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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Fun surf all over this past weekend.... to bad it felt like surfing in a kiddie pool. Other than that, I'm not complaining.
    everyone with a beach house and a pop out was in the water. I've never seen the crowds like I did this weekend. It looked more like a july 4th than a memorial day in the water.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post

    There's a lot of SUPs where I'm at. Most of them don't know what they're doing
    NO doubt. supeeing seems to have hit the mainstream. so now you have all of these people who have never surfed before going out to 'play' in the waves without a clue about etiquette. someone's def gonna get hurt but it ain't gonna be me cuz i always find my own peak in the north end far from the crowds. i will paddle as far as i have to to be alone. luckily, since most sups seem to have never surfed they don't know about dp - yesterday morning was beautiful and empty in the far north. sure enough, as i'm leaving at 9:30 after a 4 hour session here come the dads with their new beach toys...

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    NO doubt. supeeing seems to have hit the mainstream. so now you have all of these people who have never surfed before going out to 'play' in the waves without a clue about etiquette. someone's def gonna get hurt but it ain't gonna be me cuz i always find my own peak in the north end far from the crowds. i will paddle as far as i have to to be alone. luckily, since most sups seem to have never surfed they don't know about dp - yesterday morning was beautiful and empty in the far north. sure enough, as i'm leaving at 9:30 after a 4 hour session here come the dads with their new beach toys...

    My main gripe is that someone new on a SUP doesn’t have the same disadvantages as the newbs on a standard surfboard. The latter will never be able to out paddle you, and eventually they’ll run out of energy and just become buoys in the line-up, at their worst they’ll just be in the way. The SUPs on the other hand can move fast and is a wave hog machine. I’ve always been willing to share, but my rule is if a SUP, sitting out farther, can’t catch the wave by the time it gets to me, then shame on him/her, that wave is mines.

  4. #34
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    Cain't wait for the first guys to plunk down 5 grand for the Walden jet-powered board. That'll make us think much more highly of the 'custodial crew' on their sup's.

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    pssh also stuck in sandbridge this weekend. Nothing like seeing a nice quiet beach turned into a barney festival just because of memorial day... I didnt even bother surfing, It looked weak for it but great for body boarding. Got some sweet ones and an even sweeter buzz. Now its on, I guess, barneys on logs and punks that float around on their custom 5'11s trying to look cool... This weekend reminded me how much I hate... other people


    Should have seen 1st street! Kook central; half of them with out leashes, life guards allowing swimmers in the surfing area and a contest that took up the entire weekend. Was quite entertaining to watch at times though.
    Wanted to head south which I heard was good.

  6. #36
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    Yest (Mon) in Sandbridge was small but clean, not much pop, but surfing with friends is always a hoot.

    Today (Tues), dawn patrol in VB was a lotta fun. Had the North End to ourselves for hours until the crowd showed up around 9. Only other guy out early was one SUP dude who looked like the throwin' Samoan (cool guy, actually, most SUPeers could learn etiquette from that fella). The guard in the chair in front of the Cavalier was cool, too, just letting everyone surf because the teeming masses of turistas were gone & the beaches were nearly empty.

    Today, low to no winds was true glass; the water was so clear instead of the typical VB brown; & decent rides on decent sets were there for the taking. Actually one of the fun-est couple days the crew has had in VB.

    Props to Micah for calling this one spot-on.

  7. #37
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    BTW, 1st St was crowded this morning, even early. Croatan looked really good, and empty, but we cruised up to the North End - - it was the right spot. Good, fun waves, Micah, you nailed it on this one. (Just providing some feedback for future forecasting reference, if that's of any value.)

  8. #38
    I'm doing the same thing, DP on weekdays. Early bird gets the lineup. But I was surprised how many youngsters and beginners had full wetsuits and boots. Because the cold usually is more of a deterrent.

    Plus I've yet to see a SUP'r that can go from flat water to actually controlling their craft on a wave.

  9. #39
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    I blame Bethany Hamilton and her movie. One armed freak. :P

  10. #40
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    the only problem i have is when a surfer brings 2 or more of his friends and they all cant surf. and all they do is just sit on the inside like bouys and then us good surfers have to swerve in and out of them all. like today i was surfing and i had some girl who was just learning go off on my wave and she fell and her board was 2 ft away from my head. thankfully i knew the guy teaching her but she apologized and all was good.