Was I wrong to take this kid down?

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by MFitz73, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Thanks for that explanation. The only reason I'm putting you under the microscopic spotlight is because you've got a high klout score on here and I think a lot of people in this 'community' respect your opinions - I know I do. Peace.
  2. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    DPS, I doubt its a real story. Its just too convenient of a write up to have actually happened.

    I have to admit that I went back and forth on this subject... not on if I would do it again. but if it was the right or wrong thing to do.
    Im mixed on it. It was wrong for the obvious reason that I might have gotten injured.... def. not worth it.
    But it was right in that this kid is part of a group that blatantly disreguards the etiquette of surfing at anyone else's peril. So what, we collided. He took his act to a different beach, and when he finally paddled back over an hour or so later, he wasnt dropping in on people.

    Its funny how the most aggressive and confrontation responderes to this post are the people saying that dropping in is just part of surfing. I have a news flash... its not right and if you have an opportunity to correct it, take it.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Possibly, true or not, I ask the question only because his bud may actually feel it was worth it, in which case, who cares if he went to jail right. If you don't mind being locked up for a short period of time and going to court, then popping the loud mouth in the jaw was worth it to him. I know there are those that would say it's never worth it, but i know others who would argue that it is worth it.
  4. Henny

    Henny Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Just because it's not on youtube doesn't mean it's not true Fitzy . It wasn't the first time he had got into it with people. He said it was a dumb thing to do, but I think it's only because he got caught and actually had to pay ( he has sought conflict since so ??? ) . He didn't "do time" just overnight in county.

    I've been surfing since '79 Fitz... all over ... you don't think I've seen true localism , fights, vandalism.. Pffff...
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  5. wavesliderac

    wavesliderac Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    To each his own, but it would take something pretty serious for me to jump into another guy who dropped in on me. Your mad because he put you in a bad position, so to counter that, you go ahead and put yourself in one..? What happens if that kid/dude/guy/whatever actually got hurt somehow? What if you did? I don't know, just doesn't seem worth it on a loggin' day to potentially make things way worse. Treat those how you wish to be treated. meh.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  6. im way better than you

    im way better than you Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2008
  7. Kahuna Kai

    Kahuna Kai Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    No damages or physical touching is required for assault. It is just an act verbal or physical that would put a reasonable person in apprehension of imminent physical harm. Low standard, kind of a b/s law.

    No damages are needed for battery. That is just a volitional or intentional act to cause harmful or offensive contact. For example, spitting on someone could be deemed battery.

    The point is, be careful. Even acts that seem harmless are prosecutable under the law.

    Where I surf, it is often crowded and the groms and others cuss at people and drop in on them all the time. A simple "F Off" usually corrects the problem, but I have also seen it escalate to fisticuffs.

    Great post btw. I bet you didn't expect such a reaction.
  8. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    No, I obsess over refining my etiquette the entire time I am surfing, and please do not lump me into a category I am an individual.
  9. Sloop John B.

    Sloop John B. Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    I, for one, really hate it when Vivaldi decides to play hide and seek in the dunes . . .
  10. OCLocal1219

    OCLocal1219 Member

    Aug 6, 2012
    What the world is wrong with him? People need to learn respect!
  11. Stayabovetheweather

    Stayabovetheweather Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I dont think you really needed to tackle the kid ... it seems like you could of easily went under him. If this was like the 3rd time of him dropping in on you then I can understand the tackle, but if it was his first time doing it then you should of just let it slide.
  12. DKennedy

    DKennedy Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    I can't believe people are still talking about this. stopped reading after you commented on my post and called me pathetic. you are a old kook man. you videos speak for themselves. you suck at surfing, your videos are embarrassing, and you have some kind of inferiority complex and thats why you need to find validation for your weak and pathetic actions on a message board from strangers. maybe surfing isn't for you. take up stamp collecting or something where you might find some joy, don't need to pick on people half your age in dismal conditions, and have the opportunity to develop some skill. loser.
  13. CaptObvious

    CaptObvious Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    ding, ding ding, winner! Settle it like an adult, right there. Use your words. Don't go crying on the internet, seekinfor validation for your immature behavior. You easily could have gone around that shortboarder.

    I suppose I should thank you for posting your video so that I know what to expect when I see you at rockaway when its waist high.

    also, someone said that you see stuff like this all the time in videos like War(d) stories. Tough guy Chris Ward got charged with felony assault on two women a few years back. You can be a great surfer and still be a total skel. So if thats your role model, hope you like legal fees and jail time.
  14. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    I've been reading this thread for a couple of days now... And I find myself swinging back and forth with my opinion... But the fact is you should not tackle a kid for dropping in on you. Especially if you are a responsible adult and he is a child.. I don't care if he is 17 years old, he is a child. And you are a grown man. If that were my kid I'd smack him for being a punk then I would knock your teeth down your throat for torpedoing my kid...

    The kid is much smaller than you. You should be able to scare him with a strong yell and a solid BIG TIME VIBE...
    That being said, I don't think you are a horrible person. Your just a dude that lost his cool. I have done the same... But coming to a surf forum and receiving validation doesn't make it right...

    That being said.. The people calling this an assault are crazy. That is what's wrong with this country. You can sue someone for anything... And win. This was not an assault. It was and act of poor judgement
  15. Turrtle

    Turrtle Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    If only it was Sunny Garcia's kid....lol Wonder how that go pro footage wouldve gone down...EPIC!

    Lesson: teach kid by tackling him for dropping in on wave

    Lesson: Dont teach a kid etiquette by using force

    Lesson: Dont tackle Sunny's kid while he is videoing it for an INNERSECTION CLIP

    Lesson: Make sure your COBRA is up to date
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  16. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    i couldnt make out shyt on that video..looked like u were on a 2ft wave and someone fell on u??did u tackle the kid,i dont know...usually u just let it pass and if it happens again then confront the kid.but if ur a grown as$ man and u jump on a 15 yr old thats some jerry sanduski shyt right there.other people surf,it happens to everyone.nobody owns the lineup...karma always wins at the end..and chris ward is a psycho path!!he surfs great but he is a peice of shyt.iv had run ins personally with him.he got his as$ kicked a lot when he was younger.just dont drop in people!
  17. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Um you're talking out of your ass here. Going on about being all adult like, huh?
  18. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Omg this is the best reply I've seen. Are u on drugs or drunk?
  19. dbslim

    dbslim Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
  20. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    .... i can't believe this thread is still going....