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Surf Relik Created Video Submissions?

According to Surf Relik and the self-pro-claimed "definitive voice of surf", The Inertia, no other surf contest ever did video submissions before.


Not until 2018 when Surf Relik "pioneered a unique video-submission format", as The Inertia's non-fact checking writer claims.

Another The Inertia writer states, "Finally something different, something that’s never been done before. Relik’s Video Submission Open Qualifier".

This is probably coming straight from Surf Relik themselves though, as Pacific Longer Boarder wrote "Relik’s first-of-its-kind video submission open qualifier".

Appears like Surf Relik's PR Team is just spouting off some BS, And Of Course The Inertia would never question it (not the first time they published lies).

Come on now, not that all surfers would know, but a surfer writing for a surf website, especially one claiming to be the "definite voice of surf", should know video submissions for wildcard spots in surf contests have happened many times before Surf Relik's.

Back in 2013, the Hurley Pro Trestles held a video submission contest for a wildcard spot for the CT event.

In 2018, Gopro held a video submission contest for the OSSC National Championships.

In 2011, there was the Volcom Pipe Pro Wildcard Video Challenge

Oh yeah, the video submission contest to be a Wildcard for the O'Neill Coldwater Classic was held in 2014.

In 2017, INNOCNTS held their 1wv1fn, a longboarding video contest where the winner got an invite to the Vans Duct Tape Invitational.

And there's been others.

So NO, Surf Relik you did not create, pioneer, or do any first-of-its-kind deal with video submissions for a surf contest wildcard spot.

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