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  1. #11
    where are all these neighbors giving out free surf boards someone get me one!

  2. #12

    nice act of kindness, but..

    Quote Originally Posted by StuckontheGulf View Post
    I just gave my old Mike Daniels to a neighborhood kid. Yeah I was going to sell it but it would probably only fetch $75 so I decided to just give it to a neighborhood kid. The family had been talking about getting him surfing and I thought this might push him to start. They gave my son a nice set of kids golf clubs a few months back and I thought this was a great way to say thank you. I got thinking about how some kids might never start or enjoy surfing if they don't get the chance to take that first step of owning a board so all you do gooders out there, if you have an old board laying around that you don't use, give the gift of stoke.
    the next time a thread on this site is posted, where someone is complaining about to many kooks in the water... all fingers will be pointed at you.

  3. #13
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    I will gladly take the heat, please blame your over crowded break entirely on me. Makes perfect sense. I'm absolutely sure that it will affect every break on the entire gulf and Eastern seaboard. So, should we discourage surfing altogether for selfish reasons? I will quit teaching my 7 year old son right now so that he won' t crowd your lineup.
    Last edited by StuckontheGulf; Nov 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM.

  4. #14
    Me and Junior.jpg

    I gave this to a boy in Nicaragua who snapped his right infront of me. He was sitting on the beach all day staring at the waves. I felt so bad i had to give it to him!

  5. #15
    Thats awesome... I have 5 kids in my neighborhood that I know. I have given them all boards when they were no longer my "go to" board... Thay all rip now and it makes me super happy to see it...

  6. #16
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    I agree that giving the gift of stoke can be a great thing. On the other hand, I know a lot of the older generation panamanians down in Bocas - old bank in particular - are disappointed that so many kids who used to help feed their families after finishing elementray school by diving, fishing and hunting are now spending their time surfing (many on gifted boards), growing dreads, banging eurotrash, and blazing schwag. Not saying its good or bad, right or wrong, just that our gifts can change things in unexpected ways.

  7. #17
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    That's an interesting outcome. Kids need discipline so the elders should LET them surf after they have done their chores, which in that country might be fish and hunt for the family.

  8. #18
    i have a 7'6" WRV from the 80's ... if anyone knows a kid in need hit me up

  9. #19
    That is the one of the more ridiculous things I've ever heard. Kids don't grow dreads, bang eurotrash, or blaze schwag because they were given a surfboard... Those kids would end up being douches no matter what.
    I know I'd rather my kid spend his time surfing and fishing than a lot of the stuff others are doing

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    That is the one of the more ridiculous things I've ever heard. Kids don't grow dreads, bang eurotrash, or blaze schwag because they were given a surfboard... Those kids would end up being douches no matter what.
    I know I'd rather my kid spend his time surfing and fishing than a lot of the stuff others are doing
    First, the kids are not douches. They're good kids. Children and grandchildren of my close friends. Second the point of my post was to say they are now surfing and NOT fishing. Third, when I was living in Old Bank from 93-95 there was not a single local kid with a surfboard. Not one. There was not a single kid with dreads and blazing was something older men did (banging eurotrash has always been a part of the mix down there). Now?It's as I described. They may not be doing those things because they were given a surfboard but it's a package deal. Part of an identity that has been co-constructed over the past 15 years as a result of cultural contact.