Surf etiquette

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by hobie78, Oct 18, 2014.

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  1. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
    VB has 12 surfshops if you count coastal edge twice, s&a and Pungo, include Juice Box and RK's. That's a lot of boards, so following that they sell some of them, there is bound to be a few people on it when it's up (crappy or slightly better than crap). The reason we don't see a lot of surfers during the winter months is because for the fortunate, they can afford to fly to PR, Azores, Barbados, South America and HI and crowd up their breaks. And ofcourse the guys that can't take the cold stay out. Regardless, there are crowds everywhere so to get bent out of shape over it is futile.
     
  2. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    heres' a kookasaurus 4 ya.
    flew in from (hungary?) to atlantic city
    JUST FOR THE SWELL
    (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    not the first one i've seen.
    once one from romania too!
    (uh-oh)...
     

  3. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Foreigners. Check this out.
    Maybe someone can chime in on this.
    NH seacoast is LOADED with french (possibly french canadian) and German surfers. Not half bad either. Pair of dreads speaking french, not creole. Dudes could absolutely rip. Not saying you don't see folks of African lineage on the beach, but these dudes surfed like they've been doing it since they were in the womb. I know montreal is waaay too far from any surfable break for them to be this experienced. I am aware of how France can get wave wise (dead serious obviously). Just wouldn't expect them to end up here. Huge groups of french speaking folk. And ze Germans, they weren't half bad either. Frenchies wouldn't socialize with anyone, Germans were super friendly though. Chatted it up with us for a while.
     
  4. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    You're not serious.
     
  5. AndrewIfallalot

    AndrewIfallalot Well-Known Member

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    Aug 24, 2012
    You should go post on the erBB about your triumph over starting surfing….
     
  6. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Did I strike a nerve hipster?
     
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Boring, michelle, you're boring. And useless. Go gas another helpless invalid in the name of modern medicine.
     
  8. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2014
    Not 30s lol.
    I've graduated out of white water a few months back.
    I can't wait to run into everyone.
     
  9. JohnnyUtah

    JohnnyUtah Well-Known Member

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    Sep 26, 2008
    This one really annoys me because no one on this thread is a PROFESSIONAL surfer--local sponsorship does not count --Which means that we are all HOBBIIST and having fun doing a awesome activity so relax and let a dude catch a wave--there will be others.

    The only etiquette I expect to see is that beginners stay out of the lineup and if you are in it, look over your shoulder for the other guy before you dig in. Other than that, have a party!

    Get off the internet and READ THIS BOOK
    http://www.amazon.com/Surfers-Code-Simple-Lessons-Through/dp/1423622278
     
  10. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Hey what's that Tony Alva quote? About ego?
     
  11. FUN

    FUN Well-Known Member

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    Aug 28, 2014
    this michael guy is a real loser
     
  12. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2014
     
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  13. Ryan McCall

    Ryan McCall Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2014
    the amount of good content that goes unnoticed in threads because of a bunch of nerds arguing and acting like tough guys is the sole reason for the place to be perceived by many as a kookfest.

    It's hard to realize how little some have to contribute to the act of surfing. There is a ton of good stuff out there for our viewing/reading pleasure but this place continues on the desperate housewives landslide. Dramatic, annoying, and makes otherwise cool people look like a bunch of d-bags.
     
  14. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Is that youse, Vic...?! Victor Mature?!?
     
  15. CaptJAQ

    CaptJAQ Well-Known Member

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    Jul 22, 2011
    Sometimes it makes for entertaining reading whilst eating lunch at my desk...
     
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    What Junior doesn't realize is that most really talented surfers aren't sonsored or pro, they just surf for the love of it and have a different profession or way to make a living. So many unknown dudes that are as good or better than pros that nobody has ever heard of. It's not about getting paid in this way of life, it means more than that to most who "get it". Respect goes a long way, ego will only get in the way.
     
  17. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    This thread made my lunch that much more enjoyable.

    If the 4K post guy and Gaf get together it will make my head explode. I need pictures.
     
  18. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Word Zach!
    Surfed all last week and saw very little aggression. Did see some kookery but it was harmless. Had a guy drop in on me and he said "didn't think you could make it" and apologized. I just laughed and said now you know.
     
  19. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Only on the internet.

    Real life: Guy drops in, nothing is said, nothing happens.
    Internet: Guy drops in, gets stabbed with a tomahawk and then eaten by a shark.
     
  20. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    So true, most dudes don't have the sack to say or do anything. I'm pretty forgiving unless it's clearly a sign of disrespect. Once it's obvious it was intentional words are had, but nobody has ever stepped or back talked me, most surfers are sissies
     
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