See, this was a golden thread. Definitely worth bumping. SI, you're welcome
Yeh! Agro is so uncool! a couple summers ago an older guy who hasnt surfed in 20 yrs had a colission with one of our best surfers at Chinco. Started a fight in the water but was held under water until he cooled down. Ha Ha. We were all appalled cause that just doesnt happen in Chico and not allowed. needless to say, He was blackballed for disrespect. However we did tell him to surf down the beach. He never came back. Respect the locals. Dont just try to sit on the peak and expect everyone to bow to you. It takes time to reach that level at any break.
One thing I'll never get is why we should give the best waves to the locals, who surf there every day. Seems kinda greedy and backwards doesn't it? Why should it matter where someone commuted from before they entered the water. When I surf, I don't give a **** where you came from. Everyone gets the same level of respect from me whether they walked into their front yard to surf or flew 5,000 miles. I'll paddle out to the peak and sit in the lineup, waiting my turn with anyone regardless of whether I live or have surfed there before.
Damn shame, kids are getting awfully brazen these days, none of them are getting slapped anymore.
the nice thing is they tend to congregate at one spot and there are way better breaks now if you know where to look.