Just paddle out with a smile, stroke into a nug when it's time, and rip the wave apart and finish off with a huge air. If you can't do that, then don't worry about it...
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Jun 17, 2013, 01:01 AM #11Member
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- May 2012
- In th dune
Jun 17, 2013, 01:10 AM #12
ya know, every year it's the same thing: "waaa, the tourists are getting in the way!" "waaa, i think there might be sharks in the ocean!" "waaa, the lifeguards are mean to me!" etc, etc, ad nauseum. it occurs to me that most of these things can be fixed/avoided/ignored by applying simple common sense to the problem:
1)surf where/when the tourists/summer pros/wannabes don't. when people complain about crowds at a surfing-only beach at mid-day in july, i can't help but laugh. wtf do you expect?
2)sharks live in the ocean. if you want to spend time in the ocean, learn about them & how they behave. make a choice...live w/ the consequences.
3)see solution & 1. surf when the lifeguards aren't around. pretty easy to avoid them, they're only on duty from 9 or 10am until 5 or 5:30.
in other words, quit yer *****in' & learn to work around things. this is life in a tourist town. i get the sense that this is all going to fall on deaf ears anyway, b/c i also get the impression that most of you complaining about this stuff don't actually *live* in these towns, but are the self-same summer pros many have already expressed disgust w/. you can't be bothered to wake up early & hit the dawn patrol b/c you don't really care that much. you just want to look cool for the chicks on the beach.
Jun 17, 2013, 01:16 AM #13
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- Aug 2010
- BELMAR, NJ
Maybe you should have a knife strapped to you ankle for situations like this- i learned it from a surf movie I once saw-after they drop in and your in the wash- cut thier leash and send thier board to the beach / make them swim in. You don't really even need to say anything...
The knife also comes in handy incase you run into a shark... The shark sees the knife strapped on- they will not mess with you!
One time this tourist was at my spot, nice kid, but he was at my spot. I took off on a wave and here he comes looking like a kook with cotton candy on his face and a big old candy apple. I just snapped, I walked up to him grabbed his glistening sand peppered apple and smashed it on the jetty. Everyone on the beach and in the water cheered, suddenly emboldened by my brave act. It was open season on tourists. I saw life guards crushing sand castles, seagulls and pigeons started pecking the eyes out of an old lady in a beach wheel chair. A grom with the strength only someone high on stoke could muster had his board above his head and up the @ss of a pale fat kid as he writhed in agony. It was the best day of my life, it was a perfect hell on earth. Never to be repeated in the annals of time, only to be remembered by those who were there, we lucky few, we band of brothers.
Last edited by Zippy; Jun 17, 2013 at 01:49 AM.
Jun 17, 2013, 01:49 AM #15
A grom with the strength only someone high on stoke could muster had his board above his head and up the @ss of a pale fat kid as he writhed in agony. It was the best day of my life, it was a perfect hell on earth.
Dude...I'm f^%$ing CRYing right now.
Jun 17, 2013, 09:04 PM #16
Sorry, but the complaint department is closed until further notice, please direct your concerns to those who affect you in these situations. Thank you for your understanding on this matter as the SwellInfo.com forum has reached max capacity for complaints at this time.
Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Jun 17, 2013 at 09:17 PM.
Jun 17, 2013, 09:13 PM #17
Just go. Create a couple of near miss situations and dont apologize. They will give you some space.
Jun 17, 2013, 09:17 PM #18
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- Aug 2012
- Turtle Island
Jun 17, 2013, 09:52 PM #19Senior Member
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- Oct 2012
Our break gets pretty crowded in the summer. We just surf the peaks anyway, the people just naturally move away, they don't want to get hit by a moving longboard. Lots of them don't realize they are camped out on the best peak, so they don't seem upset about moving to a different part of the ocean. Try it and report back if it works.