We’re pretty harsh critics around here and often very critical of claims… “oh bro…did you see that wave? It was like double overhead”= an 8 foot face. “Did you see me?…I got totally barreled!”= head dip. I mean if you free fall into a double overhead backdoor barrel and disappear for 10 seconds only to make a near guillotine curtain call… that’s claim worthy for sure. Otherwise we feel any barrel should be modestly checked off in the mind and you should calmly understate the quality of it, as though you’re more used to much heavier accomplishments.
Thus when the new guide’s exhuberant hand raising over a quick cover up is caught on camera…the hazing shall commenceth. You’ll see in the photos Keith Getzinger, fresh out of North Carolina but clearly with some Brazilian heritage, claiming his cover up like he just won the pipeline masters in a final heat against Slater. For this I give him 10 points. Nothing like a Carolina claim to make you famous around here.