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RE: Etiquette« on: December 28 2010 23:12:00 »
After reading all the threads on this site about the PI, I would never come to visit your country. You know nothing about surfing in the first place. Surfing is about being one with nature, challenging the pulse of Mother Earth as she dishes out waves for you to enjoy and dance on. It has nothing to do with your ego, as you think it does. Reading these forums, you see only ignorant people who don't know the first thing about surfing. "Respect the locals" in your minds means that you (PI surfers) get all the good waves and "visitors" get the scraps.
RE: Etiquette« Reply #1 on: December 28 2010 23:12:00 »
This illness also struck Bali and Indo, with the "locals" totally forgetting who it is that even creates the possibility for them to surf. "Visitors", with our boards and gear we manufacture for surfing, the gear we supply to your country. How many PI surfboard manufacturers are there? Without "visitors", you would never know what surfing is in the first place. I recently went to an Island where the local people truly understand what surfing is about and when I was out surfing, they gave all the best waves to me!
RE: Etiquette« Reply #2 on: December 28 2010 23:12:00 »
They went out of their way to make sure I was stoked to be there and I won't go anywhere else to surf from now on. That is the nature of surfing, not what you think it is. Fighting, arguing, shit talking, threats of violence, these are not the qualities of any real surfer I have ever met in my entire life of surfing all over the world, but are the qualities of thugs and criminal minds. You make it clear to the world in your posts what kind of people you really are...
RE: Etiquette« Reply #3 on: January 04 2011 18:01:00 »
@realsurf: hey brah we appreciate your post in here.just wanted to let you know that this specific thread is just representing the a-hole side of the philippine surfing. Iam from socal and recently moved here in p.i and I never encountered any harsh welcoming from the locals any spots Ive been too. from north to south. frankly speaking these guiys who post in this thread are the people from the city who has internet access and tries to live the hawaiian localism attitude that they've been reading or hearing. most o the locals are more chill and doesnt even care about online shiznitz. so don let it consume you brah.
RE: Etiquette« Reply #4 on: January 09 2011 15:01:00 »
Mr Real & Mr Genuine. Thanks guys for putting a bit of decency into this blog. I have been surfing PI for a while now and have the utmost respect for the locals. In return I am welcomed and even 'called-in' to waves ..... not the car park. This thread started as "how we can get along better". Here are the rules I follow: 1. Paddle out and subtly acknowledge the locals in the line-up. Ya don't need to 'big noise' yaself..... let your surfing do the talking. 2. Move slowly towards your preferred take off spot..... straight up the inside will earn you nothing! 3. Share in the stoke..... back on land it will be returned!
RE: Etiquette« Reply #5 on: January 09 2011 15:01:00 »
And while I'm having a rant! Here's a couple of other tips I've learned from many years of surfing. In place with very small take off areas (ie. Could 9) communicate with the bloke paddling for the same wave. If he's inside of you, then a simple "let me know" will indicate your respecting his postion but if he ain't gunna make the wave, it doesn't go through unridden and he's more likely to 'call you in' .... thus preventing a frustrating situation with you paddling back out thinking " next time I'm just gunna drop down on that kook". And lastly, don't be afraid do let a few waves go through, especilly early in your session ..... too much hunger can equate to being viewed as a greedy bastard and the locals will probably shut you down by sitting either side of you.
RE: Etiquette« Reply #6 on: February 15 2011 15:02:00 »
Hehe locals is something thats need to be in a surf spot 4sho! Otherwise it would be fuckd up!!!!! I mean no one wonna sneak a cray as duude ho fuck you up if you be disrespectful against him yahdig??? And thats a good thing in my opinion cuzz its all more cool in the water! But on the other side if a litle duude thats skinny as hell doing somthing against me as a non local i fuck him up real bad thats the way it goes!!! If ya gonna be a locla with respect get biff son!!! And I now how lame all the turist and wonna be pro surfers is ho come to ya spot and think they are the shit,,, but hey if they do somthing to you juste beet them up and no one else gonna bother you yaaal diggg????
RE: Etiquette« Reply #7 on: February 20 2011 03:02:00 »
What a strange concept "localism" is ... lived through this primitive stage of surf culture development in the 1970's in my home town ... thank God we've grown past it's limiting and stifling psychosis.
You know even in the most crowded breaks (ie Kirra) we all could get a killer barrel or two if only we were'nt such greedy feckers!!
Try paddling into a line up carrying a smile instead of an inverted a s s hole for a mouth and see how that confounds and confuses even the most die hard angry tool. Give a wave away to someone and watch the good come back to you.
I can't wait till the latest strange stage of surf culture development dies a natural death ... that of corporate pirates disguised as surf companies ... they are the antithesis of all that free surfing is.
Cheers guys and gals
RE: Etiquette« Reply #8 on: February 26 2011 15:02:00 »
to Niko, I don't think you get what they mean about respect. It's not fighting over water or bowing down to someone as the thread says "Etiquette" go use Google to see what it means.Try bringing that attitude here in PI or in any other country for that matter and its not bullets you will get. Out here your body parts could be stuck in a chemical drum with cement and be added as corals in the Indian ocean in which even CSI Hawaii would take decades to discover you.Etiquette is not required only in the PI my friend its a universal language of people with brains bigger than yours, not only in surfing. Go eat some more fish to get more iodine for your nut shell, put some pineapples in it too.
RE: Etiquette« Reply #9 on: February 26 2011 16:02:00 »
On another note Genuine-surf is correct, the locals here don't mind shit about who or where you came from. In every place here, land or water you'll be handed out with a cold San-mig light or a shot of Ginebra. Hospitality is defined very well in PI just respect the women and mirror the attitude of all normal surfers and everything will be just fine.