I got chased out of Lake Worth back in '88. Had just moved to Florida and was cruising the coast for waves. Stumbled upon Lake Worth and paddled out. Talked to a few guys out there and they were cool, but I paddled for this one wave and out of the corner of my eye I saw someone else had caught it so I pulled back. Dude paddles back out and starts yelling at me for almost catching his wave and orders me to leave. I left since I was alone and new to the place. About a month later I met this guy at work that turned out to be a local surfer at Lake Worth. He asked me to go surfing with him so I told him about my incident. He said to point the guy out the next time I saw him and he would kick his arse. Once the locals saw that I was friends with another local I was "accepted." I never did see the guy that harassed me again. He probably got chased out by a real local.