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Jun 4, 2013, 02:58 PM #41Senior Member
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- Berlin MD
Jun 4, 2013, 03:29 PM #42
Well as a former skimmer myself in SO. Ventura CA. mostly. Ive never seen the wave conditions clash where the surf and skim meet. Pretty cool!! but I would not worry as I assume it needs to be real perfect for the 2 to meet and does not most of the time down there ?
Skimming will always be the little brother of surfing and never be as good.Thats just a fact.That being said rushing right at a 5-6 footer in shallow water with a 4 foot thin board is such a rush and is not for the fainthearted. The sport has evolved very nicely. Being 6 ' 2" 200 + I never got "super" good at it but loved it for many years and stalked the beach constantly for just the right conditions. I miss it but now love surfing almost as much. Ill always love skimming the most for some reason. The sound of the board throw down. The feel of the glide/float and whip of the wrap just cant be exactly duplicated with other things.
Jun 4, 2013, 04:04 PM #43
Example number 4357 of why the naval jetty is a bastardized joke of a ****ing spot. I grew up surfing there since prior to the state handoff living minutes away and you might see me there 3 times a year tops now because it's a haven for the above mentioned poo stance and disgruntled middle aged ****heads.
Honestly, even *****ing about anything that occurs in or around the lineup there in any circumstance makes you look like an idiot........because by simply surfing there you are subjecting yourself to the most absurd bull**** that can possibly occur in surfing.
I was ironically talking to a friend who surfs there semi-frequently still and we were joking that it is easier to catch a wave, and you put up with less just mind-blowing bull**** in the water at lower trestles than you do at this bastardized cesspool of surfing culture.
Jun 4, 2013, 04:11 PM #44Member
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As a Pro Skimboarder, you are the ambassador of your sport. Act like one. Talking trash and acting like you get to pick and choose who has style is not professional at all.
If all someone can do is just stand up and barely make it down the line. That is their fun for the day. And we are all out there to have fun, right? Who are you to judge style and what others are doing on a wave? Stoke comes in many forms. The beach doesn't clear out because some pro shows up.
And unless you are Sand Jesus, immaculately conceived and shot out of the womb onto a Zap skimboard into a macking 6' shore break barrel (with style, of course), you, too, were a kook beginner who could barely make it down the line.
One wave. One rider. It really is that simple. Dropping in behind someone can be just as dangerous as dropping in front.
That video was great. I'll tell ya if I wasn't 47 years old and afraid of breaking my neck (which I almost did on a skimboard when I was 20) I would be a skimmer. To me it looks like as much fun as surfing with the ability to surf waves that most people don't want, well after this thread I guess someone else could potentially want them.
Jun 4, 2013, 04:54 PM #46Senior Member
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I guess I should be thankful that 90% of the skim boarders around these parts are limited to the tidal pools
Jun 4, 2013, 05:01 PM #47
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Jun 4, 2013, 05:35 PM #48Senior Member
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Very well done everybody, well put. I have nothing to add except freeze this thread because it is going to degrade real soon.
Jun 4, 2013, 06:08 PM #49Junior Member
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You guys act like I dont know about priority... Closest the peak, furthest out its pretty simple.. So like some of yall said running from the beach were not gonna have priority but when i see someone slowly losing speed and their wave is coming to and end im gonna run and slide out to the peak they arnt keeping up with any more. Dont get me wrong I let a fair share of sets roll through with out even picking up my board. Also quite a few sprints to knee deep water and stopping after a surfer stood up.
I just dont appreciate it when I come to a spot and the first thing out of a surfers mouth is "get the f**k outta here" as if he owns the place. All the surfers that showed respect to us received respect from us if they were on a wave they stayed on waves uninterrupted. The little 13 year old sh*t that wanted to fight everyone got a few sprays to the face and was interrupted every wave.
From what I can see were sharing pretty well....
Jun 4, 2013, 06:11 PM #50