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Mark Zuckerberg copping some crap for his surf claims

3 April 22

From BroBible: If there’s one thing the surfing community is known for it’s being completely and totally accepting of outsiders. You can just show up to surf a break anywhere anytime and the locals will accept you with open arms and teach you how to ride giants as if you were brothers. And you can boast about your surfing skills online and everyone will completely and wholeheartedly accept your stories as truthful. It’s lovely.

Just ask Mark Zuckerberg who has bought up 1,500+ acres of land in Hawaii and boasts about his surfing prowess online. Everyone’s like ‘Mark, you are such an inspiration! Teach me how to ride giants!’ Nobody’s hopping in his mentions to call him out for being totally full of bullshit for claiming he rides 15-foot waves…

Anyway, now that we’ve gotten my genuinely pathetic and borderline embarrassing attempt at sarcasm out of the way, let’s talk about Mark Zuckerberg claiming he surfs 15-foot waves. I’ll start by saying I think Mark probably rides waves this big, or has at some point, or he was at least told by someone in his life that the waves he was riding were that big and he had no reason to think they were lying to him. 

The interview where Mark Zuckerberg discusses surfing comes from Lex Fridman’s YouTube channel in a clip uploaded last week.

The portion about surfing went largely unnoticed until it caught steam with various surfing meme accounts on Instagram and now everyone’s cracking jokes left and right about Zuck surfing baby waves.

Before I ever saw the actual clip of Mark Zuckerberg saying he ‘trains hard’ to surf 15-foot waves I saw this Instagram post from the same account. This is from someone who appears to be a local near where Mark’s insane property is who claims to have first-hand knowledge of Zuck shredding 15-footers and getting towed into waves by the best surfers on the planet.

I’m going to consider this ‘case closed’. Mark Zuckerberg does train hard and he does ride bigger waves than 99% of the surfing community. He does this because he has infinite wealth and access to the greatest trainers and surfers on the planet who can teach him more in a day than he’d learn on his own in a lifetime. That’s just the reality of being a billionaire who owns 1,500 acres in Hawaii, I guess.


Here are a few comments from Instagram: 

highroadcycles: “Watching this just made me quit surfing”

yadin_nicol: “Everything’s bigger in the metaverse”

carribrown: “Where are the fact checkers??!!”

iammisterfunk: ‘“15 footer” is a metaphor for sharing personal data and playing with human psychology for profit’

cettygram: “I saw him. Slathered in sunscreen. He pulled into the deepest 15ft gaper on his electric hydrofoil. I was in awww. He looked me dead in the eyes from behind the foamball as I was stuck inside and whispered "meta".


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