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    What is a Kook?

    Seems to be some confusion and I thought I'd stir the pot a bit. I prefer these definitions:

    kook

    a kook is a poser who turns up in the beach car park wearing a top of the range wetsuit and carrying a spanking new surfboard, checks the surf for an hour before actually going in, when it is so obviously pumping, then when he enters the water proceeds to splash around like a drowning rabbit.

    kook

    Kook is a term, most often used by aggro locals, to describe any surfers that:
    - don't live in the ****hole little coastal towns
    - don't work construction and/or drive old, beat-up trucks
    - pretend like they can surf when, in reality, they suck-ass
    - don't follow the rules of the lineup
    - show up in the lot with a frappachino, excited about 2-footers

    However, the term kook has a different meaning to different types of surfers. It is most likely the case that every surfer, at one point or another, has been called a kook themselves and has called other surfers kooks. You don't have to be an asshole local to enjoy this fun, degredating term!!!
    "That guy has a surf-rack on a land-rover, what a kook!"
    "Hey Kook, get off my wave!!"

    Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kook

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    you're a kook

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbreak View Post
    you're a kook

    hahahahahahahhaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    Seems to be some confusion and I thought I'd stir the pot a bit. I prefer these definitions:

    kook

    a kook is a poser who turns up in the beach car park wearing a top of the range wetsuit and carrying a spanking new surfboard, checks the surf for an hour before actually going in, when it is so obviously pumping, then when he enters the water proceeds to splash around like a drowning rabbit.

    kook

    Kook is a term, most often used by aggro locals, to describe any surfers that:
    - don't live in the ****hole little coastal towns
    - don't work construction and/or drive old, beat-up trucks
    - pretend like they can surf when, in reality, they suck-ass
    - don't follow the rules of the lineup
    - show up in the lot with a frappachino, excited about 2-footers

    However, the term kook has a different meaning to different types of surfers. It is most likely the case that every surfer, at one point or another, has been called a kook themselves and has called other surfers kooks. You don't have to be an asshole local to enjoy this fun, degredating term!!!
    "That guy has a surf-rack on a land-rover, what a kook!"
    "Hey Kook, get off my wave!!"

    Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kook
    hahaha that was hilarious ......I can see how some people could say that is the meaning of a kook. Although it has been taken out of context. What you are describing seems more like a poser at the most. I can't lie though.....I have used the word kook out of context b4. Like at a local jersey shore bar when you see a dude rocking a rash guard. Is the guy wearing a rash guard to the bar a kook? Yeah probably...but just cause hes wearing it doesn't make him one. He's just an idiot. I'm old school and that's what kook meant when i was growing up...

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    Poseur is word we heard a ton back in the day. those are the worst IMO. the guys who sports the sweet brand new CI board and most fashionable gear but never gets wet.

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    I always feel like a poser/kook when I go back to visit my parent si nthe DC area and I go to the mall sporting Uggs and other surf clothes, kind of feel like a fish out of water even though I grew up there.

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    my thoughts

    If you paddle out somewhere not familiar to you, and try to sit on the peak, when it is apparent that everyone in the lineup knows each other. Your a kook

    If you dont think you have to put your time in at a spot to get respect, your a kook.

    If you ride a surfboard and think you are superior to someone who rides a bodyboard...your a kook

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyP View Post
    If you paddle out somewhere not familiar to you, and try to sit on the peak, when it is apparent that everyone in the lineup knows each other. Your a kook

    If you dont think you have to put your time in at a spot to get respect, your a kook.

    If you ride a surfboard and think you are superior to someone who rides a bodyboard...your a kook
    According to Aguaholic's definition you're a kook

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    "****hole little coastal towns"??? why dont you stay on the other side of the bridge pumpmaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb.rider View Post
    "****hole little coastal towns"??? why dont you stay on the other side of the bridge pumpmaster!
    Agreed 100% bb.rider.

    Thanks for saying that for all of us who call the coast home. All this spring/summer deuchebaggery is pissing me off. I migrated down here 5 years ago, and while I may travel, I'll always lay in the flatlands near the waves, here, there, or anywhere. But here is where I call home, and plan to forever. I live simple and quietly as any real waverider does.

    This ain't a status thing. You can play dress up at home.

    This **** is about dedication, gratitude and commitment, if you don't have those 3 things you don't deserve what we have. With them you'll gain pleasure and pain, but those who use the ocean like a junk filled tool deserve neither. Grow up. And do it fast. Come with respect or don't come at all...

    Bottom line on the kook thing is that a kook is someone who goes where they don't belong without bringing humility and respect. If you want to ride waves for fun, when it's convenient for you, then fine, but shut up, don't talk **** to those who grew up here. Unless your born where you can hear the waves at you window, you'll have to sometime or another.

    AND, If you don't like the town then why do you come? While the tourism drives me mad, the locals I've met are really great people, with far less of a cynical, judgemental mindstate as the ones on the other side of the bay bridge whom I grew up with. I hate to see people with no depth get turned onto such a gift. It should be earned and appreciated.

    Say what you will, but I love this strange strip of coastline, and I'd rather not see spoiled brats come and act like they are king ****, when they are nothing but a fade in the foreground of our currently unfocused shot.

    While I come from where many of you do, I did not come for your reasons. Go to burgerking and drive around the parking lot awhile.

    The waves here suck anyway.