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    Surfing Alone or with people?

    If there is a thread similar to this, I apologize, but I haven't seen one yet;

    So recently I surfed alone for the first time. When I say alone I mean not a soul in the water except for me. I usually have a surfing buddy, and usually there are other guys, or gals, out there with us. The beach was super crowded and the waves were ****, but I went out anyway since it was really hot. Nobody was swimming since it was freezing, but it was actually nice out.

    So getting to the point... when I was out there, it was one of the best things ever. I was completely alone and just relaxed. I had time to really think and ponder **** just by my lonesome. And when I got out I realized that it was a totally different aspect of surfing that I never had before, mostly because I was always with someone (for safety, talking, messing around, and memory reasons). It reminded me of this song by Incubus. Aqueous Transmission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4k5JWegwHg


    I think I may have enjoyed it more than with people, even if the surf was flat and ****ty. So I ask: Do you enjoy surfing completely alone, or do you like the company of others better?

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    Both......

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    I enjoy both. I agree, I find it more relaxing just being out there by yourself, just no worries... No one to impress, just you and the ocean. But sharing waves with friends is the best part of surfing in my opinion.

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    i always freak myself out thinking about sharks when I'm alone and if I get bitten, who's there to save my chum ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i always freak myself out thinking about sharks when I'm alone and if I get bitten, who's there to save my chum ass?
    haha i think about that too when i'm by myself... i also get the best rides when i'm by myself since i'm not worrying about anyone else hitting me or me hitting anyone else.... also alone i get all the nice ones since there is nobody else waitin for one

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i always freak myself out thinking about sharks when I'm alone and if I get bitten, who's there to save my chum ass?
    Agreed. In the dead of winter when there is nobody on the beach and your the only one in the water...In my opinion, bigger surf makes it worse. I like bodyboarding a spot with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i always freak myself out thinking about sharks when I'm alone and if I get bitten, who's there to save my chum ass?
    lol agreed!!!

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    to stop me from thinking about sharks i just sing to myself. and then i convince myself that i most likely (knock on wood) will never have a serious encounter after reading one of the surfrider foundation publications on the ratio of deaths related to faulty toasters to shark-related deaths, and not surprisingly, the faulty toasters won out!!

    dawn patrol is real nice when you're out alone, but i like balance. i surf alone a lot and all statements in previous posts about better surfing alone are true, but i also like to surf with friends. its a nice community feeling on a glassy head high evening at 7 when a bunch of your closest show up and everyone gets barreled under the sunset. Surfing in general is such an enjoyable sport/lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    to stop me from thinking about sharks i just sing to myself. and then i convince myself that i most likely (knock on wood) will never have a serious encounter after reading one of the surfrider foundation publications on the ratio of deaths related to faulty toasters to shark-related deaths, and not surprisingly, the faulty toasters won out!!

    dawn patrol is real nice when you're out alone, but i like balance. i surf alone a lot and all statements in previous posts about better surfing alone are true, but i also like to surf with friends. its a nice community feeling on a glassy head high evening at 7 when a bunch of your closest show up and everyone gets barreled under the sunset. Surfing in general is such an enjoyable sport/lifestyle.
    the thing is the more you put urself at risk [ in the ocean] the more chance there is just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    i always freak myself out thinking about sharks when I'm alone and if I get bitten, who's there to save my chum ass?
    ha, thats the same exact thing that i do, and a couple of days out in LBI by myself, not even anyone on the beach yet, and that fin does pop out of that water(and it has twice) i rele regret being out there alone, but i rele like going out with a bunch of friends and screwing around alot more than being alone