Não sou eu que o digo, é um tal de Taylor Paul, um daqueles "chargers" de Mavericks que fez um artigo de opinião no site da Surfing Magazine. Deixo-vos aqui a parte que fala do "nosso" João de Macedo, um dos possíveis candidatos à vitória no Wipeout of The Year dos Billabong XXL Awards. Taylor Paul refere-se a esta queda do homem da Praia Grande.. O que acham, até merece ganhar, não?!
"Wipeout of the Year
This one is difficult to call too because there are nine nominees. But I’d say CARLOS BURLE is the winner. Hold on…what? Oh, apparently Carlos’ face-plant halfway down a 25-footer during the Mav’s contest didn’t make the cut. I guess they figured they already had their Brazilian quota filled by Danilo Couto. Okay, in looking at actual nominees, I’m gonna go with TWIGGY’s wipeout at Jaws. I think that it’s most surfers’ worst fear. Plus, they gotta give one category to Twig, he’s been so close so much! Runner up: Joao de Macedo at Mav’s. (Maybe they didn’t put Carlos in here because they thought Joao was Brazilian. He isn’t. He’s Portuguese. He rushes. Sometimes, he falls.)", daqui.