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    The Worst People to Surf Around

    All this local-centric talk lately has me thinking about who the worst people I've ever been around in the lineup are and where they are from. This is completely anecdotal, all about blanket statements and over-generalizations, so don't anyone take this personally and start whining about anything other than what I'm whining about. Got it?


    Worst People in the Lineup:

    1) Italians: They're always in Barbados, I have no freaking idea what attracts so many of them. I've had them repeatedly fade me, friends and locals I know down there. Seen them get called out of the water, slapped around, yelled at and they still don't seem to get it. The worst was one who almost landed on my head at Soup Bowl on a 3' OH day when I was tucking up under the lip.

    2) VA Beachers: I have never seen as many paddle-arounds and senseless paddle battles in one session than those around VA Beach locals and/or transplants. This goes way, way back to my grom years when Hotwax used to run a pro-am and I surfed the 17th St. comp a couple years and having to be around large groups of Vabeechers in the warmup areas. First time I have ever seen kids intentionally sit right underneath you to block you off waves. Not to mention every trip to the OBX I have ever been on--it's almost guaranteed if you have miles of beach to you and a couple buds a group of Vabeechers will paddle out right beside or on top of you. Hell, there are a couple transplants here who do the same thing to this day. They don't usually crowd me out too much because they know I'll just run over them now but they straight up harass my best friend sometimes

    3) UNCW Students (excluding Gnaractually, never met him in person but he seems like a standup dude): Beside the fact they all seem to think it's cute to drive down the right turn lane and cut in front of the line of people doing the proper thing waiting for the drawbridge at WB... even though this act of complete selfishness and disrespect relegates them to below rancid douche status in my book, I still think they are worse in the water. This definitely dovetails with the VA Beach factor somewhat, I'm sure. The problem with most UNCW surfers is they are "Summer Pros," and those who do surf in the winter suck just as bad too. It's almost guaranteed if someone ditches their board in front of you, cuts you off only to fall, paddles for the shoulder of the wave you're riding and getting in your way instead of duckdiving the whitewater behind you, back paddles you at Masonboro then has the audacity to ask for a ride on your boat back to WB and/or any other kooky thing you can think of--it's almost surely a UNCW student.





    So, what's everyone else's top 3 WORST PEOPLE TO SURF AROUND?

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    Brazilians - admittedly a generalization based on just a few encounters, but inescapable.

    People who paddle repeatedly to the deepest spot, take priority, then blow the drop and come up yelling.

    Summer learners who you never see until May, then by the end of July they act like because they have just surfed with each other for 60 knee high days in a row, they are the local crew, bro-ing it up hard right on the peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by South Bethany View Post
    Brazilians - admittedly a generalization based on just a few encounters, but inescapable.
    Without a Doubt. Brazilians. Hands down the worst on earth. Dealt with them for a decade in SD. If I had my way, we would ban all Brazilians from american shorelines. Terrible. They surf lawlessly down there. Have seen dozens of them get slapped around because of it. Although, we should allow their women to come over, as long as they stay on the beach.

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    Ahhh that was awesome, Erock. Oh, how's that basehead who lives behind the dumpster, behind the convenience store by your house doing these days?

    Top 3 people I don't want to surf by:
    1. Men
    2. Women
    3. Kids

    I don't discriminate. I don't want to be around any of y'all. OMG, just leave me alone......Go away, shooo.

    However, contrary to what I just said, I'm always nice to anybody I encounter. I usually say a hello. And I just love people who mumble something back or don't say anything......and that only happens in July......which is humorous.

    I wonder if I'll see that guy, who exercises for 30 minutes before hitting the 2 footers, again this summer. Actually, his routine lasts longer than that because he stares at it for ten minutes........sizing up those two footers. Like, 40 minutes dudes......as the tide continues to get worse and worse............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Ahhh that was awesome, Erock. Oh, how's that basehead who lives behind the dumpster, behind the convenience store by your house doing these days?

    Top 3 people I don't want to surf by:
    1. Men
    2. Women
    3. Kids

    I don't discriminate. I don't want to be around any of y'all. OMG, just leave me alone......Go away, shooo.

    However, contrary to what I just said, I'm always nice to anybody I encounter. I usually say a hello. And I just love people who mumble something back or don't say anything......and that only happens in July......which is humorous.

    I wonder if I'll see that guy, who exercises for 30 minutes before hitting the 2 footers, again this summer. Actually, his routine lasts longer than that because he stares at it for ten minutes........sizing up those two footers. Like, 40 minutes dudes......as the tide continues to get worse and worse............

    Yes!!! I totally agree!!! I rather surf alone... Although its not that I hate or dislike people in general- I just find it more relaxing to surf alone... That's right.. Relaxing!!! I'm not all about surfing like I'm in a surf comp when I'm out there- I don't paddle around guys as a wave comes and fairly mellow- but if your one of those guys who paddled out and sits right on the inside of me and paddles for every wave that I paddle for then when I stop out of consideration - they miss the wave- I will drop in the next time...
    I'm really not out there to jockey around with some summer pro... I'm out there to have fun... and get barreled of coarse! So I rather surf alone or with a few friends or locals or even beginners sometimes cause they are always stoked!

    So here is a list if I had to make one:
    1 guys who constantly paddle around or sit right inside you and act like they own the place- but you have never seen them before.
    2 infamous summer pros- of whom I dearly love
    3 all the rest.... Lol


    How about this- you guys know a certain persons truck/car and if you see it at a break- you will not paddle out?? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post

    How about this- you guys know a certain persons truck/car and if you see it at a break- you will not paddle out?? Lol
    I suggest drinking a few liters of water to get the faucet rolling and then getting territorial on their a$$es. What's yours is yours. Reminds me of living with roommates or a girl that you're constantly in conflict with - you never want to go home to see that vehicle there. That's no way to feel about your "home" break.

    On Thursday, there was a 2-3ft blown out chop in the afternoon after a morning of decent offshores and there was a half dozen of us on shortboards trying to discern through an hour's worth of crap waves to find some acceptable rides. It was a perfect day of 80 degree sun despite the non-surfing wind, so no one was in a rush to get back to shore. The 6 of us were moving inside, out the back, just about everywhere we could to catch a mediocre wave and ride it as well as possible. No rules of engagement were broken and no one upset anyone else even though most of us 6 were each looking to hop on every wave we could.

    As harmonious as that session was between riders, what was just as good was that when our group all headed to the beach we were replaced by a crew of longboarders. If you put one of them in with us the way we were darting all around in hunting fashion, it would've screwed everything up. Not to mention their ride after catching a wave which would've affected where we could position ourselves for our next. I don't think anyone tried to make it happen like this, it just did. Reminded me of the country club pool in the summer. You had kids tearing the pool apart in controlled anarchy, then the last 15 minutes of every hour was adult swim.

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    However, contrary to what I just said, I'm always nice to anybody I encounter. I usually say a hello. And I just love people who mumble something back or don't say anything......and that only happens in July......which is humorous.
    ---I greet people as well and get the same grunt back, hilarious! Its OK to say "hey" back people.
    I'm on board with Brazilians and will add chicks who paddle out with their boyfriends just to do something "together"---they cant surf and take up space in the lineup..

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    You're just not acting aggro enough. When someone tries to paddle around me to get onto the peak I chose for that day it never ends well for them. If they don't drop in on one set wave, it only takes one, I will not even look their way the next time I'll just drop in on them. I will let them know I'm going to do that by saying it, not to them exactly, more to myself, in a manner that might make them question my sanity, and then I do exactly what I said. Usually they were just going to pull out again anyway but I give them the excuse to at least act like they were a charger, you know, they would've went but I cut them off. It's a win win for both of us, I get the waves and they don't have to look like sissy's. Eventually they will take a mediocre wave that I wouldn't even blink at down the beach a ways, and having blown their muscles trying to keep on my peak in the first place it's doubtful I see them again. Of course there's always the next jabronbron that wants to challenge the champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northendcanyon View Post
    You're just not acting aggro enough. When someone tries to paddle around me to get onto the peak I chose for that day it never ends well for them. If they don't drop in on one set wave, it only takes one, I will not even look their way the next time I'll just drop in on them. I will let them know I'm going to do that by saying it, not to them exactly, more to myself, in a manner that might make them question my sanity, and then I do exactly what I said. Usually they were just going to pull out again anyway but I give them the excuse to at least act like they were a charger, you know, they would've went but I cut them off. It's a win win for both of us, I get the waves and they don't have to look like sissy's. Eventually they will take a mediocre wave that I wouldn't even blink at down the beach a ways, and having blown their muscles trying to keep on my peak in the first place it's doubtful I see them again. Of course there's always the next jabronbron that wants to challenge the champ.
    I hate surfing with THIS guy.

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    Not to mention every trip to the OBX I have ever been on--it's almost guaranteed if you have miles of beach to you and a couple buds a group of Vabeechers will paddle out right beside or on top of you.
    Not sure about "a group of VA Beachers", but I know personally if I'm going down to OBX by myself, I generally don't like surfing alone, especially where there might not be anyone on the beach as well ... So yeah, if I see a group of guys in the water, I won't paddle right on top of them, but I would want to stay in somewhat close proximity so I'm not completely by myself ... and generally I try to hit up the various piers/groins where others will typically show up anyways at some point in the day.