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    Ohh yeah, one more thing. On the other hand, another thing that pisses me off is this.... If you are "In the lineup" and you are sitting over on the shoulder... Then I take off on a wave from the first position... Then after I surf past you, you only paddle over like 2 feet closer to the lineup, leaving a 15yard gap between you and the next guy in the lineup... Every now and again, I see tourist surfers that arent kooks that do that... They are just intimidated enough to stay out of the lineup, but they linger on the edge out of position.... I have to paddle back around these guys... I mean, commit to the lineup, take off deep like everyone else does, or get the fu** away from the lineup and surf the beginner peak to the North....

    Last time i was in OC MD i was reminded of that lesson. I think it was Vince B (He was riding a plus one at the time and ripping, about 4 years ago. I think I saw a malibu sticker too) who was out surfing at 48th st, and when he took off, I would paddle over towards the jetty where he was taking off from.... Then he would come back out after a wave, and end up paddling like 15 yards past me to the north of the Jetty and sitting Mad deep. Its funny cause I was visiting and I had the same board as him. A plus one. I was out alone for line 20 minutes, and then he came out with someone else and kinda stink eyed me. It only took about 2 times for him to paddle back past me, then the next wave he took, I paddled 15 yards deep past the jetty, so You are basically taking off like 10 feet too deep, and for the rest of the afternoon we traded waves... And because they started letting me take off in the first position, I got sick waves that day and we all ended up talking and having fun. But until I committed and actually sat on the peak, they didn't respect me... Once I got a few nice waves and paddled as deep as he was, there were like 4 of us trading waves for hours.... But its something that is kinda hard when you arent at your home break... You have to be careful not to piss to locals off, but not to let them run you off either... If you can surf, you gotta stand you ground regarldess of where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    I have to agree thats one thing I hate about most people who longboard or start surfing and stick with a log. I see that alot and I dont reall agree with it . If I catch a wave as I paddle in I wont go back the same spot i was in sitting out side.
    unfortunately that's all people do at the beach i surf at. Somebody would just catch a wave, id paddle over to their spot about 3-4ft from the pipe and then they'll squeeze right between me and the pipe. nobody at monmouth beach knows how a line up works

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by barrels4liam View Post
    Shakagrom, btw, you are a benny. Your may come down in the summers and have a second house near the beach, but you are a benny and not a local. Maybe you can surf and your not a kook, but still a benny.
    i don't think of myself as a local or a benny. true, i am not a year-rounder, but i still surf a whole lot in the winter so i do know how things work. I respect others and the locals respect me back. yea, im just a kid, and maybe im not a local, but i dont act like i try to be one. however, im certainly no benny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbsurfer View Post
    nobody at monmouth beach knows how a line up works
    I just think a lot of people around here don't care rather than don't know how a line up works. It only gets worse as the weather warms up too. The poser crowd is definitely trickling back in.

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    unfortunately that's all people do at the beach i surf at. Somebody would just catch a wave, id paddle over to their spot about 3-4ft from the pipe and then they'll squeeze right between me and the pipe. nobody at monmouth beach knows how a line up works
    why not just burn him

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    ... So, it just looks retarded when you see some guy stand up paddling into a 2 foot beach break... Its pointless. It closes out and he looks stupid...
    ... But my main problem with SUPs is that they are usually operated by kooks in 2 foot beach breaks.....
    *Ahem* OCMD

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    [QUOTE=Shakagrom;65533]I completely agree with your whole bit about respect, but I just need to respond to
    the above statement. "Where were all these 'stand up kooks' when I was charging Bill?... Where were all these 'stand up kooks' in January and February when the water was 42 degrees?"

    To tell you the truth, those "stand up kooks" who everyone loves to bash were probably tearing **** up on a shortboard during Bill and in January and February in 42 degree water! What everyone doesn't realize is that most SUPers are just surfers looking to experiment and ride every type of board out there. These unfairly labeled "kooks" are good surfers all around. I'm telling you man, the three or four standups who surf my break are such studs on a shortboard that I can't even let you get away with that statement.


    Nah Man, I give props to anyone who charges hurricanes; I was out at Assateague on my stand up for Bill and then TS Danny and had a blast. No other stand up cats out there though that I saw. I really don't care what you ride, as long as you show some respect. If you're out there and show absolutly no respect after someone has told you that you've done wrong, words should be said. I do think that stand up paddlers need to realize that their paddle is a huge advantage so if a prone surfer is going for a wave, the stand up cat should back off it.

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    I saw a ton of SUP'ers for Bill. None of them made it out to the lineup though.

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    I agree that SUP'ers are surfers just experimenting. I mean only an extreme kook would start off as a SUP'er. My problem is when they sit way out and the only way to catch anything with them around is to snake them. I prefer not to snake, but in their case I don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdub View Post

    Nah Man, I give props to anyone who charges hurricanes; I was out at Assateague on my stand up for Bill and then TS Danny and had a blast. No other stand up cats out there though that I saw. I really don't care what you ride, as long as you show some respect. If you're out there and show absolutly no respect after someone has told you that you've done wrong, words should be said. I do think that stand up paddlers need to realize that their paddle is a huge advantage so if a prone surfer is going for a wave, the stand up cat should back off it.
    Quote Originally Posted by stoneybaloney View Post
    I agree that SUP'ers are surfers just experimenting. I mean only an extreme kook would start off as a SUP'er. My problem is when they sit way out and the only way to catch anything with them around is to snake them. I prefer not to snake, but in their case I don't care.
    I see what you guys are saying. I guess the reason I am not as angry about Stand ups is that the few standups i know are good surfers and for the most part, are friends of mine, so there's never really an issue about them hogging all the waves. i just move down the beach to get away from them if they start to do that.