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Sep 5, 2011, 04:11 PM #31
Sep 5, 2011, 04:16 PM #32Junior Member
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- Outer Banks NC
Oh yea Dora was a great surfer and could have been a better surfer but had a serious streak of immaturity. He refused to take responsibilty for his piss poor desisions and made a lot of excusses. He was just bigger than most so never got the back to reality beat down that some people need.
Sep 5, 2011, 06:42 PM #33Junior Member
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Surfer 666 tells it the way it should be done. I SUP and Surf and have been in the water since I was a kid 39 years ago. People ned to have respect on what ever craft they are on. If it takes a verbal ripping then give it to them if you have to stack up on them to get the hint then do it SUP or surf.
I was out as the only SUP in a break with about 30 surfers trying to push it in the storm surf and we had a great time.
waves for everyone and no hassles.
Man up give the jerks a piece of your mind and put them in their place.
Sep 5, 2011, 07:53 PM #34Member
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- East of AC
Sep 5, 2011, 08:41 PM #35
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Sep 5, 2011, 09:20 PM #36Member
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A point some of you are missing here about Dora is that he didn't care if you thought he was uncivil or a jerk. He didn't care about what you believed was surfing etiquette. He surfed for himself. He was not a part of a group. Everyone has their own ideas about Dora and "Dora Stories". I kinda saw Dora as the anti-hero of surfing. He was a dark but necessary force in a long era of surfing where it was made to be cookie cut and vomited out to the masses (Beach Boys, Gidget). But at the same time, Dora bit the hand that fed. He would speak out publicly about the demise of surfing's glory days but at the same time, he was in the beach blanket bingo movies getting paid. Some would call this hypocritical, but I think Dora was just using everyone for his own personal gain. To enjoy his freedom, surfing perfect waves, and live an adventure filled life. There arn't enough non-conformists in the surfing world today, and I have to admit I am part of the masses that Dora most likely would have hated. But like Dora, I worry where the future of surfing is headed. The crowds, the packaged and sold image (look at where the next big ASP contest is held), the blogs and videos that some of these surfers are calling "art". This summer it made me all so sick that I had to quit working at a surf camp that I occasionally give lessons at. I couldn't be a part of destroying one of the only things I truly love. I couldn't create any more clones.
Dora was harsh but sometimes you need someone that is willing to be harsh and behave the way I think we all feel. At least he was willing to show it rather than smile politely while cursing under his breath. I'm not saying I am outspoken but sometimes I respect those who are. As a kid I surfed with a bunch of "Dora's" . From the outside or a modern parents point of view it was harsh. I was yelled at, pushed, called a kook etc. You had to really want it if you were going to survive and catch some waves. Being kinda quiet and more timid than I should be for my size I dealt with it the best I could. I surfed down the beach from the "Locals" and learned to surf. Eventually they noticed that the kid they used to mess with was surfing better and was very respectfull and invited me over, albeit last in line, to surf the main break. If there were a few more Dora's around the undedicated would leave the game fast, today it's too easy to casually surf since knowone enforces rules. Everyone who can afford a board thinks that every wave is equally theirs as it is a person who surfs a spot everyday. I moved to my current home 10 years ago and it has taken me 10 years to be recognized enough that at least I don't get hassled by the other guys who have frequented my home break for a long time. Like reliving my childhood they know me as a polite respectfull guy who surfs halfway decent and understands the rules and etiquette of the water.
Last edited by Zippy; Sep 6, 2011 at 01:22 AM.
Sep 6, 2011, 05:11 AM #38
I'm trying to think of the long trail of Hollywood/So-Cal surfing whore-dom that has polluted our waters. Would love to hear additions, but here's the tale as I see it:
Jan and Dean
The Beach Boys (I do love the music, but they sure didn't help much)
MTV "boarding house"
Nike 6.0, whatever the hell that even means
SUP (just in general)