Cranked wrote:Haha! If that is true for Rio then it is also obviously true for holding comps in all those big city crappy waves like they used to do until the surfers revolted and threatened a breakaway tour.Braithy wrote:the big problem with rio is, while they get plenty of crowd & sponsorship, more then any other event ... none of the surfers want to go there and no one from anywhere in the world is interested in watching the event online.
there's a poo outfall pipe in rio, the next beach down. any kind of southerly blows it right through the contest area. being robbed, shot or for the girls even worse are totally plausible outcomes. it's not just the shit waves, but all this other stuff which makes it a legit nightmare.
rio is all about the cheese. medina has 4.5 million followers in insta, and has more sponsorship dollars than a MLB player. it's big business right now to be in brazil.