What is your price to give up surfing?

Millions of dollars or your love of surfing?

It seems as if everything in life has a price. The actual dollar amount varies from person to person but most people have a dollar amount. However for Hawaiian first round NFL draft pick Marcus Mariota, its not enough. Offered a contract from the Tennessee Titans, Marcus turned it down. Why? It contained a clause that he couldn’t surf. Surfing isn’t a hobby. Surfing is a way of life. Being a surfer is so much more than buying a board, paddling out, and catching a few waves. And while no one can really explain in words what surfing gives each of us, its clearly more than an NFL contract. Cheers to you Marcus, next waves on us.

First-Round NFL Draft Pick Won’t Sign Contract Because He Wants To Surf

posted by Dayton Silva / News / July 1, 2015


…for Mariota, there’s been a few snags in the negotiations of his contract. One of the biggest ones? A no-surfing clause. That’s right, Marcus wants to shred. This isn’t out of the ordinary for a professional contract to have a clause prohibiting the participation in other possibly dangerous activities, but for the Hawaiian gunslinger, a career without surfing ain’t a career worth having (atleast for 20 million dollars it’s not). Cheers Marcus, you keep negotiating, and hopefully we’ll see you parked in a Backdoor cave this winter.

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