Surfers etiquette: if you're travelling here to surf, please respect the locals.

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Geoffw started the topic in Monday, 13 Jan 2020 at 6:32pm
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A Salty Dog commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 10:16am

Price is a complete dickhead.

I've listened to him and Bolt occasionally. It's safe to say they are not catering to the intellectual end of town.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 10:29am

what did he apologise over?

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Balance commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 10:52am

He made some comments about Jacinta ardern...he was somehow making a connection between her visit to Australia and Scott Morrison's visit to Hawaii...even by his standards it was pretty brainless. Would send you a link but I only have the ability to do things like that when my kids visit me during uni holidays...sorry buddy

And sorry for diverting an otherwise solid thread

Localism=Small-minded (genuine attempt to get thread back on track)

Now that's an apology

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A Salty Dog commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 5:44pm

Here's a warm welcome from a local. Someone should give him a good thrashing.

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udo commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 6:40pm

What a fuckin maggot.....your days are numbered Grandpa
is this that Bruno hero ?

OK Anti vaxxers ------------ Now is your chance to go to China and prove us all wrong

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Island Bay commented Friday, 17 Jan 2020 at 6:55pm

"what did he apologise over?"

FR, he was being defensive/aggressive over Jacinda Ardern in general. What was she doing in Aus, she has no business even being there, why does she even open her mouth, etc.

Because she doesn't actively engage with idiots and doesn't call them out, they feel threatened by her and go off.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 8:39am

Yep Tamarin guy deserves a broken nose

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Blowin commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 11:12am

He’s either not real smart or he knows how to fight really well.

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Fraser G commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 12:06pm

I have seen an “Aussie” out at Ulu’s doing the same what an embarrassment.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 12:14pm

An Aussie threatening people with violence merely for the fact that they paddled out ?

I’ve heard of a group of Italians doing that on a formerly quiet Bukit reef.

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simba commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 12:44pm

I think those Tamarin locals call themselves the 'white shorts', large aggro bunch of dickheads.....but maybe theres a reason for it..

simba

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gunther commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 4:00pm

That surf is absolutely pumping

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Eugene Green commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 8:29pm

Maybe leave the go pro at home when visiting localised spots. Or any spot. Leave the gopro for the bedroom.

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tubeshooter commented Saturday, 18 Jan 2020 at 7:54pm

Latigo Beach seems to be a bit of a hotspot for localism too..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMukX7yVSTM

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etarip commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 12:04am

@eugene: I wondered whether the GoPro had anything to do with it.
Not going to win you any friends.

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 6:23am

"what a great country. bitch!"

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AndyM commented Sunday, 19 Jan 2020 at 12:50pm

Mouthy travelling South African with a GoPro?

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roc-k commented Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 at 10:06pm

One of my favourite local stories:
A local surfer had moved away from the town to work over in Western Australia. He returned home for a visit and was staying at my place. The day he arrived I was heading off to work, it was a surf day and he asked me where the waves were. I put him on to a sand reef set up (he knew well) that had been firing of late. The break is quite remote, 4 wheel only and when he arrived there was no one there. The wave was on, so headed down for a solo surf. About 30 minutes later 3 guys came down the beach and paddled out. They had that aggressive look as they paddled towards him. They had looked at the only car in the carpark, it had WA plates and assumed blow in.
As they reached him their first words were “looks like every prick is getting here these days”!!!
They weren’t local and lived 2 hours up the coast but clearly thought there is no way a blow in is going to challenge them.
My friend contemplated his options: Explain his local history, tell them to get fucked, ignore and try and enjoy his surf.
Just then a cray boat rounded the point and came into the bay. The skipper recognised my friend who used to be a local cray fisherman and yelled out “is that you Pete”. He paddled over to the boat climbed on board and renewed their friendship. He asked if he could set a few pots which the skipper happily obliged. All the time the 3 other surfers are watching this unfold. He sets some pots gets dropped back in the line-up and paddles straight back into the middle of the 3 pack, with a "so where are you guys from" The reply is “does it matter” he came back with “well it seem to matter when you guys first paddled out, anyway I reckon I’m up” and then took the next set. Not a word was said for the rest of the session.

Boulder

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Robwilliams commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 12:27pm

Brilliant

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Craig commented Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020 at 12:37pm

Great story!

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Underdownunder commented Thursday, 23 Jan 2020 at 6:26pm

Where I live in nz there are heaps of brand new locals
I can jump the ditch for work and come back and there will be a new face looking at me like I blew in
I've been asked where I'm from and I just reply "my mum's vagina"

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 27 Jan 2020 at 5:19pm

Locals in many places today are breathing a sigh of relief .. January holidays are done , And an exodus is in progress.

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Balance commented Monday, 27 Jan 2020 at 6:41pm

" my mum's vagina, bro"

I fixed it for you buddy

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AndyM commented Monday, 27 Jan 2020 at 6:48pm

Bless the Kiwi accent, it gives so much.

Kiwi joke -

What’s a hindu?
Lays iggs bro.

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Supafreak commented Saturday, 15 Feb 2020 at 7:22pm

Surfing etiquette doesn’t apply to pro’s , they are above everyone else in their eyes

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 9:49am
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Blowin commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 10:19am

Classic

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AndyM commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 12:58pm

Today’s yarn could have gone on the “elders” thread but etiquette is probably closer to the mark.

So about an hour ago I was surfing weak, fat two foot waves with about six other guys; it’s sunny and mellow and fun enough, except for one thing - the stocky, tattooed fella with the shaved head and beard, who paddles up the inside again and again and again.
One of the other fellas out with me is a 73 year old local die-hard who surfs his 6’1” everyday.
The old stalwart words up tough guy and is met with “who the fuck do you think you are” blah blah.
Maybe tough guy didn’t realize it, but the remaining four surfers are all mates with the old boy.

Tough guy got dropped in on every wave from that point on, and was last seen paddling away and heading in.

And there concludes today’s lesson in etiquette :)

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zenagain commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 1:15pm

And that just made me smile.

Thankyou Andy.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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AndyM commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 1:19pm

Yeew!
United we stand... ;)

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 16 Feb 2020 at 6:38pm

Nice one Andy. (As an aside, I had a run-in with a stocky, shaved head bearded fuquit this weekend. Made an arse of himself for 10 min, and then I told him calmly that he was making an arse of himself, and nobody backed him up).

And thanks, Spud, for the Luke C laugh :-)

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AndyM commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 12:37pm

Did he have tatts IB?
Seems like they pop the fuckers out of a mold.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 12:38pm

Yes. And you're not wrong, Andy.

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I focus commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 3:44pm

"Seems like they pop the fuckers out of a mold."

Haha

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stunet commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 4:22pm

When there's a stoush in the surf I'm usually looking to capitalise on the distraction rather than be involved in the exchange, but on Sunday morning that's what happened when after waiting fifteen minutes for a wave at the top of the point I paddled into one only to get called off from the inside.

Flicked off and immediately noticed old mate who yelled at me had flicked off too.

No point relaying the whole argument on here but the gist was that he thought he had a right to the wave because he'd paddled inside. Took a while to realise he was serious about that defence and was even prepared to argue it. The combination of foreign accent, wayward surf etiquette, and a stubborn refusal to listen is kinda new out there. I hear about it elsewhere, first time here.

Looking back I should've just ridden on down the line and been done with it. No-one comes out of those things feeling good, and I doubt he's any wiser for the exchange.

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Island Bay commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 4:51pm

That's the thing, aye. You come away feeling pretty awful, even if you were in the right, handled it well, didn't lose your rag, etc.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 5:32pm

Is that wave one of Eddie B’s local haunts Stu?

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stunet commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 5:44pm

Sometimes. Not very often.

Would've been a very different outcome if old mate pulled that shit on him.

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goofyfoot commented Monday, 17 Feb 2020 at 6:07pm

Yeah that’s what I was getting at..

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innatube commented Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 at 3:34pm

Off to Tamarin in a couple of weeks.

Should be interesting!

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 at 4:01pm

Make sure to put those knuckle dusters in your checkin otherwise they won’t get there.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 at 4:03pm

And pack your black shorts and French accent.

Or is it white shorts?

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surfstarved commented Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020 at 8:36pm

Not to mention the go-pro...

Don't the white shorts go see-through when they're wet? Not a good look for anyone over 35.

Don't let the bastards grind you down

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020 at 5:19pm

If it's pumping at Cap Dal [the left at Tamarin] there are other places working as well. Go there.