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Jul 18, 2012, 06:18 PM #31
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Jul 18, 2012, 06:24 PM #33
However, here's a hypothetical situation. Two guys are both inside of the break and a wave pops up on the outside. They both start paddling towards it. Both where in equidistant postions away from where the wave will begin breaking and the wave will curl over perfectly in the middle and break equally well right or left giving both riders their choice of going in either direction. The polite thing to do would be for both to call "RIGHT" and "LEFT" and stick to it, but that's not necessary, just curteous. In my personal experience, most surfers become rather taciturn in the water, so that rarely happens. My thought is, at that point the faster paddler gets to the wave first, they get the choice of which way they want to go, if it happens to be the direction that the other surfer wanted to, well them's the breaks. Right? Sometimes a paddle battle is just the way it works out.
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Jul 18, 2012, 06:29 PM #34
Jul 18, 2012, 06:29 PM #35
mmmm, good one. my take on it is: it depends on how the dbag paddles back out. if he paddles out at the far end of the lineup then outside of everybody id say he is legit. probably overly aggressive but legit, then it become the lineups duty to out-postion him. some people say he should get in line an wait his turn but if he goes all the way around to the outside, its not his fault the rest of the line up is not as well-conditioned. Now, if he paddles to the inside of everybody then that is the real dbag move.
oh yea.. just one more issue of contention... no friggin leash on a crowded shoreline... I mean its just mind boggling.
Last edited by MFitz73; Jul 18, 2012 at 06:49 PM.
Jul 18, 2012, 06:40 PM #37
here's an old trick.. everybody take turns parking in front of him so he cant catch a thing. he'll get the point.
what you said though illustrates my point. If the lineup doesn't band together to enforce things, he will keep doing it.
Jul 18, 2012, 06:41 PM #38
Jul 18, 2012, 06:46 PM #39Senior Member
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I have surfed all over this globe and some of the worst stink eye and sh*ttiest attitudes in the water have been in Virginia beach and the outer banks. Somebody pulled a machete on my friend in Nicaragua, but that's different, they thought he stole some pigs or something...
Man oh man do those Central Americans love their machetes.