Dumbest thing you've every heard in the water...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by 2FUN, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Whatever comes out of my mouth.
  2. maddogg

    maddogg Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Not really on topic, but I'm sharing anyways.
    I was in santa cruz surfing one of the middle peaks @ PP on a good weekend day, so there were lots of wavestorms out. A bunch of helicopters flew over us and were circling and a guy in the lineup asked what they were doing. I said in a loud voice that they do that when there are sharks in the water.
    About half the people on that peak paddled in.

  3. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    That's great. I have a kinda running joke with my wife. Every time a copter flies by at the beach I yell out "Shark Patrol!" I even started doing sometimes when surfing with others.
  4. KillaKiel

    KillaKiel Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    You're having a fun lil sesh (just picture it in your mind...like thigh to stomach high with no wind and lined up with a lik wall)

    Guy comes out, blows waves, drifts, finally makes his way back to within 20 feet and says "you even catching anything?" Or "not a good day to surf, eh?"

    Best part is, you've called them off of waves/hollered to not drop in. Nothing a hole, just had that happen a few times. Typical of VB. don't live there. I quit that place.

    You say something and everyone so butt hurt. You are now the Larry David of surfing
  5. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    The sounds of summer.
  6. White Castle drop knee

    White Castle drop knee Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    You said GOD and thank heavens in that paragraph are u a reverend ? And I could have made into 1 sentence (kook fest @ J town yet again stay away ) .
  7. Codfish

    Codfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    This is a real thing on Cape Cod the last few years. The state has started tagging and tracking the growing Great White population and it's not uncommon in the summer now to see the "spotter" plane cruise over you, and it's horrifying when it loops back and does a lazy circle just outside the peak. Last year the tagging boat was so close one day you could see the guy on the bow with the radio tag tipped harpoon.
  8. pkovo

    pkovo Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Probably not the dumbest, but still pretty dumb: Yesterday, I'm riding the second wave of a set, I pull off early as a longboarder is down with his board on the inside of him. Not wanting to surf over his leash, and nearing the end of my ride anyway I just pulled off. He said something like nice wave. I said thanks and notice his board is in towards the beach so I mentioned I pulled off because I figured he had a leash and I didn't want to run over it. He says something to the effect of "Oh, I never wear a leash with this thing, it's so heavy if it hits me in the head I'm done." I look back to see the board careening towards the kids playing in the ankle high surf on the inside.

    In his defense that was the only time I saw him lose the board, and the waves weren't exactly powerful enough to hurl the board towards the people on the inside, but still really?
  9. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Get over it. If I can get away with no leash im doing it. It practices board control and if you do loose it you get a work out having to go get it.

    Ive never lost a board and had it hit someone. My buddy took a board out while he was learning and it whaled me in the head. He smiled and said sorry....but I don't think he realized how much it hurt.

    Are you just a square or are you a newbie? If you are good enough to kick out to avoid running over his leash you must be a decent surfer. In order to get that good at surfing you must understand surfing without a leash even if you don't choose to do it. So I don't get it?
  10. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  11. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    bubs i think of you every day one of my cat's nicknames is bubs

    o bubs
  12. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    YO! Remember when you made a goodbye post????? Glad you're still around.
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I think what he means is there is a time and a place for it, and that time is not when there is a bunch of kids on the inside just waiting to get hit
  14. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I love you man.

    But that wasn't a goodbye post, 'twas a goodbye thread before o micah abandonned us. I think it was in response to the initial whip crack when they started banning everyone. I'm a lyfer brah, I'm never leaving this place.
  15. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    yeah. you're right. idk why I got so into it last post. Probably because I surfed without a leash in the same situation yesterday, his post hit too close to home.
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    All good dude, I like the enthusiasm lol
  17. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Oh man I know this all too well. It's like calling last run at the top of the hill when you are snowboarding. It's almost guaranteed that something sh1tty is going to happen.

    I know if I hear it I'll just give that guy the next wave so they will GTFO sooner
  18. JohnnyCornstarch

    JohnnyCornstarch Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2015
    "Hey man you would've totally ripped that if I hadn't gotten in your way."
  19. pkovo

    pkovo Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    No, I'm not a newbie. I've been surfing long enough to know at some point, the board gets away from every surfer. A crowded weekend on a NJ beach is not a great time for that. You hit someone, they might get hurt. It reflects poorly on surfers. No need to give anyone reason to limit surfing more than they already do in the summer. It's easy to practice board control with a leash; wear one, but surf as if your not wearing one.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  20. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    normally said after a horrible drop in.