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  1. #31
    hahaha. yea screw kids that get sand in your wax.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    spongers... borrowed my wax and got sand in it and that pissed me off alot.

    Seriously?

  3. #33
    it's refreshing to see not everyone is hating on "newbies". after a way too long break, i'm just getting back in the water. it's really just some common sense, knowing when to stay out of the way and respect for the people around you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monge View Post
    it's really just some common sense, knowing when to stay out of the way and respect for the people around you.
    Exactly. Unfortunately, common sense seems to dissipate in the summer.

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    even the most aggro guys rarely hate on newbs. it's the kooks that piss people off and as stated on here many times, a newb is not a kook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    That is just bad F'n manners, and you have a moral obligation to address that in whichever way you feel is appropriate and effective. But before it gets to that, you better be chasing down that peak, too. He may be thinking you don't want it, or just don't care, and is taking advantage of your inaction. If you paddle out further, to get it at the peak, and he's racing you for the wave, he's just being a pr!ck.
    yup..exactly...I'm going out for it and spinning around when these guys swoop in from down the line and hop up outside of you on the slopey part you can only catch with longboard momentum. Sure Ive said something calmly to them but these guys are about the "first up" concept...first up has rights/keeps riding no matter where they are in relation to you or the pocket. whatever.

  7. #37
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    Remember, we were all beginners at one once..........show them the way....good karma always comes back around.....

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    yea i know how that is, on the east coast there is always the older guy in sunglasses with the longboard hoggin everything. But if i see a newbie i actually try to help them out. I remember when i was learning, i mean we always are learning but you know. its hard catching waves especially if your on the east coast so these guys dont have much of a chance. but its all true about kooks and newbies newbies are usually really respectfull wait there turn, ask for advice, and really listen. and then the kooks just ride everysingle wave of everysingle wave and push down your head if you are paddleing out. i hate that crap

  9. #39
    I've discovered the importance of helping out newbies anyway possible. I know they wont catch the best waves but I also dont want them to be sitting in the takoff zone and not paying attention. so if we educate them on proper etiquet and give them some tips on surfing better that info may indead help everyone catch more waves and have more fun in the water. If everyone is getting some good waves and we're cheering them on then the stoke can only get better for everyone and the kooks will also behave (most of the time). Sometimes its also good to just give people some waves. I've certainly had my share over the years so why should I get upset, right? There will always be the kook that decides to wave hog or sit right in your way or run over to your wave while your setting up, even on a diffferent peak. I hate that the most. What I'll do if that happens is I'll pretend to be racing for a wave, They'll see me and follow, hoping to snake me but then they're suddenly out of position or tired and I'm still sitting in the proper takeoff zone. works almost every time. That strategy should be in the "How to Deal with Kooks" journal.

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