There. I said it.
Sun, sand and surf have become an iconic part of Aussie culture so it's no surprise that we have had so many champions including the first world champion, Midget Farrelly, Nat Young, Mark Richards and Mick Fanning along with 7 time female champion Layne Beachley.
I don't care.
And the fact that I've never surfed hasn't influenced my decision.
I've never surfed because I've never wanted to.
What has surfing ever done for the world?
Have any pro-surfers, in their post surfing careers, gone on to contribute to society in any meaningful way?
Any brain surgeons? Nope.
Any captains of industry? Nope.
The best you can say is that surfing provides the odd moment of TV news drama when some unfortunate surfer happens to look too much like a juicy seal when a hungry white pointer happens along.
I'm sorry, but surfing is a complete waste of space.
(And don't even get me started on skateboarding)