Amen to that! Joaquina in Florianopolis Brazil was my home break for 4 months last year and it was the first time I had gone to a place, sat on the shoulder to show my respect to the locals, waited my turn to take a wave, and was just snubbed. Great people in Brazil on land, but in the water you need to know Jui Jitsu to get a wave.
exactly! surfing w/ brazilians is pretty much the worst thing ever. they are incapable of "playing nice" or following the usual rules of the line up, whether it's waiting their "turn" at a point break/reef pass or not dropping in on other surfers...they are (as a whole) the most obnoxious surfers on the planet, bar none.