Beer or liquor before surf?

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by primo, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. primo

    primo Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    The other day before a surf had a few beers to calm nerves cause so amped on how good it was at wb. Anyway I surfed better looser and kept warmer. Wondering if anyone had a go to before surf ritual when it's cold?
  2. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2014
    Drinking alcohol before surfing seems kind of stupid. But it that is what works for you then go for it.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I had a thread about this a while back. I pounded some beers before a sesh a while back and had a great session and it made me wonder if I surf better when i'm drunk (I wasn't drunk, just a nice buzz). I think for someone who knows what they're doing and can handle a few beers without being a light weight then yeah, but some people shouldn't drink at all, let alone drink and surf. But yeah, it's fun with the right conditions / mood. Beer, not liquor. Save the whiskey for post session.
  4. HaydukeLives!

    HaydukeLives! Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    95% of the time im in the water before the sun comes up, and since im not quite a full blown alcoholic yet, its usually coffee
  5. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    I used to drink beers all the time when I had Harleys, and thought that I rode better with a good buzz.

    In reality, I probably didn't. It impairs a lot of things, particularly judgment.

    If you perceive that you are surfing better, in reality you are probably surfing like a monkey humping a coconut.
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    But it feels good lol
  7. Scoopy!

    Scoopy! Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2016
    Drinking and surfing in cold water... are you trying to drown?

    Be careful dude.
  8. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    That's what got me thrown in the slammer. Harley, alcohol, and some other 'potions'
  9. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I am not going to say I have never had a few beers and then paddled out, but 9.99999 times out of 10, I do not drink before I go out.
  10. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    I think its wonderful. But I suggest you add in some LSD, weed, and heroin.
    I mean, what kind of wimp goes out surfing simply on beer???
    Oh, before you go, update your life insurance, put me down as beneficiary......ya dumb fvck.
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yeah I don't do it very often actually. But when I do, I drink Dos Equis (not really), stay thirsty my friends...
  12. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Hey Barry, can you put me down as yours? I'll be your long lost step-son who was always there for you if the family gets upset that you handed me your empire.
  13. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    I don't even drink anymore, so no. Even when I did drink I never liked doing it before activities such as this. Alcohol only makes you think you're doing something better when in fact you are probably doing it much worse.
  14. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Maybe for you lol I can guarantee you I play pool, shoot darts, and bowl better with a little bit of a buzz. It's been proven with many field tests. My wife can attest. There is however a limit to this, it doesn't work when sloppy drunk. Just a confident buzz.
  15. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Maybe....just maybe.....
  16. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Fair enough. Let's just say one quickly reaches a point of diminishing returns and things tend to go south from there.
  17. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Pencil me in on your will Barry, many thanks!
  18. MrMacdugal

    MrMacdugal Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    If we are talking late afternoon longboard peelers, then sign me up for a few beers. But probably not ever going to get a good buzz on and think its a good idea to try and pull some maneuvers
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Everybody has their own limits, some get there quicker or slower than others. But I agree, there is a point for everybody when you've had one too many and there is diminishing returns, then it becomes about holding it together at that point and it's a new game all together, which can be fun too. I have actually cut way back on the drinking though.