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.
Results 41 to 50 of 94
Jul 31, 2014, 05:59 PM #41
- Join Date
- Jan 2014
- Marlton, New Jersey, United States
Jul 31, 2014, 06:30 PM #42
Jul 31, 2014, 07:21 PM #43
Jul 31, 2014, 07:24 PM #44
Jul 31, 2014, 07:34 PM #45
And that is why you never take your wife surfing on your honeymoon.
Jul 31, 2014, 09:13 PM #46
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
Jul 31, 2014, 09:58 PM #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.
Jul 31, 2014, 11:27 PM #48
Jul 31, 2014, 11:58 PM #49
Last edited by metard; Aug 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM.
Aug 1, 2014, 01:00 AM #50Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
- Singer Island
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!