Must be the stress of the impending EC summer season. I remember when I was younger looking forward to summer as my favorite season and then later just dreading it.
traffic jams, crowds, kooks, parking meters, dangerous drivers, et cetera, ad nauseum
assuming that the people using this forum are a true microcosm of the actual surf community is flat out idiotic. most of the surfers i know dont even use swellinfo, much less read and then post onto the forums.
if so everyone in the lineup would be talking sh!t, fighting, and repetitively quitting the sport in dramatic fashion
Last edited by schweez; May 23, 2012 at 07:07 PM.
And how are these people supposed to learn this "etiquette" is guys like you don't want to help them out. So you're trying to tell me people are calling the cop because you're trying to "tell" them to watch it or move down the line...yeah right.
I get it fine, this post isn't about not having to help someone learn to surf, it's about a bunch of assholes who want to ***** cause they don't want to share or be civilized, or forgot how much of a little **** grom they were in their youth. If it was just about learning the ropes yourself, then wtf are you bringing up leashes for? Because you don't want to wear one cause you think it's cool and you want to ***** about everyone else wearing one.
You just want to be contrarian to be contrarian, and it's obvious.
If it's just about learning for yourself and not expecting everyone else to help you, then why is he taking shots at "athletes?" God forbid these people get smart and try and get rid of the slacker surfer stereotype. These people realize that it is good for surfing as a whole, see cause they truly care about surfing and want it to be understood and respected by everyone. They don't want to keep everyone else out of the water so they can have it all for themselves i.e. gentlemen with your line of thought.
Pumpmaster, don't try and back off and say this is about "not expecting everyone to help you." That's a cop-out, this post is hardly just "pointing out the entitlement of kooks," do you morons see the entitlement in what you're saying. About not wearing a leash and *****ing about it when it's common sense like wearing a damn seat belt. Or about *****ing how surfing is progressing more to a sport and not a counter-culture hobby as it began. You guys just need to relax, let everyone surf, and realize no one is scoring the waves you just got snaked on, there's no Surfline photog out there, so just let it go, and rip the next one!
once again Kyle:
I know I will be accused of old fartism here but it WAS different when I learned. (late 70s, early 80s). You didn't dare go anywhere near the older, seasoned guys. It was like showing up at a Pagans MC run on a Vespa. You had to fall in with your own pack of buddies and as you got older you took over. It was fun, it was safe, it was REGULATED by those in the water. No F%cking lawsuits or cops.
Ok, well I'm glad everyone doesn't view surfing like this, I don't want to go back to the high school, you can't sit at this table, mentality. Takes a big man, to tell some new person to get the F%ck out of the way with a "pack of buddies" behind him. You local townie surfers make me sad, travel a little and maybe you'll realize you're just a small fish in an even smaller pond.
It's not like showing up to the Pagans MC with a Vespa, it's more like a kid showing up at the court for a pick-up bball game and you telling him to go **** himself cause he's not as good as you or doesn't know your "pack of buddies"...Chilidish.
Last edited by Kyle; May 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM.
If I had started reading Swell Info Forums before I started surfing, I would have stuck to raping and pillaging. It's lot safer and I ran with a nicer crowd. Seriously, I've never seen anything as agro in a line-up as this messed up sh!t.
Hey. I just got back to the office after taking a 'liquid lunch' catching a few in OCMD. I'm feeling no angst at all. Maybe you all ought to go out and catch a few--you sound like you reeeeeaaally need to.