I surfed South the other day, at it seems there was a tad too much testosterone in the water. Dudes were being overly aggressive. I know the waves were good and everyone wanted to get a fair amount of them, but the overall brutal attitude of many ("thanks for getting in my way motherfu_ker", "hey dude, fu_K you", etc) was out of control. These terms of endearment weren't geared towards me, but I heard them over and over.
The summer crowds are gone and it's mainly local guys out there, so what's with all the aggressiveness/attitudes?
It's always been that way. If anything things have gotten tamer over the past few years. Also I think mid September with right conditions brings the most crowds all year. A 3-4 foot swell with offshore winds and perfect temps along with hurricane hype swell makes for the perfect storm. Expect to surf with 40 of your best friends.
today two guys at queen were in the way i think on purpose,one hit my submerged tail while we sat and also launched his board at me and hit me while i was paddling into a wave,never said a word either time,followed me around and sat right behind me.went to gurney and it was better waves,anyway
Thats how it is in CM . Everyone tires to flex and hug the rock pile even if they are not in the best postition they think cause the are closest to the rocks its there wave. Best thing you can do is hold your ground dont hesitate and flex back . If you show your not some tool usually they back off .
I had some guy I never seen before in CM try it with me today. He was droping in on everyone . I let him get away with it twice third time I wasnt polite
I don't see a lot of that crap. Maybe cause I'm not a kid or I know most of the people at the places I surf. That would suck to deal with situations like that. If I was getting crap directed at me I'd first look at what I was doing to maybe deserve it. If I was doing nothing wrong I definitely settle that sh#t right then and there. If those dudes think your a ***** and can be intimidated then they own you. If you’re by your self it may be better to leave - no telling what can happen. You can always come back with your boys to even things up but that stretch of beach better be worth it. Respect is earned not given.
aggro d i c k s are always the same its just now the summertimers are gone and they have to direct the d i c kness to whoevers around and claim the spot for the winter. they usually dont even have that much fun surfing anyway cuz of all the effort put out trying to be the man. avoid it at all cost but if it comes down to it a good a s s whuppin usually sets em straight. p.s. im not trying to be bad a s s but now and then ya gots to step out the car
Last edited by ripturbo; Sep 19, 2011 at 02:16 AM.