SUP Backlash T\'s

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by minceparker, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. cgrizzard

    cgrizzard Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    That is so awesome
  2. johhnyutah

    johhnyutah Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    I'm all about the Aloha and spreading the stoke in the water.

    When 4 SUP'ers paddle out to a break with 4 people out and start taking every set wave like they own it then there is a problem. That's what's happening up in Maryland beaches and it sucks. There are definitely a couple of guys who are totally chill, and respectful and I've got no problem with sharing waves with them. When they start acting like they own the freakin' lineup and laugh as they steal waves from surfers it's another story.

  3. VBWaveski

    VBWaveski Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Yea Johhny, I'd be pissed also. But look at it this way, it's not SUP's that's the problem it's the particular morons riding them. Those guys would probably be dbags no matter what surf craft they were riding or what sport they were in. There's always going be some people that "take" just because they can. Part of the reason our country and society is in the shape it's in.
    Maybe THEY need to be reminded to surf with some Aloha.
  4. spleeft

    spleeft Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2010
    When I roll up to a break and see a bunch of prone surfers out, I paddle out and surf a block or two down , and your right , some how more surfers will migrate to where I am.....its never a problem, I guess because I'm on a really short SUP and things are pretty much even , unless there is a longboarder out, who is stealing waves from all of us !!!
    What I really hate is when I'm out on my SUP and a bunch of SUPers who I dont know and are the newb/nonsurfer type, flock to where I am ! Its just as bad for me as it is for shorboarders.....
    I completely understand the hate, and I fully understand that I have to earn respect from prone surfers who dont know me. But most of the time , especially with the young guys, they end asking me about my board and some actually want to try !!
  5. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    yeah, anymore i just find another break, 'cause it's getting worse every time I go.
  6. CaptJAQ

    CaptJAQ Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    I guess, no matter what you are riding, bet it SUP, Kayak, Longboard, shortboard, sponge, whatever, if you are

    a) hogging all the waves
    b) kooking out to the point of being dangerous (no surf etiquette, or choosing not to follow it)

    You're going to piss some people off.

    The problem is, more often than not, SUPs fall into one of those two categories.

    Depending on where I am or who I'm with, I will often position myself on the "second peak" somewhere, or sit outside and take the biggest ones that can't be caught easily inside.
  7. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    For me it's the view that gets me going. Like I said in my earlier post, I can be sitting out there with 10 guys on surfboards and still have a clear view of the horizon but the constant reminder that there is someone further out ready to pounce is the rub. It's like having a dog stairing at you while you eat. Even if you don't look at him you know he's there ready to steal your steak.
  8. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    can you explain to me how to appropriately spread stoke?
  9. VBWaveski

    VBWaveski Member

    Jul 17, 2007

    How about when a fellow wave rider catches a good ride and you hoot for him, or tell him "nice ride" even though you may not know him (or her).

    Jeez, if someone has to ask how to spread the stoke, it's no wonder there's so much anger in the water.
  10. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    i was only kidding, I was really hoping someone would say with a butter knife hahaha. The test levels in here are ridiculous


  11. Surfpainter

    Surfpainter Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    I don't know..I can say I was one of the first stand up paddle guys in VB (4 or 5 years) and I have really never had a single problem (except one). I paddle surf one of the most aggro spots on the Easy Coast so I know the rules and abide by them but I see them broken at times by everyone out there on every type of board. I sit on my board in between lulls and let a good many waves get taken because I know I'll be next for the better waves of the sets. I treat anyone respectfully who who does the same but I don't put up with attitude in the least, thankfully my ability speaks for itself. I'll also be the first to tell a fellow paddler to leave the area if I see he's danger to everyone around him. I'm not one to spread the Aloha, I feel that's left to each of us individually to find.
  12. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    I definitely spread some good vibes when I can and will hoot n holler for anyone that gets a good wave whether I know them or not. But, if some is being disrespectful time after time..... well, I just start dropping in on them to teach em a lesson. If you give respect you typically get it back. But, sometimes you don't and you just have to demand it.
  13. ritecoastsurfer3

    ritecoastsurfer3 Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Great Shirt!

    The first shirt is great! It really shows the demographic of most of the SUP population.

    You know, there is some genius behind all this who knows how to manipulate people to go out and spend a thousand dollars on a glorified long board. It's almost cultish. I would never use one to surf, because I like to actually surf, but I get cruising on one when it's flat, of course there are a lot more ways I would spend a thousand dollars before I buy a SUP.