Spread Love, Not Hate

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by UnfurleD, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    what's with the surfers giving double fingers up at mother ocean after they score a wave? How bad was your session that day? I've seen older guys to younger kids do it. I think I'll try sumtin different if that day approaches. Couple ideas i got, the italian hand roll under the chin (believe it's a F U move), going ol WWF style on the Suck It motion, or maybe the crotch grab then firing hand pistols in the air as i go fall down in the air...
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  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Yeah. for what its worth i don't get it .
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  3. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Thinking i got this.
    Back in the day, about this time of year in Cali. Decided that i was going to do airs. Waves were nothing more to me than ramps. I got really good at launching, it was just that for the life of me i couldn't keep the board under my feet. Continuously thousands of times i would wipe out the same way, for about a year, i'm not religious so there were lots of curse words. Not at the wave but at my own performance. This cussing while surfing went on and on. I was starting to land my airs sometimes :D. Then the next first winter swell arrived, bout 15'. I took off on a wall and instinctively saw my ramp. Hit the lip and launched. Got propelled up about 8' and too far out in front of the wave. I fell 23' out of the sky, "DOUBLE FINGERS" all the way down like splat, then that phat lip crushed me bad. Worst wipe out ever, after that went up on the beach and cursed a lot.
    Could you be seeing in others something like that???
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  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    What came to mind while reading your reply was the question of seeing others do something like that. No I see a bunch of people who are thinking they are competing to beat the ocean and they don't realize they are only being gifted the wave. Lack of understanding and appreciation.
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  5. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Lately I'm seeing more stoke and less aggro... tbh. The dudes that have the biggest smiles seem to be the one on those foamies that are so popular right now. I mean... I don't get it, but they seem to be genuinely stoked on riding those things, and in both poor quality/small waves and in fairly good waves, too. I used to kind of laugh a little inside at those guys... but I'll tell you... they're really enjoying having fun with those things. I'd much rather see that in the lineup than some frustrated fool trying to rip the shit out of a 1 foot wave on a 5'8 thruster.
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  6. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    The best surfer in the lineup is the one having the most fun
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  7. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2006
    There is a core group of guys that I surf with at a spot here in Carlsbad that are all on foamies. They are hooting each other into waves, trying to do all kinds of stupid shit and just generally having a blast. Having a session in the same air space with those guys is very up-lifting. It's the polar opposite of the salty ass, semi agro dudes at Campgrounds.
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  8. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2007

    Ha this thread is about the single dumbest thing I see in surfing.... The wave flip off. Always buy some guy who shreds but has poor style and lacks confidence in the right way. I don't have a foamnie but seems like this guy's are on to something. I find small log sessions are similar. No one cares everyone gets waves and it's not serious. Pretty fun
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  9. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
  10. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2006
    You're right. And this is something that I don't understand either. It's the "I beat the wave" mentality, which is not what this is all about. Without the wave, you don't surf. The wave is a partner, not an opponent. They should be doing prayer hands, virtual high fives or clapping for the wave, not telling it to eff off.
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