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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Read before you write. The 9 footers were a week prior on a Friday night at one certain break at a certain time near sundown. Did a handful of 7-8 footers emerge right by the rock jetty during the time we were stuck in it? Yes. Does that mean that there were any sustained 7-8-9 foot waves or even anything close the rest of the day for the other 90% of the beach front? No.

    I wanted the feedback of many on here. Perhaps I was naive to think that it could be delivered with some level of respect and decency. Where I come from, you don't talk like that to people that you've never met or haven't done you wrong. And if you do, then you deal with their ensuing response.
    Around these parts you have to earn respect before you get it. You cannot demand it.

    Work that part into your life as my second recommendation to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    My suggestion to you is to incorporate some fun into your surfing routine. You speak of all the hours you've logged like you're filling out a timesheet and you mentioned work three times in your last post. Practicing and progressing are great but let's not forget the point here. Are you earning $$$ from your hours in the water?

    No? Me neither.

    So after all your hours you've logged and work you've put in what do you have to show for it? A badge of honor so you can vibe the dude next to you because he obviously doesn't work as hard as you and couldn't possibly love surfing like you love surfing? Come, on man. You may need to smoke some spicoli special or find another release. I'm never as pent up after surfing as you are. We do this for the joy of being in the water and the rush of harnessing a piece nature's power I recommend you do the same.
    I'm surfing every day because I love it. I love everything about it from learning the tides and breaks here, down to how elusive decent waves are some days to repairing my first dings the other night and doing a pretty good job at it.

    My commitment to an individual sport like this has nothing to do with the guy next to me and I've never indicated such. That is coming from you and it's not accurate. I'm putting forth the effort and enthusiasm each day because I don't engage in something unless I do it fully. It's who I am. That, and because of the fact there's always so much to learn and improve on in this sport, you'll walk off the beach much better each day than when you stepped on it as long as you maintained an open mind and sense of gratitude throughout the session.

    What do I have to show for the hours I've logged? You speak as if you're trying to talk me out of reverence and commitment to surfing. To answer your question, at the 90 day mark I can catch up to 50% of the waves I attempt from 2 footers to 9 footers, bottom turn frontside and backside, pump through whitewater to accelerate through it, duck dive larger waves, handle a wipeout from small to medium to large, paddle through tougher sets to get out back, etc. All those skills I can perform but in no way am I doing them all or most of the time or doing them soundly more often than not. Those are good basics but I still have many more basics next up such as angling into takeoffs better and more often, picking the right waves to catch based on their break, getting down the line consistently, getting back in the wave after a bottom turn, etc. To me, there will never be a point where I can't get better and learn more.

    Read some of my posts a couple weeks back when others were preaching about the stoke. There is nothing "pent" up in me, and definitely not when I'm involved in this great sport that I've recently found. It's laughable that I got tarred, feathered, and lynched in this thread yet when I finally put the dukes up it's looked at like it's me who's the angry, aggressive one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Around these parts you have to earn respect before you get it. You cannot demand it.

    Work that part into your life as my second recommendation to you.
    What parts? The part where people are sitting behind a keyboard? Such formidable "parts" of society.

    How shall I "earn" this respect you speak of, so that I may not be subject to being talked to like a dog no one cares about or an ex-con?

    Your recommendations are like gold. Can I hire you as a life coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    I'm surfing every day because I love it. I love everything about it from learning the tides and breaks here, down to how elusive decent waves are some days to repairing my first dings the other night and doing a pretty good job at it.

    My commitment to an individual sport like this has nothing to do with the guy next to me and I've never indicated such. That is coming from you and it's not accurate. I'm putting forth the effort and enthusiasm each day because I don't engage in something unless I do it fully. It's who I am. That, and because of the fact there's always so much to learn and improve on in this sport, you'll walk off the beach much better each day than when you stepped on it as long as you maintained an open mind and sense of gratitude throughout the session.

    What do I have to show for the hours I've logged? You speak as if you're trying to talk me out of reverence and commitment to surfing. To answer your question, at the 90 day mark I can catch up to 50% of the waves I attempt from 2 footers to 9 footers, bottom turn frontside and backside, pump through whitewater to accelerate through it, duck dive larger waves, handle a wipeout from small to medium to large, paddle through tougher sets to get out back, etc. All those skills I can perform but in no way am I doing them all or most of the time or doing them soundly more often than not. Those are good basics but I still have many more basics next up such as angling into takeoffs better and more often, picking the right waves to catch based on their break, getting down the line consistently, getting back in the wave after a bottom turn, etc. To me, there will never be a point where I can't get better and learn more.

    Read some of my posts a couple weeks back when others were preaching about the stoke. There is nothing "pent" up in me, and definitely not when I'm involved in this great sport that I've recently found. It's laughable that I got tarred, feathered, and lynched in this thread yet when I finally put the dukes up it's looked at like it's me who's the angry, aggressive one.
    Like I said, it's impossible for anyone to love surfing like you love surfing. We get it.

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    OK... Here's your feedback. If you can't handle the surf that is in front of you (no matter what the size is) don't go out.
    If chest high equals 7-8 foot then there was a ton of them..

    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Read before you write. The 9 footers were a week prior on a Friday night at one certain break at a certain time near sundown. Did a handful of 7-8 footers emerge right by the rock jetty during the time we were stuck in it? Yes. Does that mean that there were any sustained 7-8-9 foot waves or even anything close the rest of the day for the other 90% of the beach front? No.

    I wanted the feedback of many on here. Perhaps I was naive to think that it could be delivered with some level of respect and decency. Where I come from, you don't talk like that to people that you've never met or haven't done you wrong. And if you do, then you deal with their ensuing response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Like I said, it's impossible for anyone to love surfing like you love surfing. We get it.
    Yup. Just take anything I say and mock it and throw it back to keep thinking you're coming out on top. So first I'm not having enough fun, now I'm having too much fun. At what point will you be satiated where you can STFU and sit down instead of throwing jabs? Make up your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    What parts? The part where people are sitting behind a keyboard? Such formidable "parts" of society.

    How shall I "earn" this respect you speak of, so that I may not be subject to being talked to like a dog no one cares about or an ex-con?

    Your recommendations are like gold. Can I hire you as a life coach?
    "These parts" are a pretty solid conglomeration of CoastalTown USA. Ever since SwellInfo desegregated the forums and let different geographic locations all play together on one forum we've been one big happy family.

    If you don't know how to earn respect on an internet forum I fear for your regular social interactions. I fear for the people that may have to interact with you more. Seeing a 33 year old man crying like a grom has got to be awkward and your inability to take any constructive criticism via the internet cannot bode well for face to face interactions.

    My recommendations are quite good if I do say so myself. As far as life coaching goes... I haven't really thought about it but I assume someone in your situation could gain some valuable knowledge. PM me if you're really interested in some life coaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    Yup. Just take anything I say and mock it and throw it back to keep thinking you're coming out on top. So first I'm not having enough fun, now I'm having too much fun. At what point will you be satiated where you can STFU and sit down instead of throwing jabs? Make up your mind.
    Probably when I leave the desk and head home. You can look forward to me responding again this evening during my after dinner poo or sometime tomorrow. Gimme a PM about life coaching.... we'll skype or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    "These parts" are a pretty solid conglomeration of CoastalTown USA. Ever since SwellInfo desegregated the forums and let different geographic locations all play together on one forum we've been one big happy family.

    .
    Thanksgiving is at your house this year bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay4060 View Post
    Thanksgiving is at your house this year bro.
    Pass the f'ing potatoes will you!