P.S. For hatetoregister, you can check out the waves before you go using live webcams. There is one for MB at grandeshores.com and one for SB at surfoff.com.
The tourists have been bad for the past week. Like, worse than usual. I usually just surf right by them and they get the picture. I understand that we have to share the beach, but where there are 10 surfers sitting in the same spot, and 50 feet down there is empty water, they just need to move down a little.
defiently cause today in the morning down at crystal all the lb's would get alot of the waves and the shortboarders had to watch out for them which is what i hate since i mostly ride a shortboard.
I know I may upset some of you, but the beach is for all to enjoy. I surf both cb and wb on a very regular basis and really know how annoying the tourist can be. But, we have made great strides the past 2 years concerning the surf zones at wb and attitudes like some of those posted will do nothing but revert us back to the old methods of surf zones...and you think it is crowded now in the line-up. The waves here are not that great that we should hit a swimmer with our boards.. what did you accomplish? Maybe one last mediocre maneuver at the safety risk of the swimmer and yourself. The lifeguards should have made you leave the beach. If you were to talk to most experienced surfers at wb, most would agree with my comments. The problem is immature acts from a select few will affect and take away the privileges of many.
im not a person to forget to apologize to people if i hit them but the dad of the kid i hit pissed me off and he never gave me an oppurtunity to apologize but i dont want the surf zones to change i like them and i dont want me due to a stupid mistake i made to change them again. And the lifeguard came and talked to me about it after it happened cause he saw it and i went and apologized to the kid but the dad was a real a hole for pushing the kid on a boogie board on my wave. and i just think that it trully wasnt my fault since i did yell the direction i was goping and the dad didnt hear me. Finally when i go surfing most of the people swimming in the surf zones duck under the water or get out of your way if they see you coming.