Yes and no. This was my point to smitty about the whole generation thing. I see these types more then snowflake types. But i got to say i guess I'm pretty lucky. Im cool with the guys in the water, all of them. Older or younger. Lifetime surfer or brand new. There really isn't conflict at all. For instance i surf with a group of older guys, 60s. 2 or 3 are lifelong surfers, very talented, respectful, and full of stoke. The rest are buddies that got into surfing late in life and etiquette is lacking some. Not very good. But they are polite. Know there place. Drop in every now and then but i don't care. Mistakes happen and they will apologize. They surf as a group, its a insta-crowd. But again. I don't care. Im friends with them all. They give off good vibes and i enjoy being around them. With that being said i see others just like them who aren't "led" by a lifelong surfer. Who are really quite annoying to be around. But the big difference is those guys don't have the same confidence. They don't have that mentor figure with them. You can see that they feel slightly out of place. Even though dudes on a 10ft 3+in log, i'll paddle circles around them on a 5'7. There's some frustration every once in awhile with these types. But dealing with them is almost a skill that is learned. Paddle for the first wave of a set knowing you want the second or third, they all paddle, you back off, take your pick. That sort of thing.