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    So I just started surfing on the east coast...

    I have just got back into surfing, bought a longboard a while back went to nags head. Not to bad actually got to ride the waves the water was warm (usta surf out west)....I like this!
    The next time I went to the beach was Emerald isle..not to cool! The current was crazy and the the waves were foamy, not too rideable for the amount of effort (at least when I went). I am thinking near pelican watch next time.... seems like the best place for the distance from rtp.
    Any thoughts?

    The one crazy thing I noticed was the people in the water in the surf zones,I said something to them once and they gave me the stink eye (maybe it was the way I said it ) these people must wanna go to the dentist real bad, huh?
    Never had that problem much out west with this were I usta live.

    Anyways, hello everyone!!

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    There are a few spots to surf up and down CB. Pelican watch is one, also, if you are just relearning, check out the cove down at Ft Fisher. There is usually small rideable shore break down there and it isn't too crowded.

  3. welcome to the east coast..not too much difference in waves here except for swells in my opinion. but my biggest advice to you is to ignore the people who r assholes.theres always someone out there who, and in a lot of cases a lot of people out there; who think that they own you. then again i suppose its natural to become a bit of an ass when u get good at anything to someone who is worse. as long as ur not riding a Bic or NSP with a rental number on the nose and you dont snake/get in anyones way then you should be alrite. also i'm surprised u had no trouble in cali...i always figured those guys are more hardcore than here. anyways, best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked spearfisher View Post
    you dont snake/get in anyones way then you should be alrite.
    Agreed. Be respectful and they should be respectful back. There are several assholes at my favorite spot, but we just follow surfing etiquette. If it is your wave, its your wave. Don't back out and show them that you mean business. They usually get the pictures.

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    Welcome to the East Coast. Hope you find a spot where you can just enjoy the ride and not worry about a-holes. Please don't think that all us Right Coasters are like that...and, yes some of those guys need a trip to the dentist.

    I traveled out there and surfed some decent spots and what I noticed about the attitudes out there surprised me. I always thought that all the breaks were jacked up with jerks like War Child from Point Break. But, what I found was those guys just wanted everyone to respect the rules of the line-up. If you did, the atmosphere was actually more relaxing than surfing with a crowd around here.

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    Thumbs up

    Learn to be patient, cause the east coast is very weak compared to cali. When swell does arrive it can be fun, just have to figure what peak you will be on to do so. Except for hatteras, florida in late fall, winter and early spring, and north of hatty like jersey northward, it is a small window for sizeable chunks to come steaming through. Much like any break, where you have rippers that have been surfing there for a while, when others come in, you will def. get an eat **** look. The east coast could be a little aggro due to the lack of swell and the demand for surf. Hope you find a comfortable spot and we all score something soon, this is depressing.

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    You'll have to excuse my colleagues. When the surf has been bad for a while and then it is good again, surfers around here get aggressive especially if they haven't seen you at that spot before. The same thing happened to me when I started surfing my local spot. Now, all of us regulars recognize each other and are respectful of the line up. Sometimes, you have to keep paddling and go after a wave that you know is yours before others get out of your way. Otherwise, they assume you are conceding the wave and will take it. Have fun. Welcome to the Right Coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seņor Surf View Post
    You'll have to excuse my colleagues. When the surf has been bad for a while and then it is good again, surfers around here get aggressive especially if they haven't seen you at that spot before. The same thing happened to me when I started surfing my local spot. Now, all of us regulars recognize each other and are respectful of the line up. Sometimes, you have to keep paddling and go after a wave that you know is yours before others get out of your way. Otherwise, they assume you are conceding the wave and will take it. Have fun. Welcome to the Right Coast.
    Oh no, they were not surfers in the way they were swimmers,just wading in front of all the surfers! Most surfers I have seen are cool. I ride a longboard so I am further out then the shortboarders, by the time I get to the shortboarders the wave is allready mine.

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    We should shut down I-95 above VA

    Quote Originally Posted by hatetoregister View Post
    Oh no, they were not surfers in the way they were swimmers,just wading in front of all the surfers! Most surfers I have seen are cool. I ride a longboard so I am further out then the shortboarders, by the time I get to the shortboarders the wave is allready mine.
    I longboard too. There are a lot of tourists around here and they don't seem to think it is rude to hang out directly between a surfer and the beach forcing you to go around them anytime you want a wave. They were probably from NY or NJ. Kind of like roaches, you can't get rid of them. Our economy needs them.

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    this is what i do when tourists come down and swim in the surf zones just hit them but make surfer you apologize and tell them to go boogyboard in the swim zone. That happened this past week hit some guy but he pissed me off and i told him to go screw himself and go to the swim zone and he told the lifegaurd and they about kicked me off the beach for the day.