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    Stay Out of the Water Its Dangerous

    Sweet swell in VA Beach today, but who gets to experience it? - Only the sheep surfing the jetty and those fortunate enough to get out in the water before they shut it down. The sheepherders were on the loose enforcing arbitrary rules and cleaning out the ocean. I could see if the water was full of tourists and swimmers, but it wasn't. In fact, after the douche lifeguard kicked everyone out, the ocean was empty but for the 3 foot swell lolling itself onto the shore.

    In a world where we debate long boarders vs. short boarders and surfers vs. spongers, if there is anyone that sucks its all the lifeguards and other rule enforcing lame f@$cks. If it weren't for them blindly following stupid, society might have a chance to escape its downward decline into softness. We are creating a society of soft people who need to be protected by the most mundane things such as rain falling from the sky, tiny waves breaking on the beach, and gluten.

    Stop the insanity, and next time you see a lifeguard, show them the disrespect they deserve and show them your half-a-peace sign loud and proud because they suck just like cops and bureaucrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisguysthumbs View Post
    Sweet swell in VA Beach today, but who gets to experience it? - Only the sheep surfing the jetty and those fortunate enough to get out in the water before they shut it down. The sheepherders were on the loose enforcing arbitrary rules and cleaning out the ocean. I could see if the water was full of tourists and swimmers, but it wasn't. In fact, after the douche lifeguard kicked everyone out, the ocean was empty but for the 3 foot swell lolling itself onto the shore.

    In a world where we debate long boarders vs. short boarders and surfers vs. spongers, if there is anyone that sucks its all the lifeguards and other rule enforcing lame f@$cks. If it weren't for them blindly following stupid, society might have a chance to escape its downward decline into softness. We are creating a society of soft people who need to be protected by the most mundane things such as rain falling from the sky, tiny waves breaking on the beach, and gluten.

    Stop the insanity, and next time you see a lifeguard, show them the disrespect they deserve and show them your half-a-peace sign loud and proud because they suck just like cops and bureaucrats!
    Brah, too many sharks on the east coast....take up golfing instead

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    Head south, young man, head south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecodcdog View Post
    Head south, young man, head south.
    And please don't stop until you're in Georgia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by capecodcdog View Post
    Head south, young man, head south.
    I went south. Got some good ones.

    OP I think it's awesome that you tried to surf in the swim zone. You are a true patriot. Leading le revolution against the boys in red.

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    Dude I hate having to get out of the water too, but the lifegaurd was just doing his job. Seriously how old are you? "rule enforcing lame f$%^s" are you kidding me?
    They don't make the rules, they just enforce them because they have found a way to make money in this troubled economy, and are responsible for saving TONS of lives at our beaches. And by enforce them I'm not talking about cops who have discretion whether to give you a ticket or not. Lifegaurds MUST make you get out of the water. If a supervisor sees a surfer in the water, are you gona go over and help him keep his job? No of course not, because you care for no one but yourself.

    I hate when the lifegaurds are there. But I don't hate the lifegaurds. I might curse about having to get out of the water, but I wouldn't make it personal.
    They save lives, and many people NEED them there to feel safe in the water. You know what time you can surf and can't. Go to a beach that allows you to surf during lifegaurd hours, or better yet, go to one of the tons of beaches that are not yet open since Sandy.

    Show some respect.
    Last edited by ThatSlyB; Jun 15, 2013 at 06:29 PM.

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    I got a couple fun hours in this morning before the lifeguard called us out. I had a 10 minute conversation with him and he seemed like a cool enough guy just doing his job. He wasn't thrilled about making everyone come out during a fun swell himself. He actually kind of seemed to hate his job at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike228 View Post
    He wasn't thrilled about making everyone come out during a fun swell himself. He actually kind of seemed to hate his job at the moment.
    when i was a lifeguard, this was the single WORST part of the job...i hated doing it & would always wait until some higher-up came along & told me to clear the water.

    to the OP, i have 2 words: "dawn" + "patrol".

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    Don't take your anger out at the lifegaurds. Use your passion aboot this issue to try and change the laws. Man, you Virginia Beach guys live in a surf-related police state down there, huh? Ha, the authorities don't much like you guys, huh? Well at least you guys can feel like the anti-heroes surfers were supposed to be.

    Really, use you anger to open more summer surfing areas. Rally the troops. Contact organizations that care. Get involved in the crafty, behind-the-scenes, local Virginia Beach political arena. How aboot running for city council and getting all the shred hounds and local ocean people behind you?

    Oh hey yo, 757 Surfer how'd your "Surfing next to the pier" ticket go?

    Good lord there sure are alot of surfers in the Tidewater area, just ax the dudes in the outer banks. So unite and organize. Get things changed.

    Oh, what do you guys prefer: Tidewater or Hampton Roads. I don't know. I guess I like "Tidewater" if I'm shredding or hanging in a marsh, and Hampton Roads if I'm zanging in Bad News.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Don't take your anger out at the lifeguards.

    So unite and organize. Get things changed.
    I didn't take my anger out on the lifeguard. I calmly let him be, and as far as getting organized, up to now there's really been no need. Besides that, most of the VA Beachers everyone hates so much all crowd together around the jetty. Its only us chill souls that surf the North End.

    It was just culture shock for me. Usually I can go out, relax, and be left alone. This is a seriously lame third strike on the lifeguards, this summer alone. Two weeks ago the beach was closed because it was raining, not thunder and lightening, but just plain raining. So instead of going out in front of my house I drove 20 blocks and surfed where there were no guards.

    So what's the difference in safety from one place to the other? None! The only difference is some teenage kid with a hard-on for his new found authority and the absence of one.