Chitchatting during the slow and subtle drift into position well before the next set comes in. Only amateur hornswogglers paddle/drift up the peak when the set is already in view. I confess to being extremely dirty when it came to that in past years.I definitely talk with my friends but then there are guys who will talk your head off to you or their best friend and next thing you know they out positioned you and are getting the wave of the day.
Ah so you’re one those.Ah so you're one of those.
Because as has been alluded to earlier in this thread, if you learned surfing implicitly, you learned a few yards here or there make a big difference. If you're about wave count, then you're not out there to talk, you're out there to surf.
A major part of being a good surfer is being able to read the water which ya can't do if you're distracted yaking.
Hahaha yep. Slowly paddle well up-peak with them keep trying to paddle deeper, then at last second, after one last feint, quickly reverse direction, leaving them 10-20 yards out of position.I do this.
I also like to pull people too deep at points. People will just follow me around so I paddle up the point too deep.
yeah, that’s why this winter I’m just going to stuff people.Hahaha yep. Slowly paddle well up-peak with them keep trying to paddle deeper, then at last second, after one last feint, quickly reverse direction, leaving them 10-20 yards out of position.
I had much more energy for that sh*t when I was younger. Surfing Creek too much took that out of me - the shenanigans were exhausting.
That's all GBG.Like half of you are from Malibu-> South. Cut the posturing I know the drill.
HGTV Beach Hunters
Country Club gossip
"This new Surftech Walden really rips!"
Avocado oil enemas
How the new spandex singlet went on your Fredsled
How many Freds you buzzed because you were mad you copped every light in your Range Rover and one of them got a rolling start and kept up with you 100 yards past the intersection because you didn't want to spill your post-BJJ elk jizz smoothie by opening the throttle any
How much traffic there was getting past LA into "the wine country"
The rest of you got banned from Creek for talking about how being on r/JordanPeterson got you banned from r/TheInertia, or banned from Uppers for talking about the changes "Dr. Peterson" had on your life. Or possibly squeaking about traditional masculinity in some Canadian Kermit the Frog tone of voice in which case some literal TheInertia employee stopped talking about how much looser their wetsuit legs are than their black jeans legs to paddle around you at Venice Jetty. Probably only to get torched by a Brazilian Wavestorm rental agent or the mods of r/BlackGirlsSurf.That's all GBG.
He doesn't speak for the rest of us.
I'm always wearing a hood and earplugs so when people try to chat I just go, HUH?! I CAN"T HEAR YOU, EARPLUGS!Chitchatting during the slow and subtle drift into position well before the next set comes in. Only amateur hornswogglers paddle/drift up the peak when the set is already in view. I confess to being extremely dirty when it came to that in past years.
Things were different then.
Surfing is now one of my few chances to have some peace and quiet. Unless surfing with a friend, I'm not social in the lineup whatsoever these days. In fact, I don't even want to see other people if I can help it. Which is why I primarily surf the often wind-shredded break that I do.
I always chit chat. It serves many, many purposes. It lets visitors know that the some of the better surfers in the line-up know each other. It also works talking to learners and intermediates - it sets the implicit understanding that you're the one who is confident enough to start the conversation and also the one controlling the situation.guys that I am friends with use chit chat as a distraction method