Not to be negative. Social media is one of the lamest things to happen to "surfing" in a long time. Yes the ability to communicate is awesome but, wow, the over-romanticism of surfing is at an all time high because of SM. I see so many local pros on snapchat or instagram posting their generic cryptic messages..... "early bird gets the worm" "view from the other side" How about I went surfing today and got barreled? or the waves are good and im happy? Its all this cryptic wanna be surfline jargon. Really social media has paved the way for the non-pro pro generation. Kids who are really good surfers get all caught up in social media hype and it almost seems like they just surf for the instagram followers. It makes so many kids (who will be eventually having to get real jobs) act like such hot shots and YES I have noticed a difference since social media gained steam. Thoughts? Discussions?