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

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    "Kook"

    this is the definition I have heard in he past. we have our share of them in OC. If you are not sure if you are one, then you probably are......

    It's fairly well-known in the older segment of the surfing community that "kook" is Hawaiian in origin (orig. spelling "kukai" (?)). It means "****" (n.); hence the derogatory connotations. California surfers brought the term back from the Islands in the 30's and 40's. Example: At San Onofre (along with Malibu, one of the original surf spots in So. Cal.), there was a small canyon above the surfing beach that was named "Kukai Canyon." It was where everyone went to defecate in those pre-outhouse days. The surfers used the term "kook" to refer to newbie surfers lacking any surfing skill whatsoever.

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    A kook is someone who gets on a internet message board 6 times a day and talks crap all day trying to explain what a kook is.