pkbum wrote:surfaMIKE wrote:Guys, personally i think localism is needed in some spots. Think about this: A random guy comes into YOUR house, starts eating YOUR food, and starts hitting on YOUR chick. What are you honestly going to do? You are going to beat the living crap outa him right? I know i would atleast tell him to @#$% off and boot kick him out
Seriously, cut the locals some slack. They are the ones that spend weeks, even months waiting for the perfect waves to rock up, and they are the ones that pay the government to live there, and when some idiot from country zol comes and takes all the waves, then the locals are obviously going to hate the rest of the foreiners forever
I think this whole localism thing started because some douche bag from some other place snaked and dropped in on the locals, leading to the locals forming a group and murdering every foreiner that comes to surf their home break. But truth to be told, localism shouldnt be so violent. Just tune the dude to piss off, and tell him he can only surf once he has respect for the locals
So in a way, Im for localism. Sorry
Ok, then go ahead and be all "localish" to the guy who dropped in on and snaked on you. But cut some slack for people who wait their turn and show some respect to whoever is around you or me.
Ya, if the people wait their turn and respect the locals, then its all good. I personally dont tune people off that much if they snake or drop me, because Im ok with it, I get bleak, but I quickly get over it and say nothing. But when the same people make the mistake of dropping the more aggresive, seasoned locals, then they are asking for a smack
Yes a wave doesnt belong to anybody but mother nature, and yes its stupid that people claim its "their" break, but like someone said: localism will not go away
In a way localism is the police of surfing. It keeps people in check and stops people from being pigs. Maybe localism isnt the right word to use for my explanation. I think the words "I will beat you up if you steal my wave" are the right words to use. Thats the police of surfing, because it will keep people from hogging waves....
If I have offended anyone, I apologise