i cant really call any one group of people out because we down get much or any crowds here, but ive only had a few encounters with **** heads but i tend to ignore them it take a lot to piss me off anyways.
1. Those who chose to decorate their board with a gaggle of stickers. This normally leads to an over-exagerated sense of entitlement in the line up. "Hey brah, I rep hard." They usually suck pretty hard too.
2. "Hey brah, can I get a few." You can spot one from afar. It's over when both of your eyes lock. Slowly, but surely, they will float their way up to you. Then, they pop the question. Sometimes it's some dude who "surfs back home" and the rest of the time, it's someone just trying to "try it out." I normally just ignore them, but that can sometimes lead to aggravation amongst the townies. Additionally, I dislike those who are just so ****ing pumped to see someone surf that they get in your way - "OH MY ****ING GOD! IT'S A SURFER. GET A PICTURE OF ME WITH HIM IN THE BACKGROUND SO I CAN POST IT ON FACEBOOK!"
3. I really don't have a third, as I can't really generalize based on race, gender, location, etc; but, I do have a problem with dudes coming to my spot for a change and acting like they own the damn place. I have surfed the same spot for almost 20 years and I really don't want to go anywhere else. The people on my block are super mellow too. We're not all out there to grab ass all day. We give each other a "tip of the hat" and get on with our sessions. We've got more important things to do than to sit around and make up cool secret handshakes and gang signs.
Ha, I live in VB. I understand you totally. It's not everyone but that crap is prevalent. Next time surfing VB (or anywhere) ask "if its waist high are they referring to water depth or wave height." Typically get a serious, aggravated answer. Remember, we're all here for the same reason...not to have fun (in a safe manner i might add) but training for the East Coast Pipeline Pro July 4th weekend.
I hate when I pull up to a spot I've never surfed before and the surfers who are already out think they own the break.... I just pull out the log and sit waaaaaaay outside.
I'll usually calm the lineup down by picking off the best waves of the set....
If they still vibe, instead of paddling back out I just walk up peak and paddle out.
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.
I think the worst in NJ would have to be bodyboarders between the ages of 9-15. Anyone under nine usually cant paddle out in big surf and anyone over 15 has the ideas of how a lineup should work. These senseless idiots all carpool here by their milf mama in a ****in 80-seater minivan, talk most ****, ditch their boards when paddling out, are obnoxious as ****...They see a head high set rollin thro and all the sudden the nimrods get their pussies wet screamin tsunami and so on...Oh and you cant forget how they think they run the show calling other people off when paddling for a wave? doing the normal drop heads while im bomb running down the line, sitting inside of you to block you and other douchebag moves in the lineup...I usually have patience for so long but the best way to deal with this is ride real aggresive, paddle right thro their cat lounge like a ****in bear, and if they drop in on me its fine i ride like i dont see you but if you end up with three fin slices in your back dont come *****ing to me
Some of us UNCW surfers grew up here surfing WB year-round. The people you're thinking of are the guys who only think they surf because they go to school at the beach and I hate them just as much as you. I know plenty of UNCW students who know how things should work around here and deserve a lot more respect than they get.