GABBY WINS FIJI, SURFSTITCH DROWNS, AND DTL PROCLAMATIONS
“How do you explain what’s happened at SurfStitch? The original business model – high volume, cut-price global online surf retailer – may not have endeared the lads to the old school surf retailers, but to hard-arse business types it must have seemed sensible and sustainable. I can remember a few years back consulting to big fund managers on a regular basis about the future of Billabong’s dodgy-looking retail strategy, and guys who handle that much money tend to ask all the hard questions.
But apparently Surfstitch’s broad vision of letting retail management run itself while the brand gurus went on a shopping spree for content creation had some appeal to the money market, and even when Justin Cameron flew the coop, so to speak, no-one said a word. It has only been the wake up calls of three profit downgrades in six months, and now a $20 million loss, that has set the cat amongst the pigeons.” Phil Jarratt – read full article on Swellnet.com
Down The Line Podcast Proclamations
I believe surfing is an incredibly difficult athletic endeavor; but it’s not a sport, because it is subjectively judged. I still watch.
I believe “This Is Spinal Tap” should receive a Oscar.
I believe your surfing style is more important than your claim.
I believe Hawaii is the 50th state of the Union and should be categorized as such.
I believe Fiji, Tahiti, JBay and Pipe should be deemed “major events” by the WSL and receive extra points and extra money.
I believe longboards should be ridden leashless and in a classical fashion.
I believe the Rolling Stones are the greatest rock n roll band ever.
I believe WSL judges shouldn’t know what score a surfer needs to advance thru the heat.
I believe that surfing and golf are the two most difficult athletic endeavors.
I believe in God.
How do you score Gabe's alley-ooop on the end section at Cloudbreak?
JJF vs Taj, you guessed it, Taj didn't care if he won or not.
Slater and Wiggolly get testy. David breaks down the back story. Do the competitors hate Wiggolly?
Wiggolly is getting fitted at the habadashery for his Black Hat - bad guy.
Connor Coffin gets prioritized by Squigolly Wiggolly.