by CARBr6 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:52 pm
by dtc » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:08 pm
CARBr6 wrote:The real problems arise at places like Polzeath, with....BODY BOARDERS!!
They have no concept of 'rules' or 'rights of way' or general surf etiquette or even a modicum of common sense.
They stand around chatting with their backs to the waves, if they like the look of a wave they will jump for it regardless as to whether or not someone is already riding it.
I'm not good enough yet to go all the way out the back, I get a bit further out and they seem to follow me.
(Sorry, I know it's not really relevant to the discussion but the talk of rules and etiquette reminded me about them and I got angry! I'm okay now )
by jaffa1949 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:43 am
by CARBr6 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:37 am
by jaffa1949 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:25 am
by greg2935 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:37 pm
jaffa1949 wrote:That position of being in the impact zone with an early wipeout happens to all of us. Your strategy is usually the only way and most times the surfer behind understands your position and can be cool about, staying still so they can draw their line around you and then you can move to give more room is great. You also summed it up in it being what you hoped other surfers do for you.
Only one caveat, on being further out and further inside, it mostly confers right of way UNLESS, you have just paddled back from a wave, then a little turn taking and calling guys onto a wave you might have be able to take lowers the aggression rate remarkably.
I often say if I have been sharing or letting a few go, "I'm taking this one, I've been waiting a while." Two things though, I the have to catch it and surf it well, kook out and that call won't work again.IMG_1169.jpg
This was an uncrowded day eight guys out, it didn't need to happen, a little talking would have sorted it. Guy on right had a longer board was further out and first to his feet, middle guy is closer to the take off point, and the guy on the left of photo was screaming "I'm inside mine mine mine. " but had paddled back inside repeatedly and took every wave he could. Ended arguing in the carpark and feeling bad.
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