky with his body language ? Yeah , blatant rip off !

Edited: 06/01/2023 at 06:46 AM by JOESTRUMMER
 06/01/2023 06:59 AM
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Is there a link of the heat we can watch?
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 06/01/2023 02:24 PM
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Central Floridave

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Italo ripped off for sure.


Griffin Colapinto Offers Olive Branch Amid Surf Ranch Pro Controversy

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyl...-branch-232947119.html
 06/01/2023 02:25 PM
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Central Floridave

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World Surf League Responds to Judging Controversy, Death Threats

https://www.surfer.com/trendin...troversy-death-threats
 06/01/2023 03:10 PM
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I remember when Pete Dooley ran contests and I remember those who felt very wronged by his scoring. They still bitch about to this day. Dooley, it may be recalled, preferred a clean cut well mannered young man. My buddy was not that but damn he ripped.

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 06/01/2023 04:46 PM
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Personally I don't think he was robbed at all. His right may have been slightly underscored, but Griff did just as good on turns, and a much better finish on his right. Italo had every chance to win with his 2nd left, but fell off. I'm over the Brazilians claiming every air reverse and crying when they don't win every heat. They've been helped plenty with scores over the last few years. If anything, the WSL has catered to them due to the growing Brazil market. I'd rather watch Ethan Ewing absolutely demolish a wave with his style and power, than watch surfers pump down the line, passing by multiple hittable sections, to throw yet another air reverse. Rant over.
 06/01/2023 05:21 PM
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sharkfood

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I agree with you about Ethan.
As far as side by side comparisonthe final went, I just felt italo looked sharper.
Watch season 2 of make or break on Apple TV if you haven't already. Pretty sure Italo is not on the good side of the Judges these day.




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johnnyboy

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It's very interesting to see his rant invoke the sponsors and public. He's talking about his sponsors and his public, the Brazilians. Everyone who loses bitches about it but the Brazilians honestly feel like they are the future and anyone who disagrees is the past. I do not subscribe to this.

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 06/02/2023 06:52 AM
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Truth

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Absolutely bullish!t to attack Pete Dooley or NA.

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 07/12/2023 12:41 PM
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World Surf League CEO Erik Logan exits during Brazilian event in middle of season
No reason given by WSL for administrator's abrupt departure
He leaves weeks after criticism of judging by Brazilian surfers
 07/13/2023 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by: MR

Personally I don't think he was robbed at all. His right may have been slightly underscored, but Griff did just as good on turns, and a much better finish on his right. Italo had every chance to win with his 2nd left, but fell off. I'm over the Brazilians claiming every air reverse and crying when they don't win every heat. They've been helped plenty with scores over the last few years. If anything, the WSL has catered to them due to the growing Brazil market. I'd rather watch Ethan Ewing absolutely demolish a wave with his style and power, than watch surfers pump down the line, passing by multiple hittable sections, to throw yet another air reverse. Rant over.


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 07/14/2023 05:42 AM
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Central Floridave

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Tricks are for kids.
 07/15/2023 08:32 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

I remember back in the 80s at ESA contests if you surfed for Spectrum Surfboards you weren't going to get an accurate score. It was ran and organized by Natural Art. Long time ago, but the concept still applies.


Same thing on a Quiet Flight. I lost a heat in the NKF by the narrowest of margins. Four judges gave me 6.5 to 7 for a decent ride, Rich Price gave me a 4. I actually thought about covering the logos when I saw the judges.


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 07/17/2023 07:41 AM
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waterlizard25

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folks still watch the WSL???? insufferable to say the least
 07/17/2023 08:32 AM
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Cole

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Originally posted by: waterlizard25

folks still watch the WSL???? insufferable to say the least


Why not watch it?



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 07/17/2023 10:11 AM
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waterlizard25

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Originally posted by: Cole
Originally posted by: waterlizard25 folks still watch the WSL???? insufferable to say the least
Why not watch it?
Why would I watch the WSL when I can watch you "shred" the NKF contest LMAO
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