thanks for the advice. I should had brought this up earlier I never longboard mostly shortboard and just the other day I take out the longboard and play around on some waves. Back on point These Skimmers seem to be doing this on purpose like aiming at most surfers one going in front and one in the back. I guess these guys were all stoked on the contest they just had.
That video was straight rad. Well produced in addition to impressive content. Still don't know how someone on a log is going anywhere near that shoreline. I'd put that on par to trying to park Gramma's 18-foot Buick ark '87 edition in a parking spot meant for a chopper or rice-cycle. Granted, I'm trouble on waves and a moving land/sea mine, but I wouldn't have gone that close to shore back when I was beelining straight to shore after a takeoff. Which I can hardly remember because that was at least 7 days ago.
Yea, let those skimmers skim. They're holding their own and as a whole, pretty sound on a karmic scale.
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?
Oh first you talk trash on the beach now you wanna do it online...
Yes there were about 10 of us my self included. Myself and one other our professional skimboarders and two others compete semiprofessionally.
Now I am assuming you are either the 13 y.o. with the white rash guard who was trying to fight every skimmer ranging from age 8-21 or the older guy who kept staring at us like we killed your mom(who i was told later is unemployed and does drugs)...
The waves that morning were sub-knee high range breaking right on shore as the tide came in it became bigger maybe thigh as the tide peaked.
The very first time you guys tried to talk trash was after i went BEHIND you on a wave, i shrugged it off and went back on shore. The very next wave a little grom that was ELEVEN went for a wave and the kid in the white rash guard cussed at him and threw his board. I stepped in told and you both to take a chill pill and we were all there for the same reason... to have fun.
Now everyone here is talking about skills... Who do you think deserves a wave more...? someone who stands up and stands there/poop stances it for a 10 seconds or someone taking the wave all the way down the beach throwing technical maneuvers?
A fisherman was surprised after two waves in a row of me making it down to where his lines were and said he didnt think anyone was gonna get down the beach that far and quickly moved his lines.
Delsurf73 if you noticed the skimboarders would NOT cut off the guys from liquid pictured above(the dad and son? in green ripcurl suits riding firewires) that is because they rode the waves with STYLE and did more than just stand up.
Also to an admin i kinda find it funny that you group the outer banks with Va Beach in the region section
Last edited by ShawnKenny; Jun 4, 2013 at 01:53 PM.
I went to the naval jetty last night... and, ya, there were about as many skimmers as surfers.
And, honestly, the skimmers were ripping that wave more then the surfers. The waves that were coming
inside were really good to skim... The ones that were breaking outside were obviously better for surfing.
But, ya, the skimmers were essentially able to "surf" it better yesterday as they got way more speed.
As for priority, I saw some skimmers skimming in after someone was on the wave (mostly little kids), but for the most part it was under control.