I was pretty prepared to just stay in the water and disregard what I believed was a bogus order. But I kept wondering what my 4 and 6 year old would do while I was being arrested and taken in for processing, etc. Or maybe they would have arrested them, too. I'm making some phone calls today..
Yo I'm not sure whether they'd arrest you for that or if you just get a ticket. Even if they arrest for that, they will let you go after processing. You won't have to post bail or anything.......I think. Unless you piss them off and they trump up the charges.
Hey man, I joke about North Jersey....I think I am the only one keeping the North-South rivalry alive and well......Anyways don't take the North Jersey cracks to heart. I just can't help myself.
Hey, let us know anything we can do to help out. WAKE UP APATHETIC PEOPLE.......JUST BECAUSE THIS IS HAPPENING IN LONG BRANCH DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T HAPPEN IN OCEAN CITY SOME DAY.............Don't fall victim to the, "Oh it's not happening to me thing."
Lets see how many Jersey people on this site actually help out. Probably not too many.........
Anyways let us know if we can do anything.......I'll write some letters........
"What did surfers ever do to you?" What are you talking about? Better question: What did I ever do to you? You say I spend too much time here and all of that. DUDE YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH ME. Everywhere I go, there you are too. You start polls about me.....Are you well, dude?
Dude, I will surf with you anytime. If I could drive, I'd come down there to you. You just joined this site in June and you act like you know all about me. You are obsessed with me. So I think the problem lies with you...
But dude, if you want to see me in the water or anything else.....I beg of you to come on up. Come on up or shut up.....Hey hit the IGNORE button me.....But you couldn't ignore me if you tried could you sweetheart. Come see me in person buttercup.
DIRTY MOTHER: You thought that comment of his was funny? Oh boy..........
And *****(Purple Head - isn't that what your name refers to....nice one dude...) if it wasn't for me you wouldn't get any attention.....So you keep taking jabs at me to get some attention. Name one thing I am dellusional about? You guys keep throwing out general non-specifics......Give me something concrete, guys....
Oh *****, I look much younger than I actually am.......no crust at all. Ahhh gotta love these summer surfing high school kids. Good luck playing lacrosse at UNC .....try not to rape anybody> BTW lacrosse players are the biggest white-bread, rich boy entitled douche bags ever.
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All that I will add is that I think it is hilarious that you have assumed that I am a 15 year old punk yet you have just called me out. Old creepy dude that fights teens. Classy.
I'm 31 years old, 6 ft 3 tall and weigh just over 215. I have called combat a career for almost a decade so that assholes like you can enjoy their "freedom". So go on, tell me more about what we would do when you drove down here...
Ok, shift is over, time to go hang out with my family and enjoy my life.
PHYS and SWW...come on y'all...chill it out on the back and forth.
PHYS...thanks man for your service...I did 21 years and then called it a day.
SWW...you really aint top of the food chain so take a pill. I also laughed (out loud even) when i read the original post by PHYS. Hope everyone has a safe 4th.
I gotta agree the "Closing" is most definitely ignorance that needs to be addressed up front. If its a public beach then the word public should be the deciding factor with or without a lifeguard. I think there is a limit to the authority that they are attempting to execute but it needs to be reviewed...if nobody brings it up, they will continue to push hoping nobody will.
It's a shame whenever anyone drowns while out having fun and I hate to hear about that. Prayers to those families left behind. We have lost only one person here so far and it would be great if that were the only one. local surfrider foundation groups might help to organize a paddle out for those lost to help alleviate some of the tension and ease the control...plus it will actually help everyone to "feel" and "share" in the loss whether or not you know the person. just a thought.
Dang, I just saw on the local news today a Jamaican kid who moved to the U.S. a year ago who couldn't swim jumped in the water while his friends were swimming, sank, and drowned... unfortunate but I don't understand why he would bring himself to jumping into overhead water without being able to swim. It's probably stunts like this that result in stupid regulations like not being able to swim after certain times... which sucks for those who are completely aware of their abilities prior to choosing to go in.
If you walk out in front of a train and die. You're dumb.
IF you walk into traffic on the parkway and die. You're dumb.
If you walk into the ocean and cant swim and die. You're dumb.
It's all so simple. Natural selection. Imagine not being able to swim yet still entering into the water. It's a death wish. Plain and simple. Having a sense of fear and caution is part of being civilized. Part of evolution. A sense of fear is a sign of intelligence in children.
Yesterday I was at the beach and there was a large group of city kids out on the sandbar and you could tell by their reactions to the knee high waves that they had no clue about the ocean. They were having the time of their life, screaming and laughing etc. It was great to see people so excited by the whole thing but I couldn't help but think that if the tide came in, if one of them panicked in the trough and was lost in the group there would be one more dead person on the list.