This morning I had the pleasure of watching a surf cam featuring a panoramic view of Ocean City, New Jersey. I don't know what it's like where you are, but OC was knee high with the occasional waist+ wave popping up.......here and there.
Down around 4th St. a pack lingered, off the north side of the jetty, about eight or ten deep(HA "deep" was for all you G's out there). Now first of all, VIOLATION right there. On small inconsistent days, during the winter, do not pack together. NON !!!!! Seriously, first come.....first served.....go find another wedge somewhere else.
Then with every peak that popped up, everybody was scrambling and jockeying........as the knee high wave fought the high tide to crumble down the beach. In the brief period I watched, I saw five drop-ins. This is unacceptable behavior for January. These antics belong in July, not winter. Just because you saw the movie Blue Crush doesn't mean you have to surf. Darn you Bodyglove for making such great wetsuits these days that all the summer types now surf in Ocean City during the winter.....That was Bodyglove.......Pick one up at your local surf shop.
Kudos to the dude that rode a knee high banger for about a hundred yards....he just kept going....an going....an going.
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Thread: That's just sad......
Jan 28, 2012, 04:44 PM #1
That's just sad......
would you really go to another spot if you showed up late and no other spot was breaking???... nothing you can do about the situation when its slim pickings. Just hope that people obey the traffic rules.... which they probably won't. lol.
Jan 28, 2012, 05:24 PM #3Senior Member
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That's why OC sux. Weekends and summertime -- forget it. During the week I might hit OC, but unless you get on it early people always just feel the need to get into your comfort space. Theres probably 300 miles of coastline in NJ but everybody wants to surf
RIGHT NEXT TO YOU
Jan 28, 2012, 05:57 PM #4
Some guys surf the same way, whether there's 40 guys in the lineup, or 4. You see the same wavehogs doing the same thing every time they're out. Poor tortured souls...
I for one would go somewhere else and might even pass if there was just one crappy spot breaking on a winter day. If someone is there I refuse to paddle out and sit in a pack trying to catch a knee high wave. I'm not so desperate that I have to bother some 9 - 5'er for left over dribblers. Even if I was a 9-5'er myself I wouldn't do it.
Jan 28, 2012, 06:01 PM #6
Jan 28, 2012, 06:11 PM #7
I ask the drop-in guys who may view this.......give me an insight into your mind.......Why do you drop in, especially if there's no crowd? How do you drop in and then casually paddle back out and sit ten yards/feet from the dude you just burnt. Do you guys think you're tough and you can bully people around? HAHA, surfers are bad-arses!! Are you just so arrogant and stupid that it just doesn't even register? What's the deal? If you need someone to help you type or articulate your thoughts just hit me up. I will help you. Oh by the way, surfers who think they're tough: You're not. Go to Camden, Philly, Newark, Norfolk or where ever......show them how "tough" you are.
I call all drop-in dudes to give us the reasons you just drop in on people.
Jan 28, 2012, 06:13 PM #8
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Jan 28, 2012, 06:58 PM #9Senior Member
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what bothers me the most is when you get up early to beat the crowd, you go to your usual spot, maybe see 1-3 people you KNOW, and then you turn your head and its full off weekend yahoos you've never even seen before. Then they proceed to give you dirty looks, paddle around you, and don't even have the decency to answer you when you say "good morning". You can surf anywhere this time of year, so please don't join in if it is already crowded.
Who are these people? Not to sound like the classic elitist surfer, but seriously. Why do people insist on being a-holes to one another?
So I avoid people. In the water and life in general.
Jan 28, 2012, 07:14 PM #10
So if anyone's out I will sacrifice a level of wave quality for peace. But alot of times that area that didn't look as good, might start working thirty minutes later.....well my area is completely skhitzo.....So who knows......
Yeah you don't want to sound elitist but there is something wrong with guys who only surf in the summer and they show up at the best spots and think they are entitled. That's just wrong in my book. When I was a newbie I kept away from people, and in no way did I think I should be out at the prime spots. People who dedicate their lives to the ocean deserve some perks. This isn't some hobby, right Spicoli.....
Oh Lordy, I just love when you say, "What's up" to someone and they ignore you.