Headlander wrote:Well well nappyripper, you do seem to have some anger management issues don't you? Maybe you will mellow out when you get a bit older, like in your 20s say.
Marcus, thats what happens at most places if you snake.So what your saying is if you don't want it happening to you, wait your turn especially if you know the person you just paddled inside of has been waiting their turn or cop the dropin or abuse on the chin. The way you describe is what manners are about and I wish more people would go about it your way!
um, not sure what your saying.
see there are two take off spots at a spot up here at Newcastle, one deep one where you get barrelled, and one where a lot of the shortboard crew sit to get a nice face with a wall. i will usually wait my turn with the shoulder guys and then when the last one has caught a wave, i will paddle deeper to the spot i like.
however, if you wait on the shoulder your out of position for the tube.
so ill ask them if they mind if i sit deeper, and i wait my turn over there.
i usually dont surf it with more than 3-4 people so its never been a problem.
it would be nice to do what the cronulla guys do and just paddle to the inside (big cronulla point) but i like to treat people how i would like to be treated.
same goes when i ride a shortboard or a mal, i might say to a guy, hey if a good one comes through and im on it, just go, ill usually stack it anyway. they usually say, nah its cool.
speaking of big cronulla point, all the good guys and island crew paddle really deep, both shortboard and bodyboard. when I'm with them super deep i kinda feel sorry for the guys out along the line up towards the shoulder. but what are you supposed to do? wait out on the shoulder with 100 guys and wait your turn for a shoulder?
i think that's a tricky one. instead of blatantly paddling deep, ill try to slyly make my way over as a few waves go as people move around. stopping for a convo and moving again when everyone's paddling around for the next set.