To surf alone.....

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by yourdirtymomma, May 8, 2012.

Do you like to surf alone?

  1. Yes!

  2. Sometimes

  3. Only if I have to.

  4. No! Sharks!

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    I have found that many surfers don't like to surf alone......many express fear. I personal LOVE to surf alone. Though I enjoy the company, stoke, and encouragement of other surfers and have a blast with them, there is something special....dare I say even sacred about being out by yourself.

    Do you like to surf alone?
  2. tropic surfer

    tropic surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2011
    I love to surf alone.
    Too bad it's not possible anymore, least where I live.

  3. havanasand

    havanasand Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    For the most part I always surf alone. From outer reefs to sloppy beach break. If there are a few guys in the lineup that doesn't bother me at all but when it starts getting congested I'll move down the beach. I guess I'm anti-social that way.
  4. yourdirtymomma

    yourdirtymomma Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2012
    Ironically, me too.....but not really anti-social, just anti-asshole :)
  5. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    on big days, i prefer company (not that its usually a problem to find others)... on small or average size days, I find it nice to be out there by myself at times.
  6. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Well said!
  7. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    My best sessions, turns, fun times come from being alone in the water. The early morning hours, still chilly, light winds, glassy faces and clean barrels AHHHHH!!!!! You feel so free and happy that even just cruising on the wave seems fun sometimes
  8. pyroarchy

    pyroarchy Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2012
    I don't mind company at all, its safer with a friend. Like if a fish took a bite out of me or I hit my head on the sea floor in some overhead. I'd rather to live and surf another day than be by myself and wash up on shore and have some tourists poking at my corpse with a stick. :D
  9. Earl of Funk/Duke of Cool

    Earl of Funk/Duke of Cool Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    "There's only one thing better than a solo session. That's a session with a good friend."
    -A. Weisbecker, In Search Of Captain Zero
  10. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    I usually surf my best when i surf alone
  11. TylerSurf4life15

    TylerSurf4life15 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Sometimes I like to surf alone if its like anything from 2 foot to 5 foot I surf alone, But anything bigger I like to bring a friend or I surf with my friends "Crew" . They always Inv me too surf ahaha. But I always end up surfing alot better when I'm alone though .
  12. eastbreak

    eastbreak Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Same here... I surfed this morning at Naval alone for over an hour in 2-4ft semi-chop, fun conditions. Quite peaceful just me the waves and local wildlife.
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i usually always surf alone where i go...i dont mind a small crowd of a few guys.i look at it like i dont go in the ocean and surf with others,to be safe.i rely on myself to make it in.i know my limits and if im in over my head,il stay on the beach and take flix.surfing alone is cool,nobody to bust your balls when you dont land the trick youv been working nobody snaking,or dropping as peaceful a person can be,but i had to punch a few guys out who think they are notorious and can take everywave that comes in!!surf alone and have no problems
  14. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I love a good solo session at first light. Something about watching the sun rise over the ocean with nobody around, so peaceful.
  15. NJSurf02

    NJSurf02 Active Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    Don't mind surfing alone. But also don't mind if there's 2 or 3 other guys out there. Just feel a little bit better knowing someone's watching just incase. Don't really like to be out there by myself when it's an overcast type day that's when my head plays games with me no idea why
  16. Pursuitofhappiness

    Pursuitofhappiness Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I generally surf alone, but enjoy meeting new people and hanging out in the lineup. I think it all depends. Fortunately, there are more popular spots than where I go, and most of the negativity follows the popularity. Love hearing new ideas and peoples' surfing tips and experiences.

    "Surf well, spread Aloha, Share waves without judgement."----Surfer's Memorial at Tourmaline Canyon Surfing Park
  17. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I love surfing alone...but not in an antisocial way, it's a blast to share a peak with a couple people. Seems like most of the time I'm alone, I end up catching some of my best rides.
  18. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    i'm usually alone,because no one else comes here except summer or weekends in the spring/fall.sometimes people are a distraction,but other times it pushes me more.
  19. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    I usually have more fun surfing with a close friend or two. However, I think the question is somewhat ambiguous.
    Do I like to surf when I'm the only one out as far as the eye can see? Not really anymore since it usually means it's so small I should be fishing.
    Do I like to paddle out alone into a crowded lineup? Hell no, it's much better to have a couple friends with you so you can block for each other and create some space for yourselves in the crowd.
    The last time I remember surfing alone when the waves were all-time was Christmas Day around '94 at Crystal in WB. Much better than the swell we got a couple weeks ago. Not a whole lot bigger, the sandbars were a lot better back then. Didn't see anyone paddle out near me for three hours--that never happens on WB these days.
  20. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009
    Anti asshole.........I hear ya!!!!! It's nice to surf alone sometimes but I like to have a freind or two around as well!!