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  1. #21
    That is so awesome

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by VBWaveski View Post
    Gotta say, thats really funny. It's just the opposite here. My buddies and I make it a point to surf away from the prone paddlers by least a half block, sometimes more. Sure enough after we start catching waves here they come like moths to a flame. Their mentality must be, "wow those guys are catching waves, it must be better over there". So we end up paddling down another half block or more and guess what? Yep you guessed it, here they come again paddling down to us, because it must be soooooo much better.
    I just don't get all this hate, cant we all just get along? lol
    It's really funny how people start hating those that do anything new, or aren't doing the same thing that they are, but I gotta tell ya, SUP is here to stay. So if you really want to do something constructive, educate the "non-surfer SUP'ers" by letting them know what they are doing wrong, gently at first, and then a bit more assertive if they don't get the hint.
    Face it, the waves don't belong only to the boogie boarders, or the short boarders, or the long boarders or the SUP/waveski/surf kayakers. Try surfing with a little less hate and a little more Aloha.

    If nobody embraced new idea's we'd still be living in caves and eating raw meat.
    I'm all about the Aloha and spreading the stoke in the water.

    When 4 SUP'ers paddle out to a break with 4 people out and start taking every set wave like they own it then there is a problem. That's what's happening up in Maryland beaches and it sucks. There are definitely a couple of guys who are totally chill, and respectful and I've got no problem with sharing waves with them. When they start acting like they own the freakin' lineup and laugh as they steal waves from surfers it's another story.

  3. #23
    Yea Johhny, I'd be pissed also. But look at it this way, it's not SUP's that's the problem it's the particular morons riding them. Those guys would probably be dbags no matter what surf craft they were riding or what sport they were in. There's always going be some people that "take" just because they can. Part of the reason our country and society is in the shape it's in.
    Maybe THEY need to be reminded to surf with some Aloha.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by VBWaveski View Post
    Gotta say, thats really funny. It's just the opposite here. My buddies and I make it a point to surf away from the prone paddlers by least a half block, sometimes more. Sure enough after we start catching waves here they come like moths to a flame. Their mentality must be, "wow those guys are catching waves, it must be better over there". So we end up paddling down another half block or more and guess what? Yep you guessed it, here they come again paddling down to us, because it must be soooooo much better.
    I just don't get all this hate, cant we all just get along? lol
    It's really funny how people start hating those that do anything new, or aren't doing the same thing that they are, but I gotta tell ya, SUP is here to stay. So if you really want to do something constructive, educate the "non-surfer SUP'ers" by letting them know what they are doing wrong, gently at first, and then a bit more assertive if they don't get the hint.
    Face it, the waves don't belong only to the boogie boarders, or the short boarders, or the long boarders or the SUP/waveski/surf kayakers. Try surfing with a little less hate and a little more Aloha.

    If nobody embraced new idea's we'd still be living in caves and eating raw meat.
    When I roll up to a break and see a bunch of prone surfers out, I paddle out and surf a block or two down , and your right , some how more surfers will migrate to where I am.....its never a problem, I guess because I'm on a really short SUP and things are pretty much even , unless there is a longboarder out, who is stealing waves from all of us !!!
    What I really hate is when I'm out on my SUP and a bunch of SUPers who I dont know and are the newb/nonsurfer type, flock to where I am ! Its just as bad for me as it is for shorboarders.....
    I completely understand the hate, and I fully understand that I have to earn respect from prone surfers who dont know me. But most of the time , especially with the young guys, they end asking me about my board and some actually want to try !!

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by johhnyutah View Post
    no doubt, we need to get together and teach them some freakin' manners... It's ridiculous on a weekend.
    yeah, anymore i just find another break, 'cause it's getting worse every time I go.

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    I guess, no matter what you are riding, bet it SUP, Kayak, Longboard, shortboard, sponge, whatever, if you are

    a) hogging all the waves
    b) kooking out to the point of being dangerous (no surf etiquette, or choosing not to follow it)

    You're going to piss some people off.

    The problem is, more often than not, SUPs fall into one of those two categories.

    Depending on where I am or who I'm with, I will often position myself on the "second peak" somewhere, or sit outside and take the biggest ones that can't be caught easily inside.

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    For me it's the view that gets me going. Like I said in my earlier post, I can be sitting out there with 10 guys on surfboards and still have a clear view of the horizon but the constant reminder that there is someone further out ready to pounce is the rub. It's like having a dog stairing at you while you eat. Even if you don't look at him you know he's there ready to steal your steak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johhnyutah View Post
    I'm all about the Aloha and spreading the stoke in the water.

    When 4 SUP'ers paddle out to a break with 4 people out and start taking every set wave like they own it then there is a problem. That's what's happening up in Maryland beaches and it sucks. There are definitely a couple of guys who are totally chill, and respectful and I've got no problem with sharing waves with them. When they start acting like they own the freakin' lineup and laugh as they steal waves from surfers it's another story.
    can you explain to me how to appropriately spread stoke?

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    can you explain to me how to appropriately spread stoke?
    Seriously???

    How about when a fellow wave rider catches a good ride and you hoot for him, or tell him "nice ride" even though you may not know him (or her).

    Jeez, if someone has to ask how to spread the stoke, it's no wonder there's so much anger in the water.

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    i was only kidding, I was really hoping someone would say with a butter knife hahaha. The test levels in here are ridiculous

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