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Thread: Close Calls
May 8, 2013, 07:56 PM #71
May 8, 2013, 08:01 PM #72
May 8, 2013, 08:07 PM #73
I put an honest post up about an eye-opening and fairly traumatic experience and get hammered by ****he@d responses in a matter of minutes yet I'm sensitive for refusing to take verbal abuse. It's called self-respect and the fact that I don't tolerate BS like that from people I don't treat so poorly.
And what are "ripostes"? Some cool surfing technique I just don't know about?
May 8, 2013, 08:15 PM #74
- To your first point, fully agreed.
- Second point, completely correct. I read about those things each day and try to learn as much as I can about them. I print out a tide chart, take notes on what I saw each day at my local breaks and at what tides and other stats. I also have an old school barometer that I compare the report with.
- Third, correct again. With how fast and drastic things can change (especially at the spots I go), there is no substitute for live observation.
- I do think about what I post. My longer posts clearly take time and they're detailed to give the full picture to those I'm asking for a response. The problem is that several on here don't think about what they post. Some also sit back as an armchair quarterback and fire away at people without reading all the prior posts in the thread to gather facts.
May 8, 2013, 08:28 PM #75
May 8, 2013, 08:29 PM #76
You write an essay about how you brought your friend out in solid surf when he can't surf. You say you want to teach him balance and paddling in 2-3 footers. But there is the occasional 9' wave (which did not exist in the NE on Sunday. I don't care what the other guys in the lineup said). Was the plan to dodge the 8'-9' waves while surfing the 2'-3' waves?
You seem to get defensive about some responses (ie. Erock saying you over estimated your ability). I don't think he intended to offend you. Your description makes it sound that way.... Did you only want to hear that you did a great job and to keep it up? If you don't want true opinions don't ask for them
May 8, 2013, 08:30 PM #77
May 8, 2013, 08:37 PM #78
The first punches of disrespect were thrown by many on here, not me. If you look at my second post, it followed a battery of condescension yet I still had the patience to stay on topic and not make anything personal. You'd have to go back and read to see where the disrespect began and by whom, but it's obvious that reading previous posts before posting yourself is not a pastime some share on here.
Until this debacle, I had been maintaining a positive existence on this forum and happy to be here which could be seen by my posts. I still like this forum but it's clear who to keep distance from.
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.
May 8, 2013, 08:44 PM #80
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.