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« on: July 06, 2007, 12:25:10 AM »
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  • dont get me wrong, good people. but why the fk does the lifeguards/parks dept. allow this in the surfing area? yet surfers at rkwy are forced to jump (or dodge) through all sorts off hoops to just simply surf what is rightfully ours. i just think its dangerous & irresponsible - not to metion hypocritical that they screw around out there. im just sayin, as far as i knew, that this was something allowed/accepted in the swimming areas. surfing at rkwy with whats gotta to be dealt with is enough, is this something thats been going on awhile or is it another part of the parks apathy?

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 01:01:47 AM »
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  • WHAT?

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 06:29:26 AM »
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  • WHAT?


    I think he is referring to the "bodyboarders" on $15 CVS "bodyboards".
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 09:17:20 AM »
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  • 1rst off nothing is rightfully ours. Its a public park, they make the rules, we have to follow. 2nd Theres no difference between a Kook on the most expensive board known to man & one on a cheap foam top. Boogers rip. If theyre seasoned like some surfers. The problem isnt Boogieboarders, its the surf beach. Its limited to have all 3 catagories pushed into a 1 or 2 block radius. Even if you remove bodyboarding from this discussion, shortboarders & longboarders get on each others nerves in the same way. Longboarders it way out, shorty's inside more. 2 different types of surfing & sitting in 2 areas that conflict with each other. In a perfect world we'd have a spot for everyone. A beginner Beach, a More advanced beach, long boards & shortboards could ahve some toher peaks that work best for them but its not a perfect world. We have no choice but to deal with all being scrunched into a tiny place in a popular era of surfingIt was crowded this morning from the Jetty to my house.

    I wish someone had a picture of that to show the city. People were dropping in all up & down the whole beach. Not to mention kooks pullign up with 8 dudes paddling out right in front of the take of zone. Now add a Bodyboarder into the mix, poor peeps cant get a wave unless they drop in, they have no choice & if theyre kooks on 12.99 CVs special boogs then hey, they dont know like most of yas dont. Its not about the toy you bought, its how you play with it.

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 09:25:48 AM »
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  • The odds of expanding the surf surf zone are probably nil. The City would feel it is not justified for the relatively small number. IF they did a study(hardly likely) they would probably do it in January and find 12 people happily taking up the whole area. "Why should we expand the surf zone?" Request denied. What is far more likely is some Pre-Law DFD getting in someones way, taking a fin to the noggin and suing the city for gabillions. Surf zone? Gone. Back to Guerilla tactics and counting on the lazy approach by the authorities we counted on 5 years ago.
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 09:30:29 AM »
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 09:32:18 AM »
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  • its just bullshit....everything

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 09:41:28 AM »
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  • The odds of expanding the surf surf zone are probably nil. The City would feel it is not justified for the relatively small number. IF they did a study(hardly likely) they would probably do it in January and find 12 people happily taking up the whole area. "Why should we expand the surf zone?" Request denied.

    Ha! 12 people in January is even a thing of the past, its more like 30 to 60. ;D Even winters getting more crowded.

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 09:51:30 AM »
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  • 1rst off nothing is rightfully ours. Its a public park, they make the rules, we have to follow. 2nd Theres no difference between a Kook on the most expensive board known to man & one on a cheap foam top. Boogers rip. If theyre seasoned like some surfers. The problem isnt Boogieboarders, its the surf beach. Its limited to have all 3 catagories pushed into a 1 or 2 block radius. Even if you remove bodyboarding from this discussion, shortboarders & longboarders get on each others nerves in the same way. Longboarders it way out, shorty's inside more. 2 different types of surfing & sitting in 2 areas that conflict with each other. In a perfect world we'd have a spot for everyone. A beginner Beach, a More advanced beach, long boards & shortboards could ahve some toher peaks that work best for them but its not a perfect world. We have no choice but to deal with all being scrunched into a tiny place in a popular era of surfingIt was crowded this morning from the Jetty to my house.

    I wish someone had a picture of that to show the city. People were dropping in all up & down the whole beach. Not to mention kooks pullign up with 8 dudes paddling out right in front of the take of zone. Now add a Bodyboarder into the mix, poor peeps cant get a wave unless they drop in, they have no choice & if theyre kooks on 12.99 CVs special boogs then hey, they dont know like most of yas dont. Its not about the toy you bought, its how you play with it.

    can i get a halleluya ;D

    mike stewart, for example, was/is probably agreed upon as the best SURFER, and having the most wave knowledge....... what is he usually riding? what kind of looks and prejudgements would people have of him walking down to the break.......
    or psychosponger for that matter, used to rip circles around us
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #9 on: July 06, 2007, 11:56:28 AM »
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  • 1rst off nothing is rightfully ours. Its a public park, they make the rules, we have to follow. 2nd Theres no difference between a Kook on the most expensive board known to man & one on a cheap foam top. Boogers rip. If theyre seasoned like some surfers. The problem isnt Boogieboarders, its the surf beach. Its limited to have all 3 catagories pushed into a 1 or 2 block radius. Even if you remove bodyboarding from this discussion, shortboarders & longboarders get on each others nerves in the same way. Longboarders it way out, shorty's inside more. 2 different types of surfing & sitting in 2 areas that conflict with each other. In a perfect world we'd have a spot for everyone. A beginner Beach, a More advanced beach, long boards & shortboards could ahve some toher peaks that work best for them but its not a perfect world. We have no choice but to deal with all being scrunched into a tiny place in a popular era of surfingIt was crowded this morning from the Jetty to my house.

    I wish someone had a picture of that to show the city. People were dropping in all up & down the whole beach. Not to mention kooks pullign up with 8 dudes paddling out right in front of the take of zone. Now add a Bodyboarder into the mix, poor peeps cant get a wave unless they drop in, they have no choice & if theyre kooks on 12.99 CVs special boogs then hey, they dont know like most of yas dont. Its not about the toy you bought, its how you play with it.

    I can see it now.  You come to the surf beach and see this.  Just insert surf everywhere it says ski.  ::)

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #10 on: July 06, 2007, 01:48:44 PM »
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  • what no bunny trails, this is bullsh1t!

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #11 on: July 06, 2007, 02:09:59 PM »
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  • surfing is surfing regardless of your method.  Bodyboarders deserve equal rights - i would argue moreso since their board does not present a hazard to other bathers in swimming areas.

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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 02:14:01 PM »
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  • what no bunny trails, this is bullsh1t!

    See the green circle?  That's the bunny trail.
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 02:19:11 PM »
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  • surfing is surfing regardless of your method.  Bodyboarders deserve equal rights - i would argue moreso since their board does not present a hazard to other bathers in swimming areas.

    Agreed, but I think there should be some regulation of styrofoam bodyboarders at the designated beach.  I personally have no problem with a bodyboarder at the surf beach IF they know and obey the rules and etiquette of surfing.  I have a serious problem with the type that popped up in front of me a couple weeks ago.  He broke the surface about 10 feet in front of me and when I mentioned that he didn't belong in the water at the designated beach, he replied, "I here with my surfboard".  I jumped off and grabbed my board and asked him where his board was.  He pointed to his 6-7 year old son with a $15 boogyboard from Duane Reade.  It was then that I lost it.
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    Re: bodyboarders
    « Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 03:05:00 PM »
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  • personally, and i believe i've heard others mention this, a discerning factor/criteria could be swim fins.