Just because you buy a house in Puerto Rico, that does not make you a local. My buddy has lived here for 41 years and is still not considered a local because he's Cuban. Seeing alot of donkeys dropping in on people and saying "I have a house here, I'm local". Funny thing, they only drop in on other gringos. If that makes you local than try dropping in on a Puerto Rican. This feeling of entitlement to someone elses wave is getting alot of people punched in the water. Rule #1 of surfing is always and always will be DO NOT DROP IN ON ANYONE. I'm getting tired of seeing people get knocked out for dropping in on people. Protect your teeth, surf with respect for everyone. Have a smile and get to know everyone and you will get tons of waves. Respect the locals of course, and the gringos too because your rich guy vacation house doesn't mean a damn thing in the water. Most of the gringos here are making $4 an hour and scraping to get by and some of them get pretty nuts when they get dropped in on. And they know all the real locals.
Last edited by mict2000; Mar 27, 2011 at 02:33 AM.
Funny you mention this: I surfed Jobos in 2007 and a "local" blatantly dropped in on my buddy and my buddy just said, "hey" to alert him and dude had the nerve to come back out and give my buddy ****. No we didn't do anything wrong.
same **** in Va beach bra . navy dudes get stationed in Norfolk and think there from here us locals making 7.50 working at wings paying 1300 in rent , just trying to survive its a struggle . i try to leave it a home but when i paddle out and see a bunch of people on the beach using the stuff ( chairs ,towels , paddle ball coool skim boards) they just bough from wings i get so angry and just rage on the donkeys . i toss my board aside and try to ride the donkeys sorta like a hybrid long board with fuller rails never works but it does not stop me from trying . so keep riding donkeys and , and maybe you pr locals can get it together and join the best country ever in the history of the world AMERICA and get on the minimal wage of 7.50 or free healthcare or food stamps . thats almost double what you guys make now image the cool stuff you could buy.PR the 51 state
I totally get what you are saying, there are *ssholes everywhere.. However when I was in PR I had no problems, in fact the locals were a whole lot cooler and more polite than the tourists. Made me feel good, and made me want to make sure I was as respectful as possible in AND out of the water