This article first appeared in the Herald Sun on Tuesday, April 18
Is there anything less like actual surfing, than surfing the internet?
Messing around on the internet is nothing like paddling hard, then the euphoria of carving along a completely natural wall of water.
If you don’t believe me, compare any competitor at the recent Rip Curl Pro, which happened at the real Bells Beach not the ‘Point Break’ one, to anyone who surfs the internet for a living. It’s like comparing granite to sludge, or a current AFL player, to a retired AFL player.
But if we continue to call scrolling through online nonsense for countless wasted hours ‘surfing’, then what can’t be called surfing?