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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/11/13 00:26 I surf crowded spots because I can.
But there's nothing like solitude dude
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"Pillbox" in Solana Beach

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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/11/16 18:09 Yes I am agree. It's really cool to surf alone from time to time....
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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/12/03 15:33 Is it better to surf a mediocre wave down the beach than deal with the agro, or find a harder to get to break, or do the kamakazi on the inside, or wait for the big one on the outside or ... be inventive!

Ive been some places where the locals with 'bad' reputations are very welcoming of a great standard blowin making the drop and the barrel or whatever the break is there and then some of the other locals where I surf are like the above described monkey's or even worse could be pigs crossed with gorrilla's.

At some breaks you can sit further out or inside but when the crowd comes you either got to be surfin like you own the place or join the queue where you can....

Post edited by: lovethebuzz, at: 2007/12/03 14:34
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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/12/03 16:46 I go for the less good, but less crowded wave every time

On a slightly different track, what is better in the line-up, the priority to the surfer who gets the wave first (usually this is the guy or girl most on the inside, nearest the curl....). The problem with this system is that bodyboards can get further inside (since they don't have to get the timing right for standing, they can go earlier), and longboards who can get the wave earlier (before its jacking up properly) - and so are 'on' the wave before shortboarders - who may actually be more inside.

OR... the 'ticket' system, which I have seen in a couple of places (notably Hawaii) where the local crew keeps the crowd in order and surfers get a shot at waves in a roughly rotating sequence. Of course if its your wave and you don't go, you're out of the loop and probably out of the water Anyone else ever seen this?
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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/12/04 14:30 One of the best things about surfing in Hawaii (especially Oahu) is that when Town gets packed with tourist and White Plaines is packed with military you can always surf Ewa Beach, Lots, Howbush, or Sand Island. When it gets packed at V-land, pipe, backdoor then you can hit up Polo grounds, runways, or Kiana Point. There is even Crouching Lion for those Kona wind days. The best session I ever had was a head high day at Reef Runway where I was the only surfer for two hours! It's days like that that will live forever in my soul.
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Re:Why surf at crowded spots? - 2007/12/08 20:46 Surfing at point breaks you need some sought of order,Other-wise you have out of control set-ups like snapper.The only way to have any type of order is to ban jumping of the rocks or headland,paddle'rounds and tow ins.If everybody had to paddle out you would only have the confident and competant surfers out there.When I started surfing I used to wait my turn in the lineup.Now days it's a free for all.Look-out for waterproof uzi's,That will be next.'"Learner surfers Just because you have seen photos of these wicked surf spots dont go and surf these places if you cant surf .You just ruin the experience for those that can surf, that have travelled half-way around the world,.or live around the corner.You can tell your mates you are a surfer even if you surf at sufferers parasite,Qld.I was a grommet, I surfed the shit waves before i could even think about taking on the real waves.Learn to surf ,Know the basic rules ;(If you have to paddle into the white water,Do It so the the guy on the wave can do what he/she 's gotta do)NO DROP IN

Post edited by: 69surfdawg, at: 2007/12/08 19:58
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