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  1. #111
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    1. Aggro kooks who have no knowledge of etiquette and little skill to boot. You know...the guy who blows every other wave and starts cussing, then shoulder hops you on a decent peak.

    2. SUPers, even those who try to be cool and stay away are still a hazard during good days.

    3. Touristo swimmers who clog the inside lineup instead of going down the beach where there is no surfers. There are plenty of little waves to body surf or sponge right down the beach, but they still act all pissed when you fly past them on a good wave they have no way of catching to begin with.

    Thanks for letting me vent. Encountering these types in the water is still better than witnessing road rage in traffic. Pray for surf!

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    Oh, I almost forgot. The guy who just bought a condo right by the best peak in the area, and thinks he now has dibs on wave priority because he lives there. Get real! The peak is a meritocracy, not something you can buy. Nice try, just keep your mouth shut next time and be respectful. it would be a shame if you got banned from your "home" break dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post


    3. Touristo swimmers who clog the inside lineup instead of going down the beach where there is no surfers. There are plenty of little waves to body surf or sponge right down the beach, but they still act all pissed when you fly past them on a good wave they have no way of catching to begin with.
    No need to confuse spongers w/ tourist swimmers.

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    Roy I'm still waiting to hear back from Loyds of London on the premium I'm going to have to pay to insure a 500,000 Roy Stuart HotKarl. Or was it Kurl? Either way, I should know shortly. I guess my only question is: Do I get a free red wetsuit? I already have a white helmet.


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    Hahaha Loyds of London!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    No need to confuse spongers w/ tourist swimmers.
    I'm not confused. Some of the fore mentioned touristos have boogie boards they rent from the beach concession. I know some body boarders who are legit, and sometimes I mock, but they know who they are and can take it in good nature. I don't mean to hate on a legit waterman bro. Catch some barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    I'm not confused. Some of the fore mentioned touristos have boogie boards they rent from the beach concession. I know some body boarders who are legit, and sometimes I mock, but they know who they are and can take it in good nature. I don't mean to hate on a legit waterman bro. Catch some barrels.
    All good holmes, barrels to you as well...I mean, barrells

  8. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by AtanticO View Post
    you also stated you rarely surf. so you just show up and are entitled to equal share? the guy who (i assume) surfs there everyday has to share with you? he probably would if you could surf or are at least somewhat known. maybe you need to wait your turn. hinmo24T said it well. this entitled mind set is weak. the worst mistake most non-locals or new surfers make (anywhere on earth) is to paddle out and compete for waves with the big boys... and then cry when shown no respect. wake up! try being the garbage man and taking waves nobody wants at first. expect to get burned here and there. it's also referred to as 'evolution at work'. i can hear Walter from the big lebowski "doesn't anyone give a fu*K about the rules!!"
    If the lineup were crowded, I wouldn't go out at all or if there was something surfable further down that is always my option. Because of my experience level I don't bother with moving into the crowded lineups at all. It wasn't ridable or breaking further down beach that day, so there were no other options at IR that day (does it even break there at all anymore?). 3 people is not a crowd, it really was the difference between the advanced rude/selfish guy catching waves every 5 minutes if he were nice and patient with myself and this other guys vs. sitting to our right (looking to beack) 10 ft, then seeing a wave coming earlier than we did, paddling around us to take nearly every wave every 2 minutes and snaking us out. If he surfs everyday he's already lucky and blessed with lots of wave riding enjoyment, and someone like me who live 200 miles inland and can only get the enjoyment to surf a few times a year to be blocked out all together. I always respect and cater to the better surfer but there has to be some give and take so everyone can enjoy.

    I used to play indoor volleyball for a decade or so. I played at an intermediate/advanced level. We'd have open nights, and when newbies showed up, we'd kindly let them fill into the teams for a few games. Sure it brought down the enjoyment level some for the more experienced guys, but we didn't tell them to get lost or refused to let them play because their skills sucked. After a few games, we kindly asked them if they minded sitting out for a couple games just so the more advanced guys could play a higher level game or 2. We'd even help coach them less experienced ones so their learning curve improved and made it less stressful for them. I don't know why that same civil philosophy can't work for surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobfromFredneck View Post
    If the lineup were crowded, I wouldn't go out at all or if there was something surfable further down that is always my option. Because of my experience level I don't bother with moving into the crowded lineups at all. It wasn't ridable or breaking further down beach that day, so there were no other options at IR that day (does it even break there at all anymore?). 3 people is not a crowd, it really was the difference between the advanced rude/selfish guy catching waves every 5 minutes if he were nice and patient with myself and this other guys vs. sitting to our right (looking to beack) 10 ft, then seeing a wave coming earlier than we did, paddling around us to take nearly every wave every 2 minutes and snaking us out. If he surfs everyday he's already lucky and blessed with lots of wave riding enjoyment, and someone like me who live 200 miles inland and can only get the enjoyment to surf a few times a year to be blocked out all together. I always respect and cater to the better surfer but there has to be some give and take so everyone can enjoy.

    I used to play indoor volleyball for a decade or so. I played at an intermediate/advanced level. We'd have open nights, and when newbies showed up, we'd kindly let them fill into the teams for a few games. Sure it brought down the enjoyment level some for the more experienced guys, but we didn't tell them to get lost or refused to let them play because their skills sucked. After a few games, we kindly asked them if they minded sitting out for a couple games just so the more advanced guys could play a higher level game or 2. We'd even help coach them less experienced ones so their learning curve improved and made it less stressful for them. I don't know why that same civil philosophy can't work for surfing.
    In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary, NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING!
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    Jeez, what a bunch of sour apples you lot are. It sounds like the people surfers most hate to surf around....are other surfers. In other words, "we have met the enemy and he is us".