Put "The Sit Test" into effect at your local break next time you're out. If the guy can't sit on the board while waiting for a wave I will drop in on him knowing he is 1 not going to catch the wave or 2 fall immediately on take off or 3 if he takes off only going to ride the wave straight in anyway.
If he can sit, and he's got the inside but takes off on three waves and blows it on all three (either doesn't take off or falls during take off) then he gets paddled around and/or dropped in on and can't be trusted to make the most of the wave.
* The statments above assume that the waves are rideable (over 2'). I don't care if I get dropped in on in knee high conditions. It's not like I was gonna be able to do anything anyway...
I try to stay away from these blogs as its mostly haters out there...BUT, I am surprised how brave (translate irresponsible) newer surfers are on bigger swell days like the one we had other weekend in Monmouth County and are bothered for their...and my wellbeing as they flop around the white water 50 yards in front of meóit kind of makes for bum ride knowing that there are potential speed bumps out there. When I was a new surfer, I would sit on the beach and watch the big boys surf but I guess everyone feels "entitled" these days...
If a newer surfer is reading this, respect the ocean, be smart and know your boundaries--donít endanger yourself and others.
i have way more problems with experienced longboarders than i do newbies. Newbies are generally clueless and innocent...they typically wont take off deep, cant read waves and cant paddle very fast to set themselves up at the peak.
Experienced longboarders, on the other hand are driving me nuts the last couple weeks. Just because you CAN sprint paddle 20 yards to intercept a peak thats coming right at me, and catch it further outside than i can on my shortboard, doesnt mean you SHOULD.
Having surfed in this area most of my life and many other locations, I just enjoy getting wet! Do I get irritated with newbie's, No, but I can with kooks, but I just shake my head in wonder, smile and continue to shred! The best thing is when I get to have a session with both my boys and some friends. Aloha
spongers are bad down south in nc they will drop in on you and they only come out for the good swells and they piss me off so much, like one once grabbed my leash when i was pumping down the line. and another borrowed my wax and got sand in it and that pissed me off alot.