My respect has always gone out to surfers and their brand of aquatic athleticism. Hence, I watch Point Break every time it's on Spike TV (if you’re like me, there is no surprise that Swayze has yet to succumb to cancer)
Um, Swayze played a bank robbing surf ninja in that film, and you’re going to give him weeks to live? Secondary to that, the royalties off starring in a film that’s played 1400 times a year on cable (a 50/50 split, approx. 700 airings each on Spike and TBS) must be pretty lucrative – good enough to pay for high-end cancer treatment, I’d imagine.
Swayze rules (given); but as much as I love Point Break for its intricate plot lines and its determination to portray Gary Busey's character as the sane one, I’d rather watch Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez hit the surf in Blue Crush any day (it would be my second favorite surf movie, and Surf Ninjas is a distantly distant third). With that said, we turn our attention to the ASP World Tour and women’s pro surfing. The ladies are competing in Rio De Janeiro this week, and are already in to the quarterfinals of the Billabong Girls Pro Rio. The tournament runs until Sep. 18, with the winner taking home $85,000.
Go to ASPWorldTour.com to learn more, and check out photos from flickr of the Roxy Team:
How's that for Friday reading?