Friday, May 01, 2009

my shred stick...

...wavecam, camera, text messaging, email and phone capabilities all in the palm of my hand. I check the Cardiff Wavewatch cam from the Cardiff Reef parking lot just to double check and make sure its worth going out. Then I take a pic and email it to my friend who live 2 blocks from the beach. We then text back and forth about what board to ride, describing the waves as "nuggets" "wedges" or "creamy lines"... sometimes even "dogsh*t taco". I NEVER CALL though, because if someone sees you on a cell phone in the parking lot and your not screaming "SELL, SELL, SELL!!!!" into it, your going to get the stink eye from a bunch of SUPers, and you don't want to get on their bad side.

Safety in numbers, I won't paddle out alone. They're may be 40 guys out already, but you never paddle out by yourself. These guys from Florida taught me that. They roll 6 deep to a peak that can only hold 4-5 comfortably, that way they're never out numbered and nobody gets too many waves so they won't be all tired before they go back to work. So I sit and play Bobble Surfer until my friend gets there. Heck, there's even a break named after me on this game.

This usually is the final factor as to whether I'm going to surf or not. If I get a couple good barrels with my bobble guy, and the waves are only 3 foot and glassy out front, I might just go back to the house and get back on the Interweb and look at the surf forecast. While my surfboards are starting to last longer now, I have pressure dents in my iPhone from perfecting my frontside gouges. Maybe they'll come out with a stronger, more durable popout iPhone soon. I just hope they get the flex pattern right.

14 comments:

racubbil said...

Classic!!! Yeah, I'm with ya brother, no way can calling your bros from the lot in order to add to the crowd be justified. Kepp on tellin it like it is!

racubbil said...

or Keep on, whichever you prefer

Surfboards said...

Thanks for the post, i liked reading it, you have been brilliant with your blogging efforts, keep going!

Dave

grumpy local said...

Best one yet Ian.

Hey, could you tell Jodi Nelson from ONeill I said Hi and she has a place to stay if she comes to Folly?

Anonymous said...

the internet ruined surfing

Anonymous said...

not really ,but it creates a lot more crowd than any one person at the beach .
all the complaining is done from the hill .
crowds ,what crowds?

Anonymous said...

crowd criers are never at the top of the food chain in the water.
( probably because they're not surfing).
internet vs cell phone, the internet is a much bigger crowdmaker.anyone can see it .cell phone calls are just
mostly user generated excitement,and you'd have to have a fantasy chain to equal all your bros online.
oh well ,here comes the usual name calling , you know ,for having a different opinion.

Anonymous said...

gallant: makes his point about cellphones with a funny ,classy San Diego style.
goofus: makes his point by hassling somebody at the beach at dawn , and calls people who simply disagree primadonnas.says the mornings are "special to him".
Redneck hick style.
Thats why everybody like gallant and nobody likes goofus!

Anonymous said...

Goofus: bangs chicks.
Gallant: bites pillows.

grumpy local said...

I think he means Ian is gallant and I am goofus... not sure where he fits himself into the equation.

Sounds like more of a drama queen than primadonna at this point of the discussion. BTW , I called you a primaddona for waiting for a phone call before going surfing, not because you disagree with me. Keep on making stuff up, keeps the bolg interesting.

grumpy local said...

I just noticed Anon put up 3 posts in a row yesterday... the 2nd one he says "oh well ,here comes the usual name calling , you know ,for having a different opinion."... then goes on to make a 3rd post calling people names.

Classic.

Anonymous said...

"florida guys taught you that..."

man, shit was pretty funny until i read that.

surf fitness said...

sweet

Ian... said...

Sorry, its the truth about the Florida guys. I got no beef with Flo-ridas, but these 6 guys have no idea what surf etiquette is.