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A sign of the times?

Postby thechimp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:05 am

Summer, a public holiday, you are surfing a busy local beach, 8 swimmers caught in a rip?
Do you paddle over to help?
Carry on surfing, ignore?
or even worse (as in some reports) hinder the rescue attempt!!

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act ... b87d191828
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Black » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:11 am

Pretty sure that wouldn't happen here. From my experience everyone joins in to help, why wouldn't you?
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby thechimp » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:15 pm

Black wrote:Pretty sure that wouldn't happen here. From my experience everyone joins in to help, why wouldn't you?


of course you would, kids on bodyboards without fins, kids on sandbanks as the tide comes in, so many of us have brought people to safety, before and after the lifeguards are on duty, and in the days when the lifeguard season was a lot shorter and at easter and October Half term in the UK, maybe the 'Me Me Me Millennials think differently

another sad story
http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... d3bfd14375
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leven » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:41 am

To be fair though, if professional lifeguards are performing a rescue assisted by jet skis and boats, I'd be reluctant to get involved for fear of getting in the way. That article doesn't actually give any detail to what happened. If they were struggling before the lifeguards got there and no one helped, then they've got every right to be angry, but if the rescue was already in progress and no one got involved, I'm not so sure.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Black » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:35 pm

I've thought about the situation where "professional lifeguards" are involved (and been there) and came to the conclusion there is no situation where I would relinquish any kind of opportunity/responsibility to save a life. At the end of the day its a people situation which needs people.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leven » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:52 pm

Black wrote:I've thought about the situation where "professional lifeguards" are involved (and been there) and came to the conclusion there is no situation where I would relinquish any kind of opportunity/responsibility to save a life. At the end of the day its a people situation which needs people.



Even if you cause more harm than good through trying? Without full details of the situation, it's impossible to say how anyone would react. I've seen rescues at Perran in summer and know full well that by paddling into the middle of it, I'd be doing more harm than good.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leedsol » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:13 pm

I don't like to rush to judgement without full facts but this story and those other ones a few months ago about Dean and Kirra just seems to tell me Aussie surfers are a complete set of cnts almost without exception. (along with Mauritius etc).

Cnts need to chill the fck out.

An Aussie I occasionally surf with in Wales is the exception and he's from Kirra. He hates Aus, much prefers N Wales.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leedsol » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:14 pm

In fact outside of Northern UK and Portugal every other surfing nation are twats, end of.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leedsol » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:17 pm

Maybe not Oregon but probably.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Black » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:45 pm

Leven wrote:
Black wrote:I've thought about the situation where "professional lifeguards" are involved (and been there) and came to the conclusion there is no situation where I would relinquish any kind of opportunity/responsibility to save a life. At the end of the day its a people situation which needs people.
Even if you cause more harm than good through trying? Without full details of the situation, it's impossible to say how anyone would react. I've seen rescues at Perran in summer and know full well that by paddling into the middle of it, I'd be doing more harm than good.
Well clearly I wouldn't get involved believing it would harm the situation, just saying that because lifeguards are around it doesn't relinquish my responsibility.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leven » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 am

Leedsol wrote:In fact outside of Northern UK and Portugal every other surfing nation are twats, end of.



Canadians are pretty friendly, as are the Scots (at least way North they are).
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Black » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:32 am

What about the Irish, surely one of the friendliest countries in the world?
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leedsol » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 am

By Northern UK I of course mean those regions that formerly practised Insular Celtic Languages not just Yr Hen Ogledd.

I therefore don't refer to the acts of union from 1535 on.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Chris F » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 pm

Black wrote:What about the Irish, surely one of the friendliest countries in the world?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boO4RowROiw

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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:58 pm

Leedsol wrote:In fact outside of Northern UK and Portugal every other surfing nation are twats, end of.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Quote of 2018 so far
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby thechimp » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:14 pm

bit off topic, but another sign!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-23/surf-code/9077168

I stayed in Sawtell about 10 years ago, great quiet spot, reminded me of Bantham, an Island and a rivermouth, but what do you call 'local' someone born and bred in the village? or as many think anyone who lives in South Devon? or Coffs Harbour?

ps. Portreath Harbour wall damage on main news here.
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Vince Noir » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:08 am

Leedsol wrote:In fact outside of Northern UK and Portugal every other surfing nation are twats, end of.




youre a twat
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Leedsol » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:35 pm

I am but one with a strong back and with an intellect to allow for firm and fast decisions in respect of car purchasing. See a car, buy a car, now is that so hard?
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Black » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:51 pm

Leedsol wrote:I am but one with a strong back and with an intellect to allow for firm and fast decisions in respect of car purchasing. See a car, buy a car, now is that so hard?

Vince the vacillator! :twisted:
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Vince Noir » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Leedsol wrote:I am but one with a strong back and with an intellect to allow for firm and fast decisions in respect of car purchasing. See a car, buy a car, now is that so hard?



impulse buying is not a virtue
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby Chris F » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm

There's not buying on impulse and then there's moving at the speed of a glacier!
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Re: A sign of the times?

Postby WeAreMemories » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:03 pm

Looks like the Pipe crew had Dusty’s back, no shortage of rescuers/helpers there.
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Re: A sign of the times?

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