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    A vast ocean

    Why must some people paddle out and sit 5 feet away from me?I just don't get it.

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    reasons

    honestly, i think it's for a few reasons:

    1) they are shoobies and dont know what they are doing
    2) they dont know where to surf, but they see people surfing so they go there
    3) they figure you know where the best spot of the day nearby is, and so they want it too
    4) safety, some would rather surf with someone than alone
    5) they would rather surf in a group to learn or talk with people
    6) you happen to be in the spot where they always go out and surf


    just some possibilities. i think each situation falls into one of these categories (save for some i missed) although it does get frustrating sometimes. my least favorite is when a longboarder comes nearby, mostly because they can catch waves much earlier than me and 95% of the time takes the golden set wave. then before another set rolls in, he's easily back and repeats. frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibes View Post
    Why must some people paddle out and sit 5 feet away from me?I just don't get it.
    Sthary, that was me. Ooops! I need to be spanked!

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    Usually it's because i'm catching so many freaking waves. It's not necessarily where i'm at that affords me the wave count...it's paddling ability and board choice. It's ok...i just paddle around them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodVibes View Post
    Why must some people paddle out and sit 5 feet away from me?I just don't get it.
    look it happens to me to but the kicker is that the people that do it to me know better

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    work on various strategies to get them to move away,and then they never come near you again

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    herd mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbreak View Post
    work on various strategies to get them to move away,and then they never come near you again
    Spontaneously shout out some of the lyrics from “Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi.

    Claim to be building a secret army of bastard and/or inbred children to lead to world domination.

    Sing off key in the highest voice you can manage

    Spend the entire session pretending to be either Murdock or Mr. T from the A-Team--choose whichever is least appropriate to your race.

    When someone says something you don’t like, look them straight in the eyes and say, “We don’t like that.”

    Hold your head in pain until someone asks you wants wrong and then say, “My temple has no followers.”

    Say aloud, everything that you do as you're doing it. During sex, do the same, but refer to yourself as BlueBerry.

    For no discernible reason, blurt out that life was much better before they invented women.

    Pick random times during the session to announce that reindeers aren't real.

    In the middle of the pack bust out doing the “Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and see who joins in.

    While surfing in a crowdant, casually say “drop in on that guy,” as he paddles by.

    Argue with others in the line up that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was actually a love story—it helps if you have good examples.

    While sitting in the line up, suddenly grab your ears & scream in agony

    If you see a splash, such as of a fish jumping, begin to sing, “Another One Bites the Dust.” For added effect, do this during shark week or when there have been rumors of shark sightings.

    Laugh really loud every time someone paddles for a wave.

    When someone explains something to you, stare at them seriously and ask "What does that have to do with syrup?"

    Try to convince everyone you know that you have an evil twin brother and blame him every time you drop in

    Casually strike up a conversation and proclaim that all serious illness can be cured by taking Flintstone chewable vitamins


    that should help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    casually say “drop in on that guy,” as he paddles by.
    I like a sincere, "that's your last wave" as he taking the drop on his first of the session.

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    Oh man that really "grinds my gears". Here is what I do- paddle right over and sit 6 feet inside of him. When he turns around to catch a wave, I am sitting in his way looking at him all confused. After a few waves they usually get the point, say something under their breath, and scurry off. If it's a group, I just loudly make cracks about the port-a-crowd.