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    surfing etiquette

    I am tired of people getting annoyed at me even though they are the ones not following proper etiquette, and what is frustrating is they are out all the time and you would expect them to know the rules. Here is a link everyone should read and understand -even if you think you are an "expert."

    http://www.surfinghandbook.com/knowl...ing-etiquette/

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    this is a situation that can not be fixed unless people are willing to wolfpack the breaks they surf at.

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    #7, the wave hog, is the one I see most often. Someone who constantly tries to paddle inside of everyone and take priority rather than waiting their turn. That occasionally results in the deserved #2, the blatant drop in, by someone annoyed at the perpetrator of #7.

    The other day I saw a #2 by someone who very blatantly didn't even care enough to check behind him. Sometimes I see a #2 and the perpetrator gets mad at the surfer with priority behind him. That blows my mind.

    Paddlers always should do their best to avoid #3, but sometimes it just happens too fast to avoid. Give the perp a freebee on the first one, but after that it's worth mentioning to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    #7, the wave hog, is the one I see most often. Someone who constantly tries to paddle inside of everyone and take priority rather than waiting their turn. That occasionally results in the deserved #2, the blatant drop in, by someone annoyed at the perpetrator of #7.

    The other day I saw a #2 by someone who very blatantly didn't even care enough to check behind him. Sometimes I see a #2 and the perpetrator gets mad at the surfer with priority behind him. That blows my mind.

    Paddlers always should do their best to avoid #3, but sometimes it just happens too fast to avoid. Give the perp a freebee on the first one, but after that it's worth mentioning to them.
    You are right on!

    You must have been at the same beach, this is exactly what happened to me - and I was up first. He claimed I paddled toward the peak in front of him (didnt happen, I literally turned and paddled in the wave) when actually he paddled away from the jetty behind me to go more on the shoulder. I actually stayed away from the jetty to avoid dealing with this behavior. Also, fell a victim of #3 where someone said "that was close" after I did a floater over him (before the wave crashed on him) instead of a bottom turn around (which would have ruined the wave), he should have paddled away from me instead of sitting on the inside.

    P.S. the guy that dropped in continously neglects #5/#7, which apparently is ok for him to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    #7, the wave hog, is the one I see most often. Someone who constantly tries to paddle inside of everyone and take priority rather than waiting their turn. That occasionally results in the deserved #2, the blatant drop in, by someone annoyed at the perpetrator of #7.
    ^Or the guy who paddles around OUTSIDE of everyone-sitting on the peak- rather then waiting their turn.

    Im really tired of the guys that continually paddle around everyone else to the peak, totally disregarding the lineup, fighting for the peak and generally acting as if they are 'locals' when they are not. I would consider this a wave hog- not respecting the lineup and respectively deserving a #2.

    Everyone should read this link about surfing etiquette and apply it to themselves, not others!

    Give respect to gain respect- the most basic rule in the book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    ^Or the guy who paddles around OUTSIDE of everyone-sitting on the peak- rather then waiting their turn.

    Im really tired of the guys that continually paddle around everyone else to the peak, totally disregarding the lineup, fighting for the peak and generally acting as if they are 'locals' when they are not. I would consider this a wave hog- not respecting the lineup and respectively deserving a #2.

    Everyone should read this link about surfing etiquette and apply it to themselves, not others!

    Give respect to gain respect- the most basic rule in the book...

    Bingo! After you get your wave, you go to the back of the line. You don't paddle right back to the peak looking to take the next wave or worse, get in the way of the next person in line. I'm convinced that 90% of the population has no consideration for other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    Bingo! After you get your wave, you go to the back of the line. You don't paddle right back to the peak looking to take the next wave or worse, get in the way of the next person in line. I'm convinced that 90% of the population has no consideration for other people.
    That sounds like fantasy land or Sweden. Your in America bro, we are descendants of settlers that came and took what they wanted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer View Post
    That sounds like fantasy land or Sweden. Your in America bro, we are descendants of settlers that came and took what they wanted...
    We also evolved from monkeys, so should we go back to throwing our feces at each other... oh wait, some of us still do.

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    Just to throw this out there... The best wave I had last swell (Tuesday? Wednesday?) was one an old head GAVE me. He was in position, turned around to go, saw me... and gave me the go. He was on a longboard and had the paddling advantage. Got more waves than his share that day, for sure. He was starting to pi$$ me off, but when he gave me that wave, all was forgiven. I remember that I got a nice barrel, but other than that, I don't even remember the wave. I remember the guy who gave it to me, though... made my day. I like to think it was just good karma, because I try to give a good set wave to somebody less skilled once a session.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Dec 5, 2011 at 06:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Just to throw this out there... The best wave I had last swell (Tuesday? Wednesday?) was one an old head GAVE me. He was in position, turned around to go, saw me... and gave me the go. He was on a longboard and had the paddling advantage. Got more waves than his share that day, for sure. He was starting to pi$$ me off, but when he gave me that wave, all was forgiven. I remember that I got a nice barrel, but other than that, I don't even remember the wave. I remember the guy who gave it to me, though... made my day. I like to think it was just good karma, because I try to give a good set wave to somebody less skilled once a session.
    Same here, a SUP'er let me take the wave of the day (at least for me). I gave him props when I paddled back out. I know it gets crowded/tense out sometimes but doing something like that every once in a while can at least keep a good vibe out there.