Besides a few employees and a couple of friends outside of work that surf most people don't have the same connection to the ocean. My girls (6 and 8) don't have the vocabulary to speak around the waves/surf session. And the wife tries but is basically afraid of the water. So Swellinfo is like minded conversation if posting or just lurking.
Or someone place to laugh at the amazingness of the human brain to come up with some crazy crap on the internet.
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Thread: Why this forum ?
Jun 27, 2013, 02:35 PM #11Member
- Join Date
- May 2013
- Virginia Beach
LBCrew don't look with envy at creative, free thinkers. They are all mentally tortured and actually live painful existences. I mean, if you look at all of the greats in all genres of the arts they were all drunk and high all the time..........battling the tormented thoughts within their heads.
Contrary to what some may think, I am not an internet forum devotee(since 2003 this is the third one I have put time into, and I've been dormant since Intervention circa 2005, where I was King Addict). I like this one because of the site's lay-out. Even the colors are soothing and conducive to wetsuit questions and feces jokes. Compared to other forums I really, really like the lay-out...the design of this site. Kudos to whoever came up with it.
Also, believe or not, the people on here are the finest representation of internet forum citizens one can find, at least for an interesting topic. Yeah, I'm sure you'll find some phony, mannerly BS on sites dealing with soft or important(health) topics. But for something as real and honest as surfing this is the cat's pajamas. Pat yourselves on the back.
Plus, this place has an east coast bias which I like. No matter how much Archy and Mr. Brewengineer fight they'll always have that east coast bond going and would defend each other from any west coast attacks. We understand each other here. The east coast surf community is a special one. Really, it is. I mean our waves suck but we got a thang going on that no where else has. Well, the Great Lakes people might be a bit happier and goofier, hence bonded, but they need to out of necessity.
Jun 27, 2013, 04:05 PM #13Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
I work with a bunch of stiffs, and this takes me back to sitting around after a session and b.s.ing with my buds. Lots of laughs and a few nuggets of info. Good East Coast bias. In the immortal words of the Bouncing Souls: "East Coast F*** YOU!"
Jun 27, 2013, 04:11 PM #14
actually, this was the only forum that would accept my email address.
I think there's more beginners on this forum than others, but there's occasionally some good info from experienced members. I also like there's less unnecessary agro vibe on here...some other forums have too many wannabe punk/anarchists that will sh*t talk just for the sake of sounding counter-culture (surfing too much can make you crazy, but there's a limit)
Jun 27, 2013, 06:45 PM #16
Oh there he is......some were starting to think(myslef included) you might have been a pro football player arrested on murder and gun charges...........
Jun 27, 2013, 06:54 PM #18
Why this forum? Simple. There's no limit on word count when posting. I can't live in a verbal cage, Johnny!
Erock- you mean the standard 8-10ft everywhere? I've been waiting all week til tomorrow.
Jun 27, 2013, 06:58 PM #19
Jun 27, 2013, 07:28 PM #20Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
a lot of stoked surfers being stoked together in spite of certain a-hole kooks makes this a totally awesome forum