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  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    I'm not saying it's a damn hippie bongo circle out in the lineup but you are responsible not to endanger the other people who have the same right to be out there as you just because think you feel "inhibited" by a leash. Just like you don't have the right to scream fire in a movie theatre. If you lose your board and it hits somebody there could be consequences the least of which should be you feeling terrible because your sense of entitlement caused someone else easily avoidable harm.

    For the safety of everyone inexperienced surfers should learn somewhere uncrowded but this doesn't give anyone the right to assault somebody.

    If you see someone in real peril and don't do what you can, within the limits of your own safety of course, to help them you are a sociopath. Tell everybody "you didn't owe them anything" and "weren't going to miss your waves brah" when the body washes up on the beach.
    I completely agree.

    I'd add that I really don't care what happens in the water, you don't get the right to assault someone.

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop John B. View Post
    I completely agree.
    Great- now we just need to work on your misconceptions regarding the Trayvon Martin farce.

  3. #203
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronze Whaler View Post
    Great- now we just need to work on your misconceptions regarding the Trayvon Martin farce.
    Hah. I feel the same way about you, but I don't particularly think our differing opinions on that has much relevance to the water.

  4. #204
    I don't disagree with many of the things said, but please spare us the tough talk with no consequence. Louder the bark the less people need to worry

  5. #205
    I surf strapped with my 9mm so I can shoot the less prepared knife wielding ripper. Just kidding, but one time, I had to pistol whip Earl when he got to cocky with his political tyrants during a hurricane swell in Rhode Island.

  6. #206
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    i carry weapons

  7. #207
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    Bump,Bump,and Bump.Lets see if we can get another 10,000 views out of this thread.

  8. #208
    This thread is a train wreck! Let me write Leethwhatever's final chapter; Lethwhaterer suites up, looks in the mirror and says "I'm the best surfer in the world and no one will ever be better", he then paddles out into the nothshore's 30' waves, makes the line up, charges a wave, wipes out, eats coal and all the kooks laugh at his chewed up body as it washes up to shore...there, this story has an ending.

  9. #209
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    hello, Some of your info is incorrect. The first leashes came about in 1970, way before anyone even surfed G Land. The first commercial one had a suction cup on it that was meant to be attached to the nose of the board. This was marketed by Dale Dobson, a surfer from Cal who came up in the long board era. The leash then changed to tail mounted. We made ours from bungee cord and just tied a loop in the bungee to go around the ankle. In big surf you had to reach down and hold the loop in your hand to lessen the pull on your ankle. We glassed a loop of fiberglass on the tail of the board to tie it to. Say what you will about the leash but when surfing near rocks,reefs,and cold water I will take it. When surfing 1/4 mile out to sea in DOH I will also use one. It is also a safety device when surfing around swimmers and people who are wading so your board does not hit them when you lose it, and you will lose it. Anyone who doesn't use one in that situation is just irresponsible and should stop surfing. Here in Kitty Hawk the only way we convinced the town council to allow surfing at all beaches all of the time was to have a leash law. I learned to surf at the Steel Pier in Virginia Beach in 1968 where we all had to crowd into a 1/4 mile section of beach. No fun and dangerous.
    Everyone was a beginner. It never hurts to give a word of encouragement to those who want to learn anything if you can. I will submit that you should soften your outlook. Why be angry over something that is supposed to be fun?
    Sincerely, Greg Hamby

  10. #210
    A+ kittyhawksurf, thats terrible that you could'nt surf a part of beach, I'd prolly do it anyways unless it was privately owned. I wish I lived about 60 years ago or so I'd post up camp on my favorite break, squatters rights!