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  1. #1
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    Rude Belmar Kooks

    I went out in Belmar today (19th Ave) after looking at Surfline's forecast and shared the waves with about 40+ surfers. I'm a newbie, so I spend most of the time having waves pass me by... but there were a LOT of rude surfers (mostly much older men) on the waves today. A lot of people cutting people off and etc. I had to bail on 2 waves today because of people snaking them. Kinda annoying because it takes me a lot more time and effort to catch them than most surfers out in the water. I was really surprised because I've surfed other spots along the Shore and people have been more courteous and accepting of newbies.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for spots to go where I can learn without having to worry about getting cut off nonstop?

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    darlington

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    The problem is that there are designated surfing areas so that is why there was 40+ people. Your best bet is to try and get out before and after the lifeguards on duty so you can surf where ever you want and not have to deal with those people.

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    Go to Manasquan Inlet there is never anyone out, like totally desolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyface View Post
    go to manasquan inlet there is never anyone out, like totally desolate.
    :d:d:d:d:d:d:d

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    mict2000 Guest

    Thats called...

    Paying dues. We all went through it, just keep at it and don't let anyone ruin your session. Rule #1 of learning to surf is to stay out of the way, do that and you'll be fine. Weekend afternoons in the summer are always going to be prime time and super packed and alot of frustration in the water no matter where it is. Surf during the week, in the rain, whenever, and they'll get to know your face and eventually you'll be part of the crew. Don't give up! Stay stoked.

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    Yea... try to surf under the radar until you can hold your own in the crowd. Surf before and after the lifeguards are on duty, right before dark and right at dawn are best, and surf at spots that offer a lesser wave, but also less populated. The only way to find spots like this is to do a lot of searching. If you can't do that, be polite, be there every day there's waves, be respectful, and eventually you'll get your share.

    Respect is key. Saw the first beat down of the summer at my local yesterday over a lousy waist high dribbler. Somebody said something they shouldn't have to the wrong person, and it in a matter of seconds, it was over. When the cops showed up, nobody saw anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Yea... try to surf under the radar until you can hold your own in the crowd. Surf before and after the lifeguards are on duty, right before dark and right at dawn are best, and surf at spots that offer a lesser wave, but also less populated. The only way to find spots like this is to do a lot of searching. If you can't do that, be polite, be there every day there's waves, be respectful, and eventually you'll get your share.

    Respect is key. Saw the first beat down of the summer at my local yesterday over a lousy waist high dribbler. Somebody said something they shouldn't have to the wrong person, and it in a matter of seconds, it was over. When the cops showed up, nobody saw anything.
    Yeah surf and off peak times or at lesser crowded spots and you'll gain the comfidence and skills to sit in the line up with the seasoned vet as long and you give respect where respect is due

    It been a while since I seen a fist to cuff stand off at the beach . I dont really get what being a tough guy proves . So you got droped in on Big Deal it happend to everyone from Newb to kelly slater.

    There is a local surf shop in my area who has a little army of groms who try to start sH it with ppl at one of the break I frequent. A cpl weeks ago the ganged up on 2 guy in there late 50's on longboards after they go out of the water. I surfed in the same spot while they were out and they werent even near any of these guys . They think they are the Da Hui of wildwood or something. Its even condoned buy the owner of the shop but you get one on one with him he is a cool dude. I guess it has to put up a act to make his shop look hardcore or something I dont get it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettyface View Post
    Go to Manasquan Inlet there is never anyone out, like totally desolate.
    yeah, u will never have a 300lb kook snake you then take you down with him...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPWahine View Post
    I went out in Belmar today (19th Ave) after looking at Surfline's forecast and shared the waves with about 40+ surfers. I'm a newbie, so I spend most of the time having waves pass me by... but there were a LOT of rude surfers (mostly much older men) on the waves today. A lot of people cutting people off and etc. I had to bail on 2 waves today because of people snaking them. Kinda annoying because it takes me a lot more time and effort to catch them than most surfers out in the water. I was really surprised because I've surfed other spots along the Shore and people have been more courteous and accepting of newbies.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for spots to go where I can learn without having to worry about getting cut off nonstop?
    So do everyone a favor and..QUIT!