I am rather new to surfing. I love it. It is in the forefront of my brain and I try to get in whenever possible, as long as it is not too big for my skills. I try to surf where there are no crowds of surfers. Before I started surfing, I was attracted by what seemed to be the chill, respectful and relaxed attitudes of many surfers.
First what defines a kook versus someone is learning and loving every minute of it.
Second, why are you all so eager to be sarcastic and demeaning? It is a big ocean out there.