Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, Fernando Torres, Raún González Blanco, Rafael Van der Vaart, David Beckham and Thierry Henry surfing while playing soccer and drinking Pepsi to the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. Can you think of something more retro? Today we open the trunk of memories with an announcement that caused a sensation in the surfing and football communities in equal measure. In 2005.
What begins as a friendly beach volleyball match ends in the water due to the violation of the localism rule of “Only Surfers.” They bite each other, jump into the water to surf and play soccer while catching waves. They do it to the rhythm of the song “Misirlou”, by Dick Dale and His Del-Tones, also used in the film ‘Pulp Fiction’ by Quentin Tarantino. And when a surfer hallucinates what they are doing and wants to drink a Pepsi, he closes the refrigerator with a ball from a coconut tree and you can read “Only players.”
The Surfing scenes were filmed in Tavarua, Fiji, with doubles and specialists for the action. And a 3 meter water wall was built behind a mobile platform at a private airport near Madrid, where players They filmed their parts.
However, as good as the announcement was, “the best sports commercial of all time” (for some), Pepsi pulled it after a few weeks after the 2004 tsunami with which up to 250,000 people died between Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.