Saw a kid struggling on a soft top this weekend. Asked him how he was doing, and he told me it was his first time surfing. Just gave him a little tip that he was popping up a bit early, and make sure he's on the wave before standing. Worked out for him on his next wave. He paddled back out, "Thanks man, it worked, it worked. That was awesome."
Don't think I will remember any particular waves from that session, but I will remember that exchange for sometime. We all had to start out somewhere.
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Jun 20, 2013, 04:28 PM #11
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Jun 20, 2013, 04:37 PM #13
a couple of weeks ago i paddled out to an empty peak at first light. no wind, small long period peelers. i took out a longboard and was just cruising. i also had nothing else to do all day. other guys started coming out on logs and fishes. some were friends some not. we were all catching our share and having a good time. some conversation but mostly quiet. real peaceful vibe.
two dummys on shortboards paddle out, catch no waves but paddle for all of them including the ones with guys already one them. between that and the idiotic loud chatter it changed the vibe from good to bad. i actually heard" Yo these new booties are so warm yo. not like my last booties which were like you know, cold yo?" i had started to drift to another empty peak to get few more to myself before breakfast when this big older guy that has been around here since the beginning of time and looks like he should surf in a viking helmut drifts over to them and says "hey guys keep it down, save that chatter for the diner, you're jamming us all up." everyone including the dummies started laughing and the vibe was good again. he regulated the line up and brought peace and order back to the break.
we all don't do stuff like that because we can't pull it off. I couldn't.
Jun 20, 2013, 05:04 PM #14
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Jun 20, 2013, 07:22 PM #16
A while ago there was a girl out having trouble catching waves. Too far back on the board, nose way above the water. She said something about not being able to catch anything. So, I offered up the tip of moving further up the board and not having the nose stick out of the water so much. Her response made think she got what I was saying, but then she paddled off...too far back on the board, nose up in air. ha
Jun 20, 2013, 08:27 PM #17
I gave the "you should move forward on your board" to a complete stranger only once (why do so many people have this issue when beginning surfing?). Two waves later, I watched him nosedive and come up holding his head, apparently he caught the board to his head while underwater. Felt like a real d***after that one.
Jun 20, 2013, 09:58 PM #18Member
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It's not easy to know exactly where to lie on a particular wave for a particular day. I think it becomes easier with experience/familiarity with a board/etc. I think we sometimes take for granted some of the fundamentals of surfing once we become proficient and see them as easier than they actually are.
Jun 21, 2013, 01:54 AM #19
NIce post, it's always puts a grin on my face to hear about all the truly cool encounters. always be the good guy when ya can!
Jun 21, 2013, 03:38 AM #20