too close to the pier. My bud got one 15 years ago. drifted within 200' so belly whopped in. A piggy dressed up like a touron sitting on the beach, jumped up and wrote him up as he was walking out of the water.
they hate freedom in Virginia beach. Is it a people's republic yet? The City "needed" more police boats, and they got them. Only problem for us is that they are going to have to write a lot of surfing tickets to pay for the $2 million dollar custom built drug interdiction boats. I mean, only the finest for VB's finest to scream at you through a megaphone on...
Last century they had high speed boats and helicopters to assure the safety of the non surfing public. I was out in 80th st after 10, a heli flew over me with a loud speaker telling me it was time to get out. I paddled back out like I didn't hear. He kept dropping lower and yelling louder. I kept paddling like I was Helen Keller. The water was churning around me he was so close. he finally flew off, so I caught the next one in before the troops showed up.
I'd argue it: The current was pulling you to the pier and you were obviously trying to get a wave to come in and walk back up the beach. PLUS you would have wound up UNDER the pier had you tried to paddle all the way in so too the best of the two options you had available to you--taking a wave, even bellying it in is way quicker and easier to get to your reference point on the beach because you can make more lateral headway while heading in. There were no fishermen on that side of the pier because only an idiot would try to toss bait up-current and up-wind and another pier fisherman would correct them very quickly in the event they did--so you thought you had a little room. You don't carry a tape measure with you surfing and due to the drift and angle to where the marker is on the beach (we have red pilings, I assume you have something like that) it was very hard to judge your distance and you thought you were at least 250' from the pier. Lastly, there were skimboarders swimming and riding waves UNDERNEATH the pier who the officer didn't seem to care about.
yeah that sucks. don't know what to tell you but every part of me would want to fight it...
I remember I was getting out of the surf this one time...
23 footers.... I got a ticket for bench pressing too much weight.
Marsh- yea probably but i dont see those dbags out during the winter during a noreaster swell
Erock- im sure the judge has heard all the excuses in the book before because they write these pretty often there. and there is no law concerning skimboarders so they technically cant write them up. every time they go to court it gets thrown out. my friend got written up once and he got out of it because the sign technically doesnt say it. don't understand why the swimmers got out of it though.
im just frustrated because the other guy probabky ruined it for me. He refused to come in and was arguing with him for like 10 minutes. i just paddled in and nicely asked what was going on. I honestly thought it was the lifeguards blowing at kids in the water or something but they didnt even whistle at us once. usually we would at least get a warning from them. he probably wouldnt have given me a ticket if it was just me. i really wasnt trying to ignore him. its just never happened to me before
Last edited by 757surfer; May 20, 2013 at 02:15 PM.