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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    If Sunny's kid drops in on you and you pull a "Fitzy Torpedo" you better be redy to rumble!
    Going on the idea that I will never be anywhere near sunny....
    Im a lot bigger than sunny... I just checked his wikepedia page out.... If he wants a piece of the "fitzy torpedo"... well then... load the torpedo bay!!! lol.

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    I would pay a lot of $ to see that... And it keeps the $ in American hands, so it's a win/win!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    I would pay a lot of $ to see that... And it keeps the $ in American hands, so it's a win/win!!!
    Question is who you got your money on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    But kudos for cold water surfing.
    "cold water surfing" LMFAO!

    to the op, as others have already said, you were in the wrong, regardless of whether you were "up first". that's not the indicator, positioning is.

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    It does not matter who is up first. a longboard can catch the shoulder section of a wave before a shortboarder can catch the peak. The shortboarder still has priority, as he is inside and on the critical part of the wave.

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    Fitz 100%.... You saw the Fitzy Torpedo! It's been banned in 7 states for being so bad ass!
    Sunny wouln't last one round

    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Question is who you got your money on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    Fitz 100%.... You saw the Fitzy Torpedo! It's been banned in 7 states for being so bad ass!
    Sunny wouln't last one round
    Yeah that's true, the ole Fitzpedo is a nasty manuever I wouldn't wanna F with. Plus he sits waaaaaaaay outside so Sunny would definitely lose.

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    Don't f*** with angry surfers.
    Duly noted. Don't wanna be an angry surfer and wouldn't want to confront them. That being said... I'm gonna take this discussion and move on to less crowded, more laid back breaks. thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by evandj View Post
    Duly noted. Don't wanna be an angry surfer and wouldn't want to confront them. That being said... I'm gonna take this discussion and move on to less crowded, more laid back breaks. thx
    Dude, you don't have to go to another beach just because of one incident, these things can happen at any beach. My suggestion would be to just be more aware of your surroundings and know when to go and when not to go. You were pretty far ahead of that guy at 1st and then he walked you down from behind, so i'd suggest working on getting more speed down that line and you won't have to worry about that happening should you happen to get up on one by accident and don't have inside position. Lastly, having a GoPro on your board will make you stick out like a soar thumb in the lineup and being you've only been surfing 6-7 months, it just makes you a target for someone looking to burn you. Keep it up though, you look decent for someone just learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Swami's is probably the most crowded break in North County. Going to another break is actually a really good idea. Just 50 yds South is Pipes, 300 maybe 400 yds N is D Street. There are literally a half dozen breaks within walking distance of where he was surfing, which are much less crowded and almost as good.

    If you've never surfed Swami's during a South/South West swell, you don't know that the shoulder jacks up before the peak. It's because there's a shelf that sticks out and juts South. It's very common for people to shoulder hop there, because of that shelf, depending on Swell direction. What they don't know is, after jacking up on the shoulder, the wave face slows down and let's the peak catch up; which it does very quickly. There is no way that after taking off on the shoulder there, you are going to go faster than the guy on the inside who took off on the peak. It's a very easy wave to surf, but if inexperienced and not familiar with it, difficult to read.

    I live about a 3 mile bike ride from there. Going 50 yards South to Pipes or 300 yards North to D St is the best course of action.

    We're talking the difference between Pipeline and Pupakea here. Neglible as far distance, worlds apart as far as who should surf there.
    Solid suggestion, my only point was you don't have to leave a beach you like to go to just because you had one one incident. Is it better to go to another beach that's less crowded but almost as good of quality? Sure, I would, but I also wouldn't let one incident chase me off either.

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