WEBER VS VELZY! IS THAT A KNIFE IN YOUR TEAM JACKET OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?

Derek Rielly of BeachGrit emailed last week to tell me about a big-budget Aussie-based drama series called Barons, which goes into production next year and will track a semi-fictitious group of surf industry players who (according to Mediaweek), “from their tiny garages and surf coast shopfronts . . . create billion-dollar empires.” When Derek and…