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  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    & as a surfer, you should know that, law aside, most surfers couldn't save their own lives in DOH surf w/out a goon cord.
    If you can't swim, you have no reason surfing DOH conditions!

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koki Barrels View Post
    If you can't swim, you have no reason surfing DOH conditions!
    no kidding.

    & yet, it happens.

  3. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by wallysurfr View Post
    whenever a lifeguard tells me not to go in, to go to a certain beach or whistles me out, I want to challenge them to a swim race.

    I respect authority but like posted previously, where were they when I was surfing double OH in 38 degree water in February? Is it a liability thing?

    I never understood why they make 40 surfers surf at the same beach when there's no one swimming at the other beaches. ESPECIALLY when there's a yellow flag and "bathers" are only allowed in to their knees or waist.

    The real question is why do swimmers have more rights to the ocean than surfers?
    damn double OH in february with 38 degree water...where were you at?

    well, i was probably surfing right next to you but i don't recall dub oves.

    a few of us live and surf year round. we're not some outside force that comes in and takes over, many of us are just trying to perpetuate our lifestyles that are surf-centric, and beach patrol is a prime occupation for that. where else can you work and be at the beach all day long every day during summer? i can't surf, but i can bodysurf for an hour a day and know when it's good or when it's ****, and stash my board to hit it right at 5:30. lifeguarding is a great gig if you have the patience to deal with all the bs (which, there is no shortage of).

  4. #84
    additionally, i would disagree extremely that surfers 'drive' any economy except during the winter. i mean, holy ****, anything tourists want will be done because ALL the money in these resort towns come from outsiders. all the rules on the beach cater to people that spedn upwards of $1 million on a house/condo or 2k for a week to stay in the town. of course they don't cater to locals or surfers! it's simple: make the people that come on vacation happy so they keep coming back for more...and spending all their cash. ifeguards are one of the most essential parts of guaranteeing/perpetuating an ocean resorts image and getting people to come back. if people feel safe and looked after, they won't complain. in OCMD our beach patrol was evaluated by outside contractors as the #1 most essential public relations tool in the town because of our direct influence/interaction over/with the public and the reputation that we maintain with them.

    it sucks that locals/surfers take a back seat to the tourists, but any true local knows that tourism is what puts food on their tables.

    our businesses would be nothing without tourism. surfers may drive trends, but they most certainly do not drive the economy in any way shape or form. quite the opposite actually. it's rich mom and dad from PA with 3 kids that blow $600 at the local surf shop on a new board + everything their kids need to start surfing and then $100 at the candy kitchen and $30 for beach rental and $150 on dinner for 5 that drive the economy not a surfer grabbing a cheap cheesesteak at bellybuster's and a cheap beer at happy hour....

  5. #85
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    Gay

    You know who is offended by the use of the word 'gay'? Bodyboarding in a surfing only area? Imagine how pissed you'd be if a surfer was in the bodyboarding area? 14 years in the area and you did that? You're lucky all you got was a ticket and not some free dental work. You were wrong yet you're going to fight the ticket. How about manning up and admitting you got caught slipping. Or you could sue for them hurting your special feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    no kidding.

    & yet, it happens.

    What is this "cord " you speak of and where can I get one LOL

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by capesurfer View Post
    additionally, i would disagree extremely that surfers 'drive' any economy except during the winter. i mean, holy ****, anything tourists want will be done because ALL the money in these resort towns come from outsiders. all the rules on the beach cater to people that spedn upwards of $1 million on a house/condo or 2k for a week to stay in the town. of course they don't cater to locals or surfers! it's simple: make the people that come on vacation happy so they keep coming back for more...and spending all their cash. ifeguards are one of the most essential parts of guaranteeing/perpetuating an ocean resorts image and getting people to come back. if people feel safe and looked after, they won't complain. in OCMD our beach patrol was evaluated by outside contractors as the #1 most essential public relations tool in the town because of our direct influence/interaction over/with the public and the reputation that we maintain with them.

    it sucks that locals/surfers take a back seat to the tourists, but any true local knows that tourism is what puts food on their tables.

    our businesses would be nothing without tourism. surfers may drive trends, but they most certainly do not drive the economy in any way shape or form. quite the opposite actually. it's rich mom and dad from PA with 3 kids that blow $600 at the local surf shop on a new board + everything their kids need to start surfing and then $100 at the candy kitchen and $30 for beach rental and $150 on dinner for 5 that drive the economy not a surfer grabbing a cheap cheesesteak at bellybuster's and a cheap beer at happy hour....
    True. Thank you. Adaptation to this life involves a sacrifice of sorts. Keep your mouth shut, your head low, and your smile salty.

    You just have to abide for a bit man. **** it... it's fifty bucks, shell it out with a smile while telling them to dry hump a sheet of sandpaper in your head. Pay the fine and let it be done with... lifeguarding is a job which draws human contact, and one of the requirements is to deal with the public (which is generally not a fun thing to do). If that aggro chuck of dry crap is a dueche then he'll get his. He'll fry that fish in no time. Those idiots always end up in misery.

  8. #88
    mmm bellybusters.

    capesurfer, where do u sit? Is that u dave?

  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by csquizzard View Post
    mmm bellybusters.

    capesurfer, where do u sit? Is that u dave?
    nah don't think dave trolls forums. but i'm in dave's crew 35-43rd street. gonna keep my anonymity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelwave42 View Post
    Those idiots always end up in misery.
    Probably the truest statement on this entire thread.