Trestles is always a crowd favourite. It’s always sunny and the beaches are always full of beautiful people. The waves are ripable and seemingly within the grasp of us mortals in a way Chopes or Pipe never will be. Every year it is lorded as a ‘skate park’, as a ‘progression session’ and an opportunity for the world’s best to show off ‘high performance surfing’. Yet maybe it’s the hubris or the constant geeing up of the commentator’s but it seemed a little flat.
Is that it? Is it the commentators? Are the events this year good but the constant ‘awesomeness’ just ruining otherwise exciting and interesting events? Has Trestles simply become eighth gilded lily of the year?
The only thing anyone was talking about was Slater’s fluffed air that half the world seemed to think was an actual punt. Even after Slater came out and said it was just luck that he landed on the board the way he did the ridiculous speculation and vitriol continued. Pundits and half-wits prattled on for days even after the King had spoken.
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