the author is said to be a kook.i don't know him,but his articles don't represent nj surfing for me,but it's hypocritical of me to criticize since his crap gets published and mine does not,so, i give him credit there.
"said to be a kook" huh? Do you know Jon?
Who the hell are you guys? get with it.
get w/ what? he glossed over significant aspects of nj surf history & didn't really write anything groundbreaking. as sort of mentioned earlier, the article is basically "dark fall" in literary format.
someone i know who's opinion i value says he's a kook.i read his articles all the time,they seem kook-ish to me,but that's just my opinion,and i'm sorry.plus,i did give him credit for writing what mags want better than my writing.
he does not represent me as a new jersey surfer barely at all,but i guess he's trying,and obviously succeeding on a bigger level than most,myself included.
you guys?don't try to paint me into a corner,and no one else would want to be lumped in with my sorry self.
that being said,read my profile,i got nothing to hide,come on out and find out who i am,but,you might not like it.
i'm the local who you might not want to invade my sandbar,depending.
for example,some nj surfers strongly disliked dark fall,and i did not go see it because i don't care.some new jersey surfers don't care.we just want to go surfing and be left alone come invader kook season,meaning now.not a problem when it's early in the morning, pumping swell , off-season or cold and uninhabited.that's nj surfing for us.we don't care to glorify it,and we want to be left alone.no pride,just surf,humbling,pretty decent,surf.unknown surfers riding waves no one ever sees,alone in nj,12 months a year for years and years.put that in your surfers journal.
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I understand what you are saying, and I agree with you about keeping it unrecognized. International exposure for our scene means giving them the general idea. Just as Dark Fall did. There are plenty of us that surf every swell, every day, and of course we have our own emotions and stories and such that derives from our experience. But to portray Jersey surfing as a whole...
You want to read about individuals crews and such pick up ESM. The author has been writing for them forever.