I'm going to have to say that this is one of the lamest threads I've seen in awhile. I hate to write negative stuff on this forum because I hate when others do it, but seriously, how do you think you will feel when you have to quit something you love? It will suck. If you're out for an injury, you'll think of the good times and you won't be able to wait to get back in the water, even if its just thigh high. And if its because of the oil, you'll hate BP, but you won't do anything about it. Maybe you won't buy gas at BP, but you'll drive your SUV or truck, and so will I, despite the less than perfect gas mileage. And if/when the oil is cleaned up, we'll all be back in the water surfing, and of course it will be crowded, but it will be worth it, because surfing is our passion.
Lol,Hey buddy reread the thread.I didn't say how would you feel?I think we know that answer.I said have you ever quit?
Last edited by GoodVibes; Jun 12, 2010 at 08:03 PM.
Ohh ya man... I have to stop surfing all the time. I've lived at the beach my whole life and have surfed since i was really really young. But now that I'm in college, I have to quit every fall. Its terrible!!! But I go to school in Colorado, which makes it not so bad, especially in the winter when i can just snowboard every day. But the worst is the fall. No snow in CO, and good waves here on the east coast. Its always the hardest time of year for me.
I'm from Maryland. Reletively new house, ehh 15 years, I'll give you that. I ride 1 used 6 7 and a I have a 6 6. Mark Occhilupo, Julian Wilson, Shane Dorian. Occy was before my time but I idolize Julian Wilson. Rons Jons and Pete Smiths blows. I don't have any stickers on my board. Get your facts straight.
Been surfing for 7 years. Fine, don't feel bad for me because I'm not priviledged to live on the ocean. Me and my other Benny friends will be just fine without your judgemental comments. All this negative backlash has made me want to quit surfing... NOT.
I have only quit surfing once since I started, and it was because I got a bacterial infection in my leg from surfing in Polluted water. I did it many times before, but one time, i got bacteria in my leg through an ingrown hair on my leg, and 30 days later, I could barely walk. After a trip to the ER and like 5 rounds of anti-biotics and a lot of healing, I was out of the water for about 3 months. IN THE WINTER, IN SAN DIEGO. It was brutal. But basically, I would just put on my headphones, go sit on the pier every day and just watch everyone surfing. I would check the cams and when the local pros came out, I would run down to the beach and sit and watch them. Taking mental notes at everything they did. How they were taking off on airs. How they were doing everthing. When and where on the rails they grabbed.... So while it sucks to be out of the water, when I got back in, I surf better than I ever had in my life. Just because I had been soaking in all this information for months, and it paid off in the long run. I got better in that 3 months of not surfing than I would have if I was wet every day...
So sometimes its good to take a "Break" from surfing. But to say quit... No... The only situation that I could see myself "Quiting" surfing is if I ended up Landlocked. My fiance and I both have landlocked families in Baltimore/DC. They no longer own condos or anything in Ocean City... So, for whatever reason, if somehow, some way I had a lapse in judgement and ended up back a couple hours inland. I might quit. Just out of spite. Just out of pure rage that I had to drive 2 hours to get there, and most likey would get skunked all the time. And if I got caught up and end up being in Baltimore when there is Head High swell in Ocean City, It would drive me so absolutely nuts that I would just have to quit all together. Just out of bitterness.... Which is why even if I dont stay out here, I will put 130% of my effort into keeping me, and my soon to be family right by the beach... I dont need surf everyday. But when swell is there, you gotta have yourself setup so you can be there. Otherwise you will just torment yourself mentally... Just scratching your surf itch a few times will leave you nuts!
my brother straight up quit, gay cus i didn't have anyone to surf with when i first started had to learn alot just by myself, he got into some bad habits and dosnt surf any more, i did get his board though so i guess its all good