Winter Kooks

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by stoneybaloney, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. VBVA

    VBVA Well-Known Member

    155
    Jan 14, 2009
    Im no kook and Im not exactly Dane Reynolds, but when it comes to winter condition I kook it up sometimes. The cold kills my endurance with a quickness. Takes me 3x longer to paddle out but once I catch a wave Im good for half an hour until Im cold again and I begin to look like an idiot once more.
     
  2. DJFresh

    DJFresh Well-Known Member

    205
    Jul 7, 2008
    Well said!

    Been there, totally stoked paddling out into those frigid, perfect peeling winter waves, then that first duck dive mysteriously kooks me out. However, after making it out sometimes - yada, yada, yada - the cycle continues.

    ...and yes for those Seinfeld fans, I just yada yada'd past the best part...
     

  3. grande gallo

    grande gallo Member

    17
    Nov 14, 2009
    whatever dude. if you suited up and went out yesterday, you're not a kook. everybody wants to judge everybody. lets just ride waves, huh?
     
  4. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    saw plenty of kooks Sunday. Probably like previous posters said, the availability of cheaper winter suits.
     
  5. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008

    Kinda hard to 'just ride waves' when you have people dropping in on you or floundering to get out right in the prime take off spot and then bailing off their tanker board when a wave is about to crash on them.
     
  6. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I understand that some of the people out yesterday weren't kooks and that the cold makes things even harder, but when I see someone floundering in the white wash while everyone else is paddling along the jetty - I don't believe they're experienced. I just can't believe people drop that much cash just to temp fate. I should have done them a favor and offered them some money for their suit! :)
     
  7. Aguaholic

    Aguaholic Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    I actually thought the paddle out wasn't bad at all. The rip pulled me straight out. Maybe a few more ducks than normal...but getting out was not an issue. Oh and those 4-5 second shacks. :D
     
  8. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    i surfed a few spots yesterday in mon. cty. def well overhead and heavy. first paddle out was a mad dash but made it pretty easily. the second one was a bit more difficult. current was a pain yesterday for sure.
     
  9. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Where I was there was a nice rip to take you out and put you right in the perfect take off zone. But....the aforementioned kooks didn't have the experience to know that so they felt it necessary to paddle out right in front of us.
     
  10. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    That's my point. If you're not riding the rip or up the jetty, you can't be too experienced. Only real kooks would risk drowning and/or being drilled in the head. I guess I'm just salty that they had an awesome new suit while I was in a one-time loaner. :mad:
     
  11. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I could care less if they drown or get drilled. My issue it trying to take off with them littering the take off zone.
     
  12. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    I definitely don't want to see anyone get hurt, but at least then I could take their suit. :D
     
  13. instantkarma

    instantkarma Well-Known Member

    90
    Oct 14, 2009
    Communicate

    I am always amazed at the discussions on this board. People seem to communicate fine behind the mask of their PC but cant talk in the water or on the beach. If a new guy is out in the winter I give him credit. If I have a tip about conditions or etiquette and he is interested in hearing them, I let him know. See I remember my first day, and I have let go of my ego long ago. I am just a squirrel trying to get a nut like everyone else. I completely understand why someone buys $500 worth of gear and goes and gets damaged in 45 degree water, he is lookng for "animal chin" just like I am.

    I am and will always be a kook. I am never to old to learn. I am always open to advise. And for as long as I am physically able I will surf and skateboard. And if you see me around I do know how to talk and I won't run back to my computer and write kook this and that.
     
  14. FrankShreds

    FrankShreds Well-Known Member

    180
    Sep 28, 2009
    Well said.
     
  15. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    maybe you should sell your computer and buy one if it's such an issue
     
  16. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Just having some fun dude. Someone's always holier than thou though. We're not worthy! :rolleyes:

    I log on from my work computer! I've been selling stuff too but it is going to student loan bills. :D
     
  17. dave

    dave Well-Known Member

    418
    Dec 11, 2008
    a friend of mine - whom I've seen charge 12-15 foot heaving Nicaraugan beach break with no one else out- got denied on Sunday - just swept right down the beach
     
  18. instantkarma

    instantkarma Well-Known Member

    90
    Oct 14, 2009
     
  19. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Yeah it definitely wasn't a walk in the park, but paddle out the rip or up the jetty. That's pretty common knowledge.
     
  20. stoneybaloney

    stoneybaloney Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    Fixed that! Now I feel so much better, at your expense of course. :D