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    surf buddies

    Does anyone else have a friend who non stop talks about surfing ... watches surf vids .. and gets so amped when there is gonna be swell ... but when it comes down to it they never seem to paddle out with ya

    My one buddy does this all the time sleeps in when I tell him its firing ... won't wanna check out different breaks when its clearly not good up my street ... if you were to talk to the kid you would expect him to be decent and surfing 24/7 but always vags out ...

    I love having a buddy out with me when its big and cold but also can't complain cause his waves goto me haha.

    I hate people that talk up a storm and never show the goods

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    I have a buddy that I tried to teach how to surf, but.... We found him an 8 footer in the classifieds (forget shaper) in great condition for like $165.00. He threw all these surf stickers all over his car. Told everyone that he surfed. Would go down to the beach for the weekend and strap his board to the racks on his car and just ride around. He actually swam at the Y all winter long because he was nervous about being out in actual surf. But, everytime he would go with me, he never paddled out. Finally, the first time he paddles out in this 2 to 3 foot play around surf, he goes to stand up, falls, the board shoots like a rocket up in the air. He comes up as the board is coming down, CRACK! Right in the head, 9 staples later. Well, this was like 3 years ago. In the mean time, he still has his board just sitting in his garage and he actaully bought his wife a board. He will never go out. I have tried buying the board from him because my wife actually roade it and likes it. No go. He is a good guy, just not meant for the water...

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    I feel like I'm too obsessed with surfing... I literally check this site every hour along with surfline, magicseaweed, surfermag, and thesurfersview. But unlike the dudes who dont go... I'll drive two hours to my shore house in the dead of winter, skip a day of classes, just to get that opportunity to surf for like an hour or two. Then people ask me, was it worth it to drive for four hours, skip a political science quiz, and freeze your sack off. Hell yeah. I love surfing.

    This has very little to do with this thread just wanted to express my one true love. <33333

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    I feel like I'm too obsessed with surfing... I literally check this site every hour along with surfline, magicseaweed, surfermag, and thesurfersview. But unlike the dudes who dont go... I'll drive two hours to my shore house in the dead of winter, skip a day of classes, just to get that opportunity to surf for like an hour or two. Then people ask me, was it worth it to drive for four hours, skip a political science quiz, and freeze your sack off. Hell yeah. I love surfing.

    This has very little to do with this thread just wanted to express my one true love. <33333
    +1 - I feel the same way, man. Honestly, I'm not a great surfer by any means. I just started last June, but any opportunity to get in the water is a go. Surfing hurricane swell/ in the middle of December and January hold some of the best, most humbling experiences of my life.

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    Hurricanes in the middle of december?
    LUCKYYYYYY

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    I feel like I'm too obsessed with surfing... I literally check this site every hour along with surfline, magicseaweed, surfermag, and thesurfersview. But unlike the dudes who dont go... I'll drive two hours to my shore house in the dead of winter, skip a day of classes, just to get that opportunity to surf for like an hour or two. Then people ask me, was it worth it to drive for four hours, skip a political science quiz, and freeze your sack off. Hell yeah. I love surfing.

    This has very little to do with this thread just wanted to express my one true love. <33333
    Weird , felt like I was reading about myself.

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    Yes, it sounds like you are describing every friend that I have. Everyone talks about it, but when its good and I pick the best spot, guys either don't show up or always have some random excuse why they can't make it. Or even worse, they show up and don't paddle out. This is why I only surf with a few die hard friends of mine. I consider my surf friends the guys that are always at the same spots as me. We all know each other by name. We are there every day at the same times. When its good, we all end up there... So, that is who most of my "surf buddies" are. The ones that are already at the spots im surfing. The fact that we see each other almost every day, in all conditions, all year in every season, we all stick together in a pack... Cause we all know that the other guy is just as dedicated.

    I used to waste so much time rounding up friends. Half of them want to "go to breakfast" first. Or go get a beer at 9am and sh**. Just wasting time. I used to seriously freak out on guys and have meltdowns when they would make me late for a surf. Or if i miss the right tide, or the wind comes up because they lazy mofos all wanted coffee and bagels and sh**...

    Just show up and be ready! how hard is that! I feel you man.

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    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one out there who thinks they have a problem... its like I know i might never land an air or do some crazy ****, but the sport itself man. I'm ****in obsessed. I watch every video posted on this site and surfline and surfermag. It's my porn, and surfing is my pornstar in every flick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    It's my porn, and surfing is my pornstar in every flick.
    Dude that's the perfect way of describing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    I feel like I'm too obsessed with surfing... I literally check this site every hour along with surfline, magicseaweed, surfermag, and thesurfersview. But unlike the dudes who dont go... I'll drive two hours to my shore house in the dead of winter, skip a day of classes, just to get that opportunity to surf for like an hour or two. Then people ask me, was it worth it to drive for four hours, skip a political science quiz, and freeze your sack off. Hell yeah. I love surfing.

    This has very little to do with this thread just wanted to express my one true love. <33333
    I love you