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Oct 11, 2013, 04:41 PM #31
Oct 11, 2013, 04:50 PM #32
Agreed but just reiterating the point that if surfing was my full time job, I would have a jetski and maximize my wave/barrel count. Obviously I would have paddled those waves like the rest but no point in hating on people who do step offs. My respect for them does not drop because they use skis.
Hey, I'm not hating on anyone, to it's their own...
It's like steroids in baseball, you get an asterick.
Oh, and here, I'll quote your article, so you can have a better idea why I think it's retarded that their out there with ski's
"Nah, it was bloody way bigger than that! I saw a 25-foot wave come through, if not bigger. It doesn’t do it justice on the telecast. Reed McIntosh got like a solid 20-footer, it could have been bigger, I don’t know. It was just massive!"
Last edited by Koki Barrels; Oct 11, 2013 at 05:08 PM.
Oct 11, 2013, 05:28 PM #34
I think you are missing the point. Those guys who are using skis could surf those waves by paddling and surf them way better than you or I. However, they would have their fair share of closeouts and their wave count would suffer. I get your steroids reference and agree somewhat but will refute by saying those guys could surf without the skis which may or may not be the case with baseball and steroids.
No one starts surfing with skis. They shred, they get sponsored, sponsor gives them a ski, they get more barrels/pics, get stoked and repeat.
Oct 11, 2013, 05:53 PM #35
So if I understand it correctly, jetskis are totally acceptable in the line-up, regardless of wave size or whether you can paddle into the waves or not when:
However, for all I know they're all best friends or cousins or whatever. That's just what I saw on Surfline's cam rewind. I was curious as the only other waves I've seen towed at or on or into or whatever on the East Coast were of Raven Lundy at OC during Sandy.
Last edited by zaGaffer; Oct 11, 2013 at 06:51 PM.
I'd use a ski in a heart beat. It's not a crutch, it's yet another way to enjoy the surf. Another for the quiver If
you will. No more of a crutch than a wax, trac pads, or a bigger board. Dig what you want but I think skis are badass.
Oct 11, 2013, 06:08 PM #37
I know you're being facetious but yeah that's the gist of it. I would rather paddle because the drop in is one of my favorite parts of surfing. Don't think it's ever OK to interfere with paddling surfers - more as an enabling tool in tricky/heavy conditions where paddling is not advisable (not necessarily the case yesterday).
Oct 11, 2013, 06:10 PM #38
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Oct 11, 2013, 06:16 PM #39