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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Harhar View Post
    LOL, you've been surfin the north end too much SATW.
    Guilty as charged. As a regular footer whose lived in LBI, AC, and the Rockaways, I'm addicted to Waverly Rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoMoCo View Post
    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?
    First of all, one simple rule should apply, as it should for everyone else and everywhere else in life....'do onto others as you would want them to do onto you. IMHO

    Second, and I am not knocking you SoMoCo-you make some good points...and we live in two completely different places...So I do not know how bad it is where you are. However, when it comes down to it, were any of us at the origins of surfing? No. 'So why are you now wanting it to be for everyone?' We were all part of the everyone else group at one point. Granted there are people, and always will be, who get into surfing because they think it makes them look 'cool' and whatnot. When it comes down to it though, it's about having fun, sliding waves...forgetting the drama from land...the problems...
    Last edited by respecttheocean; Dec 7, 2011 at 04:27 PM.

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    Im glad the post got this much attention because you really get an understanding of what kind of people are out there in the lineup and things make more sense. I think the problem is a lot of people were not taught proper etiquette before, therefore it is falling by the wayside for the majority of modern day surfers. Even though I am a modern day surfer I guess I am not following the new "rules" which is - there are no rules, no etiquette, and no care for other people. Maybe it is because I enjoy surfing for various reasons where others simply like the competition of pretending they are on the world tour and therefore must drop in, snake, paddle around everyone in the lineup in order to "win their heat" (when they are not that good). If I am out with someone that is clearly better than I am I will gladly continue to be passive on waves, except these people are the ones that are generous and aren't wave hogs - which I find the most interesting. In my opinion the people that know how the surf have proper etiquette, not the other way around!

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    That Walden Wavejet thing will re-define surfing etiquette; the term is chaos, eh ?

  5. #75
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    just stick a bananna in the tail pipe when they start scooting around the lineups.

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    Everyone who's ever surfed has dropped in on someone usually by accident. A simple sorry will usually take care of it. Often it's a judgement call if you think someone is to far back. A good surfer can often make a wave while someone with less abillity wont. It can be easy to be a wave hog on a longboard when you can easily get wave position and I have been guilty of that. A good short boarder can school the lineup also. Sometimes you just have to paddle down the beach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stayabovetheweather View Post
    Guilty as charged. As a regular footer whose lived in LBI, AC, and the Rockaways, I'm addicted to Waverly Rights.
    Too bad Waverly got all shifted up since Irene hit.....just hasn't been the same. Plus now North's even more crowded...