Were U ever Regulated in Lineup?

Discussion in 'USA Mainland Surf Forum' started by MFitz73, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    With all these kooky threads flying around now.... I figured I'd add my own...
    You don't have to be a kook to have ever been on the receiving end of a regulator or pissed someone off in the lineup enough that they justifiably got in your face about it.

    So... who here has been on the receiving end of a regulator or has been for good reason b.i.t.c.h.ed out in the lineup?

    For me.... I can only think of one event, when I was like 14 or so I paddled out with a 1960s 10ft longboard with no leash at a semi crowded beach. Everyone pretty muched said if I lose the board and it tumbles into the swimmers area... its my ass.... so I moved to a less crowded area.... that pretty much had no waves. lol.
  2. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    yeah when i was like 10

  3. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    yeah... well what's the story??? I got to believe its a good story metard...


    Sep 17, 2013
    for sure! younger in jerz and a BUNCH while traveling, some warranted some unwarranted
  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    When I was young I tried to paddle out at a real rocky spot on a sizable day. I wasn't prepared for it, and although I didn't get regulated, a kind fellow suggested i go to another, safer spot.

    I woulda got rocked if I paddled out there that day, dude was looking out.
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  6. MichaelJR

    MichaelJR Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2014
    If he's looking out for you so you don't get hurt, props to him for being responsible.

    If he's being a **** just to be a ****, see how tough he is when his cheerleaders aren't backing him up. Gotta walk back to his car at somepoint. ;)

    I'm green like the grass, so I haven't had an encounter. I don't suspect I will, but if someone cuts my leash, he's gonna need a flatbed for his car.
  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    OCMD, quite a few years back. Summertime, small waves, designated surf area for the day. Dropped in on this little wave and this dude came out of no where, POW. I hit his board with my fin and apparently put a nice ding in it. I apologized and told him I looked before I went and I didn't see anyone. He didn't really say anything until he got back over with his friends. Then they kept making comments, but none of them had the balls to come up to me. Part of me felt bad for dropping in on the kid, but then part of me didn't because he was snaking people all day. I guess he felt that he could because he had a couple friends with him. I don't know if actually call that being regulated or not, because I didn't feel too threatened. LMAO


    Sep 17, 2013
    MJR, you dont get it, just because you can doesn't mean you should, not everyone gets to eat at the big boy table, go the ironing board and LIKE IT
  9. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    I was in Puerto Rico when I was around 20, and we went out at Jobos before sunrise and were the first one's there. Some local guy came out, and asked me if I had a ticket to ride there.
  10. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    lol.... so what did you do??? did you leave or just keep your distance or just stay and did what you were gonna do???
  11. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    damage done to the board.... unless your a d&ck, there is guilt... but if he kept surfing it couldnt have been too bad.

    I've seen guys get into dust ups over less... Im sure someone here has a story where it got close to or even became a fight????
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sebastian Inlet, late 70s. I was on 2nd peak, and wasn't going to drop in, but the guy who took off on 1st peak (Jackie Grayson - he was the Charles Bronson of the Inlet crew - long hair, big fu manchu) wanted to send me a message: "Don't EVEN think about it!" , but instead of saying it, he almost ran me over when he did an the most extreme off the lip right in front of me. I moved to 3rd peak. I was no where near his level, and wasn't going to get trashed for being in the wrong place a second time. All part of the learning experience.
  13. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Nah, not a ****, I def don't want to paddle out and ruin anyones day! I didn't see how bad it was, I just heard him getting loud so I could hear him. Said to his buddies how I dinged his board and then they all started making comments in my directions. I stayed and surfed for about an hour, they finally shut up. But he stayed out, too. So I agree, it couldn't have been too bad
  14. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    Also PR. Popular crowded spot that i had surfed before several times without issues. In retrospect I shouldnt have paddled up to the outermost peak as there were locals on it. After about an hour into the session i had dropped into a couple set waves and ended up riding behind locals a couple times (they dropped in). Guy paddles out and straight up orders me out of the water. I opened my mouth he just said another word and you're done. It was locals only that day, and i wasnt getting any. When i went into the beach, i found out there was a lot of tension in the water that I had somehow missed.

    Another time on the Delmarva at a spot I'm not local to. Again, probably a little to eager to sit on the outside peak when there were a handful already on it. Took off on a wave, a guy just casually dropped in on me, not to ride the wave but to carefully stuff me back into the whitewater, and just said "we were already here, and I'm gonna do this again every time you drop in"

    Come to think of it, same deal off the end of a jetty in Jersey once. There werent many spots in the area working, the takeoff was about the size of a pickup truck bed. Me and my buddy were there first by ourselves. Four guys paddled out and made sure we didnt get another wave until we left. They didnt say anything or make any eye contact. They just took off on every wave like we were invisible until we got the message.

    Frankly, Id rather be on the receiving end of it once in a while than see spots turn into free-for-alls.
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  15. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I surfed that area a lot in the 90's. a friend of mine surfed by himself one day at lake worth and got chased out of the water... he then got followed back up to the car where some dude pulled out a dive knife and put it through his board as my buddy was trying to use it as a shield!!!
  16. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    not a good story really. just older guys yelling at us groms.
  17. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    i was fitzpedoed last year
  18. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Once at Playa Carmen some li'l feeb came up to me babbling about some schitt. I couldn't hear the tiny feller so I said "Speak up." He started speaking louder. I said no, UP, my belly ain't got no ears(I'm 6'5"). So he went on about something getting more agitated every second. I finally asked him if he was strong. Confused, he bragged he was really strong for a midget. I laid a giant snag in the said and said,"Well pick that up Tattoo". and then farted in his general direction.
  19. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Wow, i'm surprised how many people actually have been ran out of the water. Never happened to me, ever. Not sure what one has to do in order for it to happen to them. I don't have a problems with people in general. Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe some of youse did stuff to deserve it?
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  20. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    1985, Lake Worth, FL. Paddled out on a good swell and didn't know how to duck dive yet, so I was bailing my board every time...didn't take long for some older dude to tell me to get out of the water (I just paddled to the inside, which was pretty good, too).

    More recently, I was surfing my local spot, when I had a couple inconsiderate people spin around and paddle for a wave right below me. I'm usually not very confrontational, so I thought, if that's how were doing it today, I can do that, too (even though that's a good way to get run over). Well, first wave I did that on, the guy I burned calmly said "don't paddle in front of me". He wasn't an ass about it and I figured, fine, maybe everyone else will quit that sh!t, too.