Schweez, if you go to a different break out of state or whatever, usually you can watch for a little bit and tell the locals from the tourists. njsurfer summed up what I was trying to say: Give respect, get respect. But unfortunately, a lot of people just don't understand that!
agreed, i was just pointing out that locals dont have a "im from here" tattoo on their forehead. im in queensland, australia right now, everyone is more of a local than me