Tropics still asleep on the East Coast? Evan gets his kicks in Disney’s chlorine lagoon.
Thus far, the Atlantic Ocean has snoozed its way through the 2013 hurricane season. There have been no swells worth noting, no storms whose names could even be remembered. Everyone has been scratching their heads wondering when things are finally going to come alive.
But not Evan Geiselman — it is borderline illegal to scratch and potentially sully those precious blonde locks. When even the swell magnet of New Smyrna Beach ain’t picking up anything worth a dime, Evan knows exactly where to go: inland. To Disney. To Typhoon Lagoon.
While the artificial wave isn’t quite as dreamy as Dubai or the Wave Garden, we still have to commend old Walt for his peak. Keep in mind that Typhoon Lagoon has been around for over a decade — that’s like 348 in wavepool years. Obviously, the technology is outdated and other wavepools have surpassed the old ‘Goon. But this doesn’t faze Evan. It’s kind of like visiting a geriatric grandparent for him. It’s old. It’s boring. It smells like pungent cleaning supplies.
We love this photo because Evan brings the updated to the outdated. Sure, he’s surfing an old and mostly uninteresting wavepool. But he’s doing a stalefish reverse in it. That’s like introducing Die Antwood to your grandparents — although we couldn't picture that looking so smooth.