surf-fishing can get a little hazy that way, b/c sometimes when you're fishing, you wander up above the tide line & then you would need a tag. but really, the best times to fish are usu. before or after "beach hours" when tags are enforced. same goes w/ surfing.
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Thread: Beach Badges
May 12, 2010, 11:23 AM #11
The only reason we buy badges are for the days we want to sit on the beach ($65 for seasonal in Asbury). If I'm just surfing, I don't pay for a tag anywhere. Regardless of the town's rules, I'm not paying to access the water. I've experienced resistance before, but I'm usually nice about it and tell them I won't be lingering on the beach. I just paddle out, surf, paddle in, and leave.
May 12, 2010, 01:21 PM #13
fun fun fun
i'm sure there are lots of ways to have fun with this. along a similar Stalinist development in VA beach, they decided to put parking meters EVERYWHERE, almost impossible to stash your car somewhere while you surf without dropping 3-4 bucks. It's not like I can't afford it, but it's the principle of paying to go in the water. Sure, "it's about supporting the city's crumbling financial situation, blah blah blah." No. Bullsh!t. It's about propping up a local government that couldn't manage a goldfish aquarium. I digress...so what I started doing is parking at the meter spots: go check the waves, take a piss, change, talk on the celly, read a Nancy Drew novel or two, then FINALLY, as I'm about to go paddle out, throw all my loose change in the machine. And by loose change, I mean every dime, nickel, penny, and peso I can find. The more wax-covered the better. Hopefully one day that pinko Commie contraption will break because of all the crap I've thrown in there. The meter maid always sits there like a vulture the whole time, but they never say anything. Everybody is so afraid of confrontation these days that you can pretty much get around the stupid sh!t by being assertive. I'm sure it would be much more fun though to actually deal with retard "beach badge" enforcers. Any good stories out there? I know there must be, you Jersey guys do some funny sh!t, please share!
May 12, 2010, 02:24 PM #15
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May 12, 2010, 03:53 PM #18
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Davy Jones' Locker
May 12, 2010, 04:06 PM #19
Yea... sure... sorry to blow up your secret spot. Ha!
BTW... the same "solution" works everywhere, brother. I recommend we all try it.
May 12, 2010, 05:07 PM #20
throw on some big sunglasses and carry a white cane. they'll think you're blind and leave you alone. walk to a nice spot, ditch the costume and go surf. nobody wants to mess with the blind guy. it's just not nice.
or you could just play the nutjob. don't even acknowledge the guy until he actually touches you, then freak out like a crazy person.
so many possibilities. i almost want to drive up there just to try it out!