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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2973210
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Or you could just let a 4 year old have a wave or 2 and be stocked for him (or at the very least be indifferent) shrug


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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2973218
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Carissa Moore's dad was relentless with this. Seemed to work for her. roflmao

Meh, let the kids surf. It is actually an awesome feeling to get stocked for the kid! Yewww!


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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: frvcvs] #2973224
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Originally Posted by frvcvs
Did you spear the kid with your board for snaking you?


How old was the kid that FecalFace tried to spear? shrug

Nine?



Do you ever get speared for being a tiny man? bawling

Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2973225
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Let me preface my post by saying I live in a place where the lineups are not clogged so not taking waves away from other surfers.

But think about it from a Dad and Son's perspective. In my case, I want to surf with my son and I want him to have the stock. In my son's case, he wanted to get waves but wasn't capable of getting in the right spot, reading which waves to go on, and get into them. And we had been working up to this for a long time. Me taking him bodysurfing on my back when he was 2 and getting worked on some with him getting ripped off my back. Progressing to a foam board and then finally to a real one.

So when he was ready at age 6, I took him out there and got him into waves. He was stocked and so was I. My wave count suffered and I definitely sacrificed to do this. But you know what, it was a transcending feeling to go past the selfish pursuit of surfing for myself. I honestly got as stocked for my son catching waves as if I were catching them myself.

The stockage continues and he is now catching his own waves and just loves surfing. Going on our first family surf trip this summer! I thank the powers of the universe for giving me a child stocked on the ocean and surfing.

So before you judge, perhaps that dad really just wants his son to be surfing by his side as soon as possible. Its really one of the greatest gifts I have ever received: my son, my wife, and I all out in the water enjoying the ocean and life.

Got my flame suit on so go on and hate...hate...hate...lol.

Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: TangTonic] #2973231
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1. shrug the waves have been tiny lately
2. So what. Big deal.
3. Rob M. was pushing his adult snowboard buddy into waves at S. Cardiff a few weeks ago. The guy was stoked. It was cool.
4. OP setting the bar lower and lower with each passing day. socrazy


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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: TangTonic] #2973232
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Originally Posted by TangTonic
Let me preface my post by saying I live in a place where the lineups are not clogged so not taking waves away from other surfers.

But think about it from a Dad and Son's perspective. In my case, I want to surf with my son and I want him to have the stock. In my son's case, he wanted to get waves but wasn't capable of getting in the right spot, reading which waves to go on, and get into them. And we had been working up to this for a long time. Me taking him bodysurfing on my back when he was 2 and getting worked on some with him getting ripped off my back. Progressing to a foam board and then finally to a real one.

So when he was ready at age 6, I took him out there and got him into waves. He was stocked and so was I. My wave count suffered and I definitely sacrificed to do this. But you know what, it was a transcending feeling to go past the selfish pursuit of surfing for myself. I honestly got as stocked for my son catching waves as if I were catching them myself.

The stockage continues and he is now catching his own waves and just loves surfing. Going on our first family surf trip this summer! I thank the powers of the universe for giving me a child stocked on the ocean and surfing.

So before you judge, perhaps that dad really just wants his son to be surfing by his side as soon as possible. Its really one of the greatest gifts I have ever received: my son, my wife, and I all out in the water enjoying the ocean and life.

Got my flame suit on so go on and hate...hate...hate...lol.



Hate?!

That's fooking awesome and seeing your kids stocked in the ocean is bar none the best. My son is 4 and just learning to swim but is progressing fast. It's only a matter of time before he's ready to get out into the lineup (albeit not a crowded one). It will be one of biggest joys to be able to surf with my kids and see the stock in their eyes once they're able to get up and ride. jam_on


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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2973234
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Outback where we surf we usually keep the groms in between the dads and Surf Uncles so if dad takes a waves the "surf uncles" can keep an eye on them till they get back out to the lineup without worrying. We are surfing a beach break that looks exactly the same as the next street so if you paddle out in the middle of us with our kids in the middle while they are catching waves and start hassling the groms, we will book end you and start hassling you till you get a clue or leave. Because there are plenty of spots on either side of us that you can surf without hassling groms. So if you paddle out and act like a tool, you will get what you deserve.

Now that said, I have no idea about what it's like on a point break type setup with a grom.... I guess that would be a whole different deal.

IMO, As long as the dad isn't wave hogging with his kid, I would say let the little kid catch some waves. Maybe let dad know he should share more etc.

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Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: Kento] #2973238
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I have no problem stuffing the little F'er because I know that he or she probably can't take me.

I think I could take most four year olds.

There might be some outliers.

Sure.



But how many 4-year olds could you take?

To summarize a previous debate, I believe the best approach is to pick one up by the ankles and use it as a flail against the others.


I was going to ask if I could use a weapon like a stick but you answer my questions.

As mark twain says it's not the 57 year old in the fight, it's the fight in the 57 year old. I've lost a few steps but I think I could take at least 10.

I can't still hold my breath under water for 3 minutes in a pinch.


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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta


Also, when you weigh 30 lbs and have custom surfboards being shaped for you this is not that difficult a feat for a father/son combo to pull off.


Yes but the Dad is doing a lot more work than you to get 2 people into position, so why aren't you beating him? He's on a huge board and you want to ride a short board?? Always a point of contention.


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The youngest age group of surfing comps are pushed into waves, IIRC.

Gotta practice!

Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2973251
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Some of the older guys who are always out at lowers in the morning push each other into waves every once and a while...just having fun and helping each other get into waves. I watched it happen a couple times this morning.

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Wait what, you're moaning about a 4 year old?

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Originally Posted by 92122
Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta


Also, when you weigh 30 lbs and have custom surfboards being shaped for you this is not that difficult a feat for a father/son combo to pull off.


Yes but the Dad is doing a lot more work than you to get 2 people into position, so why aren't you beating him? He's on a huge board and you want to ride a short board?? Always a point of contention.


Dads are always on shortboards. Groms can paddle, just can't paddle to get into waves. Grom sticks with dad, dad pushes him in so the kid is standing up and riding the wave before it begins to break. No adult can beat him unless they have a motor.

Re: So recently I heard someone ask a 4 year old if he was going right or left. [Re: HarryLopez] #2973264
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Originally Posted by HarryLopez
Carissa Moore's dad was relentless with this. Seemed to work for her. roflmao


And that's exactly what this is about.

Competitive surfing.

Alot of these kids have instagram profiles their parents are running too.

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Originally Posted by casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted by HarryLopez
Carissa Moore's dad was relentless with this. Seemed to work for her. roflmao


And that's exactly what this is about.

Competitive surfing.

Alot of these kids have instagram profiles their parents are running too.


besides Carissa, how many of those type of kids really made it anywhere in competition. probably doing the kid a disservice in the long run. not going learn how to manage a crowded lineup.

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