The Wiener And Still Champion July 28, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Good Stuff.
SIC WILLIE ROARS TO YET ANOTHER ATLANTIC BODYSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
FITSNews – July 28, 2007 – After spending most of the day in bed with a fever, Sic Willie emerged yesterday afternoon to put an exclamation point on his victory in the 2007 Atlantic Ocean Bodysurfing Championships, a win which earned him yet another “Kahuna Cup” and further solidified his status the best bodysurfer on the Eastern Seaboard.
In a dizzying display of technical proficiency, graceful athleticism and pure heart, the Sic One conquered the swells for a fifth straight day en route to a weekly record of 212 “shorebusters,” or waves ridden all the way into the shoreline.
“He’s untouchable,” said ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who covered the weeklong event in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “It’s like watching Jordan, Tiger and Federer all rolled into one. In fact, I don’t think we’ve seen this dominating an individual performance in sports since Secretariat won the Belmont in 1973.”
After blowing away the competition Monday through Thursday, many speculated that Sic Willie would be unable to finish his record-setting performance on Friday due to the onset of a high fever and dizzy spells. Forced out of the morning high tide time trials, his status for the critical afternoon high tide competition was ultimately a wavetime decision.
It turns out they shouldn’t have doubted him.
“Anytime you see a seven-foot swell in the Atlantic you’ve got to suck it up and get out there,” Sic Willie told ESPN analyist and world-renowned female surfer Holly Beck. “You don’t get monster waves in this ocean very often, but when you do you’ve got to take advantage of them. Other than the two tropical storms I’ve surfed, those were some of the best waves I’ve ever seen on the Atlantic Coast.”
A competitive bodysurfer for more than 20 years, Sic Willie was one of four wave riders to successfully surf “Big Ivan,” a twelve-foot wall of water that appeared just off the Myrtle Beach shoreline during the summer of 1989.
Successfully riding the wave was viewed by many geopolitical observers as a prerequisite for the defeat of worldwide communism.
In the summer of 1996 at Myrtle Beach, Sic Willie was one of five riders to tame “Big Irving,” an eleven-foot monster which singlehandedly put an end to the Dallas Cowboys’ football dynasty.
No such mountains of water appeared during this year’s competition, but Sic Willie said that “Big Enrique” – the wave destined to fairly resolve America’s immigration debate – will be ridden soon.
“Oh yeah we’ll ride him,” he said. “All the way to the shore. And the politicians in Washington can thank us later.”