Hawaiian charger cites issue with event sponsorship and lack of industry support
Every surfer in the world – as well as any TV-watching non-surfer – – knows that Garrett McNamara caught a giant wave off Nazare, Portugal in late January. The mainstream media called it a hundred-footer, asked him how it all felt. Your non-surfing cousin suddenly wanted to know about the biggest wave you ever rode. Some of the surf media asked questions like, “does it count if it didn’t break?”
Garrett, for his part, said at the time, “don’t believe the hype.”
A couple months later, as the waiting period for the Billabong XLL Big-Wave Awards is winding down, McNamara surprisingly announced he was not entering this year.
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