the surf forecast looks pretty good so far. It depends on the wind shifts. The event is scheduled for 10 days so they can call off for a day if the surf changes. Expect the male OGM to go to a Brazilian. All of them are hot right now. Both literally and figuratively. The female OGM could very well be Carissa Moore of the US. Stephanie Gilmore of Australia is a contender as well. Both the US men (John John Florence and Kolohe Andino) blew out a knee and had to have surgery two months ago. (I was hoping one of them would WD and Kelly Slater would get the slot as he's the alternate, but alas, they plan to surf). The Boys of Endless Summer come to the Olympics. (except the best surf is in the winters in both hemispheres ).Skateboarding, surfing and “breaking”: This just screams teenaged summers to me. I like this.
I couldn't sleep one night and watched a replay of the college world series in softball. Damn those women can throw. And they are doing it with big old softballs rather than the hardballs that would better fit into their hands.I watched my first event tonight - USA vs Italy in softball! I enjoyed it and will try to watch more of that event.
Hey, at least Team USA got its “down to the knee” protest in...before bombing!First upset of the Olympics - USA lose 0-3 to Sweden in women’s football.