I have complained about surfing alone and tried to invite people to surf at my break with me. The "no one on the beach, no one in the condos" gets old quick and detracts from my enjoyment out there. I miss hooting with friends and the general camaraderie of surfing and sharing the stoke.
I think people who praise surfing alone as some badge of whatever don't have to do it regularly.
By the way, if anyone wants to hit up 70th street tomorrow..
i usually go to surf by myself but these damn things called people always show up.... haha anyway, killakiel and i have been paddling out together recently and scoring waves by ourselves for the most part including today. the specific sandbar we were at today was really fun. been awhile since we've had a day where it was dead offshore like that. if you read this, thanks again for the ride home killa!!
^^^^ I had a buddy (he just moved away) who I would surf with alot. It was always fun to have someone to talk to but he wasn't too good. I didn't care how good he was but he wouldn't take advice from me, he would take twice as long to get his suit on/off, he wouldn't be catching waves so he would want to paddle down the beach even though I was catching plenty of waves. Lots of stuff, little things. It made the hooting with friends thing not so fun. I wanted him to do good, I'd see him paddle for a wave and hoot for him and he would kook out then not take advice afterwards. I'd find myself craving to go out alone. However the camaraderie aspect I do miss. There are two older dudes who I surf with alot, really cool guys and fantastic surfers. There always a blast to be out with. I'd rather be out with them then alone. Or anyone who is friendly really it's awesome meeting cool guys out in the water. But around here you can be out with one other guy and get grilled the whole session. In that scenario I'd rather be alone
I mostly surfed alone last winter. It wasn't like this one. This winter has had some heavy/frigid days. A few times the reports say 3ft, and when I get there it's head high. I'm glad I had a friend with me. The older I get the less I feel like surfing alone. I'm not sure why. I have more fun with friends now than I had in the past.