Why this forum ?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by antoine, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I was looking for an insightful forum with members who had some knowledge to share and could possibly answer a few of my amateurish questions. On this forum I got what I was looking for and then some. A few intelligent folks and lot's of folks that like to have fun with it.

    What keeps you here ?
  2. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Boredom... need for creative outlet... sometimes a genuine desire to help someone...

    Most importantly: What do y'all think about tomorrow?

  3. Bill Cosby's nephew

    Bill Cosby's nephew Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I work a desk job such that I can finish all my work in the first and last hour of my day. Leaving seven hours to do basically nothing
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Was thinking about this yesterday, turns out I've learned a lot by talking to youse guys on here. Believe it or not when people drop the "act" and are genuine there are some really helpful nuggets being thrown around by people who've been there done that. There is a good balance between humor and shop talk. I personally have been able to keep myself plugged in to surfing although I currently live 2hrs from the E. Coast., so that's what keeps me here, oh and having a job that keeps me in front of a computer all day.
  5. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Tomorrow if you live in Cape May or north drive south. If you live in OCMD or south drive north. Look at everyone getting pumped for chest high chop weeeeeeee.
  6. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    good question... im still trying to answer that myself... swellinfo.com rocks brah
  7. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Should we all bring our wetsuit quivers?
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    PJB, of course

    .... and a bunch of other out-of-the-box folks, just being who they are. Makes me wish I was still a creative, free thinker like them. But now I'm just another cog in the wheel, workin' for The Man.
  9. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Yes 4/3 with surf cap for dawn patrol. Then 30 minutes later switch to a 3/2 back zip. 20 minutes later unzip it, but keep it on. An hour later, go for the trunks with your favorite sand blocking underwear and long sleeve rash guard. By 9 am you should be ready for the loose rash guard tee but watch those nips. Tape em up. Naked by lunch. Keep the tape on there's kids around.
  10. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Same as others mentioned...desk job in front of a computer, talk shop, the banter, and the fact that this forum/internet in general allows us to communicate w/ like-minded people who share an overall love for and pull towards waves and the ocean...regular folk just don't get that. Aside form the fact that this place often has me laughing my a$$ off, and I'm obviously gonna come to the site to check the forecast. I could go on and on, but I think there's a nice balance b/t helpful convo and outright ball busting.

    *case in point, see above post, just some funny a$$ stuff.
  11. Dalarast

    Dalarast Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2013
    Besides a few employees and a couple of friends outside of work that surf most people don't have the same connection to the ocean. My girls (6 and 8) don't have the vocabulary to speak around the waves/surf session. And the wife tries but is basically afraid of the water. So Swellinfo is like minded conversation if posting or just lurking.

    Or someone place to laugh at the amazingness of the human brain to come up with some crazy crap on the internet.
  12. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Man, this was a great answer. So if any of youse little wetsuit inquisitors ever even think a bad thought aboot me you just remember that Swellinfo.com's most honorable participant, LBCrew, thinks I'm the Tom Curren of surf predictin' website forums.......

    LBCrew don't look with envy at creative, free thinkers. They are all mentally tortured and actually live painful existences. I mean, if you look at all of the greats in all genres of the arts they were all drunk and high all the time..........battling the tormented thoughts within their heads.

    Contrary to what some may think, I am not an internet forum devotee(since 2003 this is the third one I have put time into, and I've been dormant since Intervention circa 2005, where I was King Addict). I like this one because of the site's lay-out. Even the colors are soothing and conducive to wetsuit questions and feces jokes. Compared to other forums I really, really like the lay-out...the design of this site. Kudos to whoever came up with it.

    Also, believe or not, the people on here are the finest representation of internet forum citizens one can find, at least for an interesting topic. Yeah, I'm sure you'll find some phony, mannerly BS on sites dealing with soft or important(health) topics. But for something as real and honest as surfing this is the cat's pajamas. Pat yourselves on the back.

    Plus, this place has an east coast bias which I like. No matter how much Archy and Mr. Brewengineer fight they'll always have that east coast bond going and would defend each other from any west coast attacks. We understand each other here. The east coast surf community is a special one. Really, it is. I mean our waves suck but we got a thang going on that no where else has. Well, the Great Lakes people might be a bit happier and goofier, hence bonded, but they need to out of necessity.
  13. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I work with a bunch of stiffs, and this takes me back to sitting around after a session and b.s.ing with my buds. Lots of laughs and a few nuggets of info. Good East Coast bias. In the immortal words of the Bouncing Souls: "East Coast F*** YOU!"
  14. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    -I'm having My friends over for dinner
    -Who you having over for dinner?
    -The Bouncing Souls
    -The Bouncing Souls?
    -Yeah The Bouncing Souls,
    -Those f*cking New Jersey mooches?
  15. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    actually, this was the only forum that would accept my email address.

    I think there's more beginners on this forum than others, but there's occasionally some good info from experienced members. I also like there's less unnecessary agro vibe on here...some other forums have too many wannabe punk/anarchists that will sh*t talk just for the sake of sounding counter-culture (surfing too much can make you crazy, but there's a limit)
  16. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    So awesome.

    That tape is key, as are the sand blockers. Don't want no "debris" getting harbored in there.
  17. Paddington Jetty Bear

    Paddington Jetty Bear Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Oh there he is......some were starting to think(myslef included) you might have been a pro football player arrested on murder and gun charges...........
  18. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Why this forum? Simple. There's no limit on word count when posting. I can't live in a verbal cage, Johnny!

    Erock- you mean the standard 8-10ft everywhere? I've been waiting all week til tomorrow.
  19. dmonster

    dmonster Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2011
    I wish i had a better answer than this... but i dont.
  20. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    a lot of stoked surfers being stoked together in spite of certain a-hole kooks makes this a totally awesome forum