tankfully im older and a bit wiser since i took up this sport. i can see my self being a douche 15 yrs ago. i see the epitome of surfers, (some anyway) when they walk by and give ya a sneer grin, or the old man who says "ha ha givivn up alreay" and has a malevolent laugh with the friends. ive see the good side as well with a couple of young kids givin me pointers going out in the water together, (when one of the kids wanted to witness for jesus though that was too much, using surfing to spread the word" lol still not mean... i met some kids from USF surf club......little einsteins, nerdy but cool in the sense of friendly and promote. i have yet to have a true aggro experience out in the water....ive kept plenty of distance on good days and tried surfing crap, now that im begining to stand and ride and catch the wave im not gonna be as timid but im still all about empty waves as i have watched what happens whn 4 peeps get up on 1 wave.(it looks more dangerous than just surfing ya know) i dont wanna get cut or get tagged by another board. or be forced to defend myself, if ya come up on me aggro (i got lil guy syndrome) ill usually lay out a preemptive strike for the sake of self preservation, or ill run! lol......so im sure i will run into a problem and word are a first line of defense....ah hem........ id like to learn more about finding a surf spot. what do you look for. (is there maps for ocean topography u go by. whats ground swell? how much does tide play a part? whats a close out? ive read all the begginer stuff online, is there a web site with a surf glossary. im so f-ing hooked after the last two days just getting up and seeing the leash floppin around behind me.......you know ur ridin then!!!!!!
i am not your "dog" and please do everyone a favor and learn how to construct a lucid thought into logical and sequential order in a post. also please pick up a dictionary or use spell check. inhaling glassing resin kills slightly less brain cells then trying to navigate one of your posts.
At least he has an interest in the sport to post about it... Seems like he's really enjoying everything and doing what he can to enjoy it even more.
...Eh, I see your point, tho. JohnnyTooBad is a kooook and shouldn't be having a good time! I hope he never goes out in the water again and his cousin gets a severe case of the flu! May his computer crash so he can never make another postttt...
(Just an example of how ridiculous forum bashing is)
well said man. forum bashing or what have you. lol... im on a 3g network....im never surfing again......(as a shi@ eating grin slides across my face) i gotta thank longboard lover for the lesson in surf culture (ie: some surfers are protective of their sport) and a little surf art "wilbur" that i wouldnt have gone out of my way to see..... i copied and pasted it.....
i ride a 6'8 fish board since i just started 3 weeks ago and need something forgiving and stable. and as far as backside gos ive skated and snowboarded all my life so front or back side really doesnt matter. Tuesday starting to look huge!!! you wanna go out and show me how its done.....i imagine a grom has a hard time with backside riding. Tuesday...thats what we should be talkin about right now. wher r u going to on tues. shortboard right? do people do judos or airwalks on a surf board.. or do you remember the trick "a frigid" lead foot kick out behind you......Tuesday yeah dana dana dana wilburs comin for ya all....jk lol
you both ride "fun shapes" and don't like riding backside. amirite?
My all around go to board is a 5'11 swallow tail w/ glassed on wood fins non retro shape though. I ride thrusters when the waves get some juice. Reppin gulfside pride with the NXTCs 5'8 6'1 6'3... the 6'1 is a rounded pin I'va actually been saving to ride the BVI (tortola) in February. Have 2 Cult boards... but they're Taiwanese pop-outs that have good lam, but the fcs plugs are a bit goofed. I mainly let my friends use them. They're all "fun shapes" to me 5'8 - 6'3. Working at the surf expo can get you amazing deals on new boards.
The biggest, though, is a 7'6 funboard that I do enjoy on 1-2 ft coldfront left over day. I have it so I can get that last extra session in. It can be pretty weird to be out with a bunch of older men...I can see where you're coming from with the username.
Backside no problems... I like the power from the heels = bigger hacks. Grew up 15 min from haggerty's in cali and may not have been Chicama, but was a the longest left in the U.S. for me. Padang padang had me scared for my life on a mediocre day. At head high dredging and 1 foot deep, I can admit it was too much and had to move.
Been all over man... no pipe or anything, but I'm pretty satisfied with everything. I got no problems w/ you and just tryin to help others. I never thought of the negativity and criticisms I'd get for being myself.