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!
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.
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