It is just funny reading all this crap on boadyboarding and surfing....and even the short boarders making jokes on us longboarders!
First, you can't sit here and tell me that at some point in your life (may have been when you were really young) you have never been on a boadyboard and loved every minute of it! Boadyboarding is something to do when the swell is a steep drop. I see more bodyboarders make it out and have fun on a sloppy big day then I do surfers....most guys I see out there get worked while the spongers and launching off the lip cause they can make it!
Second, unless you have road a longboard....you really don't know the enjoyment of it. I tell you now, I would take my 8'10 on a knee high day and work less than what I see some of these shortboarders....and all for what, a 2 second ride. On a log, you can catch such a small wave and still get a nice ride from it! And guess what, WE DON'T WORK AS HARD TO CATCH A WAVE!
And now I see it coming...."You longboarders steal all the waves"! Well, sorry that I am riding a 3 inch thick board that is like a boat on the water! Don't get all emotional when I catch a wave outside and get on it before you do....
I think everyone is missing the concept still....and as many have said in this thread....we are all out there to enjoy the water and have a good time! What is the problem weather your on a sponge, a short or longboard, or just out enjoying the water? Enjoy what mother nature gives us and stop acting like a bunch of little babies!