Submitted by lawsy on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 02:57
The whole etiquette thing i mean...
I have been surfing for about 2 years and I know about board control and surfing crap breaks until I was competent and understood the rules. They told me about dropping in and the line up etc...
Problem is hardly anyone else knows...
So often I have shared waves with other surfers so as not to seem like a hog, but most of the time they don't get on it and a nice opportunity passes. Then I think fine, I'm going on the next one and the guy who just missed the wave thinks he should have it and snarls at me...
So many good rides have been cut short by people dropping in and going straight down the wave. I'm only annoyed as I did (and still do) my time at the most remote beaches I can find and always work to have the most fun while not interfering with everyone else but so many guys don't give a shit... I had a guy drop in on me twice in a row and then the third time I ended up pushing him off his board when he was trying to pop up.
And don't get me started on rookie SUP riders - I know it's a sore spot in this forum but the problem with stereo types is they are usually true ;)
So often I have shared waves with other surfers ...
If you try these kook tacktics at my local you will discover that the Labrador boyz stereotype is def true!
down on the mid here in SA ya get a lot of that on a good day 5 or more guy's paddling for the same wave. Usually after a while of missed attempts the hopless posers go back in and the others that actually can surf and "line up" out in the line up are happy to share a few waves with ya.
I usually try to play nice - but come any sort of public holiday time - I ain't left with much choice.
2 years is not long enough, suck it up, learn the ropes and relax, this sport takes time lawsy.
one good turn deserves another
2 years and you know about board control thats so gnarly dude
Dads must teach their kids the right way to behave in the surf ( and out ), the parents are to blame alot of the time IMHO.....
bring back grom beatings I say
Some bloke tried at burliegh the other day and that didn't work either.
I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.
I have old footage of my first surf at Burleigh in Jan 1982 ..... progressive dropping in and max of 6 guys on same wave as me at one point . I got dropped in by Rabbit!! ....at least I can claim I was "inside" of Rabbit at good size perfect Burleigh ...and that was a big deal for me at the time !!!haha.
Yeah I thought it was just a strange thing that aussies did - sharing waves !