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    New Rules

    Ok. I got back from a 10 day OBX vacation a few days ago. I saw some dumb sh!t, at least in my mind. So New Rules:

    1. While it great for people to learn to surf and enjoy the ocean, PLEASE, at least know how to swim first! No joke, I saw a 45 yr old man learning to surf wearing a life perserver! Really? It didn't help he was inside at the first peak at the lighthouse, but that's another story

    2. If you insist on teaching someone how to surf, PLEASE, at least know how to surf yourself. I saw a few people trying to teaching their kids to surf, and they couldn't stand up themselves. Beginners need to learn etiquette and safety and that ain't happening.

    So what's up with all those NSP boards? Are surf shops who rent boards ruining the line up for everyone else? Touchy subject - it's great for the shops. Great for the people who want to try surfing for a day or two. But pretty much ruins the line up for anyone who knows what they're doing. The lighthouse was seriously over run with novices creating SERIOUSLY dangerous situations. Just a fact of life I suppose with the popularity of surfing on the rise. But seriously, why does someone from Quebec need to learn to surf anyhow? And why is the OBX overrun with folks from Quebec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrow View Post
    Ok. I got back from a 10 day OBX vacation a few days ago. I saw some dumb sh!t, at least in my mind. So New Rules:

    1. While it great for people to learn to surf and enjoy the ocean, PLEASE, at least know how to swim first! No joke, I saw a 45 yr old man learning to surf wearing a life perserver! Really? It didn't help he was inside at the first peak at the lighthouse, but that's another story

    2. If you insist on teaching someone how to surf, PLEASE, at least know how to surf yourself. I saw a few people trying to teaching their kids to surf, and they couldn't stand up themselves. Beginners need to learn etiquette and safety and that ain't happening.

    So what's up with all those NSP boards? Are surf shops who rent boards ruining the line up for everyone else? Touchy subject - it's great for the shops. Great for the people who want to try surfing for a day or two. But pretty much ruins the line up for anyone who knows what they're doing. The lighthouse was seriously over run with novices creating SERIOUSLY dangerous situations. Just a fact of life I suppose with the popularity of surfing on the rise. But seriously, why does someone from Quebec need to learn to surf anyhow? And why is the OBX overrun with folks from Quebec?
    1. I wish you had a picture of that. LOL!!!!!!!!!

    2.I agree but if a kids starts now instead of waiting til there 45 like there dad the will rip in due time

    3.If you really knew how to surf you would know to go before or after the crowds . Or know where to go when it is crowded at you regulare break. Far as the folks from Quebec well come to Wildwood We got you beat

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    Is it winter yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic View Post
    Is it winter yet?
    No but Local Solitude will be back soon . Dont worry we will get the crowd of ppl who get winter rubber for christmas , use it once or twice when there is a swell on the weekend or over break but after that we wont see them til memorial day agian

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrow View Post
    Ok. I got back from a 10 day OBX vacation a few days ago. I saw some dumb sh!t, at least in my mind. So New Rules:

    1. While it great for people to learn to surf and enjoy the ocean, PLEASE, at least know how to swim first! No joke, I saw a 45 yr old man learning to surf wearing a life perserver! Really? It didn't help he was inside at the first peak at the lighthouse, but that's another story
    like matt, i'd have loved to see that!!

    Quote Originally Posted by headrow View Post
    So what's up with all those NSP boards? Are surf shops who rent boards ruining the line up for everyone else? Touchy subject - it's great for the shops. Great for the people who want to try surfing for a day or two. But pretty much ruins the line up for anyone who knows what they're doing. The lighthouse was seriously over run with novices creating SERIOUSLY dangerous situations. Just a fact of life I suppose with the popularity of surfing on the rise. But seriously, why does someone from Quebec need to learn to surf anyhow? And why is the OBX overrun with folks from Quebec?
    guess you've never heard of canada hole?
    IMO, the lighthouse is over-rated as a break to begin w/...never been too much of a fan of that place as there are so many other spots to choose from. the lighthouse is over-run b/c it (along w/ another, more northerly break) is one of the only spots on hatteras island pimped out by the mags. so naturally that's where everyone goes.

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    once there was a time before the groins fell apart the lighthouse was not over rated

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripturbo View Post
    once there was a time before the groins fell apart the lighthouse was not over rated
    luckily there is still a lot of open down beach down there, it's not hard to surf alone, in sight of the lighthouse.

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    and how, when its on down there its still me favorite
    Last edited by ripturbo; Aug 24, 2011 at 01:35 PM. Reason: bad grammar

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    no way, the lighthouse was overrun by kooks and people who do not know how to surf?!?! come on i feel like this a well known fact....

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    Yea the Lighthouse was the hot spot place to surf back in the 70's when Gerry lopez used to surf there