The whole point of the whole don't drop in on people thing is so no one gets hurt, boards don't get damaged and because it makes things run more smoothly so everyone can keep on keepin on with their lives. If you tackle someone off their board that completely contradicts the whole reason why you were mad. When people do things like this because they feel they were wronged and they were "entitled" to do it it makes me very sad about the way people choose to treat one another at times. I don't care if I get dropped in on, I can't control what others do and I don't even care, I have caught my fair share of waves in the past and I know that as long as I am able I will continue to ride waves. (AKA theres always more waves brother) If I was out where you were and I saw you do that I would want nothing to do with you, I don't care who drops in on who thats part of surfing with other people, how about you try to be a little more considerate of the people around you and accept that people make mistakes.
Oh and I drop in on people from time to time for various reasons and if you pulled that crap on me I would not be too happy, not at all. Fighting solves nothing, and its definately not going to make you a better or more skilled surfer, no matter what you may have thought at the moment. There is no place for actions like this, unless its your friend and your goofing off.
Be nicer to people, and they just might be a little nicer to you, peace.
+1. Brings to mind that thing they mention in kindergarten about what two 'wrongs' don't add up to, no?
Yeah the guy was wrong to drop in on you, and you were wrong to tackle him. And if he was repeatedly dropping in on people, well yeah he's a **** and/or a kook. Give him some words. If he doesn't get the picture then, do you really think he's gonna get the picture if you lay your hands on him?
No offense man, but it's kinda funny that you willfully departed from the wave when the whole point is to be on the wave.
Last week i got kooked by a guy twice, who dropped in when it wasn't his turn, f'd up his popup, and lost control of his board (both times). First time, his board nearly hit me, I gave him the stank eye when I got back to the lineup (though it might not have worked cause....). The second time, his board's fin sliced my shin a little while I was up. After that one, I sternly, but calmly, told him to please control his board/not drop in. He was super apologetic and chill about it.
Fortunately for me, I only came across people always used the verbal approach (and most were fairly polite too) when I was a kook (admittedly I still kind of am), and everything was chill.
So if we all just take it easy and control our initial emotion/temper/reaction, all will be good.
Last edited by shablagoo; Oct 10, 2012 at 02:30 AM.
I can, JCrew. No matter how much we may wish otherwise, kids are not going to be or act like adults. And if you really are a school principal as someone mentioned and you think fitz was justified in taking that kid out, what do you think would happen to you and your illustrious career if you pulled that stunt on one of your students?
Who is it embarrassing for? I was down looking at the surf late this afternoon and a friend of mine was checking it out too. He asked me WTF happened with the incident yesterday. He was coming out of the water and heard me call this guy off the wave and watched him to continue dropping in. After hearing that, LBCrew did hit this spot on with his post yesterday... That dip**** needed a lesson in cause and effect. This wasn't some 12 yo either.