going to go. The most annoying thing is when a person will start paddling hard to get a set and then last second before the drop pull back thus ****ing it up for everyone and sometimes you have to wait for these sets. I dont understand why someone wont say "hey go its your wave" I always do this if I am paddling and realize i am too deep I scream for the other person to go. somemany people do this and it costs everyone a lot of waves. I am not saying I am kelly slater by any means but if I go I go even if I eat ****. I dont care if you eat **** at least go since your are already commited or tell the other person to go. Dont know why this is not common etiquette especially in these crowded days.
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Jan 13, 2014, 02:02 PM #1
etiquette dont paddle for a wave and then pull back tell the guy to go if your not
Jan 13, 2014, 02:07 PM #2Senior Member
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
Agreed...hate to say it, and if I see someone do that more than once (especially if they're waves I was in position for and passed on thinking they were going) I just assume they'll miss everything thereafter.
Jan 13, 2014, 02:12 PM #3
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- Apr 2013
- highlands, nj
Because people are the worst. Sometimes you surf with really cool strangers and you are on the same level, and sometimes you are next to a dude who was sponsored before high school and now he's super bitter, slamming the water, cursing up a storm, and doesn't smile the hour he's out because he can't get over the wave he just blew. Flip a coin, and hopefully it doesn't land on complete Richard. If you are lucky you end up having a blast sharing waves with random strangers.
Last edited by Mattyb; Jan 13, 2014 at 02:17 PM.
THIS usually never happens in Belmar, NJ...
but I do know what your talking about- I find that it happens more so in the warmer water with the Summer Pros (oh how I miss those summer pros...). Sometimes you get the guy that has to sit right next to you- and every wave that you paddle for- he automatically starts going for it too, just because he has priority- without even looking! So I usually paddle for a smaller close out and let him have it - or I drop in on him on a good wave so he gets the message...
that's why I like Belmar, NJ so much- everyone there is super cool
Jan 13, 2014, 02:35 PM #5
If I am surfing alone (which I wuz yesterday) and I go for a wave and I eat it but no one is around to see it, do I still make a sound?
if I am surfing with one other person and I go but then don't go then that guy hoes but then doesn't go and then we both go and then not go, what happens then?
If there is a god and he is omnipotent, can he create a wave he cannot surf?
Jan 13, 2014, 02:57 PM #6Senior Member
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- Oct 2013
- Atlantic City
right you are - don't' let 'em get away with it….
if its my priority and I'm' trying but don't catch it and i know others are in line…i always
either tell them or shake my head no (which most seem to understand)…I'M THE ONLY GUY
WHO DOES THIS….WHY? Don't know; i assume its the accumulated baggage of experience
combined w/manners combined w/dontdomelikedat…..been there,done that,lived the
consequences which i find boring and little to do w/actual surfing.
when (usually its intermediates) i encounter a foul along these lines i toss an imaginary
penalty flag at the offender and tell them what they did. half the time its being clueless, the
other half vindictive.
Jan 13, 2014, 03:34 PM #7
If I think Iam going to be to deep, i will tell the other guy to go...wish others would do this...I have dropped on a few that I knew were way to deep and never had a problem with the other rider.
Last edited by mrcoop; Jan 13, 2014 at 03:37 PM.
Jan 13, 2014, 03:58 PM #9Senior Member
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- Feb 2012
Haha this can be such a pet peeve. Honestly, I don't hoot for waves but when I do I'm sittin too deep but want the wave. I typically hate everyone so my attention getting mechanism is to make "you" pay attention and not let the wave go to waste. Isn't that right 757surfer?
P.s. - 757 has good manners. Y'all should be more like him
Jan 13, 2014, 05:06 PM #10
If I can't have it, no one can! Stay off my wave kook, even if I miss it it's still mine... mine! All mine!
Seriously though, talk about 1st world problems..