With two surfing superstars missing from this year's Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa and a rather small wave forecast, one has to wonder if we are seeing the future of the ASP World Tour.
Well, let me rephrase that.
One surfing superstar in the likes of 10-time world champion Kelly Slater was a no-show for his heat, and Bobby Martinez is also missing from this year's event. Both were rumored to have been in transit to the event before missing their heats.
Slater has long been a mystery, showing up in countries mere hours or minutes before surfing his heats, and Martinez seems more content on sabotaging what's left of a once promising surfing career.