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Blake Griffin is a surfer, dude

Aug 1, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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Surfing is usually on the list of things players are banned from doing in the offseason, it’s part of their contract. To argue “but you just fall in the water” is to not respect the power and force of waves, or to understand how much it can hurt when a board tethered to your leg smacks you on the head (or anywhere else). Trust us on that one.

Like every Oklahoma transplant to SoCal, Blake Griffin thought about surfing. He didn’t really have time during the season, what with using all his energy to pull the Clippers franchise out of the muck.

But now… in an Q&A with Henry Abbot over at TrueHoop, he said he has the time and nothing to stop him.

Griffin: I just started to try my hand at surfing, actually.

How’s it going?

Griffin: Not too bad. Kind of easing into it. I’ll let you know if I get any better….

That’s got to be a surefire sign that you’re an Angelino now.

Griffin: I was never really sure if surfing was against my contract or not. And then it just hit me that I don’t even have a contract right now, and so I said OK, I better get it in while I can.

Dude, that is awesome. At least your not one of those lame Valley dudes coming over the hill to squat on my waves. My sand. Locals only. Vals go home.

  1. scir91onYouTube - Aug 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    surfer’s get something called surfer’s ear and have hearing damage. not a good sport to get into if you care about your health.

    • juddyb - Mar 9, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      what are talking about? as long as you take a shower and dry out your ears you should be fine.. are you afraid of germs or something? it’s a great sport for your health, you have no idea what you are talking about! Surfing is a 4 billion dollar a year sport, I probably should agree with you though inorder to keep the kooks out of the surf.. but it’s such a cool sport, you are one with the earth, universe, tides, nature. sure the elements may get you but when do they not? I mean just driving or riding a bike is pretty darn dangerous too.. should we all just sit in a bunker someplace and become diabetic.. nah, go for it.. surf, enjoy the beach, respect nature and the more experienced surfers out in the water or take a beat down from the ocean and some jerk surfer if you cut him off that is…
      i would love to see Blake Griffin out in the line up! He’s a cool guy, just look at the fact that he doesn’t have any tattoo’s and is still liked!

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