Friday, January 04, 2008
Pro Surfing Prozac .. Or The Big Sleep
I've had trouble sleeping for the last few nights - something of a first for this Beach Bum. Personally, I put this this down to lack of alcohol - either that or a guilty conscience. Anyway, this temporary insomnia is getting on my goat so I've resorted to some of those tricks that are supposed to help you slip off to slumberland without the need for medication. You know the sort of thing - counting three-legged sheep jumping over hedges, counting up to a thousand backwards and so forth. The trick, I'm told, is to focus on something really boring. I think I'll sleep like the proverbial log tonight then. I stumbled across the World Professional Surfers site. Here you can chart Kelly Slater's competitions stats and note his win statistics to two decimal places. Positively riveting - but only in the sense of having had a rivet gun pop something hard into your head. If only pro surfing was more like this...
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