Rule #1 right of way states:A-Frames or Split Peaks: If two surfers are on either side of the peak, they each have the right of way to take off on their respective sides. It’s not generally accepted to take off behind the peak unless there’s nobody on the other side". Really? I was out the other day at an A framing spot and sitting pretty deep or so i thought. Both sides of the peak were doing it but the left was way better. this guy paddled out and sat even deeper than me which was way behind the peak. When he took off and went left I thought no way he makes that( but I didn't drop in) and waited to see how crushed he got. The sucker took off and turned into a barrel and made it! He wasn't being a hog and we all got turns but he continued to make waves which got me and a few other guys to sit as deep as him and I got into, and made it out off some deep shacks.
as long as your not being a snake or a hog sit where you want.
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Thread: surfing etiquette
Dec 5, 2011, 09:01 PM #11
Dec 5, 2011, 09:58 PM #12Senior Member
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Dec 5, 2011, 10:18 PM #14Senior Member
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This isn't six flags...... I dont see any lines. If you cant keep up with the current then.. Well thats your problem. Wait your turn! What do you work at a water park at the water slide as a lifeguard? "okay you can go"... Hahahahahah
Last edited by Etl1692; Dec 5, 2011 at 10:24 PM.
order me a wahh burger and some french cries...this subject has been drawn out and expressed over and over again. If you have something to add, use the search button and add it to the old thread.
Dec 5, 2011, 11:37 PM #17
Dec 5, 2011, 11:54 PM #18Junior Member
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Since this site is very responsible for the new influx of weekend warriors planning sick days 5 days in advance, and thus crowding the line ups of usually quite beach towns on weekday mornings, I find it ironic (almost as ironic as my intent and purpose in writing this on the site itself that there is a discussion on etiquette here. But, never the less, here's an option/thought that people aren't considering.
NO ONE pays to access our beaches (currently) and most likely, surfers sneak on when in season. SO, why the hell do all "intermediate" surfers think they deserve to brought into the fold at some beach break they've started to surf in the last couple years or months? If they are locals, then they should have a rapport with the guys paddling for said jetty and should be able to say, "hey, knock it off- let me play too." However, why the hell do they even deserve to say that? Why should they be brought into the fold? Because they paid for a wetsuit, board and Thule rack system? Because this didn't happen to them during their high school wrestling years? Surfing has changed. And it's because consumer america and sites such as Swellinfo allow and enable people to think they deserve it ALL.
Wait your turn? How about, go find another wave. One of lesser quality. Because, most likely, you deserve that one.
PS. I created my log-in name for this one time post. I love my town, my spot, my time spent devoting my life to surfing. I hate Swellinfo and feel sad and sometimes angry for the fools that feel let down when that forecast ****s the bed. Never! is it the swell's fault. Remember that. It's the site's fault. And it's your fault for trusting this site.
Enjoy the process, not the outcome. Buoys, wind, tide = 24/7/365. Look at the ocean. Can't? Take up bowling. We don't want you.
Those that disagree, retort, rolls their eyes, hail for equality and the common good for all- sure, you got points. But surfing is not like the rest of world, the rest of society. It's different (for A LOT) of different reasons. And that's why you too got into it. You wanted to be different. So why are you now wanting it to be for everyone?
Those that agree, take arms, take one and take all, take it back. Take your spot, your jetty, take it all. And then get more of you together and keep it alive. Tell others, make bumper stickers, make shirts. In a small town in Monmouth County, we are. And the summer of 2012 is going to be much different because of it.
I hope this finds you all well, and I hope you understand (on either side) that we've hit a serious crossroads in surfing. Just make sure you take the right turn or you might find yourself in a bad situation further down the road.
Dec 5, 2011, 11:56 PM #19
Dec 6, 2011, 12:42 AM #20