Zach , is this your first session since the new baby girl?
And i realize you were not trying to rub anything in, but man we are in the midst of no wave flat spell and its been along time for some of us to have any kind of waves. I scored Stomach high peaks waist high lines like 3 weeks ago now and thats the best surf i have scored in board shorts that i can remember since early maybe late june. There have been some freaky eveing swells that pop up but we havent had really fun surf over waist high in some time now. So if you get some guys a bit grouchy its because the Atlantic has not been kind to us. Chest high would be unreal right now
Zach- Haters gonna hate, man. I hear you, dodging people and tucking into unexpected pits is all part of Gerry Lopez's description of surfing "operating in the present". I have found that people paddling back through the drop zone often cause me to swing wide and really exaggerate my bottom turn, resulting in mad speed and a steep angle coming up for that lip. Plus, it scares the piss out of someone when they see you, you see them, you charge anyways knowing "I got this"
wow, sorry to piss anyone off with that one. ive not been paying attention to how flat its been back home. But i have read about 50 posts on here in the past couple months with guys all over the mid atlantic talking about how they hate the tourists and how they ruin everything, so I thought some people may get a kick out of it...
again, it wasn't about the wave really.... it was about the situation. ive never had anything positive to say when anyone donkeys me, even in knee high surf.... thought it was rather ironic....
and Bushwood: No, ive been out like 3 times per week on average so far.... I was just glad, cause i just gotta get up and go when i have any time in between baby feedings and the wife... So its been a crap shoot every day i go out. That day was actually real fun tho.
get outta here with that west coast bull spit!!!......no one cares about your barrel or your head high waves. It's the same passive aggressive/back door snide stories from you about your experience in good waves every summer while we're stuck in no man's land out here. I know what you're doing....trying to act all matter of fact while also rubbing it in.... go to a west coast forum or zip it!!
seriously, i wasn't trying to rub waves in anyones face. I didn't even think about the aspect of flatness at all when i was writing that. I thought every surfing story involves a wave, even when its flat out. I could certainly be more selective when discussing waves in the summer. Seriously though, I get where you are coming from and I respect that. I honestly was not passive agressively trying to rub salt in anyones wounds. Just sharing a story.