how does the offender learn if you just let it go. I agree to cool off then talk, but not the 'let it go' part.
This type of thread pops up once a week in the Summer. It was only a month ago that myself, Pumpmaster, Lee, and others got our asses chewed out by the shiny, happy people on here for saying that breaks need to be regulated and educated. Not by violence and cussing but by educating people, talking to newbies and groms. Gotta learn to walk before you run. You don't walk into a karate Dojo for the first time and challenge the Sensei in charge. You learn from him, you let him teach you the right path to take.
actually when I started kenpo I did a week of classes without paying to see if I liked it:)
BUT, getting back on topic, what do you do when somebody has no clue in the water? Seems to me like running away does nothing but encourage the bad behavior......
its not just people having no clue... a big problem is also with the aggo dbags who are making a deciscion to forgo all lineup etiquitte and turn the water into the paddle battle of the year... then acting aggressive if you tell them to knock the **** off.... with like 5 to 10 of his like minded friends doing the same ****. All you can do it just drop in on them like they are doing to you.... summer really has a way of sucking sometimes...
I'm not getting how lack of etiquette has anything to do with paddle battles?
They don't. but they might not no matter what you do. I guess it all depends on the situation. maybe its the right thing to help people new to surfing figure it all out. Aloha. but i'm no surf guru. i'd rather just go surfing. from what i read of your posts pumpmaster you seem to regulate out there and here when it is needed and thats cool. because you do i don't have too. i think if we surfed the same spots we'd be alright. and i've have your back when you needed it. But id rather try to respect the line up im in and if I do and people see me doing it and getting waves maybe that respect will brush off. I'm also trying not to let it bother me when there is no respect. that is not easy.