As I perused social media outlets over a bagel and glass of OJ I came across something that actually made me read not only one but three articles. It might have been that I had just returned from an early morning surf check but I was feeling rather "up and at 'em."
What originally caught my eye was a simple post from Korduroy TV via Twitter:
Check out the article "Defense (and Condemnation) of the Hipster" about Dane Reynolds and Chris Mauro's recent...
Recent what, love child, collaboration of genius ideas. Tell me!! Chris is a former editor of Surfer Magazine and Dane is, well Dane, a fresh of the WCT with some amazing surfing. No it was not as great as I had hoped. It was about the little tiff going on between the two.
After reading not only the article on Korduroy TV's website, I continued to read Mauro's original hit to Dane and Dane's "sixteen hundred word" comeback. After I processed all the information I came to the final decision of what it all breaks down to.
Mauro is a former editor of one of the world's most respected surf magazines giving his opinion on one of the pros on the WCT.
Reynolds is a former WCT competitor who is trying to find his place in the surf world, whether it be as a competitor or as a free-surfer.
Either way Korduroy TV brought this to the attention of the Stranded Dog and my opinion falls in line with Korduroy's, except that when you are in the spot light like both Mauro and Reynolds you just need to get used to the fact that people have opinions. Deal with it.
Korduroy TV's Article
Chris Mauro's Article
Dane Reynolds Article
And on the topic, I am not a fan of hipsters. At all. But Dane can surf really well.