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.
Last edited by pvjumper05; Jul 15, 2011 at 12:27 AM.
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!!
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.