well your on a longboard way out and he was shortboardin closer in maybe there were a lot of longboarders hoggin the break and he figured it was his turn for a wave
Can't really tell from the video to give any opinion, but just want to point out if it hasn't been already, that anyone with a Go Pro on their board is likely to be given hassle. Unless you are really good, then people will respect you.
But being new to surfing and having a Go Pro on your board is almost identical to dropping in on the most respected surfer in the lineup. lol.
Just like real estate it is all about location. Right break means you were in the wrong spot. Some guys will cut you some slack and just skate around you...I try to be as forgiving as possible.
Challenging the guy on the beach was way out of line. If you see him again you should apologize.
who cares... wont be the last time you cut someone off, or the last time you get cut off. The problem was that you thought you needed to go and make things worse by chasing him down the beach. People don't like to be told negative things, esp from someone who has been surfing for 6 months. The biggest problem here is that you went out of your way to run your mouth. You cut him off and then went up to him on the beach and gave him a lecture? You are very lucky you didn't get punched out, and If I were you I would not surf there again for a while. I'm so tired of these priority BS posts, the waves are not "your waves" or "my waves", no one owns nature. That is where the problem starts, people thinking they are owed something or that they have staked some claim at their local surf break. Surfing is not about "setting things straight", its about going with the flow of nature. If you want to "set things straight" go be an accountant. Between the Go Pro and your explanation of what happened, you have completely missed the point of surfing.
i assume you are an SUP'er.
An i LOVE battling for waves. true survival of the fittest. If someone can out paddle me for position, they deserve it!
Safety has everything to do with it. Respect the ocean, even when it's flat.