Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Year Ago Today... BOOM!

I'm still shaking my head at the fact that I'm becoming recognized around the world, bodyboarding world that is, for something that... just happened. Not literally just happened but happened without intentions. BOOM! is my signature sign off to all the IBA World Tour highlight reels. Someone actually made a smash up for Youtube. Crazy stuff!

Let me reverse a little here. It's been a year since the first day of my gig as the face of professional bodyboarding competition. It happened here on the Canary Islands for the Wild Wave Fronton Showdown. Aside from broadcasting live, I also had to intro and outro the highlight clips. Seamus (video guy), Ben (Red Bull dude) and I headed out to do our first highlight clip. We all agreed that we needed to end with a signature. We did a few things with my hands but it was a punch at the camera that we all agreed on. We went with it and that's how it all started.

Below is the first one that we did. I totally forgot about it until Caja (Canary Island cameraman) showed me the night I arrived. I must say, I'm a little embarred and grateful at the same time. Embarrassed because I looked like a total jackass. Low, if any, energy and this one thing that has solidified me in the bodyboarding world were very weak! Very weak! I'm grateful to know that I've come a long way. I appreciate all those that have supported me and the IBA World Tour. Now, compare and contrast:

Now compare to the one I did yesterday and let me know what you really think.