LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 37
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
    Posts
    4,745
    Images
    26
    I'm confused on this one? What is the initial problem here? He got kicked out of the water at 5:30PM when they left? So, when the life guards leave, they make everyone clear the water?

    I used to live in OC a long time ago, and I don't remember ever getting harrassed after the guards left. And they were usually pretty cool even at 10am most of the time. They have setup on their tower when the waves were good and they let me surf until there was a small crowd on the beach... I mean, they have usually been pretty cool to me. If you are floating around with a ton of foam boarders or something, maybe you should re-evaluate where you are paddling out.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    595
    Images
    81
    Quote Originally Posted by rustysrfr View Post
    enjoy your vacation. we cant cuz your here.
    I feel the same way.

  3. #23
    I really don't get how frustrated people get with the guards... I understand the lack of room to surf and the crowding and all, but I've never really had a problem with guards themselves. Sounds dumb, but they are really just doing their job. The rules suck, but they didn't make them.

    I'm always cool with the ones who guard on the streets I'm at and they always know me and are as mellow as can be to the people who are always out, or heading in when they're coming out. Like I've said before, alot of them are watermen and good surfers too, so why don't you CHILL. These kinds of threads are getting old.

    on a side note, if this swell hits I'm screwed. just got 6 stitches in my chin and have a few fractured fingers and a hand so raw I have to keep it wrapped in gauze. hopefully I'll heal enough to get a few, but if not I'll be shooting.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    ocmd
    Posts
    706
    Images
    10
    Today I was out on the beach by the jetty on 7th st (can't see it cuz it's covered in sand) and the guard called everyone in from all around him, on the beach and from the water, and got everyone's attention. He then introduced himself (Matt) and started to explain some rules/regulations to the listening crowd (alcohol/ball throwing in water), and explained how right there is just shorebreak, so don't try to ride waves. He also thanked everyone for coming to Ocean City and wished us a good day.

    OCBP started doing these call-ins/lessons recently, correct? It was pretty cool to hear him, at least explain whats up and lay down some rules. I mean, there's really not much for him to do lately anyway Is there a specific name for these?

    BUT one thing and an important thing: He forgot to mention to pick up your trash! It's been getting pretty sloppy out there.

    Last thing, why don't guards use bullhorns instead of looking like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEfJPfImHw Hahaha it would make sense

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    With the Rents
    Posts
    37
    haha thats pretty funny. I think he might just still be drunk from the late night with the frat bros. Stupid cops on the beach.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Upper West Coast Delmarva
    Posts
    98
    alright, alright, KB4L has lurked long enough. I know that this knee shredder appreciates having some back up close at hand when he is expanding the limits of the knee ripping genre. Thank the good lord and jesus christ that these "dune angels" were placed here to protect us one and all. Praise be to the great state of Pennsyltucky for producing such a fine class of gentleman.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ocean City, MD
    Posts
    1,018
    Images
    954

    Do the calculations

    In mid-summer, Surfers have free reign from 6am til 10am (4 hours) and again from 5:30 to about 8-8:30pm (3 hours) totaling seven hours (if you stretch it) when the winds are usually the lightest. The guards have from 10am until 5:30pm (totaling 7.5 hours) during the day when the winds are not usually the lightest. During those intervals, surfers typically get two tides to work with, guards get one tide to deal with. Sounds pretty much like parity to me.

    If your boardshorts are still too tight, it may be reason enough to take up sponging where there are few if any hinderances. And then there's always Assateague where if you get hired as a guard you can surf all day under the guise of physical fitness training, albeit on a paddle board.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by ECsponger View Post
    Today I was out on the beach by the jetty on 7th st (can't see it cuz it's covered in sand) and the guard called everyone in from all around him, on the beach and from the water, and got everyone's attention. He then introduced himself (Matt) and started to explain some rules/regulations to the listening crowd (alcohol/ball throwing in water), and explained how right there is just shorebreak, so don't try to ride waves. He also thanked everyone for coming to Ocean City and wished us a good day.

    OCBP started doing these call-ins/lessons recently, correct? It was pretty cool to hear him, at least explain whats up and lay down some rules. I mean, there's really not much for him to do lately anyway Is there a specific name for these?

    BUT one thing and an important thing: He forgot to mention to pick up your trash! It's been getting pretty sloppy out there.

    Last thing, why don't guards use bullhorns instead of looking like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nEfJPfImHw Hahaha it would make sense
    They are EDU's (education sessions) and they are mandatory on Sunday's. There are also held on other days when the ocean conditions are hazardous. Bull Horns.. too expensive and even more equipment for the guard to carry. Not to mention after one season the insides get corroded and it starts sounding like garble when you use them. They do have a few, just rarely use them.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by wang View Post
    30something a few weeks back around 11am. Waves were good all morning and I saw the surf beach was a few blocks down.... so I paddled over @ 10am. I understand the people call and complain and that tourists spend money and stimulate the economy. But, jiminey cricket, surfing is a lot more popular than it was back in the 90's when I started and there just is not enough room in the water (esp. on better days). My question is, why can't the captians give the guards some slack and be more understanding (seems like they used to modify it a lot more often then presently)? What would happen if they ignored the majority of the beachers complaints? Probably nothing. The tourists would deal with it the rest of the day, forget the next, and return the following year to spend more money and burn their fat *sses.
    hear you but sadly it's not that simple. what really needs to be addressed is that out of the three surfing beaches, only one is viable most of the time. uptown is all shorebreak and the inlet sux a lot of the time too. so, we don't really have 3 beaches. 1 is pretty much it.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ocean City, MD
    Posts
    15
    wow kid...
    A. your wrong
    B. all down town Crew are Kooks agree, But up town like crew 17 aka 145 street his name is Joe and street 139 Jay i surf with both of them all the time.. crew 17-15 cool guys any one else kooks