Dudeskis I think this guy is for real... I don't know how you don't find any friends after 15 yrs of surfing the same spot... But you seem legit.
My advise- there is one swellinfo.com member that is also surfing and looking for friends in that area- so if you meet a guy with a funny accent named GRUVI - make sure to ask him to get pizza after- don't worry, he will pay...
Three things are certain in life........death......taxes......gruvi will pay for pizza!
Well, the dude dropped the atom bomb of the family photo with his kids. Who can look at that and not think this is probably a real nice guy.
Good luck dude. And yeah, surf with your kids. They would probably love to hear all of YOUR stories. They may have some too ya know.
Don't feel bad though. Maybe Jersey is like SoCal 10 years ago. I met plenty of friends, saw friendly faces in the lineup and chatted every day, but there were still dozens of guys that I would see all the time at different places, and I surfed side by side with a lot of those guys and we never spoke ONE word to each other. Not one word in 10 years. And surfed hundreds if not thousands of times in the same lineups. Maybe the spots you have been frequenting are filled with d-bags. Cause I don't care who you ride for, or how many stickers you have on your board, or what street you grew up. I don't care if I see you in the lineup every day. If you always paddle around with a scowl and stink of vinegar and water, I ain't gonna be "mr. icebreaker" and start chatting it up with you.
You can tell when a guy doesn't want to interact, and from that point on, it's a stalemate. Cause from day one, you made it real clear that you aren't gonna give me even a head nod. I don't care if it's just me and him out in the water, and I am paddling out while he gets the best shack of his life, I will turn my head and act like I didn't even see it. And you certainly won't get a compliment. Cause the first time you want to say something, and its "Dude, did you see that"? Im gonna just shake my head from side to side indicating a big no.
Some spots are just filled with d-bags, maybe you should try somewhere else.
Hi, it's been a very long time I've not visited here and I saw your thread. I'd be elated to make friends and get back to practicing my surfing. Due to a life event change in my past year, I've put off all hobbies, especially my new love, surfing, and it's time I get back in the saddle again. I am new to surfing all over again due to my unfortunate lapse, but I hope to be ripping it again. Please feel free to PM me to give us an opportunity to meet up someday.
Fill us in bro! What it do?! No surprise you pop back in on a tread bouts making new surf buds. Aren't you busy writing code for the new Tinder for surfers app?? The old farts here won't even know what that means.
So, this forum has some nice, normal people! I just find it hard to believe that 'bit of a talker' would not make some friends anyway. Here is what you should do- and I cannot believe it is only you and empty ocean out there, just start chatting with people anyway. **** 'em if they can't take a joke.
Like myself this morning, there is this kid that I see relatively often next to me surfing a LB and catching waves about 50' before they even considering breaking. You see a ripple, and he is on it...so I told him when he came back out that he can't surf there and I would ring his neck next time he took off. He laughed and turned out to be a good dude. See, making buddies wherever you go..
yea I think this guy is legit,he posted a picture of his family.i would never post a picture with my face on the internet,u never know who u will bump into.
yea so I been surfing for like 15 yrs give or take and took a few years off and I don't really have any surfer friends.I did meet plenty of really cool surfer dudes over the years at other spots than my homebreak.I always thought it was weird,like id love to run into some of these people,but im not that guy that asks another guy for his number.I am not homo or homophobic but its something I wont do.some spots u go to guys will nod to u,maybe even a good morning,and some spots u get dirty looks,people walk right past u,make eye contact and say nothing ,I find that disrespectful and I hound those people in the water.im a pretty friendly fellow but I can be a real d1ck too