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    skimmers

    Today I was surfing some small longboard waves in Delaware and there was about 10 skimmers on the beach and every time I would catch a wave going down the line a skimmer would come behind and in front of me and I was just getting so tired of it and one time I through there board and had some words. how am I suppose to handle this situation. Every surfer out there was mad at them. Any suggestions?

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    Run them over? Yell shark?

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    Move on bruh, you won't win. 10 against 1 and you might consider still having to go to work which enables you to enjoy the small waves when they ( the skimmers ) are not there. Hell , maybe even be nice to them, killem with kindness. Just a suggestion from another long boarder .

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    As one who just started to ride a longboard for the first time at 33 I hate to say how much I hated the long board community before. Sitting outside the break and able to paddle in and steal waves and just basically the jealousy of able to make a knee high day fun... grrr.

    But now as a recently turned majority longboarder I say let them have fun while we can sit back and pick our waves but don't be a **** and shank their waves if your not in position.

    But to insure your talking skimmer boards and not skim boarders... cause skim boarders are like gingers: NO SOULS. Let the sea take them cause we know they can't swim past knee high depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalarast View Post
    As one who just started to ride a longboard for the first time at 33 I hate to say how much I hated the long board community before. Sitting outside the break and able to paddle in and steal waves and just basically the jealousy of able to make a knee high day fun... grrr.

    But now as a recently turned majority longboarder I say let them have fun while we can sit back and pick our waves but don't be a **** and shank their waves if your not in position.

    But to insure your talking skimmer boards and not skim boarders... cause skim boarders are like gingers: NO SOULS. Let the sea take them cause we know they can't swim past knee high depth.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdcTI...IvHTlA&index=3

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    Skimboarders who are good enough can do the same thing as surfers. And if you're running into people who are skimming, you should probably not be surfing shore break. Maybe that's the problem huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delsurf73 View Post
    Today I was surfing some small longboard waves in Delaware and there was about 10 skimmers on the beach and every time I would catch a wave going down the line a skimmer would come behind and in front of me and I was just getting so tired of it and one time I through there board and had some words. how am I suppose to handle this situation. Every surfer out there was mad at them. Any suggestions?
    find another place to surf....if skimboarders are behind you and in front of you, then you're surfing a skim wave.

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    Just curious, but where was this happening?

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    naval jetty

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    I think if you are longboarding the same wave that people are skimming, then I think you are lbing the wrong wave. I longboard, shortboard, and skim and the best policy in my opinion is if you can't beat em, join em. A lot of surfers hate on skimmers, but you would be surprised on how much skimming can help your surfing. Maybe it is a little jealousy that when there is no surf and just shorebreak you have nothing to do while you see a bunch of people having fun skimming - you should give it a try? Just saying there is a place for all types of watersports as long as everyone is respectful of one another!