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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by conway View Post
    not to be that guy, but with times being as tough as they are, the summer influx of tourists is probably just what several of your favorite local estabishments need to stay afloat. yeah, crowds and general disrespect of the beach sucks, but the money they bring is pretty crucial.
    They can visit and have a good time as long as they don't forget where 95 North is. Our housing prices are getting bad. I can't blame them though. If I could sell a $500,000 house that is OK up north and buy a mack daddy house down here for the same or less, I would do it.

  2. #12
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    Woman

    The woman died after being sucked out by a nasty rip in Kure Beach. Wouldn't wish that upon anybody.

    As far as the tourists littering our beaches goes....Man, I am with you right on with that one. As far as tourists surfing-there definitely are some dangerous people in the water trying to learn to surf...sad thing is though, some of the times, at least in WB, it's aggro residents making it dangerous as well-dropping in on people who have wave priority because they think they rip harder than anyone. Also, the other day, I was out south of Crystal Pier and saw this longboarder lose his board. The board flew in tumbling and hit this guy in the head who was swimming. Granted the guy should be aware enough to see a board coming...There are alot of people who work HARD though to keep the beaches open to surfing in WB and these kind of situations do not help the cause...Where your leash so we can all continue to enjoy surfing our coast. Everyone just needs to show respect for everyone else in the water (and out for that matter).......In stead of hating non-stop-hope for waves.....
    Last edited by respecttheocean; Jun 9, 2009 at 06:03 PM.

  3. #13
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    Has anyone noticed the surfzone flags going up a little earlier this year
    Memorial day to labor day, same as every year.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seņor Surf View Post
    That stinks. How did she die?
    I live in cb and I didnt hear about this. She probably dissed the rip current signs that are stuck into the ground everywhere there is a rip.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by adowcett View Post
    Memorial day to labor day, same as every year.
    No, I mean like time-wise... they've seem to be putting them up half-an-hour earlier os so.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCsurfer View Post
    I live in cb and I didnt hear about this. She probably dissed the rip current signs that are stuck into the ground everywhere there is a rip.
    Do a search on one of the local news sites. Basically her, her husband, and her son got sucked out. KB lifeguards pulled all of them in. Husband and wife went to the hospital. Husband got out and then wife died.

    It's a sad story and has already happened 2 times this year (Last weekend a 19yo Hispanic guy drowned near Hamlet). I saw some guards pull in a few kids and put of a "no swimming, rip current" sign in the North End Saturday, yet the damned tourists swam out right in front of the sign. I really am saddened that this kind of stuff happens on what is supposed to be their vacation, but until they learn, it will continue to happen.

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledzepfreak View Post
    No, I mean like time-wise... they've seem to be putting them up half-an-hour earlier os so.
    The very first day they put 'em up, they did start us moving around 20 minutes before. I figured that because it was the first day, they thought they would need a lot of time to move people down the beach and get the message across. If they're doin' this consistently we might have to call them on it.

  8. #18
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    i heard last weekend while surfing that we as wb might not have surf zones next year. i thought no it wont happen as we are a tourist community and they dont want su surfers hitting tourists that basically pay for our beach renourisment.

  9. #19
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    who gives a **** about surf zones, the wind comes up before 1030 every day. who cares where you can surf when its blowing south at 20 knots? just get on it earlier.

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by conway View Post
    who gives a **** about surf zones, the wind comes up before 1030 every day. who cares where you can surf when its blowing south at 20 knots? just get on it earlier.
    I do, but say you get a day when the wind doesn't pick up (fronts, storms, etc) from the southeast, everyone will be crunched\d together in the surf zones... that is, the people who don't know any better....