"personally, i can't wait for the next solidly overhead swell to see how many people *actually* paddleout & back up all the ****-talking that's been going on & how many find some excuse to just hang in the parking lot or on the beach watching. that's always how it is on a decent to big swell...lot's of people talking in the lead up, not so many paddling out & catching waves when it comes to suit deed to word." What he said...Fortunately, I don't have a chance to listen to people talk smack anymore and puff their ability levels up. Got kids, job, and priorities. But when it's time to surf a thin crowd definately trumps a bunch of bodies in chest high slop. I love walking over the dune by myself finally seeing the ocean do what it should be doing.