I see you even have governmental sponsors like the dept of highway safety on your site now. Getting it big Micah! We all know the stereotypes of toking up and riding, but who day drinks and then rides plastered? Never tried it, I'm sure it would be fun if you could find the coordination to stay on the board.
ok ya funny thread. i did that a few times last summer. if we had one or 2 before we surfed it was cool... mellow. ONe day me and like 3 of my friends, all of whom werent even 17 yet, decided to down some Jooses and a 12 pack before we wnet surfing. It sucked. Every set on the head just made me want to puke. But it was a cool feeling when youd catch a wave and carve down the line... drunk. It felt like you were being pulled in all directions. Anyways it was extremely crowded, being july in vb, and one of my friends along with 10 other random people ended up drifting into pendleton from croatan. So the cops called all of them out of the water and gave them all tickets but didnt even know he was drunk. My 2 cents... fun but defenitley NOT safe.
I did it a few years back. It was sorta fun. I did a power hour with my friends (one shot of beer a minute for an hour) and paddled out into some waist occ. chest waves. It was fun. I laughed the entire time I was paddling out. Each time I stood up I fell over. You sober up pretty quickly though, maybe 30 minutes. I wouldn't want to do it on a big day.
I have gone out for a dusk session after a late afternoon bender more times then I care to share.
Personally, never performed well, did have many a laugh with equally loaded buds, but after each session & thankfully coming home in one peice - I always thought to myself, what the h@ll was I thinking even paddling out in that condition.
On the other hand, some other intoxicants improved performance and the experience...or so I am told.