Thanks everyone for the feedback. I assumed I was gonna get sh*t for the gopro and my eagerness to surf swarmies. Like I said - this is a learning experience for me. I didn't know who was right/wrong and I'm not gonna paddle out and say, "excuse me sir, can you please explain who has the right of way?"
I'm usually pretty cool and calm and try to make friends out there. I guess I should've thought twice about approaching him but I was out there for a while without catching many waves... and I was tired of being a pushover all day. I don't surf Swami's that often but it's fun to go out and push myself.
Again, thanks for all the feedback. Now I know.
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Thread: Wave priority
Mar 7, 2013, 04:21 AM #11Junior Member
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Mar 7, 2013, 04:48 AM #12
Mar 7, 2013, 05:10 AM #13
Only a matter of time before you get challenged to a bench-off.
Mar 7, 2013, 11:30 AM #14
All that aside, you look pretty good for only being at it 7 mos. That's about how long I've been at it. I try to stay off away from the more experienced surfers. Crowds aren't a problem east coast winter surfing. But I can't stay out 2 1/2 hours this time of year. Mistakes and misunderstandings happen. At 57, I've certainly made my share. Learn from them then move on. Best of luck.
Mar 7, 2013, 11:38 AM #15
Mar 7, 2013, 11:40 AM #16
his wave. you were in the wrong. it's only a problem if you don't learn from it.
Mar 7, 2013, 12:34 PM #17Junior Member
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Another one of these huh?
Last edited by Kahuna Kai; Mar 7, 2013 at 01:01 PM.
Mar 7, 2013, 12:58 PM #19Member
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I've been surfing for many years, all over the world, and I have to say that I don't have a very high opinion of other surfers. The majority--not all--, but many, are selfish greedy, pricks. So take the wave, eff 'm. And incidentally, I believe that the rule is that the person closest to the peak, or the breaking part of the wave, has right of way. If the other rider was behind the peak, it might not have been his wave. It's hard to see from the video though.
Mar 7, 2013, 12:59 PM #20
its clear in the video that he was in the wrong. if you watch closely you can see after he is up there is a surfer already riding to his left and the wave is a right.