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What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Leven » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:44 pm

Had an hour in the sea today, and when I got out, striding down the beach was a guy in a hooded wetsuit, boots, some sort of single fin, and......a Hawaiian shirt. A fucking Hawaiian shirt over the top of his wetsuit. What is that all about?!
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Tomdiddlybomb » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:00 pm

channeling his inner hipster :roll:
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Philchapman » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:41 pm

Was he smiling? That could be a big clue.
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Leven » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:09 pm

Philchapman wrote:Was he smiling? That could be a big clue.


Actually no, he looked a bit miserable...even if he was smiling, it's still a totally absurd thing to do!
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Philchapman » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:56 am

Just wondered if it was that 'intentional irony' that hipsters love.

So this was further down the beach than where he was teaching surfing?
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby briggfoot » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:47 am

All about the next cover-photo or instagram opportunity for some people these days, and what shows all your followers what a crazy rad dude you are better than surfing with a hawaii shirt over your wettie!? #w*nkers!
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Philchapman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:51 pm

One thing that Surfing still has going for it is that most people find it difficult to learn.

A decade before Volcom were offering 10k for the first surf kick-flip, I met a skater who wanted to learn to surf solely to be the first person to do a kick-flip on a surfboard. I mean he could do them every time on his skateboard on dry land right? How hard could it be? :lol: First 'surf' on a shortboard and he couldn't even catch a wave in on his belly. Same for the second surf. His mate convinced him to try a mini-mal and he struggled to stand up on that. I could be wrong, but I think that was the last time he 'surfed'.

No idea what the moral of this story is.

briggfoot wrote:All about the next cover-photo or instagram opportunity for some people these days, and what shows all your followers what a crazy rad dude you are better than surfing with a hawaii shirt over your wettie!? #w*nkers!
:lol:


Have you seen Black Mirror - Nosedive? Brilliantly dark satire of the 'social media generation'. Says he... on a surf forum. :lol:
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Black » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:29 pm

Never growing old together...
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Philchapman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:53 pm

Impressive!

But can he do it while pulling a rabbit from a hat?
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Re: What is happening with surfing....?

Postby Philchapman » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:17 pm

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