what do think the future holds for surfing in the area's of:
and style ( there is a big movemnt of people going back to retro boards) (but then again everyones on speed and coke trying to do the next big air)
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the future of surfing
Last edited by staystoked; Feb 24, 2010 at 12:32 AM.
Feb 23, 2010, 11:38 PM #2
I can see these big corporations really saturating are sport,sort of like nascar.
Feb 23, 2010, 11:55 PM #3
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Feb 24, 2010, 12:13 AM #6
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- North Wildwood ,Nj
Interesting topic, I've always thought about this.
I think some pretty bad things are in store. In time, our breaks are going to become so crowded and more and more guys' attitudes will be turning aggro and surfing will no longer be peaceful. Adrenaline will be running due to human conflict, not because someone's getting shacked. There will be no such thing as traveling to explore new breaks because each and every place that breaks good will be held down by a staunch crew who will not welcome any outsiders.
I would really like to think that it will never be as bad as I imagine, but even today I am seeing where this lifestyle may be headed.
Feb 24, 2010, 12:17 AM #9
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- Jan 2009
- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
But in the past 2 years, the reverse has been happening. Less Brazilians showing up ruining our summer. Less kooks from Boston and NYC that moved out here and walk around in redsox hats and foam boards under their arms...
Maybe the economy will bring more people back to the water, but for once, I think most people lately have "tried" surfing, and 9 out of 10 people don't have the dedication to EVER stick with it... So I think we made it through a tough decade of wannabes and invasion of our lifestyles, but when the smoke clears, we are the only ones left....
I mean, OC MD will always be filled with ridiculous crowds all summer, but do I think a bunch of guys visiting from the street of Baltimore are going to start charging all the waves? No, I think that will never happen. Its a novelty for most. Its a life for us.