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When Katie and April Call a Surf Comp

While watching the men's heats in the East Coast Paddle Surf Championships, my friend Katie and I realized that we had very different things to say about the competition. Although, much of what I was saying sounded a bit like an MC, what she was saying was extremely entertaining! We sat down at Epic food the other day and compiled this dialog of what it would be like if someone actually gave us the mic at an event. We realize we are nerds, but we had a lot of fun putting this together!

This article featured on Distressed Mullet! 

http://www.distressedmullet.com/katie-and-april-call-surf-competition

April:  Free surfers please clear the competition area between the buoys! Free surfers please move out of the area.  

Katie: Get out of the water NOOOOOOWWWWWW! Yeah, I’m talking to YOU! Kai Lenny wannabe! 

April:  In heat one we have the Alex the Rainbow Tornado Hedmannnnnn in the yellow jersey.

Katie:  Alex your shorts aren’t bright enough! You’re bringing me down!

April: In green there’s John King Mullet Beausang!

Katie: Mullet Nationnnnnnnnnnnnn! Fish lips! Fish lips! Fish lips!

April: Paddling in blue is Mike Tavares from Boardworks

Katie: Mike-my-dog-shredder-is-a-better-surfer-than-me Taveres!

April: Katie!!!

Katie: What?

April: Jason-my-name-is hockaloogie-Colclough in white.

Katie: Alright gentleman, let’s see a show. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

April: Here comes the rainbow tornado, strokin’ hard.

Katie: That sounds so DIRTY!

April: Oh, here comes Rainbow tornado paddling for a wave and it’s a bust. He lets it slip right out from under him!

Katie: April! This is a FAMILY competition.

April: Tavares paddling into a nice waist-high wave, catching the wave, making a left turn, going down the line. .  .

Katie: No cutting in line, Mike!

April: We have green paddling into a wave, catching the wave and doing an immediate bottom turn.

Katie: Is that like twerking?

April: I’m going to pretend you didn’t just say that. . .

April: The wave looks like it will close out. . . will he attempt a Carolina floater or smack the lip?

Katie: I drank a Carolina floater the other . . .

Katie and April: OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

April: It doesn’t look like he’s going to be doing either. . . he just wiped out.

Katie: DANG.

April: White is up paddling for a wave—a nice bottom turn, top turn combo.

Katie: Wait-what is he doing?

April: He’s a little too close to the in-water photographer! Kid Rock hates the paparazzi!

Katie: FIVE MINUTES surfers! I want to see some ACTION! Make it worth my valet parking tip!

April: Alex Hedman paddling into a double over ankle monster wave! And there are dolphins on the horizon.

Katie: What I hear is, Alex, you’re getting schooled by a dolphin. Is that right, April?

April: That is correct, Katie. Oh look Tavares is paddling into another wave.

Katie: What is he DOING? Playing the hokey pokey?

April: Well, he is trying to turn himself around. The fin’s released and we had an excellent attempt at a flat spin.

Katie: Shred dog would have made it.

April: You are a tough crowd, Katie!

Katie: April why are Beausang and Jason on the same wave? Party wave? The beer’s here onshore.

April: Who’s gonna take it? Who’s gonna bail? Jason goes left, Beausang goes right, they’ve turned into one another. We’re watching a big game of chicken!

Katie: Bok, Bok

April: OHHHHHHH. Jason just got dumped in the closeout, it’s now the Mullet’s wave.

Katie: Time’s running out! Count with me, folks: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

----HORN SOUNDS----

April: That’s gonna be a tough heat to judge.

Katie: Second heat, paddle OUT! 

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