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  1. #21
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    the only time I'd rather surf with people is winter when its big

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelwave42 View Post
    Alone. Look at my shots. Empty waves.

    I do have a few people that I love to get a session in with, and really if I'm out there with people who are good/ I'm comfortable with, I tend to vibe off of that and get better. Go deeper just to give them something to hoot about. There is nothing like having a good session with some friends, but in my opinion, it doesn't compare to a big cold nor easter session in the dead of winter all alone. That is a whole different thing...
    damn right.! just yourself and the ocean!

  3. #23
    alone.. if a fish bites you then you probably deserved it

  4. #24
    I surfed "sort of" alone this past Sunday. I had a non-surfing buddy sit in a beachchair to keep and eye on me and call 911 if I got in any trouble, but I was the only one in the water and he was the only one on the beach as far as the eye could see. It was great and I caught a few respectable waves.

    However, I'm still not a very good surfer at all, and I have had my best sessions when I surf with my more experienced surfing friends whom really help coach me along out there. They have a much better eye for wave selection than I do and help me set up in the lineup correctly, tell me when to begin paddling, paddle harder etc. When I'm alone I frequently waste time and energy on the wrong waves. So I'd have to say for me the best situation is just myself and 1 or 2 buds who can be comrades/coaches but otherwise we have total isolation from everyone else. That is my personal favorite situation.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme*Liquidshredda View Post
    WHAT!!! you guys are all kooks. NEVER surf alone, have you read the warnings on the lifeguard signs? What happens if your drowning, who'll save you???? I cant believe all the supposedly experienced watermen on this site are so ignant! you all must be losers and have nobdy to surf with
    How can a surfer drown when he's a strong swimmer, he's got a board, a wetsuit? Wetsuits are made of air bubbles compressed between polyurethane so naturally, one would not be able to drown since it is a flotation device.

    Lifeguard signs??? seriously? those things tell you not to go in the ocean if there are rip currents... like a rip is so life threatening! its easy to handle first of all, and second of all, surfers rely on rips to paddle out.

    Lastly, i hope everything you said was a joke, especially the ignant part since its not quite a word.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    How can a surfer drown when he's a strong swimmer, he's got a board, a wetsuit? Wetsuits are made of air bubbles compressed between polyurethane so naturally, one would not be able to drown since it is a flotation device.

    Lifeguard signs??? seriously? those things tell you not to go in the ocean if there are rip currents... like a rip is so life threatening! its easy to handle first of all, and second of all, surfers rely on rips to paddle out.

    Lastly, i hope everything you said was a joke, especially the ignant part since its not quite a word.
    yeah he was just trolling us

  7. #27
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    i you surf alone it probally more relaxing like you said. but having a surfing buddy is probbaly more fun and entrataining

  8. #28
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    Drive down assateague on the OSV zone and paddle out on a cloudy day when there are no fishermen out. Its so much crazier there bc you cant even see the beach on a semi foggy day and there are no buildings to look back at, only ponies and sand dunes. SO RELAXING.....

  9. #29

    What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakagrom View Post
    How can a surfer drown when he's a strong swimmer, he's got a board, a wetsuit? Wetsuits are made of air bubbles compressed between polyurethane so naturally, one would not be able to drown since it is a flotation device.

    Lifeguard signs??? seriously? those things tell you not to go in the ocean if there are rip currents... like a rip is so life threatening! its easy to handle first of all, and second of all, surfers rely on rips to paddle out.

    Lastly, i hope everything you said was a joke, especially the ignant part since its not quite a word.
    What are you talking about? I was on the beach getting ready to paddle out on a big day OCNJ when a friend passed out for no reason. He was great surfer and an all around watermen. He died. He would have lived if someone was with him. A wetsuit is not going to save your life. And you TALK as if the ocean does not challenge you? Even on the east coast, I have seen grown men with their tail between their legs. I surf by myself on a very rare occasion, but I would rather share the experience with my brothers or friends.

  10. #30
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    I love being by myself without the crowds, but its also fun just to have a few friends to share the experience with. you know. but i know what you mean. it is really relaxing to be out there by yourself sometimes.