Kook season year round anymore. Granted I was a kook at the start, and didn't really get into it until about 17, so I appreciate the learning curve more than some.
What kills me is the newbies with ALL the killer gear. I scrounged to buy boards and wetsuits, even doubled up rubber so I could surf into the winter before I could score my first 6/4. Just jealous maybe...
I prove how cool I am by making fun of people anonymously on the internet. A true kook should be absolutely no threat to your wave count or session. Unless of course you are more of a kook than you realize.
..."SALT LIFE" boardshorts...I actually saw those....they exist...the holy grail photo would be hollister shorts and rashie, puka shell necklace and zinka carrying and nsp or bic without wax.
Damn, didn't know Team Hollister was here to represent...
And fungus, if you have any idea about it--ie if you live here--you would know that these are the same kooks who belong in lakes and pools yet paddle out during hurricane swells, congesting the impact zone and generally getting in the way. It's dangerous and much, much more than "just noise."
I think I'd surf that Surf City Pier mostly if I lived down around there. Always looks better and cleaner (than W-ville) with less people out.
I used to all the time but can never seem to motivate myself or have something too pressing to make the trek these days. (40 minute drive from my house as opposed to 15 for WB and CB) Topsail definitely has the best swell window in Onslow Bay for the predominant Southerly fetch and WSW winds we get in the summer.