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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/04/27 07:31 Im hearing you Bab it's sad, but its here, cant stop it im afraid the world has changed for ever but there are uncrowded waves still out there.

Google earth is probabally more evil, at least here there is a lot of miss information.

But what makes me laugh more is the surf travel industry miss information and games supported by the magazines who there adds sponsor.

For example I know of surf camps that charge US $200-300 per day while around the corner less than one KM away I stay for US $10 a day, sure I dont have the air cond and so called luxurys but I still surf the same waves.
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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/04/30 00:50 Give the name of this surfcamp !
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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/04/30 17:47 In my opinion in this world in which everybody can get a plane and go to another part of the planet and surf in the middle of all the oceans is illusory to think that people will respect the unkown spots of the world. The sea has no owners. The owners of a spot are the persons who surf it usually and they are obligated to let another surfers to surf in it (if they want to surf out of their spots) and if a problem is created in the water like too much people, the locals must create some rules to control it leting all surf. It`s impossible to control a world with so much surfers with so much money. We must be clever and accept it, being clever enough also for not to tell anyone a good secret spot that we know. Wannasurf is a way, no one obligate people to add new spots on it or travel looking on it. It`s a personal option. Be water my friend.
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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/05/02 14:37 Sorry Yann, my lips are sealed
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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/05/10 04:16 Hm, I agree with Bab. Don't name spots online. Before you share a secret spot with anyone, you should check to make sure that they have a true love of the ocean and a respect for all that surfing entails. Also, you need to be sure they have the skill to handle the spot and the tact to handle the locals, if any. Especially if they're just starting out.

There's no need for a I-surf-three-times-a-summer wobble-knees stink-bugger with a funboard and internet connection to go to a secret spot when they can just as easily get in the way at a popular and crowded break that everybody knows. I have a feeling that the majority of wannasurf spots are created by these types of folks and "weekend warrior's" because even details about well-known and popular spots in my crowded locale are incorrect and seem to be written by someone without a good knowledge of the break. Also, there are several out-of-the-way spots that remain unnamed here or elsewhere. Obviously, a lot of people surf them, but most are regulars and nobody seems to be talking/posting, Gott sie dank.

The Surfing Industrial Complex (SIC) has perverted the soulful sport of surfing into a moneymaking ATM machine with no regard for nature or man. As long as surftech can sell more popouts and Surfmags can sell more subscriptions, they're going to host sites like this to try to cram as many bodies into the water as possible, all in the name of making money.

The truth is, some people should surf, and some people shouldn't. The people who shouldn't are the ones who picked it up because they want to "be a surfer" as portrayed by the media and advertising, rather than simply wanting to surf. I mean, come on, "competition surfing"? What a joke. "Professional surfer"? that's an oxymoron.

So before you drag your beginner friends out to an unnamed spot, or post about your epic session at some "secret" cove you found, take a minute to make sure that the people you are sharing the information with will really benefit from it, and that the sport as a whole will benefit from having them know about the spot.
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Re:Wannasurf - the Great Satan of surfing! - 2007/05/10 05:42 Marcus wrote:
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The Surfing Industrial Complex (SIC) has perverted the soulful sport of surfing into a moneymaking ATM machine with no regard for nature or man. As long as surftech can sell more popouts and Surfmags can sell more subscriptions, they're going to host sites like this to try to cram as many bodies into the water as possible, all in the name of making money.


At least you acknowledge the real cause of overcrowding... whereas BAB seems to want to defend these innocents
i know for a fact that both the normal travelguide industry, the big players in the surf guide industry and the international surf media, have a certain set of morals that they, largely, stick too

- clearly thats a sack load of bull. Look at the last few editions of any surfing magazine or DVD... Yemen, India, Russia, Hebredies, China, South Atlantic Islands, Iran... you name it, its there. You've got to pay for it though The SIC only fools you into thinking they care... what about "The Search" and "The Crossing" - oh, they don't give you Lat and Long, and they talk the talk.... but always with enough juicy photos and hints to blow all these places wide open... Why - to sell more shorts.

fyi - wannasurf is not hosted by the SIC - just me and a friend, doing it in our spare time. Really. Why? because many surfers enjoy travel and enjoy sharing the stoke. ALL the data comes from our users, and hundreds of thousands of users who do think that its OK to share information (even if they are not all "hardcore", and don't even deserve to be surfers....oh wait a minute, that sounds a bit facist doesn't it?)

Here's a question for you - what is a secret spot? I mean, how many people can know about it before it is no longer secret? I have my answer, but I'm curious about yours.
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