More often than not, surfers are adverse to technology. We’d much rather go off-the-grid, shutting off our phones and neglecting our inboxes in pursuit of perfect waves in a far-off land. And when new technologies related to the surf industry arise, many surf purists blow them off. I, myself, am often in that camp of surf tech haters.
So when I was offered the opportunity to test out a virtual reality surfing experience, I resorted to that default state of skepticism. “It’ll never compare to the real thing,” I thought. But part of me remained curious, if only to make fun of it, so I decided to give it a shot.