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This article does a slightly better job, but it seems to me that the NYC surf scene is invariably linked in the media to the wealthy, or to business people.  Or to those who can afford two rents.  This is annoying as sh*t but I guess maybe it speaks to classism and to the full steam ahead push to get rid of anyone within city limits who is blue collar or poor.

But then again, I didn't expect much else.


that surf gentrification claim may have some stereotypical truth to it but its also a little melodramatic.  The article speaks to those willing to speak to a newspaper about their surf habits - which used to be rare - but for more than a decade, speakers have been usually represented by some myopic, self obsessed, media whore (as you reference)  - or local yokel grabbing a chance to show mom their NYT article as proof they are not a waste of life (as they build their surf related business in her basement).  There used to be some wealthy and/or business people who knew the benefits of SingTFU about their surf habits - but then again they are probably all aging fast- its hard to find anyone under 30 that isn't publicly working on their brand or who understands the original meaning of the term "selling out". Try as you will but the Ramones are dead and there's no going back to the Lindsey days
Who's walking down the streets of the city smiling at ...............................................................
Everyone knows its Lindsey

chips on the ball

This is an accurate source for experience and fist hand stories

Surfer Interview

Kelly could have used his fame to inspire people to wear their existing clothes twice as long as they used to   that way he could revive the old school surfer mindset of not giving a brown trout about your clothes and in the process really shift the complex scientific models of the sustainable fashion industry. But the again there's not much green money in that

You win the Last Word contest.

We will now close the site forever.

Will, get the fark away from that plug. IM PULLING IT.
Wow thanks, as a born loser, I never won anything before - now don't go pulling a Steve Harvey on me - i hope I won that  Gary Hanel Egg in the Buy Sell Room - or maybe $700 million dollars!?

Kelly could have used his fame to inspire people to wear their existing clothes twice as long as they used to   that way he could revive the old school surfer mindset of not giving a brown trout about your clothes and in the process really shift the complex scientific models of the sustainable fashion industry. But the again there's not much green money in that

That's an excellent artificial wave.  Really really good opportunity to get easy reps so when you actually paddle out through a beating shitstorm in a real ocean, you have the muscle memory set to make the most of your waves when tired.   The market sets the price.  Marketing always tries to milk the early adopters willing to overpay but once they get this product operating somewhat efficiently all over the world, the price will come down as artificial wave supply meets demand. That best selling novel from a few years ago, "Everybody Surfs, Now So Do I", will become prophetic. Then, like most sports these days, the people who can pay to play get the reps and experience and coaching assistance needed to later paddle out at our no income needed, free ocean spots and eat our collective lunches.  Let's face it, no matter what bile spills from the mouth of the next president elect, there is no slowing down the growing gap between the haves and the have nots all over the world - globalized technology is destroying American employment opps, not politics. So Lil Richie Dickbag is gonna learn to rip in the safety of the kiddie pool - a pool in the center of most helicopter parent's wet dreams (drop Lil Dickie off the pool for his two hour personal training sesh with Kelly so hes ready for the summer beachhouse season). Your best bet is to figure out how to get yourself, and your loved ones, on the "haves" side of the razor wire wall and get in line to pony up the coin to buy a Kelly Waveatron ticket in magicland. 

Merry Christmas Dammit

Buy and Sell: The Surfboard Exchange on / Re: Drone
« on: October 22, 2015, 03:52:41 PM »
Are you a pervert, spy, or assassin?

Most core locals saw their boards across in 2 or 3 places before hitting the rails then ductape them back in place before paddling out and shredding the gnar - make sure you get waterproof ducktape 

Eleven hundred men went into the water and paddled straight to the front. Surfing for about twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know, you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. Well, we didn't know. 'Cause our spot had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent, huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like 'ol squares in battle like uh, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark goes to the nearest man and then he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

And soeth Mary Lee unleashes demonic spawn and completeth thy unholy subsurface pentagon. The wild beasts of land and sea gather together to wage war against those who carryeth board and fin.  The wild beast is caught,and along with it those who received the mark of the wild beast and worship its media. And the angel whoeth hath dropped in and stoodeth upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to above, and claimeth thine barrel with heavenly soul-arch before hurling both stoked and stokeless into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. The Man in Black knew.......

Johnny Cash-The Man Comes Around


Queue the music:

Look closely at the path above and what do you see?  Remember that experts, from modern marine biologists to primitive ocean mariners (those that nervously called sharks by the name "Devilfish") agree that the bays of NYNJ are spring breeding grounds for Great Whites and other shark species.  Then realize that although Mary Lee may be tagged and traceable, her family and friends are most likely not tagged and therefore submerged and invisible to the surfer's eye.  It is also been widely argued that the near shore feeding actions of local Great White families scent the water with blood and draw in various Tigers and Bulls that patrol not only near shore and bays but venture up into inlets and rivers in search of new feeding grounds.  Look gain at Mary Lee's path and note the geometry - see if you can see the indisputable marking of the  left side of the unholy pentagon - is it really a stretch for us to think that Mary Lee's family may have completed the right side of that underwater pentagonal transaction already  - setting off an ancient satanic sequence of oceanic events beyond our mere human control?  The last time the local water ran red with the blood of the innocents was 1916, WW1.  As countless seers, soothsayers and visionaries predicted over the ages - the God fearing forces of good did win out following WW1 (the last time the local devilfish arose) and concentrated a counterbalancing power in the physical structure of the US Pentagon in Washington.  As the older folks may have heard, the prophecy states we won't experience another rise of the devilfish, like in 1916, as long as the US Pentagon is able to contain the forces of evil on land around the globe.  So we are all good brahs - hang loose, wax it up, hit the rollers and enjoy that next sesh (i probably won't be your last?). 

resistance is futile -  the revolution may have been televised but the journey will be automatized - hell we will most likely have self driving cars all over the roads in 10 years - so why fight surf robotics

To be clear, Joshua's message is saying that Doc's passing is imminent.

I feel really bad about my inability not to turn every goddamned thing into a joke. Seacliff, your second post made me do it:

Monty Python-Bring out your dead!

RIP Doc, once you're, you know, actually dead.

you should be ashamed of yourself Harry - you reduce the serious athletic/artisitic/economic life calling of surf into some kind of easy breezy good time past time, something that may be as much enjoyed by scoundrels, scallywags and ne'er do wells as it would its true calling as the sport of kings.  It's not like surfing has any roots in drop outs and drug dealers, right?  Doc himself was/is the model father for all of us fer chistsakes!

Monty Python And The Holy Grail - Just A Flesh Wound (NSFW)