Traveling to A Few Caribbean Islands NEED HELP! - You do need help
Originally Posted by JakeZnaty
Kid, we’re all being nice to you because of your age and your blatantly obvious inexperience; but that’s not how the surfing world, let alone this forum typically works. I get the impression that you lead a rather sheltered existence. Let me lay it down for you without the sugar coating and trust me, this is my nice version of this diatribe:
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Nobody cares what your trip itinerary is, we don’t need to know when the ferry leaves or when you get back to boat. Why don’t you tell us what times you will be going to the bathroom and post your SSN while you’re at it. Anyone who’s reasonably savvy can figure out who you are and where you live. They also now know exactly when to rob your house while you’re gone. Use some common sense man, if you could ever regret it, don’t post it on the net. Just ask any of my old girlfriends how they feel about the pictures I swore were “just for me.”
If you take a lifeproof out in solid surf, say good bye to that new iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I keep mine in one and have even surfed with it on mushy small days, but if you read some unbiased reviews, you’ll find the cases fail from just being opened and closed repeatedly. I rebuild waterlogged iPhones for fun and haven’t paid for a cell phone in years. Here’s a good rule of thumb, “Never take anything to the beach that you ever want to see again. There’s a good chance you won’t.” Take some cash in a zippy, throw that in your board shorts and give somebody some ducats to use their phone.
“I rather not surf at a place that is more than a 5min paddle out bc I'm not familiar with it and ive been surfing beach breaks(NY AND NJ) only for years now and rather do it when I'm older and on a real surfing trip instead of a short vacation on a cruise. “
5 minutes, I take longer craps! If you can’t make a 5 minute paddle out or lack confidence in your ability, you probably shouldn’t be surfing breaks that you’ve never been to all by yourself. You should be able to swim a mile in open ocean, no problem. The first rule of surfing is “don’t surf alone.” Neither of your parents surf, huh? My biggest pet peeve is parents who support their kids surfing “hobby” and don’t know a damn thing about how serious this “sport” is. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen groms freaking out in surf they never should have been in because their parents are chilling in a lawn chair on the beach and don’t know any better. Then someone like me has to talk them down off the roof and get them back to shore. It ain’t the kids’ faults, they don’t know any better.
Surfing isn’t a game. It’s not a hobby either. People die surfing, people who are amazing surfers, who live in the water, who surf waves taller than buildings and practically have gills.
You need to read this thread:
Also, you desperately need this: The Elements of Style
Watch this too:
A Fun day at Ehukai with some welcoming locals
This may all sound like I’m a big jerk (which I am), but seriously, I’m trying to do you a favor here.