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  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    I meant to write I have more time to myself.
    hayzeus effing keeerist, try doctor phil or maybe wayne theinsaaane you puddling putz

  2. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    Lol! I would gladly buy everyone a slice if it were possible :-) what happened is a little too personal to share right now, but let's just say Gruvi has more more to himself to follow his interests a lot more than in the past. I missed you guys.
    What ever happen seems to have "rocked" your stoked in a bad way as time does heal wounds so does time in the water too so go out & get ya some ......................

  3. #73
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    This:
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    Then this:
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  4. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    I feel bad for you guys. I haven't surfed and not talked to someone new in a long time. I almost made a thread about it a couple weeks ago how everyone seems extra friendly lately. I guess we're just happy to have a wave when it's here or maybe I'm not getting in the middle of paddle battle city.

    A while ago I tried to get all Mahatma on it and smile, cheer, congratulate, hoot and holler, basically be the change I wanted to see. One day I was paddling back out and saw a known face for the area catch a good wave and I cheered him on as he passed by. I guess I scared him or something because he scowled then ate it. That was in the rough waters of IOP though, they'll cut your neck out there.

    You guys gotta lose the "burn me once, F you forever" attitude. It's just surfing when we get right down to it. You're doing it for pleasure. Sure, I get the supply and demand, limited resource thing. I don't think the ancient Hawaiians would want to surf with you if you acted like that.

    fly a banner for no phytoplankton in our sinuses!
    Bo, It's a southern thing I suppose. Never seen the vibes I see down here anywhere else. I would recon that it's a similar vibe down in TX and LA, but never surfed down there.

  5. #75
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    Met a bunch of new peeps in the water last weekend, all good dudes. I normally prefer surfing alone, but was feeling friendly all weekend and decided to introduce myself to a few folks who were really cool and the lineup was very functional as a result, everybody taking turns, giving props for a nice ride, telling each other when a wave was coming their way, offering up a wave here and there, telling the dude next to them if they were going right or left, just good overall communication out there. Good waves tend to make us surfers happy, they should never turn us aggro. Only time I witness douche-baggery out there is when it's small waves and crowded... go figure

  6. #76
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    Usually a good vibe in the water up here, couple stand out days in May that were going off, first days of crowds, and twas a good vibe. Although I recently had to address a safety issue but that's very rare.

  7. #77
    this thread has had so much to offer from such an innocuous start! from budding bromances to thrusting pelvises. when i paddle out with new bros, i try to let a huge one rip. i find the bubbles lighten the mood and get everyone all mahatma.

  8. #78
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    I've met most of the people I surf with in the water at some point. If you chat it up a bit, you'll meet people. If your surfing alone, it is either good or bad. Good that you don't have to fight crowds, bad if there are better waves some where else.

    In Delmarva, it is pretty close knit. It is kind of hard to not recognize the people who are out surfing on every swell, especially because we don't have a lot of popular spots. I'd imagine Margate isn't too different, although I've never surfed Margate.

  9. #79
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    I love to surf in a crowd.

    Helps define the takeoff zone better, when I surf alone I get lazy and take off on the shoulder. If you surf in a crowd you gotta take off at the peak or you get none. It also helps to "compete" in the water and try to be the most spectacular surfer when your out there with some good guys. It is petty and stupid I know but it really is fun.

    If someone gets a good wave I will tell them even if they are giving me bad vibes. You definitely meet a mixed bag out in the lineup. You got your talkers and your not talkers. Usually the guys you want to talk to won't want to talk to you, the guys who want to talk to you you'll wind up chatting for a half hour and missing all the waves.

    It really is a waste of surfing energy to talk in the lineup, but hey no rules as long as your having fun!!!!!!

  10. #80
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    Goofy, you are right, and especially as I haven't had my bro down ho down on AI since my personal trouble, I just robbed myself of getting my stoke to where it was pre problems days when Gruvi was upbeat and alive with all my buds, here and in my personal world. I just have to push myself again and get with my AI Brahs when I have a vacation at end of September. I can tell you Gruvi hasn't laid his head down and sulked completely. He met some awesome babes, and currently is in a fresh relationship with a lady who is loaded in the money department. Last lady was nice to look at but all she did was take Gruvis hard earned cash and waste it. This woman I'm courting now is 180 degrees opposite the old one and I feel she will support all Gruvis bro down ho downs and not try to take my stoke away like old one did. I feel better opening up Goofy! Thanks Brah! :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by goofy footer View Post
    What ever happen seems to have "rocked" your stoked in a bad way as time does heal wounds so does time in the water too so go out & get ya some ......................