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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by frost, Aug 20, 2015.
group hug everyone, group hug!
just kidding, you got balls to say whats on Barry's mind all day
i had to learn to swim on my own too, i can't say I'm an olympian now, but i don't get freaked out any more.
where i was growing up, we didn't have water in the faucet half the time, never mind the ocean. so... important thing is you're trying. just be calm. it's actually fairly difficult to drown. you wouldn't believe the **** your body does on autopilot when you're "logical thinking" shuts off and instincts kick in. i realized that one time i got caught in a rip in the impact zone of a hurricane swell. kinda like - take a breath trying to swim to shore, get pounded and sucked back out under the curtain. lack of experience, man. lovely stuff. you'll be alright. no other way but forward, dude.
Dude, if you really can't swimme stop doing sand reconnes and quiver acquisitions and steppe the fock away from the ocean. Learne to swimme. Otherwise you will die. As Barry would say, Moron.
Go ahead frost!
Vals right Ol' Frosty you've got to learn to swim before anything
If your in chest deep water and a 6ft wave comes...well it ain't chest deep no mo'
The oceans a dangerous place...you don't wanna go dying out there in the Atlantic drink
this is all completely opposite of what i was saying.
you're all wrong, morons.
Jaysus, man, just learn to swim already. Before one of those elusive rip currents sweeps you out to sea.
I still remember that day I learned to swim. Lived in Key West as a tyke. My sis and I were playing boat in one o' them little 4 ft wide 1 ft deep plastic pools. One second we were rulers of the sea. Then the thing folded in half and flooded. No more boat. I learned real fast. Next week, as a 5 yr old, was snorkelin the reefs and never looked back.
Serious ? here... Does anyone actually learn to swim on purpose?
If ya ask some of these 17 yr old lifeguards in Galveston, they are the onliest ones that can swim. F-er blew his whistle at me so many times yesterday that I thought he was gonna swallow it.
"Let me draw a picture in the sand about rip currents" he tells me.
I'm like... "Dude..." I respect what they do, but... I couldn't stop laughin
Not raggin on ya Mr Frost, but be careful.
Frost are you playing a trick on us?
i helped work on a guy who drowned once. it was only waist high but dude got caught in a rip and pushed under by the waves. we got him pulled in within a few minutes. too late though, he was spewing rice and peas out his mouth with each chest compression and pump of the ambu bag. dude was pale and limp. totally lifeless. he died that day.
Also frost, I dig your steez dog. You're out there just having fun, not caring, and that's great. Please don't mistake my use of sand recon as a shot at you...it's just another fine concept birthed in this here think tank.
But if you are fo realz, heed these guys words man. So much of all this is psychological, and you'll eventually be put in a situation where questioning your abilities will lead to panic, and that's when it gets bad.
Dude like in all seriousness...stop trying to surf at all until you learn to swim
People who know how to swim die in the ocean all the time...you got kids dawg
It seems so trivial, to swim. I am no great swimmer but i could probably tread water or float on my back for days. These two skills alone could save your life. Next time your out (preferably in a pool) give it a shot kick your feet around just enough to keep your gulliver (thanks Zgaffer) out of the water.
Sure we will give you a hard time, but at the end of the day you love the same **** we do. Novice or not. And we want you to remain upright and taking in air.
Also once you test your skills in the pool things will be even a little easier when you get into the ocean salt water.
I'm confident you'll be playing water polo with the best of em in no time.
Sounds like you're investing all the time and energy into the wrong thing. Take a break from the ocean and learn to swim. If you go belly-up in a hurricane swell, you'll most likely ruin those glorious days for everyone else. Do you want to be the bad apple that causes these words: "Remember when you could surf during big swells? One kid who doesn't know how to swim on a boogie-board and they outlaw surfing."
It is not that you can't swim, its that you don't swim in deep water. Yet. right now your wading. Get your self to a pool. Take swimming lessons. If you throw yourself into the deep end I bet you can already make it to the side. You just need a little direction. I see grown ups taking lessons at the Y all the time. Nothing embarrassing about it. Almost everyone that lives near water has taken lessons as kids or they were just in the water all the time so it just became natural. Some people just didn't grow up near water so they didn't get a chance. Seems like those grown ups taking lessons pick it up pretty quick once they get over their fear. You may have already done that.
All the things you mentioned that you do are all things we all do too. But things happen and when they do you will need to swim.
If you're not putting us on I honestly don't think you should be on a board until you can get around out there without one. Eventually you will drown and you may also put someone else in danger because they have to rescue you.
My Dear Frost,
The ocean is a playground while at the same time a battlefield. It can deliver joy as well as tragedy. I want to paddle out with you, not as part of a Memorial Paddleout for you.
If in fact you are serious regarding your lack of swimming skills feel free to PM me. I would be glad to help you learn to swim. It really isn't that hard to learn. You've done the most difficult thing, you have admitted that you can not swim...yet.
If you think you're having fun now, you will be amazed at the upgrade in your life that swimming will bring. Plus if you have kids or ever plan on having kids it is an invaluable skill to pass along.
Here's some PG for you to get in the mood!
frost, the others were nice. not me.
it is beyond irresponsible to NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM AND TRY AND SURF
you put everyone around you in danger, its not like people arent going to help. Your pasty white awkward clueless overweight tub of guts could kill people trying to help you as you flail around like the poorly animated sac of meat you are.
to help some clueless overweight out of shape bozo keep their head up is no ones job.....BUT YOURS!!!!
but you deem it ok to make sure others MUST help you WHEN (when, not if) your terribly-kept sub-grade equipment fails.
you are the reason the sport is going down the sh1tter. its people like you that force the creation of policies that dont allow ANYONE out during good swell events as the police and or lifeguards are trying to protect little johnny cant swim (YOU, CLOWN) from the water and themselves.
you are irresponsible and dangerous and selfish, and overall a kook.
take responsibility for yourself and learn to swim you clueless selfish pr!ck
F uck, now get me my coffee, no cream no sugar, dark and bitter, like my heart. hop to it Bob. thats your knew nickname, Bob, as thats what your carcass will do sans movement post equipment fail, bob on the waves
Holy f'ing sheet ballz dude, are you serious? Sorry to be harsh but you're a danger to yourself and others. Look man, as the Esteemed Mr. Seen said I appreciate your stoke but you've got no biz being out there if you can't swim. It is 100% guaranteed that you will at some point end up with no equipment and in a bad situation. It's inevitable.
A good rule is if you can't swim out past the break and back in (in the current conditions) without a board\fins\etc. then you don't need to be out there.
Leashes break, boards break, etc. etc...You WILL end up in deep water with nothing but yourself to rely on at some point. And usually when that happens it's not 1-2ft and calm.
Dude I've been swimming since before I could walk, then took lessons at age 4 and could do end to end with all types of strokes. I still swim over a mile at least 2x a week and I'm still very wary about getting caught in a bad situation in the water. Go for one more wave when you're already tired and noodle armed, wipe out, loose the board, get 5 more on the head, and it gets real...really real...real fast.
In addition to the people you know and care about you think about the lifeguards\other surfers\etc. who will end up risking their lives trying to pull you out in nasty conditions. You're putting their lives at risk.
Surfers who can't swim...SMH.
I always wondered who these "surfers" were, who supposedly get swept out to sea and drown. I couldn't never understand that idea, but now I see that its you guys.