There are the "surfers who get so drunk every night they never make dawn patrol". God bless them.
don't forget trendoids who have to ride the latest trendy boards regardless if they work in our waves or not.
This is easy. I will explain it in 2 categories. Regardless if you body surf, long board, body board, surf, raft, blow-up boat, SUP, or what ever...
1. You will take-off deep or have at some point in your life.
2. You will not take-off deep.
If you are the later, you could be classified in about 30 categories and will get hassled everywhere you go. People know if you will go. It's in your eyes. There are some old-guy-long boarders who I know once "got deep!"
Another question: What type from these 2 do you surf with?
rocket packs- guy who always paddles mad fast and snags on the waves
A grom is really just a young surfer wether he/she rips or not
i would say a kook dont have to be a beginer. ive been surfing for 15 yrs and im still a kook. hahaha
soul surfers are washed up pot smoking hippies