I recently listened to a recap of the year’s ‘CT events on a favorite surf podcast of mine. The difference between the enthusiasm levels when talking about the men’s events compared to the women’s was obvious in their voices. One presenter was clearly not at all interested in the women’s competition. To be fair, he made some really good points. He was brutally honest as he asked his co host “You like watching NBA right?…. So why aren’t you watching women’s NBA too?”
It’s a fair question. He summed it up by reminding us we want to watch the best in the world, right? That’s true. We want to see the best surfers in the world surfing the best waves in the world. To be brutally honest, while all of the ladies on tour surf better than myself, some of their heats are less than inspiring. But the same can be said about some of the men’s heats too.