Agreed. Something to note though. Unfortunately times have changed and now people see surfing on the internet or the today show or whatever and they think it's all fun and giggles like a day at the beach with no danger. I would bet that someone who just picks up surfing without any instruction from a friend or whatever would never think of line up rules or there existence. Unlike before the internet blew up when if you learned to surf it was from a friend or family member or something like that who tells you about these rules. My point is, as guys who have been in this for awhile we do need to realize that allot of newer guys never heard of etiquette and need to be told. First time offender, teach him, give him some words of advice is a serious but non confrontational way. Multiple offenders can be dealt with however you please.
I say this because I see it allot by me. People are clueless in the water, and when they don't follow etiquette guys don't say a word. Or they get all aggressive. The point that there in the wrong never gets across so they don't learn and keep doing it. We can't keep these idiots from surfing, but we can make our line ups friendlier and more importantly SAFER if you teach these guys the rules. If they still don't get it, run em ova!
reason # 428 why I avoid lineups...rather take the smaller empty wave down the way and not bother with all that.
That and my bro I stay with in Wilmywood is terrible about etiquette. Not just surfing, known the guy for decades and he's a bull in a china shop every where he goes. Wouldn't even think of taking him into a lineup, he's not fit for public consumption. I'll hit the pier solo if there's nothing else breaking, otherwise I'm off somewhere else.
All ended well for both parties,
He sued NSP for the board’s inability to maneuver like they do in all of the videos he watched before purchasing.
She’s now sponsored by Oneill and rumored to be Ronda Rousey’s next victim / opponent.