The Worst People to Surf Around

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Erock, May 18, 2013.

  1. ripperwilliams123

    ripperwilliams123 New Member

    May 21, 2013
    I surf in Myrtle Beach and as you know we dont get that great or waves. When we have big days it seems like everyone on the east coast will come out and try to own the wave. Key word Respect.
  2. banman

    banman Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    I try my best to never let anybody in when they come up on my right, and it was just as bad when only one lane was open each way and people turning from wrightsville ave. would get in the right turn lane and cut up front.

    And as far as over-generalizations go, your top 3 is spot on, but I would put UNCW students first.

  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Block those sonsabitc*es.
  4. wombat

    wombat Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Brazilians make friends all over. Last time I was at Playa grande, CR, there was a bunch of Brazilians who got into it with the local Tico death squad. Had cops patrolling the beach and the hotels for a few days as death threats were issued. funny thing but I am not that great a surfer and didnt have any issues with the Ticos despite some occasional crossed signals. Show respect, get respect (or at least tolerance).
  5. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    ha, playa grande is exactly where I saw that poor Brazilian behavior, too. Never had any problems with ticos there - it was brazilians, an american ex-pat snaked me on purpose for no reason and some french kook dropped in because he was clueless.

    What pisses me off is that I'm a good surfer, a good paddler, can read and catch a wave, and I make it known as soon as I paddle out...yet these asshole still do this ****. Do that to people that have lost their credibility, not the guys who are doing everything properly and taking their turn
  6. fupafest

    fupafest Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2010
    I hate surfing with THIS guy.
  7. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011

    Haha! Spot on there! I was going to start a thread about that a little over a month ago when we finally were getting some warmer days and it seemed to draw all of them out of the cracks. I was about to have a conniption one day when I swear I saw at least 20 cars, all with UNCW stickers, pull that chitt while everyone waited through 3 or 4 light rotations in the outer turn lane....

    But that brings me to something else... and maybe these people are farking up the lineup too: The idiots who let the people trying to cut in line into the freaking line! Makes me see red just thinking about it.
  8. Roy Stuart

    Roy Stuart Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Quite a big social and psychological burden many of you take out into the surf, I prefer to leave any of that stuff on the beach.

    If other surfers are treated as natural hazards then one can stay chilled in most situations. That's what I do and it means that drop ins don't bother me, I just navigate accordingly.

    So, if someone drops in on me because I paddled out past them or inside them then so be it...that's their decision... as Duke said "wave comes".

  9. banman

    banman Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    Like I said, don't give em space to get in, just give them the bird or at least a good hard stare.

    And I've heard that they are doing the other side this fall? Hurricane season is going to be ridiculous
  10. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I'd go with:
    1. Roy
    2. Steve
    3. Roy / Steve the worst to surf with.
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  11. RobfromFredneck

    RobfromFredneck Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Give respect / get respect is a great saying but it seems that sometimes it only applies to non-locals or the less experienced. Locals and advanced surfers need to do the same. I surfed Indian River, DE a few years back and I'm a pretty lousy surfer and rarely get in the water. I know surf etiquette though. There were only 3 of us in the water on a waist high right break and this one young 18-21 year old guy would constantly ignore any respect for either of the other 2 of us and paddle right or left of us to the peak and snake any/every wave he could as if neither of us existed at all. Myself and the other guy weren't nearly as good as this tool, but the other respectful one and I took proper turns in the lineup. After 3-4 snakes I hollered at the tool to wait his turn but he ignored me and never said a word. Just because you are the better surfer doesn't mean you can disrespect others less experienced who are doing it fairly. So what if we occassionally fall on the pop up or miss a wave with a weak paddle or poor wave selection. It's was a freaking waist high day for gods sake!
  12. hinmo24t

    hinmo24t Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Darwinism. This is a microcasm of what I feel to be fundamentally wrong with modern america... socialism. Everyone wins, everyone passes, nobody should have their feelings hurt. Competition breeds quality and progression through inspiration.

    Haha sorry, in said conditions this minsdet really isn't necessary - I just find the genrral retoric rathrer weak and all too prevalent these days.
  13. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012

    the worst people to surf around: people that whine about other surfers and stereotype them for 1. race, 2. geographic location, or 3. choice in academic institution
  14. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    you also stated you rarely surf. so you just show up and are entitled to equal share? the guy who (i assume) surfs there everyday has to share with you? he probably would if you could surf or are at least somewhat known. maybe you need to wait your turn. hinmo24T said it well. this entitled mind set is weak. the worst mistake most non-locals or new surfers make (anywhere on earth) is to paddle out and compete for waves with the big boys... and then cry when shown no respect. wake up! try being the garbage man and taking waves nobody wants at first. expect to get burned here and there. it's also referred to as 'evolution at work'. i can hear Walter from the big lebowski "doesn't anyone give a fu*K about the rules!!"
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  15. trevolution

    trevolution Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2012

    guys its just water. stop stressing so much about the politics of it. in my opinion, a guy could be spinning in circles on a screen door, and if hes having more fun than the top ranked dude in the ESA more power to him! The problem with surf culture is the ego's "good" surfers develop. We are all equal, weather you can boost a 4 foot air on command, or can't even stand. Surfing is life, religion, and fun. Not a way to jerk yourself off in front of your friends and put ur name in the rosters of contests no one will remember in 10 years.
  16. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    with...Mike Tyson's ability to spell?

    Get NJshred over here. He'll give that girl Chantal a microcasm. Then she'll love him long time to the tune of 23ft peaks.
  17. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    agreed trevolution. but i think you missed my point. the sense of entitlement people carry with them into the water is. if your not that into surfing, and rarely surf, and it's obvious... don't be surprised when guys who are... gasp... don't bend over for you. that being said, of course there are lines that shouldn't be crossed. and yes, surfing is for everyone, but waves in some places and for some people, are a limited resource.

    besides, what did that guy expect from frothing grom?
  18. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    I'm frothing, aren't you frothing AO? Might actually be some motion in the ocean in the morn.
  19. AtanticO

    AtanticO Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    im gonna save the frothing for my old lady, but im pretty sure she'll just say "don't touch me!"
  20. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Serious, brah? Sad story. I thought them Italians were an affectionate people.