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  1. #71
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    Dec 2008
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    One thing I'll never get is why we should give the best waves to the locals, who surf there every day.
    they aren't yours to "give" - if they're truly a local then they'll have the spot wired to the point where even if you're a better surfer they'll still be able to get way more waves then you. Hard to just show up at a spot one day, look at it for five minutes and get a read on the wave that will enable you to compete with someone who surfs there all the time, going back many decades.

  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
    they aren't yours to "give" - if they're truly a local then they'll have the spot wired to the point where even if you're a better surfer they'll still be able to get way more waves then you. Hard to just show up at a spot one day, look at it for five minutes and get a read on the wave that will enable you to compete with someone who surfs there all the time, going back many decades.
    If we are talking about beach breaks, this couldn't be more true. Unless there's a major disparity between the local's overall skill/knowledge and the newcomer charger's lack of familiarity with the break. Because if he's been around, he's seen a lot of beach breaks come and go. Patters are very recognizable by the keen eye and even the most bastardly of beach breaks still exhibit at least some level of discernible pattern. Well, if it's serious chop maybe not so much.

    Gotta give the nod to the old geezah in the end! If any of you brahs have ever worked construction or trades, you'll have come up on a real pickle of a situation with no solution in sight and the old geezah supermaster tradesman will walk in with the ciggy hangin from his mouth (having not ashed it since lighting it but ash wad doesn't fall!) and non-chalantly grunt as if you're a lower form of life and cognition as he pulls some old school trick that only works specific situation at hand and you're sitting there like "shwhatt old man?!?!?!?!"