Actually I'm going to have a whinge. Alex, Mike and the APB and everyone else that made the comp happen did the best they had with limited resources.
The comp happened. It was online to view, even if there was a few technical glitches but it was still watchable, and the scores were updated.
All the negative whinging on social media. People expecting something for free.. Saw people telling the APB on social media that they should be embarrassed that they were sponsored by Kellogg's. Even one of the pro bodyboarders said it. We struggle for sponsors and when we do get one that’s the crap we have to deal with.
Goes back to Nike pulling their offer off the table. Bodyboarding hates itself. Full of people that want to tear it down while a few hard working people do their best to make things happen.
We should we patting them on the back and congratulating them for actually making it happen. Bodyboarding doesn’t have the budget of surfing or snowboarding yet people wont quit and still put on the best comps they can on the resources. Celebrate that. Own that shit. Don’t be negative!
Whiners like to whine. And the sport of bodyboarding attracts a certain contingent of whiny people who think they're entitled to everything. They're probably the ones who assessed other sports & realized they had no chance to be sponsored, like in Skating, surfing, snowboarding, etc, so they jumped in on the bodyboarding world where they can fast-track themselves to hookups & bragging rights.
Most bodyboarders aren't like this, but enough of them are to the point that it gets annoying for us positive people to have to look at.