And they have some particularly thought-provoking threads:
"Do you want this turd in your neighborhood"
"Pit bulls are nice"
"Gore sure to receive Devil's Pineapple up the A$$ Award"
"Trash Truck videos"
"Padres grow vegetables in bull pen"
Sheldon Cooper's surfing saga should go over well.
Your explanation of how to measure a wave made my morning. thank you. not because it was right, or accurate, or even remotely close to how any experienced surfer measures waves, but because it made me laugh so hard i started choking on my cheerios.
Just had to add: You keep referencing all the "white" that was coming at you.
I get the feeling you're burying your face in too much "white" before you paddle out and ESPECIALLY before you post on this forum. I understand that's your way to get your inner grom back, but dude--IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
I'll tell you what:
You sit there and wonder how long it took me to type and I'll sit here wondering why you're opening your trap in a non-productive way. Maybe you order off the picture menu at fast food joints since words seem scarey (new spelling courtesy of njsurfer24). Let me know, because then I can draw you a picture instead of coercing you into reading those thousand words.
That's funny. Even if you did recycle it.
Listen, kid, if you're that sensitive / snarky you are gonna get your teets lit up on this forum by guys who are way better than me at forum ripostes.
But, hey, sparky....."Have it your way"...! (playing off your fast food shtick)
God, what a waste of time. I didn't read your novels but take some advice, quit blabbering, stop dwelling, and get out and surf.
a few things:
- Beginners will always have less comfort level in the water the first time out than you think they will... maybe they are a good swimmer, maybe they are good in the ocean even... but you add a board, wetsuit, a leash and balance, that changes the ball game. Be smarter in the future.
- Study the conditions before you go out. read about rips and jetties. Stand there and talk to the beginner about what you see before going out. It might seem simple to you, but it's a whole new world for them.
- Don't rely on surf forecasts, and be your own judge when you get there (no offense swellinfo, you're on point)
- Think about what you post... "I didn't have time to write a short letter so I wrote a long one." - Mark Twain
One of my favorite things about surfing is that it's so simple. Taj Burrows said, "the only difference between you and me is time in the water." He also said, "if it looks rampy, I'm going to punt"; but that's another topic.
Spicoli, I think that with this thread you've probably managed to piss off some of the nicer and more helpful posters on this forum. I would expect that you never get a helpful reply to a post again, nor would you deserve one. Respect and humility go a long way in the line up and out of it. It's the rubric. Did I use that right?
You bring up a good point. First, let's establish our rubric of where wave height begins and ends, as it varies from one individual to the next on what constitutes the start of wave height. Any statement I'm making of number of feet is from ankle up (1ft=ankle towards knee). Many of you may consider a 1ft high wave to be waist height. The plan with my friend was to be in 2ft-4ft tops, and more like 2-3ft as once I'd brought him through the paddling out back to show him the progression of the waves in a set from ocean to shore we were heading in towards the shore for more repetition and ability to have feet on the bottom in between reps for purposes of discussion or walking through what to work on next.
bro- listen... i dont mean to come across wrong, but the truth is the truth....you can type all you want and as long as you want, but seeing that your fairly new here- you not going to win with half of these guys. Im just saying... save your time and yout typing... i dont know about anyone else, but I really only skim over a long and exhustively written thread- i really dont have the time.
What is all comes down to- is that you stated a report of the wave hieght in the third line of your post. "Conditions were 5.2ft @ 11s and fair" when any surfer worth his wieght reads this- he knows that is a fairly heavy and good sized wave. When i hear that- coupled with offshore wind- im running to the beach waiting to get barreled! I dont know where you got the report- was it from a bouy that is all the way out???? then that number could easily be cut in half...thats like saying - for instance- that Jersey gets 23ft waves. a better way to judge waves so that everyone one knows is "IT WAS WAIST TO CHEST HIGH" which - by the way - should be the MAX that you should take someone out in for the second time- for other ppls safety too. I would actually only take someone out in waist hi conditions for the second time. Thats 2 to3 ft waves. Think if there was a fisherman on the shore- he saw this and called 911 and jumped in the freezing water to save a life.
Anyways- im just saying- calm down. Its ok. everyone messes up sometimes. learn the ocean and its currents... this takes YEARS and many mistakes. I have ended up on jetties before - im sure along with many others...
Save your time and let it go....and no need to reply to me... im hardly on here... and probably will not check this thread again.