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Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by bb.rider, Jul 16, 2010.
If you can't swim, you have no reason surfing DOH conditions!
& yet, it happens.
damn double OH in february with 38 degree water...where were you at?
well, i was probably surfing right next to you but i don't recall dub oves.
a few of us live and surf year round. we're not some outside force that comes in and takes over, many of us are just trying to perpetuate our lifestyles that are surf-centric, and beach patrol is a prime occupation for that. where else can you work and be at the beach all day long every day during summer? i can't surf, but i can bodysurf for an hour a day and know when it's good or when it's ****, and stash my board to hit it right at 5:30. lifeguarding is a great gig if you have the patience to deal with all the bs (which, there is no shortage of).
additionally, i would disagree extremely that surfers 'drive' any economy except during the winter. i mean, holy ****, anything tourists want will be done because ALL the money in these resort towns come from outsiders. all the rules on the beach cater to people that spedn upwards of $1 million on a house/condo or 2k for a week to stay in the town. of course they don't cater to locals or surfers! it's simple: make the people that come on vacation happy so they keep coming back for more...and spending all their cash. ifeguards are one of the most essential parts of guaranteeing/perpetuating an ocean resorts image and getting people to come back. if people feel safe and looked after, they won't complain. in OCMD our beach patrol was evaluated by outside contractors as the #1 most essential public relations tool in the town because of our direct influence/interaction over/with the public and the reputation that we maintain with them.
it sucks that locals/surfers take a back seat to the tourists, but any true local knows that tourism is what puts food on their tables.
our businesses would be nothing without tourism. surfers may drive trends, but they most certainly do not drive the economy in any way shape or form. quite the opposite actually. it's rich mom and dad from PA with 3 kids that blow $600 at the local surf shop on a new board + everything their kids need to start surfing and then $100 at the candy kitchen and $30 for beach rental and $150 on dinner for 5 that drive the economy not a surfer grabbing a cheap cheesesteak at bellybuster's and a cheap beer at happy hour....
You know who is offended by the use of the word 'gay'? Bodyboarding in a surfing only area? Imagine how pissed you'd be if a surfer was in the bodyboarding area? 14 years in the area and you did that? You're lucky all you got was a ticket and not some free dental work. You were wrong yet you're going to fight the ticket. How about manning up and admitting you got caught slipping. Or you could sue for them hurting your special feelings.
What is this "cord " you speak of and where can I get one LOL
True. Thank you. Adaptation to this life involves a sacrifice of sorts. Keep your mouth shut, your head low, and your smile salty.
You just have to abide for a bit man. **** it... it's fifty bucks, shell it out with a smile while telling them to dry hump a sheet of sandpaper in your head. Pay the fine and let it be done with... lifeguarding is a job which draws human contact, and one of the requirements is to deal with the public (which is generally not a fun thing to do). If that aggro chuck of dry crap is a dueche then he'll get his. He'll fry that fish in no time. Those idiots always end up in misery.
capesurfer, where do u sit? Is that u dave?
nah don't think dave trolls forums. but i'm in dave's crew 35-43rd street. gonna keep my anonymity.
Probably the truest statement on this entire thread.
bellybusters and mini golf and surfing...tis the life for me
yeah bellybusters rocks! Damn good maryland crab soup!
what's a bellybuster? It sounds like something similar to Jersey's grease trucks.
so did this whole scene happen in ocmd or ocnj? ocnj beach patrol is the worst... bunch of child predator beach cops
Mitchell's for me haha!
Everything you said was right. Summer = catering to tourists of all shapes and forms. I know this all to well working in the hospitality business (hotel) People spend a ****load to come down here and the BP is all part of it. Work with them not against them. Ive made my peace with the guards a long time ago and now I am good friends with a dozen or so of them, and most of them are here year round. Doesn't matter cause there's barely any real waves in the summer anyways.
Cape, I miss your bro talk, brah haha
Bellybusters SUCKS!! DON'T GO THERE!! just kidding, Mac and Scotty, getting too crowded there...
Bellybuster's Special, LARGE crab soup and a pitcher of Flying Dog... ummmmm
Mitchell's is great for that late night hunger fix. Not a Steelers fan or anything but Buxy's has an amazing cheesesteak!
Don't do it man, that money goes straight into Roethlisberger's legal defense fund. Tubby's is better anyway - Weir everywhere
Was the pun intended?
dude always in ur heart bro, jus look to the east n i wil be there throwin shakas n gettin gnarly shacks/toobs while fingerblastin every gurl on da beach