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Sometimes they don’t come off, but it’s better The only remnant of the pro circus was the 14-man Drive-Thru crew, which included Pat O’Connell, Nathan “Nudes” Webster, Benji Weatherley, Pottz and Donavon. “He was always on the surfers’ side instead of the industry.

To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It was about being professional and nothing else. “Guys would ring up and ask for a photo (Sarge had taken) for their resumé. Isn't it usually a par 5?''. Like most work by fledgling writers, it was a mundane account, observing that “Barton Lynch has all the markings of a worthy and capable ambassador”. Dean was oblivious to signs, which other people had noticed, that Sarge might be gay.

Adam, knowing he wouldn’t be there anyway, said, “Whatever.

I worked well with Sarge.

And yet one of the biggest thrills of his life happened Thursday just down the coast from Waikiki Beach.

Just don’t ever try to root me!’ It was pretty funny at the time, and broke the ice.

Scott referred to him as a bogey-free caddie after he opened with a 67. It was unreal because I ended up making the semis or the quarters at that event.” In fact, it helped define Danny’s career. ''I said, 'No,''' he said with a smile. So we felt it was time to reconnect and tell our story.". Secondly, Kelly Slater arrived, talented, sober, hard-working and ambitious. How could you have been so promiscuous, so presumptuous, so outrageous… so stupid?” — Paul Sargeant, Tracks, December 1998"I’ve got nothing to say,” says Paul Sargeant, 52, the most prolific and influential photojournalist in surfing history, during the third and final abrupt phone conversation I have with him.

Previously, there would be hundreds of competitors at every event, and every afternoon there was a group of surfers who had just been eliminated and were ready to hit the nearest bars and night clubs. I never suggested that anyone saw any sexual penetration. They went body surfing - at the urging of Slater - as Scott's coach and brother-in-law Brad Malone stood in the sand with what Weatherley described as an anguished looked that said, ''Please don't do that. “Gay? “Don’t say sorry to me, say sorry to Adam.”. “The ASP has to be incredibly responsible about its constituents, not just the livelihood or the career of one person who has made his own bed and now has to lie in it. Sarge asked Danny how old he was. Being bipolar, alcoholic, and gay in a predominantly straight world, I say. But this summer I slipped into a wetsuit and braved the waters for the very first time whilst attending Boardmasters Festival in Newquay.

(For Sarge) to have been around that guy since he was a 14-year-old kid and then to bung something like that on, I just can’t wear it, mate. One of the many people he told was Neil Ridgway, some time during Neil’s tenure as editor of Tracks (1994 to 1997). I have a completely clear conscience about what I did.”. Adam called ASP president Wayne “Rab” Bartholomew in early September, who was at the Japan WCT event, where, unbeknown to him, a rumour about it was spreading like wildfire.

And he’ll never know what he really stands for until he’s able to come out and recognise what he is as an individual.”. I was tripping. What I didn’t get a chance to bring up with him was the reason he was banned from all future ASP-sanctioned events in October 2005, which sent him into, according to his friends, a potentially suicidal depression.

'', Adam Scot, of Australia, follows his fairway shot on No. He says he immediately told the chairman of the ASP rules and discipline committee Robert Gerard in California, although Robert himself says he was only told of “a serious issue” regarding Sarge, and never heard the details until he, and the tour, landed in France in late September. Which three surfers, any era, any wave, would he most like to share the ocean with? Now, more than 10 years since they first met, he felt, “completely and utterly betrayed on the deepest level”. He’s just one of those guys who shouldn’t drink alcohol. He told Nudes, who said the roommate had already told him about it. If Sarge satisfied the above criteria, Robert would then present it to the board for a vote. Dean says Sarge’s response at the time suggested denial. It’s all about God.”, “Every which way, just like He always does.”. I tell him that his involvement in this profile, which I’ve spent eight months researching, would be a good chance for him to re-emphasise the positive contribution he’d made to surfing, but he knows that that is not all we’d be discussing, and wants no part of it. So much so that I really can't wait to get back in the water. Sarge, meanwhile, was quickly establishing himself as one of the world’s best and most reliable surfing shooters. I don’t look at it that way… High school isn’t a hard thing to do… It keeps your mind in gear.”. Then again, I was angry, and I’m not sure if anything he said would have been enough.”, Pat, the leader of the group, was too shocked to deal with it. It was a sudden departure. Wanna win a new surfboard? Weatherley continued. I reckon he was just throwing it out there to see how I’d respond, then when I didn’t respond he blamed it on something else.”, Dean remains in contact with Sarge, and says, even now, little has changed. I renewed it with more conviction three months later, and the immediate response from almost everyone was extreme wariness, if not resistance. Guys would take shots that probably weren’t as well composed, but the company would look at the bottom line and say, well, I could use Sarge’s shot or I could have this one for a hundred bucks. I’d been on trips with him when I was 13 or 14 and never saw that side of him. He was only 35 yards ahead of Jason Dufner.

From that first day of the contract being sent out, I dealt with Billabong directly.” The deal lasted for 18 years. However, a few years later, when Dean was 18, Sarge suddenly declared he was in love with him. But when I'm the best caddie on earth?

“It was the sort of place where you’d stay if you were on your first year on tour or didn’t have a sponsor,” says Howse.

"I would surf Waikiki with Duke Kahanamoku. Murph explained that Sarge had been missing his medication, which placated Danny. Nudes and Benji eventually retired.

He told me not to worry about him doing anything he shouldn’t with the crew on tour.”. Rob, of course, was one of those teenagers. So, based solely on the seriousness of the Blakey incident, Robert decided to revoke Sarge’s ASP press credential and to ban Sarge from the tour. ''He hit the down slope and it shot into the ravine. He showed Adam a text he’d sent to the Drive-Thru team, calling for a meeting that night, where he would explain what happened. Scott hit that tee shot 362 yards (downwind). It was a little bit freaky. The only slightly negative detail he recalls is that Sarge, more drunk than most, was “getting a little close” and invading his personal space. Sarge is one of them. Both had to withdraw from Kapalua and missed significant time that year.

He went straight to sleep. “We were as happy as pigs in shit,” says Pat. The comments had never affected their good friendship.

But the crowd told us it landed on the slope. It was a heavy conversation, but my thing was like, ‘Cool, let’s get the fuck out of here. Everybody OK?’ And everybody went, ‘No man, I’m fucking not OK’. Mesut Ozil wades in on Toni Kroos' bizarre spat with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, "But once we were like 16, 17, 18, Hawaii became this focal point and Benji’s house in particular became this focal point, and every winter you’d spend two or three months in Hawaii, and we would basically live on the beach at Benji’s house and put ourself in these crazy situations. I don’t care if it was my best mate who flaunted the rules.

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