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  1. #21
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    AMEN LbCrew. Summertime at its finest. In about 6 weeks time things will settle down. Until then we have to deal.

  2. #22
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    Sloop,
    your location leaves you with options to surf where there is less people. i'm sure you know a few.
    Surfing lincoln on a sunday in the summer can drive you nuts and can ruin your surf. It's a magnet for the inexperienced and people spoiling for a confrontation. the place is crowded even before the lifeguards go on duty and shut down the other beaches to surfing, while nearby beaches go unridden. granted it can break better than some of the other beaches but not that much better.

    what would you rather do surf a very congested good spot or a uncrowded spot almost as good?

  3. #23
    I'm so glad CB is not as over-crowded as other spots on the East Coast. Line-ups? Please - I cut off all the Wilmington "day surfers." If you pay beach tax, you have the right of way.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    Sloop,
    your location leaves you with options to surf where there is less people. i'm sure you know a few.
    Surfing lincoln on a sunday in the summer can drive you nuts and can ruin your surf. It's a magnet for the inexperienced and people spoiling for a confrontation. the place is crowded even before the lifeguards go on duty and shut down the other beaches to surfing, while nearby beaches go unridden. granted it can break better than some of the other beaches but not that much better.

    what would you rather do surf a very congested good spot or a uncrowded spot almost as good?
    On days like this I usually take the boat over to surf Hemlock which is usually pristine (although, you're right, it doesn't break as well as Long Beach unless it's big). But today wound up being a family day to the beach and the boards came along ancillary to the whole thing. Long Beach is good for that because there's surf, the kids can swim in the water with lifeguards watching them, and unlike at other places in Long Beach most people are on logs so I don't feel like the asshole coming up on a shortboard spot and taking waves from people.

    I also don't like the vibes at some other places in Long Beach. I don't like localism and it ruins sessions for me when I see someone else's session ruined because some locals don't think he surfs as well as them and tell him to "go home."

    So those are some reasons I choose Lincoln of the spots at Long Beach, and a reason why on this particular day I chose Lincoln over Hemlock.

  5. #25
    summer crowds don't owe you anything. lol.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    I'm so glad CB is not as over-crowded as other spots on the East Coast. Line-ups? Please - I cut off all the Wilmington "day surfers." If you pay beach tax, you have the right of way.
    Uhh, no. It doesn't work like that. Right of way in the ocean, just as on the roads, is meant to prevent collision and injury. Your sense of entitlement based on your taxes doesn't translate to right of way rules that prevent collision . . .

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlrouen View Post
    I'm so glad CB is not as over-crowded as other spots on the East Coast. Line-ups? Please - I cut off all the Wilmington "day surfers." If you pay beach tax, you have the right of way.
    THAT WAS YOU!? I have never had someone backdoor my wave from the wave behind it before. I guess that's one of the benefits of riding a 15' Wavejet. How'd you get a hot pink one anyway?

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Sloop John B. View Post
    Uhh, no. It doesn't work like that. Right of way in the ocean, just as on the roads, is meant to prevent collision and injury. Your sense of entitlement based on your taxes doesn't translate to right of way rules that prevent collision . . .
    First off, the ocean is totally different from our roads. In no way would I ever want to see another surfer / person (tourist included) get hurt by a surfboard or by a surfer. Let me get that out of the way.

    All beaches are set up differently. My spot is in a more residential area with minimal parking for non-locals. I see the same people almost every day. My spot is in front of my house and I have surfed the same spot for over 13 years. The moment we have better than average waves, everyone and their grandmother paddle out. I hate paddling out and surfing with some Raleigh dude who rides for "Team Salt Life."

    I have my opinion and you do too. Respect mine and I will respect yours. Don't surf my spot.

    ***I added the following, hence the EDIT***
    Going back to the first comment of the thread - In addition to not wanting to see anyone injure themselves, or others while surfing; I do not endorse fighting in the ocean at all. I can hate on out-of-towners and others all day, but I would never intentionally hurt another or start a fight. It's the ocean, not a boxing ring.

    NC does not have the federal/state funding like our northern states. The town of CB is extremely small and every tax dollar counts. Come September CB turns into a ghost town; yet, it is up to the locals to preserve our town for the summer crowd. Locals support smaller economies, so families have a nice place to visit year after year. Who is going to pay for the costly hurricane damages? Not Raleigh Who is going to keep local restaurants running during the slow season? Not tourist.

    As for my last post: I don't drop in on anyone - it was a joke.
    Last edited by dlrouen; Jul 16, 2012 at 06:30 PM.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    THAT WAS YOU!? I have never had someone backdoor my wave from the wave behind it before. I guess that's one of the benefits of riding a 15' Wavejet. How'd you get a hot pink one anyway?
    That was me. I'm glad you liked my pink Wavejet. Of course pink is not available to the public - Team Salt Life riders only.

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    lol I was just thinking this morning (while having to jocky around some of the local summer pros in their new sleeveless wetsuits- just to get a 3ft wave... thinking they where in a surf contest or something) about starting a post about how much i Love all the summer surfers!!!
    .... now if only i could get one of those hot pink wave jets....
    Last edited by walkingonh2o; Jul 16, 2012 at 07:36 PM.

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