Fights in the lineup

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by bubs, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    We have all seen some serious ones and some lame ones.

    Share the best and/or worst fight or argument you have seen in the lineup.

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  2. CDsurf

    CDsurf Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2014
    so far only words exchanged, thankfully.

    Never saw anyone get punched in the water yet though.

  3. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Arguments count I should have clarified.

    So what happened?

    Was it entertaining, those can be so funny.
  4. Tkelley

    Tkelley Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2012
    This happened two days ago:

    Long boarder tried taking a set wave, round 4ft or so, that was clearly closing out. He clumsily tried to get to his feet and came right towards my buddy who was paddling back out and yelling at him not to go. How they didn't collide is beyond me. After a few exchange of words the long boarder paddled off steering clear of my friend.

    Hour later the same guy did the same thing right next to me (few feet away, not much danger). When he surfaces he pops up next to his log in two pieces.

    Gave my friend a call later and told him the dude snapped his board and all he could keep yelling is KARMA!
  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    One time I got dropped in on by some kook at Latigo Beach. He was there for the 'long, workable rights'...pfft. Guy drops in and dings my board, so I punched him in the face and cut his leash.
  6. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Huh??? Sounds like you and your buddy were in the way when paddling back out. you need to be more careful when you're paddling back out to stay out of the surf lanes.
  7. LongIslandBound420

    LongIslandBound420 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    this was durring cristobal actually, so i see a bump and i paddle to position and get ready for the wave, it turned out to be a ab neck high justtttt missing head high, but when i caught it the only place i could go was inside the barrell, half a second to a second later i see this kid drop in on the wave and eat it and then his board went out in front of him i actually had to try very hard to dodge the board, i got off the wave immediatley and reamed his ass for going for it (verbally). guy was a kook, i told him to get out of this water and move down the beach
  8. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    i saw ken bradshaw bite a piece of an asians' guys board that SO deserved, the guy, not the board..
  9. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Best verbal altercation I have ever seen was at lowers. After about 10 minutes of some crazy military guy screaming at another guy telling him he had to leave. The other guy stood his ground. Finally the entire lineup turned on the aggressor. like 30 guys all told him to GTFO. He plead his case for a minute or two, then the aggressor left.

    Seen a little grom teenager punch a sponger. There were only like 4 of us out at the OB pier. Ob pier is 24/7 365, surfboards only. No spongers. Ever. Sponger guy, chubby teenager was out for a while. Two little grommets told him he couldn't surf there are to paddle over to cage. Kid wouldn't leave. Him and his friend just burned him over and over. Finally one of the kids ran right into the sponger and when the sponger came up, the kid hit him on the side of the head. Looked more like a ***** slap than a punch. Couldn't tell from the angle. The sponger stayed out for like 10 more minutes. Didn't say a word and then left.

    Never seen a full on throw down in the water. Heard a bunch of sh** talk on a hundred different occasions.

    I called one guy to the beach, once in my life. And I was WASTED, probably 22 years old, not to mention fresh from the east coast. Nothing came of it other than me making a fool of myself on the beach in front of too many people. Getting crazy with people on a knee high day in July was not my shining moment. This was also a time in my life when I actually owned a pair of timberland boots. So, that says a lot about where I was in life. If I could get into a time machine, I would go back in time to that period and kick my own as$.
  10. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I've gotten a speaking to at Windan...
    Old man put his fins through my board after HE dropped in on me. Apparently its "HIS" wave. Good times!
  11. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    My first trip to Costa 1993. I was a young buck, all alone on that trip, and surfing Jaco on a bigger day. I'd say it was like 8 foot faces, not a pretty wave that day either, in the evening. There were only a few guys out, I caught a bunch of waves, then it started getting dark. I get out of the water, and there's a huge commotion going on at the beach. Some guy, in those infamous spandex surf shorts (anyone live through that?), is screaming at the top of his lungs holding the two halves of his board calling a some guy a kook for running him over. Things start escalating, the yelling gets louder, and his boys were about to swarm on the poor guy. I exit stage left and get the heck out. I didn't want to stick around to be a witness to this guy getting pummeled.
    Another time, I was surfing Crystal Pier in WB a long long time ago. I was surfing solo, and a pack of good ole boy ripper buds swarms me, starts back-paddling, etc. I take off on a good wave, and eat it for some reason. The next wave I try to catch, I get up and start pumping down the line, a fun wave I still remember. One of the guys deliberately drops in, and I yell. He tells me, "oh, i thought you were gonna eat it again anyway". I surf for another ten minutes, and then paddle in. I stand on the beach and wave the guy is. He and his boys paddle in thinking i want to fight. It was one of those fun and bigger days that you don't want to paddle all the way in, then paddle all the way out again. He asks me in his special inbred way "you wanna go, huh?". I say, "no, i just wanted to make you and your boys paddle all the way in so I can call you a ****". I left for work, and they paddled back out. LOL.
    I can go on and on...with actual violent stories, but those are the two that stand out for some reason.
  12. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    If it's the Windan*** I'm thinking of, holy s h i t, what a bunch of regular dooshers in that lineup.
  13. salt

    salt Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    whoops, I meant the other post
  14. K-Dog

    K-Dog Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Your buddy was wrong. Guy taking off or on a wave always has right of way over a guy paddling. The longboarder should have run your friend over.

  15. Banned for being awesome

    Banned for being awesome Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    About 5 years ago a kid maybe 12 years old catches a wave and nearly hits a younger swimmer (maybe 7 years old). The dad on the beach freaks out and walks out to the water and rips the board from the young surfer and calls him every name in the book. The young surfer stands his ground and in the best reply ever says "I am a local here, go home tourist". By this time momma grizzly (young surfers mother) sees all this and confronts the man. He uttered some drunken curse words and he walks away.

    2nd best includes any and all boyfriends/husbands making the mistake of trying to teach their significant other how to surf. That sh!t brings up some drama.
  16. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    In the late 70's early 80's, I was tagging along with some of the Secret Spot crew, in Rodanthe, when a bunch of WRV boys came out. I hate crowds so I was on the end of the mass. My li'l buddy we called "the 1 man crowd" was catching all the waves. He didn't burn people because he was no stroke take off kinda guy, in before anyone knew there was a wave. A bigger guy was giving him crap and before it could escalate, A SS "enforcer?" paddled over, grabbed the guy by the ears and headbutted him in the face. that cut the line up in half.
  17. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    [If I could get into a time machine, I would go back in time to that period and kick my own as$.[/QUOTE]

    I think if we're honest must of us have had a time or two of stupidity.

    Out one day with big (for FB) shorebreak waves and one dude keeps calling every friggin wave way before anyone knows where the slot is. Then he pulls back on like 3 or 4 in a row f*ckn' the wave up for everyone. So I figure f*ck this kook and drop on the next wave. I see him get pummelled and I get a great right. When I kick out he's all "out the water" I headed to the beach and expected a beat down (dude was BIG) I guess he expect me to back down. He paddled back out. So I paddled out to him we jawed for a few. Never saw him catch another wave.
  18. ihatelongboarders

    ihatelongboarders Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    one of my buddies was getting burned constantly by some little groms that floated down from a surf camp nearby. After the third burning my buddy said something to the kid. the kid responds by saying "shut up f*ggot". so my friend paddled up and briskly dunked the grom under by the neck, pulled him, told him to say it again and dunked him right back under.

    kid shut up and he and his friends paddled out to never be seen again.

    i feel like every session i either see something or say something. the east coast is a war zone.
  19. Tkelley

    Tkelley Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2012
    Let me re-phrase. He wasn't paddling back out yet..just finished a wave and was getting ready to come back out. I know the unwritten rules and when a guy is uncontrollably trying to ride a massive board on a wave that is one big closeout he is putting people at risk.
  20. JawnDoeski

    JawnDoeski Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2014
    i feel like every session i either see something or say something. the east coast is a war zone.[/QUOTE]
    Lol GTFO In the 2 decades I've spent in the waters up and down the Jersey coast I've never seen a "REAL" fight! Just lots of flapping jaws!