Dear Mr. Bill Baxter

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DE_Port_Authority, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. DE_Port_Authority

    DE_Port_Authority New Member

    2
    Oct 17, 2014
    Dear Mr. Baxter,

    Let’s begin by saying you own an ornate-ability on your skim-board. We are going to do this the peaceful way. No fighting on the beach. Do not jeopardize the safety of others. Do not make threats.

    If you could have heard the unanimous voice from within the line-up, within the community and behind the dunes then you’d see that you’re over-stepping your boundaries. No one will ever say, “Bill you can’t lawn-mower" at Southside.” That is your Merican’ liberty. Not one surfer cut you off, but you have slayed a plenty.

    Yesterday, you repeatedly came within “INCHES” of the faces of surfers. Your lawn-mower, more so the cable in the froth, is a f*cking hazard. Let’s state the facts: you were the first person on that particular stretch of beach, you were engulfed by hungry tube riders and your lawn-mower created animosity within the line-up. No one, including the author which isn't me but might be, is saying this: “move your lawn-mower when the line-up grows.”

    Mr. Herlihy - as a 30-something year old man - decided upon himself that unless it is Island Style – that the ski had pissed some people off - and it was time to draw a red-line on the conditions needed to use a ski. Colin didn't piss anyone off, it was simply the ski. The O’Boyles were also given a proper talking to about their ski and when they can use it. In both cases, they have been in contact with US Coast Guard officials, and were given the option(s) of "legal vs. moral" decisions.

    Almost everyone is on board. Let’s keep it safe, but you’re going to have to take it upon yourself to move down the beach with your lawn-mower, and thrash-it elsewhere. The boys respect you, your crew and your skill-set. It’s amazing. Keep it up, but – please – make better choices that will easily sort this mess out.

    Until next time,
    The Delaware Port Authority
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
  2. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013

  3. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    What is this sh!t?
     
  4. jettyface

    jettyface Well-Known Member

    180
    Aug 5, 2009
    You know, lawnmower. Makes total sense.
     
  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Interesting, and seemingly diplomatic.
     
  6. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
  7. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    So was he shreding on this thing?
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  8. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
  9. Dawn_Patrol

    Dawn_Patrol Well-Known Member

    432
    Jan 26, 2007
    More stupid Delaware surfers vs. skimmers BS. The waves in Delaware are so bad/shorebreaking that there are actually skim vs surf issues AT THE BETTER spots. Its a joke to begin with, and easier to have the confrontation anonymously behind an internet screen name.
     
  10. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    513
    Feb 8, 2009
    Everyone wants to be the next wildboy, you reap what you sow SS.
     
  11. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    When did it become a "thing" in delmarva with the PWCs? Other than the Sandy Session from the Wyldlife guys, I haven't seen one day that even remotely requires this. I know things were different many moons ago, but really? I have never seen or heard of this ANYWHERE on the east coast outside of DE/MD?

    Can someone that still lives up there shed light on this strange phenomenon? Last I checked there were PWC laws that prevent a ski being anywhere near the shore in that area, regardless of the time of day or season.

    I mean, I get the whole lawnmower thing, but again, why are those things only popping up in DE? I have never seen any legit skimming footage anywhere else with guys using those things. I would say if you can't get into a wave on a skimboard the old fashion wave, is it really a skim wave anyway? Shore break or not, skim it or don't. It looks fun, but if you require that kind of equipment to even get into the wave, you should probably give up that hobby.
     
  12. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    513
    Feb 8, 2009
    Delaware is a constant photoshoot on mediocrity.
     
  13. Dawn_Patrol

    Dawn_Patrol Well-Known Member

    432
    Jan 26, 2007
    What teh guy above said, but also guys are doing this all over this place...not just Delaware. OC and elsewhere.
     
  14. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    So wait was the dude actually towing into wave on a skimbord being pulled by a lawnmower?
     
  15. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    It's just a motorized box like the ones that wake boarders use when there is no boat pulling them. If you go back and watch that OC/DE surf video where everyone could vote for the top rider, there were a couple clips of guys using them in it.
     
  16. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Yeah, I mean Delmarva. Not that it's the only place on earth that uses them, but Delmarva seems to be the only region where I consistently see these things in video and online. I just want to know why? I understand they get more speed and all that, but isn't that like, cheating in the skim board world? I mean, if you have to use a sling shot to get out far enough to get into the wave, shouldn't you just be, um... surfing?
     
  17. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    So either way he is towing in/at on a skimboard!?!? What a tool.
     
  18. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

    513
    Feb 8, 2009
    That would be hilarious to see someone being pulled by an actual lawnmower.
     
  19. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Precisely.
     
  20. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Kind of like getting towed into and/or doing "step-off's" at 4'-5' foot beachbreak. Seriously?