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    Costco surfboards

    I was told by my mother today that Costco is selling these "gay soft foam surfboards" (her words exactly)... Made me pretty mad thinking of seeing fat little kids (and grown men/women) out on them this summer, clogging up the line up with there foam boards and Kirkland boardshorts

    Anyone else have any thoughts on the subject? If you google it, you get a lot of hits!

    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...e4c0cc530c3619

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    comments from above link

    Dirk Diggler says:
    March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah I’d buy one. Less expensive then those tiny potato chips made by meth heads..I mean craftsman.
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    lol

    is the costco in manahawkin?
    Last edited by DaMook; Feb 25, 2011 at 12:58 AM.

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    ill buy one

    if your the best one out in the line up, with a costco pop out are you still a kook ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by staystoked View Post
    if your the best one out in the line up, with a costco pop out are you still a kook ?
    Of course not, but I can't imagine this ever happening unless you have money to throw away, and probably a board to throw away too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMook View Post
    Dirk Diggler says:
    March 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Yeah Id buy one. Less expensive then those tiny potato chips made by meth heads..I mean craftsman.
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    lol

    is the costco in manahawkin?

    Haha wth

    No I believe it was the one here in Norfolk, Va

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    Crank up the localism at your break and that will take care of it. My local spot ...over 2 ft... if you show up with a funboard or longboard you aren't even allowed in the water. PERIOD.(x2 if your white) Not me...I'm friendly and warn those who are about to violate the rules and take liberty with their safety...heck I'll even tell them a spot they can surf where a punch in the face isn't awaiting them for exceeding their skill set and causing those with time-in to miss waves. Alas those that didn't listen paid the price and now reputation and the occasional beatdown leave the best & most consistent wave on the island to the best & most consistent surfers. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    Crank up the localism at your break and that will take care of it. My local spot ...over 2 ft... if you show up with a funboard or longboard you aren't even allowed in the water. PERIOD.(x2 if your white) Not me...I'm friendly and warn those who are about to violate the rules and take liberty with their safety...heck I'll even tell them a spot they can surf where a punch in the face isn't awaiting them for exceeding their skill set and causing those with time-in to miss waves. Alas those that didn't listen paid the price and now reputation and the occasional beatdown leave the best & most consistent wave on the island to the best & most consistent surfers. Problem solved.
    Uhh, so you're kicking people out for riding longboards? Go **** yourselves.

    Also, localism sucks nuts man. Why the **** would you want to surf a spot like that. If you support a system where people threaten violence on others for attempting a recreational activity in the ocean, you're ****ed in the head. You don't own the ocean.

    Everyone has access to the ocean, and surfers wouldn't have it any other way. If you don't want developers telling you that you can't surf your favorite wave anymore because you're carrying a surfboard, then don't facilitate others being told they can't surf their favorite wave because they're carrying a longboard surfboard.

    Beach and wave access is a right and that might have unfortunate consequences, but you deal with that because you enjoy the benefits of free and open wave access.

    Also, don't think for a second that if your beach becomes a haven for surf violence and the city/town starts to realize the problem (they will) that it's not going to make them more likely to sell it off to developers or to restrict beach access to certain times of day or, at the very least, to increase police presence in the area. You clearly don't want any of that, so preserve your break by letting people surf. If they're being douchebags and snaking, dropping in, or whatever, feel free to TALK to them. But you have to take the good with the bad.

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    everything evens out

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    if you click the link and read some of the info on those pages you will see that it not just foam boards ending up at Costco.

    Really what does it matter if someone who doesnt know if there are gonna like surfing buys a board at Costco or a Surfshop in there area. Yeah its nice to buy from a loca buisness and support a local surfshop but most ppl just starting out dont really know that yet.
    I wonder if Spongers get pissed when the see a wall full of boogie boards at K-Mart or Walmart?

    It really nobodys fault but our own Surfing is so Mainstream now how could you not expect it?

    I just let my surfing do the talking for me it dont matter what I ride . Foam board or handmade custome its all about the rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    . Foam board or handmade custome its all about the rider
    As in there is really NO NEED in spending the exrta cash on "Designer Surfboard" prices as discussed in an earlier topic.

    The boards @ Costco were from a regular shaper & not China in one of the articles I read. A deal on 200 boards went bad & were already paid for by the distributor & Costco bought them for $180 from the distributor & were selling them for $199. Looks like someone could have scored a good deal on a board if they didn't mind knowing 200 other weekend beach goers were sporting the same board.