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Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Erock, May 18, 2013.
It's what he does best. T-Rev, that is. Missing the point. Then, going off on a tangent. zzzzzz
who wants to be a professional surfer, when u can be a professional ranter or a master-debator
You want more waves woro harder to get them.
Better than a master baiter?
However, contrary to what I just said, I'm always nice to anybody I encounter. I usually say a hello. And I just love people who mumble something back or don't say anything......and that only happens in July......which is humorous.
---I greet people as well and get the same grunt back, hilarious! Its OK to say "hey" back people.
I'm on board with Brazilians and will add chicks who paddle out with their boyfriends just to do something "together"---they cant surf and take up space in the lineup..
brazilians... was hassled by one in nicaragua. i always think about the failed opportunity to beat him up on the beach.
that was indeed the joke
People from Montauk who show up on a boat. Dudes, I know your break just got inundated with NYC yuppies but that doesnt mean you have to take it out on us.
Talkers. I dont mind a little chatter here and there, but I dont want to talk about your new kitchen floor.
Tourists who sit inside to grab the small waves / leftovers. I see you looking at me. I'm not falling, so dont even get into position for the late take off / sloppy seconds drop in. If I have to whistle coming down the line more than once, we need to have a little chat.
- People who are too chatty
- Anyone with a bad attitude
- Inexperienced surfers
- Inflated egos
- Skimboarders at the Naval Jetty
New ones come to mind every day in the height of tourist season. But honestly, I'm not a d*** at all and never really tell anybody off. I just paddle away and dream about winter and spring on a less crowded peak. I like to exchange greetings, small talk is OK, but mostly I just want to have some peace and quiet when I'm surfing.
1. Aggro kooks who have no knowledge of etiquette and little skill to boot. You know...the guy who blows every other wave and starts cussing, then shoulder hops you on a decent peak.
2. SUPers, even those who try to be cool and stay away are still a hazard during good days.
3. Touristo swimmers who clog the inside lineup instead of going down the beach where there is no surfers. There are plenty of little waves to body surf or sponge right down the beach, but they still act all pissed when you fly past them on a good wave they have no way of catching to begin with.
Thanks for letting me vent. Encountering these types in the water is still better than witnessing road rage in traffic. Pray for surf!
Oh, I almost forgot. The guy who just bought a condo right by the best peak in the area, and thinks he now has dibs on wave priority because he lives there. Get real! The peak is a meritocracy, not something you can buy. Nice try, just keep your mouth shut next time and be respectful. it would be a shame if you got banned from your "home" break dude.
No need to confuse spongers w/ tourist swimmers.
Roy I'm still waiting to hear back from Loyds of London on the premium I'm going to have to pay to insure a 500,000 Roy Stuart HotKarl. Or was it Kurl? Either way, I should know shortly. I guess my only question is: Do I get a free red wetsuit? I already have a white helmet.
Hahaha Loyds of London!!!
I'm not confused. Some of the fore mentioned touristos have boogie boards they rent from the beach concession. I know some body boarders who are legit, and sometimes I mock, but they know who they are and can take it in good nature. I don't mean to hate on a legit waterman bro. Catch some barrels.
All good holmes, barrels to you as well...I mean, barrells
If the lineup were crowded, I wouldn't go out at all or if there was something surfable further down that is always my option. Because of my experience level I don't bother with moving into the crowded lineups at all. It wasn't ridable or breaking further down beach that day, so there were no other options at IR that day (does it even break there at all anymore?). 3 people is not a crowd, it really was the difference between the advanced rude/selfish guy catching waves every 5 minutes if he were nice and patient with myself and this other guys vs. sitting to our right (looking to beack) 10 ft, then seeing a wave coming earlier than we did, paddling around us to take nearly every wave every 2 minutes and snaking us out. If he surfs everyday he's already lucky and blessed with lots of wave riding enjoyment, and someone like me who live 200 miles inland and can only get the enjoyment to surf a few times a year to be blocked out all together. I always respect and cater to the better surfer but there has to be some give and take so everyone can enjoy.
I used to play indoor volleyball for a decade or so. I played at an intermediate/advanced level. We'd have open nights, and when newbies showed up, we'd kindly let them fill into the teams for a few games. Sure it brought down the enjoyment level some for the more experienced guys, but we didn't tell them to get lost or refused to let them play because their skills sucked. After a few games, we kindly asked them if they minded sitting out for a couple games just so the more advanced guys could play a higher level game or 2. We'd even help coach them less experienced ones so their learning curve improved and made it less stressful for them. I don't know why that same civil philosophy can't work for surfing.
In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary, NOBODY OWES YOU ANYTHING!
Jeez, what a bunch of sour apples you lot are. It sounds like the people surfers most hate to surf around....are other surfers. In other words, "we have met the enemy and he is us".