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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashdog View Post
    I've never surfed a break that's so predictable that people actually queue up, and in that sense, you are right. But I think that waiting your turn is important in many situations.

    For example- It's a cold day and the wait between sets is long. You paddle out during a lull and the rip puts you close to the peak of an incoming set. There's a few dudes out there who have been in the water for hours. Do you take the first wave that comes to you, since you are in position? Or do you give it to the guy a little down the shoulder because he's already in the water?

    I would give it to the dude who's already there. Every time a guy paddles out straight to the peak and takes the first wave, I think "what a fckin dck."

    I think Matilda is right in saying that it wasn't that guys 'turn.' To fck up someones wave on the way back from your own is bad enough, and occasionally unavoidable.

    But to just take the wave? That's straight fcked up, even if you make it back the peak. It wasn't his turn because he just got a wave. Share the waves, or you are a dck. I am far more infuriated by a shredder-bro who takes off on every decent wave than I am by someone who is being a clueless idiot.
    Agreed, one of my favorite lefts has a paddle out on the other side of the jetty so when you make it out in the lineup you’re first in line at the peak. I’ve seen many guys snag the next incoming wave even though guys have been sitting and waiting. I usually wait a let a few roll in before snagging a good one, just so it’s fair grounds and not coming of like a d!ck. I have taken a couple waves right after getting out though, if no one’s at that peak and all on the inside or paddling back out, it’s fair game in my book, at least for that specific spot.

    Also regarding the paddle back out. It is usually just my luck whether I’m heading back out to the lineup or I blew a wave or whatever, I’m in the wrong place at the wrong time and have to bail at the last second to not get in the next surfers way. I feel like whenever it happens and more than once, it’s with the same guy lol. I feel like a jackass about it but I’m always quick to throw out a sorry just to show respect and usually all is well. Mutual respect goes a long way out in the water. I’ve been in the opposite position too and have had to dodge people duck diving or paddling back out, usually just let it go.

    I do remember a day in OC, was like waist high in the summer and not many people out. This one agro mother effer snaked me twice, I didn’t say a word about it but the third time when I was paddling for a wave he quick cut to the inside and went to drop in and I didn’t pull back like the two times prior and make the drop and took the wave. He FLIPPED the fck out and was yelling and crying like a little baby and wanted to go in to the beach and fight, throwing out these threats like he’s gonna beat my a$$ and what not. I kept it cool for the most part and just yelled back at him “what the hell did I even do to disrespect you?! Give me a valid reason and I’ll apologize” and he got all uppity and just said leave me alone but I was starting to get pissed and wasn’t going to leave it at that and said “no tell what I did, you want to keep complaining about what I did so tell me what I did to disrespect you, maybe then I’ll come into the beach and we can throw down in the sand but if you’re gonna just whine you’re not even going to be worth my time going in.” All while this is happening the rest of the people out are dead quiet, it was like a girl, some other kid, and a couple old dudes (not old timers). He pretty much btched out after that and headed in on a crap wave and left it at that. Closest I’ve come to a legit fight in the water. I’ve always been as respectful as possible out in the water and if I’m in the wrong I’ve got no problem owning up to it and apologizing to make things right. But that mofo was just having a bad day or something and had an attitude problem.

  2. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighOnLife View Post
    Glad this chick was ok. When she ended up passing out in the water it seemed like it was going to be worse than it turned out to be.

  3. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by im way better than you View Post
    Maybe he watched you paddle for the last 10 waves and not catch one. Maybe he was tired of you blowing waves. Surfing is not fair or even, and no one likes you. If you want "your turn" go to typhoon lagoon and pay to surf. ANYONE WHO IS PATIENTLY WAITING WILL NEVER GET A WAVE. Getting waves is a grind and you have to be on the hunt constantly. Point in fact, that guy got a ton of waves, and probably had a blast while your patiently waiting and then crying on surf threads. You're the surfing equivalent to being on welfare. You don't want to go out and earn your own waves, you just want people to hand you theirs. Go somewhere outside of the US where there are locals that do not care one bit about your turn.
    This attitude should earn you a lot of friends

  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    I sent him to the local children's hospital where he was in the icu for a couple weeks. Also, his elderly grandmother confronted me when I got out of the water.... I fitzpedo'd her ahhss right into the sand. I don't think she made it...
    Fitz, this cracked me up! I am glad you showed that old biatch what was up!

  5. #45
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    And that is why you never take your wife surfing on your honeymoon.

  6. #46
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    u know I don't really like jersey,i don't hate it,dont love it,but it is nice being from here.everyones talking about crowds I rarely ever see a crowd where I surf.there are days tho where its ridiculous,like people don't go to work or school and every student in highschool is at my beachbreak.but its ok,il drive 2 minutes down the road to an empty peak.cant really speak for summer,i only been out once this summer and that was the 4th of july.I don't waste my time driving to the beach when its under 3 ft to sit in traffic and surf with 30 kooks.not my cup of tea.i don't travel much to surf,i lack a good vehicle and gas money so the first spot I see that's ok I stay put.theres been times when il check one spot and its ok,not great but empty and its breaking,and il go searching for more and end up coming back to the first spot and now theres 10 people out.

    and the girl that ate the surfboard,whats the deal with that?common sense would be to simply roll off your board under the wave so u don't take it on the head,and don't take a board to the head.its like seeing an 18wheeler coming at u and u just sit there.waves move fast,2 seconds under water and you come up to calm seas.if I ever get run over by a surfboard or eat a surfboard I would be very hostile,like corey pohan hostile.i had 2 situations that I almost got ran over while paddling out.my boy was about to run me over,dont remember what happened but I know we were tangled in each others leashes and when I went to stand up I was standing on my buddy lol.I was a decent way out so it wasn't shallow,i thought it was til I felt the ground moving

  7. #47
    This is unfortunate. She started paddling and should have looked at the guys that we deeper than her. To her credit she wasn't up and riding yet and took one last look inside (at least the optimistic side of me wants to think she was checking to make sure she wasn't dropping in). The guy on the NSP wasn't going to kick out and also isn't very good at controlling his surfboard.

    For those of you crying that she deserved it and shouldn't be on someone else's wave, stfu. She was guilty of paddling for a wave at most. At least that's what the video shows. That's the reality of surfing in crowds. I do it and will absolutely paddle for your wave because if you fall- then im going. If you don't like that, tough. That's the nature of surfing a narrow take off zone, if that's in fact what the circumstances are here.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroevol View Post
    This attitude should earn you a lot of friends
    he is right though.

    Also, as much as it sucks for the girl, that the best gif I think I have ever seen!

  9. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by im way better than you View Post
    Maybe he watched you paddle for the last 10 waves and not catch one. Maybe he was tired of you blowing waves. Surfing is not fair or even, and no one likes you. If you want "your turn" go to typhoon lagoon and pay to surf. ANYONE WHO IS PATIENTLY WAITING WILL NEVER GET A WAVE. Getting waves is a grind and you have to be on the hunt constantly. Point in fact, that guy got a ton of waves, and probably had a blast while your patiently waiting and then crying on surf threads. You're the surfing equivalent to being on welfare. You don't want to go out and earn your own waves, you just want people to hand you theirs. Go somewhere outside of the US where there are locals that do not care one bit about your turn.
    while every lineup is different, i agree with the above

    if you want to surf the better breaks then you will have to hustle, battle paddle, sit farther out (or in), be aggressive, paddle towards sets and the peak, etc
    Last edited by metard; Aug 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM.

  10. #50
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    I try to be nice and all, but if the crowd is all aggro, than it's time to get busy. No crying in surfing.

    The girl didn't deserve to get run over, and if that happened at my break the guy would have gotten his a$$ either escorted out if he was lucky, or would have suffered a beat down, same thing if it happened in a mosh pit. Chicks are chicks and right is right and don't be running over the girls in the pit or in the surf. BAD FORM!