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  1. #1
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    Lets all be losers

    From another thread that's now closed...I thought it was so interesting that maybe we can can talking about it...

    Originally Posted by leethestud
    Unfortunately, surfing is a fashion statement for many people. These days you are either a d-bagger, a hipster, a thug, a geek, or a surfer. I dont care how crowded PacSun gets, but i liked that crowd better when they were "posers" and not "kooks".

    We should make surfing less cool. It will be tough, because we ARE some cool mother Fukkaz. I'm making the switch from surf shop to American Eagle and only listening to top 40. I'll also go ahead and trade in my flops for some jordans. When I do surf, ill suck it up and wear a speedo. If we all do it, noone will want to learn because surfing is for losers. Then we (and our banana hammocks) will enjoy good waves and empty lineups.


    ...this is actually a good idea I think...I'll admit I used to enjoy the "cool" factor. Well, most of the time anyways, most people I work with consider me kind of a beach bum (I guess that's partially true). Anyhow, I don't really care about that stuff anymore. I just try to get barreled as often as possible. But if we as a group could alter the image in such a way as to give the finger to corporate America, which tries to "sell" surfing as a commodity, then...well...that'd be hysterical. And if all goes well, maybe people will even forget about Blue Crush and go back to playing kickball.

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    that's the thing that non-surfers don't get-surfers, at least serious ones, ARE losers! we geek out over weather maps & storm systems & obsess about having the right boards for the conditions. we'll skip a night out if the swell is gonna be good the next day so that we can grab a dawn session w/out a hangover. we'll leave a warm, hot, aroused girl in bed so that we can pull on a damp, cold 5mil, trudge thru knee deep snow, & take a 36 head-high set on the head, all so that we can get a couple good barrels to ourselves.
    there's nothing cool about being actively anti-social while pursuing an obsession like surfing. most of us on here maintain large, semi-diverse quivers spanning semi-guns to logs, alaias, hp shortboards, swim fins, & bodyboards. all of our extra $$ (& some that isn't extra) goes toward boards, wetsuits, & travel. work is merely a hindrance that prevents us from logging water time.
    real surfers are losers in every societal sense of the word.

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    Did you know that 9 out of 10 people think of themselves as cool... What about that one other person? But still people think too much of themselves

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    I know I am a nerd LOL . Its the "surfers" who think they are kool that are a fakes. Cause they know squat about weather, the ocean or anything else that is need to undstand it ins and out of what revolves around our culture

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    thanks for the shout out, livealoha.

    Iv become less and less mainstream these days. The price of Surf clothes has gotten out of hand, IMHO. Who wants to drop $70 on some walk shorts?? Anyone who knows me- knows that im surfing so often that its a problem and I blow off work and commitments to do it. I dont think some $70 shorts are really going to impress anyone that I give a SH!T about. Big box surf shops (and their mainstream "image") can join up with walmart and taco bell to SUCK IT.

    Ill provoke a little more thought here too...:

    Why the hell are there surf shops in million dollar buildings?
    Why can I go into a 17th street surf shop that does not sell leashes (true story, visit the chesapeake location)?
    why are fat chicks rocking roxy stickers now?
    Why does it cost me $100 each way to bring a surfboard on trips when my old man can check his golf bag free of charge?
    why didnt surfingoc912's mom get an abortion?
    Why do so many people come to this site to get their jollies off. Havnt they heard of youporn?
    and finally (and yes, contradictory to the comment about oc912)..
    WHY CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG AND CHECK THE DAMN SURF REPORT?

    -THE STUD

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    hell is....

    A couple years ago, a now-forgotten polling entity did a survey of several thousand online dating site participants. Men & women were polled. Simple question: how would you describe yourself in terms of physical appearance ?

    80% selected 'very good looking' to describe selves.

    Now, I could walk down any street in the world or drop into any beautiful people nightclub in the world & 80% of the people are def not going to be physically very good looking. Let alone daily life ?

    Just goes to show you: we are a delusional breed. WTF are folks taught to think.

    Hell is people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    that's the thing that non-surfers don't get-surfers, at least serious ones, ARE losers! we geek out over weather maps & storm systems & obsess about having the right boards for the conditions. we'll skip a night out if the swell is gonna be good the next day so that we can grab a dawn session w/out a hangover. we'll leave a warm, hot, aroused girl in bed so that we can pull on a damp, cold 5mil, trudge thru knee deep snow, & take a 36 head-high set on the head, all so that we can get a couple good barrels to ourselves.
    there's nothing cool about being actively anti-social while pursuing an obsession like surfing. most of us on here maintain large, semi-diverse quivers spanning semi-guns to logs, alaias, hp shortboards, swim fins, & bodyboards. all of our extra $$ (& some that isn't extra) goes toward boards, wetsuits, & travel. work is merely a hindrance that prevents us from logging water time.
    real surfers are losers in every societal sense of the word.
    all of this is so true. i get so much s**t for skipping out early on events and planning my life around upcoming swells. like, "why would you leave the bar to get up early to surf? it's the middle of February! what is wrong with you?" uhhh, sorry to tell you people but it's called a passion and you obviously know nothing about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    A couple years ago, a now-forgotten polling entity did a survey of several thousand online dating site participants. Men & women were polled. Simple question: how would you describe yourself in terms of physical appearance ?

    80% selected 'very good looking' to describe selves.

    Now, I could walk down any street in the world or drop into any beautiful people nightclub in the world & 80% of the people are def not going to be physically very good looking. Let alone daily life ?

    Just goes to show you: we are a delusional breed. WTF are folks taught to think.

    Hell is people.

    i selected very good looking

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    as nice as it is to just show up to the beach and jump in for a surf w/ trunks, or even just a 3/2, i miss surfing in the winter a lot. it's just a surfing without the bulls**t. no traffic, no crowds, no kooks, no ppl on the beach, no dealing with the glamour factor. just suit up and prepare for battle.

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    I see it every summer all these kids flock to the beach with latest a what is deamed Cool by whats in he magazines and other media. You can tell too soon as they step on the beach with there flashy expensive boardshorts, brandnew board that they drop in the sand wax side down so they can light a smoke before they go out.

    I laugh at these guys to the point where they almost know I am laugh at them not with them.

    I keep it simple Birdwells, Single fin Logs , Local shaped boards (exept my Bings) and I buy wetsuits that WORK not whats trendy. And they say I am old fashion LOL