johnniejr243 wrote:I aint to worried about reverse descrimination, I live in florida and am no were close to being a shoebie! Not only that, it one of those thing were you give respect to get it, and if I still dont get respect after i give it, I will just take it!
wow you will not make it home with that kind of attitude. ive lived in hawaii my whole life and jist about a month ago some big guy was taking his stress out on my because i just barely got in his way on a wave he was on, said sorry like 10 times despite his rude, racist remarks, and he kept calling me out, so i called him an a55hole and continued on my way. next thing i know i have a longboard in my face, blood streaming out my eyeball, and the asshole still wont go away. this all happend at a spot ive been frequenting for 5 years, and have never seen him at before. if i were at a break i didnt know, i would have just left.
last year a 22y/o tourist was killed by some guy at a beach park, exploring on the wrong side of the island.
also, hawaii isnt florida. look up 96817 on zip codes online. thats where i live, and its about 85% asian or pacific islander. no i dont live in china town, thats pretty typical for hawaii. and asians are not a problem, since most of them chose to come here or their relatives did, ive never had problems from them. all my friends/girls ive dated are asian.
for whities like you and me, its the islanders. some have deep resent for the white man and his culture, and especially tourists like you. and to be honest, even i resent tourists in a way.
my best advice to you is if they do not seem to be liking your presence, then leave. dont think you deserve their respect at their break just because you yeilded to them. dont forget that in their eyes you stole their land and raped their culture, now you are surfing at their break.even if youre not actiong like a kook, they are probably more experienced than you anyway.