Sometimes surfing ain't all serious fin throws and hair tosses. Come to LOL-SURF. Satire! Fun!
It ain't as popular as it should be. And, yet, this anonymous and only occasionally updated website is the sharpest, cruellest and, paradoxically, most endearing thing coming out of surf media at the mo.
Go! Dive in on the link below!
Come to lol-surf and what do you find? How about the heads of your favourite surfers shrunken in Photoshop, eyeballs blown-up and tweaked or with heads affixed to the body of a bullfighter or another surfer; kooky shots ripped off the net; vicious closeups and a suspiciously large number of references to the – well, how do wanna say this nicely – manhood of our beloved competitive masters; cheesy gal shots, you get the picture.
As a sum, it satirises surfing, and the surfing industry, but at the same time it brings us all a little closer proving the truism that the family that laughs together stays together.
Who puts it together? It's a secret. My guess is the one-time tour photographer Paul Sargeant, an outrageous devil. Am I right?
Do you know?