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    Quote Originally Posted by slamdunc View Post
    Except for Lake Forest and Winnetka from May through September LOL. Those are some beautiful shots of the beach, and I am also jealous
    Lake shelbyville isn't too bad either, but I prefer the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    There's a whole slew of rules for beach etiquette here.
    This would be a start:

    can you break this down for someone who's only ever been on a board twice?
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    but of course those are routinely ignored if there is a large disparity in skill, or physical presence.
    Fights are still common.
    in the water or on the beach?

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    Went to Pohoiki and it was good, overhead sets and decent waste high on the inside break where I was hanging. Here's a video of a kiddie contest a couple years back, it was breaking better today, better form and bigger, but this is what second bay often looks like, there are several breaks, some rarely break, others all the time, Click image for larger version. 

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    What part of wave surf poster don't you get?

    Being a somewhat egotistical large old grumpy black belt, I've taken it upon myself to tell rude surfers to behave. Last one wanted to fight (he was yelling 'my wave' at Canoes, the most crowded beginner spot in Hawaii and I'm like **** dude, you want to duke it out with the boys paddle over to Queens, a much more competitive break) and I told him let's go to the beach so no one dies. Then I said, better yet come on down to Kanewai rec center Tue at 6 and we can get some of the black belts to ref and we'll be on mats so there'll be less chances of injuries. He rapidly lost interest in fighting, something about my endless supply of confidence, or maybe I bored him to death with my bullshit.

    But if you do get into a fight in the water, take a deep breath and hold the guy under. There's not much power in punches, being that you're swimming and have no base, so you probably won't get hurt and the opponent will freak with out air.
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    Fixed.


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    A few years ago I was longboarding on the boardwalk in Pacific Beach on Memorial Day, and there was an absurd amount of people there. You could stand on the seawall and watch for fights, because for some reason people start fighting when you jam that many of them together. There were a bunch of riot cops on standby, and I was thinking there would be a big brawl so I stayed to watch from somewhere relatively safe. The most that happened was an empty plastic water bottle was thrown, that landed sort of near the riot cops, but on the news that night, there was a story about riots in PB, where the crowd started throwing bottles at the cops.

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    I love surfing, truly love it but 90% of the people that do it are fucking twats. I've had more offers to fight on a line up than I've ever had in pubs or clubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindz View Post
    can you break this down for someone who's only ever been on a board twice?
    Basically if you're in someone's way, you're an asshole.
    It's better to get smashed by the wave than ruin someone's ride and both of you get smashed.
    If you try to take a wave that someone is in a better position for, you're also an asshole.
    It's mostly safety oriented but it also dictates that the better surfers, who have greater ocean savvy, get the better waves.

    in the water or on the beach?
    Both.
    We even have "enforcers".
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3745430
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/sp...pagewanted=all

    Pipeline is right off of the beach and everyone wants to show off or make it famous, that combined with the dangerous conditions means tension runs high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    I love surfing, truly love it but 90% of the people that do it are fucking twats. I've had more offers to fight on a line up than I've ever had in pubs or clubs.
    It's those shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patfromlogan View Post
    There's not much power in punches, being that you're swimming and have no base, so you probably won't get hurt and the opponent will freak with out air.
    Not if I freak out first.

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