Rex Flodstrom Sentenced 20 Hours Community Service For Surfing
It’s been a long day so far, some of us only running on fumes. Rex has been bombarded with interviews from multiple TV news stations as well as the radio throughout the day. The first one up for his hearing this morning, Rex was sentanced to 20 hours of community service, allowing him to have a clean record from this incident. Although most of us see this as a farfetched amount of hours for just surfing, it is a slap on the wrist in comparison to what the city of Chicago could have gladly handed out.
After the court hearing, surfers including James Pribram & Rex, followed by the masses in the media, headed over to Montrose Beach for a paddle out in support of Rex and surfing in Chicago. Although it wasn’t a huge turnout, there were still a few stoked individuals willing to jump in the icy waters to show they care! Despite the absence of the king of surfing, Kelly Slater, previously tweeting about making an appearance, had other obligations to attend to. We’re hoping that we can get Kelly to make a trip out here in the near future to shred some waves.
To see more on this, feel free to google “Rex Flodstrom” and read the numerous reports, mainly stating the same information. And while your there, peep Rex’s artwork, he’s got some mad painting skills and I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if you wanted to buy some of his work!